Headlines for Saturday, August 20, 2005

  • Singhalese (near) reaches the wire just ahead of favored Three Degrees to win the Del Mar Oaks.

    Singhalese Solid in Del Mar Oaks

    Singhalese charged home on the grandstand side to reach the wire a half-length in front of favored Three Degrees to win the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) on the grass Saturday.

  • Knights Templar Rallies in Ontario Debutante

    Knights Templar gave jockey Constant Montpellier his first added-money score of the 2005 campaign, rallying from just off the pace to take Saturday's (U.S.) $113,636 Ontario Debutante Stakes at Woodbine.

  • He's Got Grit Wins Sapling With Style

    Curtis C. Green's unbeaten homebred He's Got Grit took command shortly after the start and then ran away from his rivals in the stretch to score an 8 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Sapling (gr. III) for 2-year-olds at Monmouth Park Saturday.

  • Miss Matched Fits Perfectly in Arlington Oaks

    John C. Oxley's Miss Matched held off a slew of rivals inside the final furlong to prevail by a length in the $100,000 Arlington Oaks at Arlington Park on Saturday.

  • Sweet Symphony scores Alabama win.

    Brassy Sweet Symphony Captures Alabama

    Trainer Bill Mott says his undefeated 3-year-old filly Sweet Symphony always leaves him with the feeling that she's capable of doing more. After she trashed the field by 6 1/4 lengths in Saturday's $750,000 Alabama (gr. I) at muddy Saratoga Race Course, one wonders how much better she can get.

  • Kitten's Joy bypassing Arc; points for Hirsch, BC Turf, Japan Cup instead.

    Ramsey Says No Arc for Kitten's Joy

    Ken Ramsey, owner and breeder of 2004 turf champion Kitten's Joy, said Saturday that the 4-year-old colt will not travel to France for the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) as originally planned, but will instead prepare for the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).

  • Jockey Club Sees Slight 2006 Foal Increase

    The Jockey Club projects a 2006 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,300, a marginal increase over what it estimated for the 2005 registered foal crop.

  • Adreamisborn Seeks Repeat in Longacres Mile

    A field of 11 horses have been entered for the 70th running of the 2005 Longacres Mile (gr. III) Sunday, with returning champion and early morning line favorite (5-2) Adreamisborn breaking from post seven.

  • Behaving Badly gets it right in Rancho Bernardo win.

    Saddened Baffert Rebounds in 'Bernardo Win

    A day that began with trainer Bob Baffert losing his brilliant 2-year-old colt What a Song in a fatal training injury ended with his undefeated filly Behaving Badly capturing the $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) Friday night at Del Mar.