Articles posted August 19, 2008

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Surf Cat on Board for Pacific Classic

Surf Cat on Board for Pacific Classic

A lot is at stake Aug. 24 in the $1-million Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar, which marks not only one of the most prestigious races of the year on the West Coast, but also earns the winner an automatic spot in the Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 24-25 at Santa Anita Park.

Derby Winner Genuine Risk Dies

Derby Winner Genuine Risk Dies

Genuine Risk, one of only three fillies to win the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), died the morning of Aug. 18 in her paddock at Bertram and Diana Firestone's Newstead Farm near Upperville, Va. The 31-year-old daughter of Exclusive Native was the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner.

DeKock Backs Off on Million Comments

DeKock Backs Off on Million Comments

South African trainer Michael DeKock has backed off his comments made immediately after the Aug. 9 Arlington Million (gr. IT), in which his horse Archipenko was upset by Spirit One.

Marketing Summit to Focus on New Fans

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Marketing Summit, to be held Sept. 21-23 at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas, will feature a special 90-minute session on Sept. 22 called "Reaching a New Generation".

Cardmania ('93 Sprint)

Cardmania ('93 Sprint)

Cardmania flies home late to just nip the filly Meafara in the 1993 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).  Read more about the race here.

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