Improvements included wood paneled walls, theater-style seating, and a warm color scheme.
Preakness (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky put away Derby winner Super Saver at the top of the stretch and annihilated the field in the IZOD Haskell Invitational Aug. 1 at Monmouth Park.
Smiling Tiger, taking advantage of a terrible break by 3-5 favorite Cost of Freedom, went gate-to-wire in winning the $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 1.
Free Fee Lady's game victory in the $243,904 Wonder Where Stakes gave the daughter of Victory Gallop two jewels in Canada's Triple Tiara for 3-year-old fillies Aug. 1 at Woodbine.
In two grade III grass races on the IZOD Haskell Invitational card at Monmouth Park Aug. 1, favored Get Serious led from start to finish in the Oceanport, and Unbridled Essence pulled a 42-1 shocker in the Matchmaker.
Veteran California owner Tom Mankiewicz died July 31 after a bout with cancer.
Malibu Prayer turned back 3-5 favorite Unrivaled Belle in upper stretch and held on gamely to win the $250,000 Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 1 to give owner/breeder Edward P. Evans a second major victory at the Spa.
Left alone on the front end, favored Get Stormy kicked away in the stretch and breezed to victory in the $150,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) in a swift time on the Mellon Turf Course at Saratoga Aug. 1.
Fasig-Tipton management is trying to keep the good times rolling at Saratoga.
Based on what buyers and consignors are saying, here is a list of horses that could bring expensive prices during the opening session of the Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale.
Buyers and consignors identify the yearlings that could bring expensive prices during the second session of the Fasig-Tipton select yearling sale in New York.
Enora overcame her lack of experience to post a 15-1 upset in the Henkel Preis der Diana Deutsches Stuten Derby (German Oaks, Ger-I) by a half-length at Dusseldorf Aug. 1.
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Quality Road turned in an effortless five-furlong breeze Aug. 1 in his final serious move for the $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 7 at Saratoga.
Goldikova further cemented her place in history with a dominating performance to capture the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) for the third straight year.
Fantasy Lane Stable's Uptowncharlybrown was scratched from the $1 million IZOD Haskell Invitational on morning of the Aug. 1 race after the colt spiked a fever just before getting on a van at Belmont Park.
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