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Saratoga Sale 2012: Starlight Racing

Saratoga Sale 2012: Starlight Racing

Esther Marr asks Starlight Racing's Frankie Brothers and Jack Wolf about the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

First Defence's first winner dominates at Lingfield

Grade 1 hero First Defence got off the mark as a sire in devastating fashion Saturday, when Dundonnell broke the juvenile course record at Lingfield in England. A Juddmonte Farms homebred like his sire, the Roger Charlton pupil covered 7 1/2 furlongs on firm turf in 1:29.32 while romping by 12 lengths.

Kissable connects in Waya for incoming Hall of Famers

The impeccably-bred Kissable swept to her first career stakes score in Monday's $100,000 Waya Stakes, kicking off a memorable week at Saratoga for trainer Roger Attfield and jockey John Velazquez. Just four days later, the winning tandem will be enshrined in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. Kissable's emphatic four-length victory served as the opening act.

Dreaming of Julia runs her way onto New York Watch

For the third time during the 2012 Saratoga meeting, Stonestreet Stables unveiled a promising two-year-old filly as Dreaming of Julia posted a runaway victory on Monday to join Kauai Katie and Teen Pauline on the New York Watch.

Four graded winners among 11 in Gardenia

A multiple Grade 1 winner and a pair of Grade 2 winners are among those entered for Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 Gardenia over one mile, but the presence of the trio has initially failed to scare off challengers as the names of 11 fillies and mares were dropped in the entry box for Ellis Park's signature event.

July Pari-Mutuel Handle, Purses Decline

Pari-mutuel handle remained slightly ahead of last year even though it was down 7.37% in July when compared with the same month in 2011, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase.

Saratoga Sale 2012: Galileo Fillies

Saratoga Sale 2012: Galileo Fillies

Esther Marr talks with Tom VanMeter of VanMeter Sales and Pat Costello of Paramount Sales about their Galileo yearlings. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

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