Odds-on choice Creative Cause staked his claim as Southern California's top juvenile colt when he galloped to a 1 3/4-length victory in the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar Aug. 7.
It was jockey Luis Contreras' day at Woodbine when favored Pender Harbour got up by a nose to win the $512,764 Breeders' Stakes Aug. 7, making the rider the first to win the Canadian Triple Crown on more than one horse.
Jockey Mike Smith sent Joker Face to the front shortly after the break and cruised to an easy, 2 1/4 length triumph over former fiance Chantal Sutherland and Parable in the "Battle of the Exes" at Del Mar Aug. 7.
Read about the horses in the Aug. 8 first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale that are generating a buzz.
There's plenty to talk about at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, from economic setbacks to wealthy buyers to horses with fancy pedigrees.
Front-running Sean Avery, under all-out pressure from jockey Joe Bravo, nosed odds-on choice Trappe Shot to produce a 17-1 stunner in the $250,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 7.
Front-running Tar Heel Mom overpowered her four rivals in the $150,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II), drawing off in the stretch for a 5 3/4-length romp at Saratoga Aug. 7.
Everett Dobson is increasing his involvement in the Thoroughbred business at a time when many people are pulling back.
Bill Barisoff, a jockey agent for decades on the Southern California circuit who had battled cancer for the last several years, died the morning of Aug. 7. He was 67.
Potential Pacific Classic (gr. I) favorite Twirling Candy posted a bullet work Aug. 7 when he covered six furlongs in 1:11 3/5 at Del Mar. The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride was the fastest of 20 horses at the distance.
Dancing Rain regained her winning form with a powerful victory in the $571,104 Preis der Diana-German Oaks (Ger-I) at Dusseldorf Aug. 7.
Preakness (gr. I) winner Shackleford likely will contest the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 27, instead of taking on older horses in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) a week later, trainer Dale Romans said Aug. 7.
Tizway and Flat Out, the first two finishers in the Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I), appear headed for a rematch in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park Oct. 1.
La Collina rallied strongly in the final furlong to capture the $255,500 Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) by a neck over Power at the Curragh Aug. 7.
Eric Mitchell talks with Frank Taylor at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Sale. What will the sale hold in comparison with the Kentucky July sale? Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales. Watch Video
Eric Mitchell talks with Boyd Browning, President/CEO of Fasig-Tipton, about the expectations for the Fasig-Tipton sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales. Watch Video
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Moonlight Cloud took command within the final furlong and drew off to an impressive four-length victory in the $356,940 Prix Maurice de Gheest-Goldikova (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 7.
Predicting how the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale will perform isn't an easy task. There are reasons to be encouraged and there are reasons to be concerned heading into the boutique auction.
"Saratoga Day at the Plaza," where select retailers at Stuyvesant Plaza in Albany, N.Y. will contribute a percentage of their sales to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund, will take place Aug. 9.
The New York Racing Association will name a race in memory of Steve Schwartz, former director of media relations for the company, at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 13.
Graded stakes winner Ecclesiastic was represented by his first winner when his daughter Maples Way won at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Aug. 6.
Grade III winner Maybry's Boy came through with his initial winner when his son Sportswriter scored at Saratoga Aug. 5 in his first start.
Indy Pie became the first winner by Ocean Indy when she won at Hoosier Park Aug. 5 for Just for Fun Stable in her first start.
More and more horses are living to a ripe old age, making gerontology a growing part of equine medicine. However, with age comes not only experience but also certain diseases and conditions, according to the results of a recent study.
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