Headlines for Wednesday, July 27, 2005

  • Cornelio Velasquez rides Folklore to victory in the Adirondack Stakes on opening day at Saratoga.

    Folklore Wins Adirondack on Eventful First Day at Saratoga

    The 137th racing season at Saratoga Race Course got under way Wednesday with 2-year-old fillies taking to the historic oval. In the end it was the Robert and Beverly Lewis homebred Folklore who captured the opening day feature, the six-furlong, $150,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II).

  • Norman Ships Top Commander for Crosby

    Trainer Cole Norman, who captured the 2003 Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I) when he shipped Beau's Town to the seashore, will be represented by Top Commander in Sunday's edition of the six-furlong stakes.

  • Ready's Gal Ready to Go in Lake George

    Ready's Gal, winner of the Little Silver Stakes the first time she raced on grass, will try to make it two straight in Friday's Lake George Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga.

  • Madcap Escapade winning the Vinery Madison Stakes.

    Madcap Escapade Retired

    Bruce Lunsford's millionaire Madcap Escapade, the brilliantly fast winner of the $500,000-added Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. II) in Calder Race Course's "Summit of Speed" in her most recent start, has been retired from racing after suffering a leg injury.

  • New ReRun Program to Benefit Former Runners

    ReRun Inc., the national non-profit Thoroughbred adoption group, is launching its new program "Running for ReRun" at Saratoga Race Course July 30. "Running for ReRun" allows a horse owner to donate a portion of the horse's earnings to the ReRun program.

  • Opening Day at Saratoga rekindles memories of local legend.

    Sultan of Saratoga: Remembering Fourstardave

    For almost a decade, Fourstardave ruled over Saratoga like no horse before him. Nicknamed the "Sultan of Saratoga," the gelded son of Compliance --Broadway Joan, by Bold Arian, won at least one race at the historic Spa for eight consecutive years.

  • Proclamation Posts Mild Upset in Sussex Stakes

    Mick Kinane landed his second group 1 win within the space of five days when he helped Proclamation, the 3-1 second favorite, gain a tactical edge over 2-1 market leader and defending champion Soviet Song to land the one-mile Sussex Stakes Wednesday at Goodwood.

  • Preventing Bucked Shins

    Shin soreness, or bucked shins, in Thoroughbred racehorses is a partly preventable condition according to a recent Australian study. Horses with shin soreness display signs of pain on the front of the shins between the knee and fetlock, said David Evans, BVSc, PhD, associate professor of veterinary science at the University of Sydney and one of the resear...