Bourbon Bay, who swept Santa Anita's distance turf races last season, showed his prowess on Polytrack, setting a track record while winning the Cougar II (gr. III) at Del Mar July 29.
Making his first start in nearly four months, Live Oak Plantation's To Honor and Serve returns in the $150,000 Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II) Monday, Aug. 1, at Saratoga.
Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) winner Tizway had his final serious work for the Aug. 6 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I), covering five furlongs over Saratoga's Oklahoma training track in 1:00 1/5 July 29.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has signed into law the bill passed by both houses of the legislature to extend simulcasting in the state.
Delta Downs July 29 released its 2011-2012 Thoroughbred stakes schedule, which includes 30 races and over $4 million in total purses.
A basketball camp being conducted by NBA player DeMarcus Cousins will kick off with a charity VIP Event Aug. 1 to raise money for Old Friends, the Georgetown, Ky. retirement facility for Thoroughbreds.
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The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2011 Laurel Park fall stakes schedule July 29 that includes restoration of the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash after a one-year hiatus.
A University of Kentucky equine science student will be presented the $24,000 Olivia M. Saylor/Fleet Indian Scholarship from the Race for Education following a trophy presentation for the renamed stakes at Saratoga on July 31
WinStar Farm has acquired an interest in all four stallions -- Bellamy Road, Summer Bird, Artie Schiller, and U S Ranger -- from Pauls Mill and will relocate them to their Versailles, Ky. farm for the 2012 breeding season.
Alex's Pal, the sire of recent Monmouth Beach Stakes winner C C's Pal, has been relocated to Denise Williams' Birch Creek Farm in Cream Ridge, New Jersey, for the 2012 season.
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When grade I winner Paddy O'Prado is honored at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino Aug. 5, the 4-year-old son of El Prado will be in Kentucky and not at the Iowa racetrack.
- By Vic Zast
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