Articles posted August 5, 2008

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Probable Favorite Works For 'Million'

Probable Favorite Works For 'Million'

World traveler Archipenko, projected favorite in the $1-million Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 9, accomplished a pedestrian seven-furlong breeze over Arlington's turf course Aug. 5, picking up the pace to get the last quarter in :27 with regular South African jockey Kevin Shea in the irons.

Curlin to Make Next Start in Woodward

Curlin to Make Next Start in Woodward

Curlin will make his next start in the $500,000 Woodward (gr. I) Aug. 30 at Saratoga, Stonestreet Stables' Jess Jackson told media members Aug. 5, but the majority owner would not commit to sending the reigning Horse of the Year anywhere after that, including the Breeders' Cup later this year at Santa Anita. Jackson also left the possibility open that Curlin could race next year, saying the chances were "pretty slim, but not foreclosed."

Youbet Examining Possible TVG Deal

Youbet Examining Possible TVG Deal

Youbet.com, during an Aug. 5 conference call in which it reported a profit for the second straight quarter, said it is evaluating the effects of a possible merger with TVG.

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Day 1 Results

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Day 1 Results

For complete coverage of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale , including Hip-by-Hips and cumulative sale results, visit the new enhanced Auctions section on BloodHorse.com. Updated auction leader lists include top sires, consignors, buyers, and more!

Pennsylvania Horse Farm to Be Auctioned

Land of Believe Farm, located in central Pennsylvania about one mile from Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, will be sold at auction Aug. 21.

Contessa New Exceller Fund President

Contessa New Exceller Fund President

New York-based trainer Gary Contessa has been named president of the Exceller Fund, a non-profit organization that transitions former racehorses into new careers.

Phone Chatter ('93 Juvenile Fillies)

Phone Chatter ('93 Juvenile Fillies)

Phone Chatter edges Sardula, next year's Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner, in the 1993 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).  Read more about the race here.

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