John M. Liviakis' homebred filly Mighty Caroline, second choice in the betting at 4-1 under jockey Joel Rosario, forged to the front in the upper stretch and went on to a 1 1/4-length victory in the Sorrento Stakes (gr. III).
Maybry's Boy, victor of the 2002 Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III), came through with his first winner when his son Sportswriter scored at Saratoga in his career debut Aug. 5.
Champion Blind Luck worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 the morning of Aug. 5 at Del Mar. The Aug. 28 Pacific Classic or Personal Ensign (both gr. I) are being considered for her next start.
Dennis Cardoza, who represents the 18th district of California in Congress, has joined the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California.
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The Equibase Company announced Aug. 5 it has expanded Thoroughbred racing's footprint in the mobile applications market with the launch of Today's Racing.
Seneca Jones, a 21-year-old son of Alydar, died of an apparent heart attack Aug. 1 while in his paddock at the Asmussen Horse Center near Laredo, Tex.
Jason Shandler takes a look at the Whitney and other weekend stakes. read blog
The New York State Racing and Wagering Board on Aug. 5 approved a plan for the New York Racing Association to offer full-card simulcasts of harness racing from New York tracks.
Spendthrift Farm announced that it has purchased recently retired Dublin and that the grade I winner will stand the 2012 breeding season at Keane Stud in Amenia, N.Y. The fee will be announced later.
Thomas Heard Jr., who trained Thoroughbreds for more than 70 years -- many of those in South Florida -- passed away at the age of 93 in Texas on Aug. 4.
Juddmonte Farms' homebred Frankel has now assumed top position in the World Thoroughbred Rankings at 135 pounds following his scintillating performance in the QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I).
MTR Gaming Group, which recently received approval to refinance its debt, reported net income of $2.3 million for the second quarter of 2011. For the same three months in 2010, the company posted a net loss of $500,000.
The "Sovereign Stable Handicapping Challenge," a free, online handicapping tournament, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13. The top finisher will receive a guaranteed berth in the National Handicapping Championship.
Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, the youngest player on poker's Top 10 Career Money List, has entered into a partnership with the Breeders' Cup.
Queen'splatekitten, the 3-1 morning line favorite in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes, the third leg of Canada's Triple Crown Aug. 7 at Woodbine, has been scratched from the race.
The board of the New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund has approved $820,000 in purse enhancements to Finger Lakes Racetrack and the New York Racing Association.
Gulfstream Park's meet, which will run from Dec. 3-April 8 will have 53 stakes. A second finish line has been added to allow for races at 1 1/16 miles. The Florida Derby (gr. I) to be run Saturday, March 31.
Horse Racing Radio Network will provide live coverage of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling Sale from the sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, NY on Aug. 8-9.
The Osarus yearling sale has been scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 15, at La Teste de Buch racecourse in Southwest France.
- By Vic Zast
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