Headlines for Friday, July 29, 2005

  • 'Online Paymaster' Launched at Del Mar

    The Thoroughbred Owners of California and Del Mar Thoroughbred Club have launched a free online link to horsemen's bookkeeper accounts at all Southern California Thoroughbred racetracks.

  • Pico Central won last year's Vosburgh (gr. I) impressively over Eclipse winner Speightstown.

    Pico Central Has Credentials to Win Crosby

    Multiple grade I winner Pico Central is the clear headliner for Sunday's $300,000 Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I) at Del Mar, but he could be vulnerable after an absence of four months.

  • 'Chase Jockey McCarron Has Surgery on Arm

    Matt McCarron, the two-time Eclipse Award champion steeplechase jockey who was injured in the opening race of the Saratoga meet on Wednesday, underwent surgery Friday morning to repair a broken left arm.

  • Ashado shown winning the Kentucky Oaks last year.

    Ashado Ready to Shine Again in Go for Wand

    Starlight Stable's Ashado, who served notice that she is fit and ready with a front-running romp in the Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I), is clearly the one to beat in the $250,000 Go for Wand (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Sunday.

  • NYRA Makes Security Barn Adjustments

    The New York Racing Association is "100 percent committed" to race day security barns, but has taken immediate action to address concerns expressed by horsemen at Saratoga Race Course, NYRA president Charles E. Hayward said July 29.

  • Always Hopeful Posts Richmond Stakes Upset

    Aidan O'Brien's exciting team of juveniles suffered a reversal for the second time in three days Friday when Amigoni finished out of the frame in the Sterling Insurance Richmond Stakes (Eng-II), which was won by Always Hopeful.

  • Mare in Foal to Fusaichi Pegasus Among Top Sellers at Australian Sale

    Stakes winner Little Miss Marnie, who is in foal to <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=4338487&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Fusaichi Pegasus</a>, sold for Aust$120,000 Friday at the William Inglis & Son winter mixed sale in Sydney, Australia.

  • Offlee Wild, winning the Suburban, worked out at Saratoga Friday.

    Offlee Wild, Swingforthefences Work at Spa

    AZ Azalea Stable's Offlee Wild was on the Saratoga main track Friday morning for a workout for trainer Juan Rodriguez, who has been taking over the training responsibilities of Richard Dutrow Jr. Dutrow will return to Saratoga on Monday after serving a 60-day suspension handed down in New York.

  • Southern Image

    Grade I Star Southern Image Retired

    Southern Image, one of the top older runners of 2004, has been retired from racing because of soreness in his cannon bones.

  • Millionaire Albert the Great's First Winner

    Albert the Great, a grade I winner who earned $3 million in his racing career, was represented by his first winner when his daughter Alberta Whiz won July 28 at Del Mar.