Headlines for Thursday, August 7, 2003

  • TRF Saratoga Gala Raises More Than $500,000

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation raised more than $500,000 at its annual gala, held Monday. Aug. 4, at the Saratoga Golf & Polo Club. The bulk of the money, a record amount for the event, was raised through separate live auctions, one for season options to breed to select stallions, the other for "unique experiences."

  • Eight Juvenile Fillies Contest Sorrento

    Headed by stakes winner Dirty Diana, a field of eight 2-year-old fillies is set to go postward in Saturday's 35th running of the grade II, $150,000 Sorrento Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs at Del Mar.

  • With Anticipation Tries for Sword Dancer Three-Peat

    When 7-year-old With Anticipation dug in and prevailed by a head over Denon in last year's Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. I), he became the oldest horse to win back-to-back runnings of the race. On Saturday, on Saratoga's inner turf course, he will try to become the first horse to win the $500,000 1 1/2-mile grass marathon three times.

  • Soto Favored in West Virginia Derby; During Scratched

    Undefeated Soto, who returned from a 7 1/2-month layoff to beat allowance foes in his sophomore debut July 19 at Philadelphia Park, has been installed as the slight 3-1 favorite in a competitive field of 3-year-olds set for the $600,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. III) at Mountaineer Park.

  • Website Offering Free Hypothetical Matings

    A new service enabling breeders to hypothetically match up mares in trial matings with all registered New York stallions will be available this fall at no cost on the New York Breeding & Racing Program website (www.nybreds.com).

  • Anofferucantrefuse wins the Smithwick.

    Anofferucantrefuse Can't Be Denied in A.P Smithwick

    Fox Ridge Farm's homebred Anofferucantrefuse went straight to the lead and never wavered over 2 1/16 miles to win in the A.P. Smithwick Memorial Handicap (NSA-II) at Saratoga Race Course Thursday.

  • Good News, Meet Me At Midnite Vie in Singapore Plate

    CresRan LLC's Sue's Good News and B M H Stable's Meet Me At Midnite will likely battle for the public's support as they headline a field of nine 3-year-old fillies in Saturday's $100,000 Singapore Plate at Arlington Park.

  • General Royal's First Winner

    Graded stakes winner General Royal was represented by his first winner when his daughter Many Many Bows won at six furlongs in 1:12.93 Aug. 6

  • Red Ransom to Stand at Dalham Hall in 2004

    Prominent stallion Red Ransom will relocate from Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington to Darley's Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket, England, for the 2004 breeding season