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  • Preakness winner Curlin breezed 6 furlongs Tuesday at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1375099%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Curlin Breezes at Saratoga; Haskell on Tap

    Curlin, the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner, breezed six furlongs Tuesday over Saratoga's fast Oklahoma Training Track in 1:14.27. The lightly-raced son of Smart Strike who has won four of six starts is preparing for the second half of 2007.

  • Youbet Announces Plan to Offset Lower Revenues

    Youbet.com has implemented self-described cost-cutting and revenue enhancement initiatives of about $5 million in an effort to offset lower revenue expectations from its IRG and United Tote subsidiaries, the company recently announced.

  • Sky Conqueror flies through final furlong to win Woodbine's Northern Dancer BC Turf.

    Sky Conqueror Powers Home in Northern Dancer BC

    Bill Sorokolit's Sky Conqueror rallied to get the lead a furlong from home, then rolled to 1 1/2-length victory, making it back-to-back wins in the CAN$698,200 Northern Dancer Breeders' Cup Turf (Can-II) Sunday on the Woodbine turf.

  • Canterbury Rider Nolan Wins 1,000

    Leading jockey Paul Nolan won his 1,000th career race July 21 aboard Hurricane Bernie in the $45,000 Canterbury Park Lassie Stakes on the same track on which he earned his first career victory in 1990.

  • Bridge Game streaks to victory in the Modesty Handicap at Arlington Park.

    Bridge Game Trumps Modesty Handicap Foes

    Elisabeth Alexander's Bridge Game overtook pacesetter Jennie R. inside the sixteenth pole to upset the $150,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares by 1 1/2 lengths Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Cosmonaut gives identical repeat performance in Arlington 'Cap.

    Cosmonaut Rockets to Arlington Handicap Repeat

    Flying Zee Stable's odds-on choice Cosmonaut made it back-to-back victories in the $200,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) when once again wiring his rivals on Saturday, reporting home by the same 2 1/4-length margin as a year ago.

  • Lattice mounts late rally to win the American Derby  Saturday on the Arlington Park turf.

    Lattice Works Late to Win American Derby

    Lattice rallied in the middle of the course to get the lead in the final strides, winning the $250,000 American Derby (gr. IIT) presented by Jack Daniel's by three-quarters of a length over Going Ballistic on the turf Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Dreaming of Anna hits her '07 stride with Virginia Oaks win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1782652%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dreaming of Anna Digs In, Wins Virginia Oaks

    Dreaming of Anna, the 2006 champion juvenile filly who struggled earlier this year, appears to be back on her game with a return to the turf, as the Frank Calabrese homebred went gate to wire to win the $210,000 Virginia Oaks at Colonial Downs by a half-length Saturday.

  • Merv Griffin Treated for Prostate Cancer

    Thoroughbred owner Merv Griffin, who campaigned 2005 juvenile champion Stevie Wonderboy, remained hospitalized July 20 with a recurrence of prostate cancer, according to an announcement posted on the entertainer's Web site.

  • Ten a Penny and Michael Baze take the first division of the Oceanside Stakes on opening day at Del Mar.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1763937%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Record 42,842 Attend Del Mar's Opening Program

    Before 42,842 -- the largest opening-day crowd in its history -- Del Mar unveiled Polytrack as its new main track racing surface July 18 while featuring three divisions of the Oceanside Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile over the grass.

  • Buzzards Bay headlines Saturday's San Diego 'Cap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1328549%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Buzzards Bay Heads San Diego Line-Up

    Californian (gr. II) winner Buzzards Bay heads a quality field of eight for Saturday's $300,000 San Diego Handicap (gr. II), a prime prep for Del Mar's signature event, the Pacific Classic (gr. I) on Aug. 19.

  • Art Master, with jockey Garrett Gomez, wins the Poker Stakes, Saturday at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1721772%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Art Master Aces Poker Handicap

    Juddmonte Farm's Art Master, returning to the turf for the first time in 2007, rallied under jockey Garrett Gomez to win the $112,600 Poker Handicap (gr. IIIT) at a mile on the Widener Turf Course at Belmont Park on Saturday afternoon by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • Kabel Wins 5th Straight Toronto Cup

    Jockey Todd Kabel, the four-time reigning jockey of the year in Canada, won his fifth consecutive edition of Woodbine's CAN$151,600 Toronto Cup for 3-year-olds on the turf with Windward Islands on Saturday.

  • Rosinka Surprises in Robert G. Dick Memorial

    The Lavington Stud's Rosinka took the lead soon after the start under Jeremy Rose and held off even-money choice Royal Highness by a neck in the $257,300 Robert G. Dick Memorial Breeders' Cup Handicap for fillies and mares on the Delaware Park turf Saturday.

  • Trainer Bret Calhoun Registers 1,000th Victory

    Trainer Bret Calhoun earned the 1,000th victory of his career July 12 when first-time starter Timely Reflection, his only entrant on the Louisiana Downs program, rallied for a 2 3/4-length tally in the seventh race for maiden special weights.

  • Mullins' Stormin Away Heads Season-Ending Sunset

    Stormin Away will be aiming for his fourth win in five starts when he carries high weight of 119 pounds in the $150,000 Sunset Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT), Hollywood Park's closing-day turf feature for the 69th spring/summer meet on Sunday.

  • Canterbury Plans 'Extreme' Race Day July 22

    Canterbury Park will feature several "extreme" races during its program July 22, including "The Battle of the Surfaces," a pari-mutuel race that will feature as many as 20 horses competing against each other on the turf and the dirt simultaneously.

  • Long Branch Big Step for Frankel's First Defence

    Juddmonte Farms homebred First Defence, a late-developing 3-year-old who was not ready for this year's Triple Crown events, steps it up Saturday for trainer Bobby Frankel in the $150,000 Long Branch Breeders' Cup, Monmouth's local prep for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 5.

  • Blue Grass Stakes winner Dominican tries to get back on track in the Round Table Saturday at Arlington.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1008473%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dominican Returns Saturday in Arlington's Round Table

    Silverton Hill Stables' Dominican, who defeated eventual Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands winner Street Sense when capturing the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland this April, will make his first start since finishing a troubled 11th in the Kentucky Derby when he heads to post as the 8-5 morning line favorite in Saturday's $100,000 Round Table Stakes at Arlington Park.

  • Tattersalls Sale Off to Bright Start

    Brilliant sunshine and a festive atmosphere set the tone for the opening day of the Tattersalls July Sale at Park Paddocks with robust trade and a new record for filly in training at the July Sale of 250,000 guineas. A total of 200 lots were sold for a total of 4,608,200 guineas, at an average of 23,041 guineas and a median of 15,500 guineas.

  • Joe Bravo holds up four fingers signifying his 4,000th career victory aboard Alotofappeal Wednesday at Monmouth Park.

    Joe Bravo Reaches 4,000-Win Milestone

    Jockey Joe Bravo scored the 4,000th victory of his career when he guided the Todd Pletcher-trained Alotofappeal to a one-length victory in the seventh race at Monmouth Park Wednesdau, an allowance event.