Cascading, a Canadian stakes winner closely related to champion and classic winner Rags to Riches, has been retired from racing.
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze added one victory to his total Aug. 12 during the Sonoma County Fair program at Santa Rosa and needs three more to become the first to reach 11,000 in a career.
Robert Hack, a former trainer and longtime jockey agent in Northern California, died Aug. 12 at his home in Pleasanton. He had been battling emphysema and was 81.
Shippers Wasted Tears, on a six-race winning tear, and Gozzip Girl, making her first appearance in Southern California since winning last year's American Oaks (gr. IT), head the field for the $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes.
Grade II winner Imperialism, whose first winner won in Mexico, came up with his second winner when Master Dunker scored by 8 1/4 lengths.
- By Steve Haskin
In honor of Point Given's induction into the Hall of Fame, Steve Haskin recalls the 2001 Belmont Stakes. Read Blog
Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito had Ice Box, Fly Down, and Miner's Reserve all put in half-mile workouts over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga the morning of Aug. 12.
Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's homebred Tristanme, graded stakes-placed in her last start, leads a field of 10 in the $150,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at Saratoga on Aug. 14.
Larry Richardson's Midway Holiday, a winner of three of six lifetime starts, is one of a pair of 3-year-old fillies entered in a wide-open edition of the $100,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 14 at Ellis Park.
Stormy Lord, who notched his first stakes score in the Toronto Cup, will get a distance test when he faces a dozen 3-year-old rivals in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes on the Woodbine turf course Aug. 15.
Jason, Tom, and Rich Nilsen from brisnet.com preview the Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) at Saratoga on August 14. Watch Video
The former Derby winner is not at a grade I level right now. Read Blog
A look at several training centers around the country. Read More
Richard Rettele, a 70-year-old who trains Thoroughbreds and rides Quarter Horses, just keeps on going -- he won a $15,000 stakes aboard Fearles Fred in the $15,000 Queen City Dash at River Downs in Ohio Aug. 10.
Snorter, a graded stakes winner, died of a stroke Aug. 11.
Hoosier Park Racing & Casino raised overnight purses about 9% for six middle-class conditions effective Aug. 11.
Hall of Fame jockey Russell Baze needs four more wins to be become the first rider to reach 11,000 in a career after odds-on choice Goggles McCoy captured the $100,000 Real Good Deal Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 11.
The issue of turning over stallion certificates has led Stonewall Farm to sue Fifth Third Bank, JPMorgan Chase Bank, and Bluewater Sales in bankruptcy court in Lexington.
The New York Racing Association is offering a Travers Stakes Prize Package, which includes two tickets to the Travers Stakes (gr. I) August 28, two airline tickets, and two nights' accommodation in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse industry leader Frank "Scoop" Vessels died in a plane crash Aug. 11 near Burns, Ore.
- By Vic Zast
Hardcore handicappers go "Hidee-Hidee-Hidee-Ho." Read Blog
Family Foundation of Kentucky may join a suit seeking a declaratory judgment on the legality of Instant Racing in an attempt to keep open its options.
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