Headlines for Friday, August 29, 2003

  • Ashado grabs second win of Saratoga meet with victory in the Spinaway.

    Ashado Pulls Away in Spinaway

    Ashado pulled away late from Be Gentle down the stretch to win the $200,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) on Friday afternoon at Saratoga by 1 1/2 lengths. The seven-furlong Spinaway, the first grade I stakes in North America for 2-year-old fillies, was run in 1:24.08.

  • Casner, Troutt to Receive TOBA Service Award

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association has selected WinStar Farm's Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt to receive the organization's Industry Service Award.

  • Dynever, Toccet Square Off in Penn Derby

    Catherine Wills & Peter Karches' Dynever drew post position seven in a field of ten and was installed as the 2-1 morning line favorite for Monday's running of the $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. III) at Philadelphia Park.

  • Pair of Old Pros Vie Again in Miami Mile

    A pair of old pros, 6-year-old Mr. Livingston and 9-year-old Unite's Big Red, bid for repeat victories in the $150,000 Miami Mile Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) Monday at Calder Race Course.

  • Matt Garcia Moving Tack to Philadelphia

    Matt Garcia, who has been a frequent rider on the Southern California circuit for trainers Mel and Warren Stute, Barry Abrams and Douglas Peterson over the past several years, is taking his tack eastward.

  • Ballingarry Can Rebound in Del Mar 'Cap

    Led by millionaire Ballingarry and near-millionaire Continental Red, a field of 10 grass specialists is set for Sunday's $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) at 1 3/8 miles on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Sulamani to Skip Arc for Turf Classic

    Godolphin Racing Inc.'s Sulamani, adjudged winner of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) two weeks ago, will make his next start in the Turf Classic Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) Sept. 27 at Belmont Park, according to Simon Crisford, racing manager for Godolphin.

  • Ashado Pulls Away in Spinaway

    Ashado pulled away late from Be Gentle down the stretch to win the $200,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) on Friday afternoon at Saratoga by 1 1/2 lengths. The seven-furlong Spinaway, the first grade I stakes in North America for 2-year-old fillies, was run in 1:24.08.

  • Blushing Indian Out to Rock the Cradle

    Blushing Indian, second to Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) winner Chapel Royal in his last start, heads a field of 10 for Monday's Miller Genuine Draft Cradle Stakes at River Downs. At 1 1/16 miles, the $200,000 Cradle is the first big-money stakes for 2-year-olds around two turns.

  • 'Victory' Assured in Del Mar Debutante?

    Tom VanMeter II's Victory U.S.A., an impressive maiden winner from the talent-deep barn of trainer Bob Baffert, heads a field of six for Saturday's 53rd edition of the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs on the main track.

  • Aldebaran, returns in the Forego.

    Aldebaran Ends Layoff in Forego

    Flaxman Stable homebred Aldebaran, winner of four of six stakes starts earlier this year, will end a seven-week layoff in Sunday's grade I, $250,000 Forego Handicap at Saratoga.

  • Iowa-Bred Standout Sure Shot Biscuit Retired

    Sure Shot Biscuit, the only Iowa-bred to earn $1 million, has been retired. The 7-year-old won 23 of 54 races and earned $1,025,480, nearly twice as much money as the runner-up: his full sister, Nut N Better.

  • Mineshaft: "Rock-solid, professional colt with an unlimited future."

    Betting on the Future: Analysis of the Potential Classic Field

    With betting in <a href="viewstory.asp?id=17691"target=_blank">Round 2 of the Future Bet on the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships</a> open this weekend, The Blood-Horse's national correspondent Steve Haskin analyzes the individual horses for which wagers are being taken on the Breeders' Cup Classic-Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Oregon Hub Handle Clears $200M in Second Quarter

    The five account-wagering companies that have multi-jurisdictional tote hubs in Oregon reported gains in handle in the second quarter of 2003 compared with the first quarter of this year. Total handle through the five hubs was $222.21 million, up about 150% from the second quarter of 2002.

  • Indian Danehill Switches Shuttle Location

    A late switch has seen Indian Danehill redirected to Java Lodge in the Waikato, rather than complete his second southern season at Lindsay Park. Danehill's Irish-bred French group I winner arrived at the Waikato farm of Jo and Ross Mackie at 9.30 p.m. Aug. 26.