Headlines for Friday, August 19, 2005

  • Fermin Says Horse Monitoring Biggest Focus

    The California Horse Racing Board is focusing on increased monitoring of horses shipping in and out of barn areas, executive director Ingrid Fermin told the board's ad hoc security committee during its meeting at Del Mar Aug. 19.

  • Weber's 'Riding For A Cure' Gift Challenge Met

    Meryl Squires-Cannon, president of the Barrington, Ill., Merix Pharmaceutical Corporation, has answered prominent Thoroughbred owner Charlotte Weber's $50,000 matching gift challenge over the next five years made to Arlington Park's "Riding For A Cure" program on behalf of cancer research.

  • Naissance Royale edges My Typhoon to win Lake Placid.

    Fresh Start Pays Off for Naissance Royale

    A fresh start was in order for the Irish-bred invader Naissance Royale, who began her career in France, and the 3-year-old filly responded brilliantly with a late surge to win in the $150,000 Lake Placid Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Saratoga lawn Friday.

  • Offlee Wild Faces Five in Saratoga BC

    Offlee Wild, winner of the Suburban Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park in his last start, will face just five rivals Sunday in the Saratoga Breeders' Cup (gr. II) at the Spa. With Edgar Prado back up, the son of Wild Again will tote high weight of 118 pounds.

  • Lost in the Fog Gallops Over Saratoga Oval

    Undefeated sprinter Lost in the Fog, now 8-for-8 racing in owner Harry Aleo's silks, galloped over the main Saratoga track Friday morning and is set for a Sunday workout with jockey Edgar Prado.

  • What a Song, shown winning the Best Pal, was euthanized today.

    Best Pal Winner What a Song Euthanized

    What a Song, the $1.9-million Barretts March sale topper who won Sunday's Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar for owners Bob and Beverly Lewis, was euthanized Friday after suffering a fractured sesamoid in his right front leg during a routine gallop a few hours earlier.

  • First Samurai Swings Sword Toward Hopeful

    First Samurai, an impressive 2-year-old allowance winner Aug. 7, breezed four furlongs in :47 2/5 over the main track Friday morning with Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey aboard. The son of Giant's Causeway will make his next start in the Hopeful (gr. I), going seven furlongs on the Travers (gr. I) undercard Aug. 27.

  • Commentator Returns to Track

    Grade I winner Commentator breezed a half mile over Saratoga's training track Friday morning in :51. It was the gelding's first recorded work since winning the Whitney Handica (gr. I) Aug. 6.

  • Sensation Simply Sensational So Far for Hough

    Sensation, who has won both her starts by a combined 15 1/2 lengths, breezed five furlongs over the main Saratoga track Friday morning in 1:01 4/5 for trainer Stanley Hough.

  • Fletcher Signs Emergency Drug Rules In Kentucky

    Kentucky Gov. Ernie Fletcher signed emergency regulations Aug. 19 that will limit race-day equine medication on race day effective Sept. 7. The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority approved the regulations only four days earlier.

  • Graded Stakes Winner Crafty Shaw Retired

    Charles Cella's Crafty Shaw, a graded stakes winner during four consecutive years, has been retired because of an ankle injury, trainer Pete Vestal said today.

  • Dream of Summer Ships to Ellis for Gardenia

    California-invader Dream of Summer outshines a field of nine fillies and mares expected to start in Saturday's $150,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III), going one mile at Ellis Park. The Gardenia is the lone graded stakes on the Ellis Park calendar.