Headlines for Thursday, August 25, 2005

  • Bank Audit, seeks fourth 2005 stakes win in the Ballerina.

    Ballerina Lures Louisiana Star Happy Ticket

    Happy Ticket, a certified hometown star after winning her first eight starts in Louisiana, hits the big time Sunday in Saratoga's $250,000 Ballerina Handicap (gr. I).

  • Big Question for Soaring Free in Play the King

    Soaring Free goes for his third victory in the $230,800 Play the King Handicap (Can-II) and a tenth career win over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course on Saturday at Woodbine.

  • Maryland Racing Switches to Timonium

    The Maryland State Fair at Timonium will host eight days of Thoroughbred racing, beginning Saturday through Labor Day, Sept. 5.

  • 11 Fillies Line Up for Del Mar Debutante

    Unbeaten Bully Bones, winner of the Sorrento (gr. III) earlier this month, heads a field of 11 2-year-old fillies entered for Saturday's $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) at seven furlongs on the main track.

  • Undefeated Henny Hughes, First Samurai Clash in Hopeful

    A field of five juveniles has drawn in for Saturday's 101st running of the prestigious Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. Annexed last year by dual classic winner Afleet Alex, undefeated Henny Hughes and First Samurai lead this year's cast postward.

  • Roses in May to Stand at Big Red Farm in Japan

    Millionaire Roses in May, whose recent retirement because of a torn tendon was announced by owner Ken Ramsey, will stand at Shigeyuki Okada's Big Red Farm in Niikkap on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

  • Millionaire Supah Blitz Retired to Rising Hill in Florida

    Millionaire Supah Blitz, who won the Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) in May in what turned out to be his final start, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Jim and Sheila DiMare's Rising Hill Farm near Ocala, Fla.

  • French Star Divine Proportions Retired

    Divine Proportions, who finished a puzzling fourth in the Aug. 14 Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois (Fr-I) after winning her first nine starts, has been retired after suffering a tendon injury.

  • Running for ReRun Brings Luck to Winner

    Cooking the Books, the first horse signed up for ReRun's new program "Running for ReRun" broke his maiden at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 21 in a New York-bred maiden special weight race after the winner was placed second due to interference in the stretch.

  • Final Report on NYRA Delayed

    The firm Getnick & Getnick, the federal monitor overseeing the operating procedures of the New York Racing Association (NYRA), has delayed submitting a report of their findings to the United States Attorney's office, which will turn over the report to Judge Arthur Spatt, the federal judge overseeing the matter.

  • Zito, Pedersen, Privman to Receive Awards

    Nick Zito, who just a few weeks ago was enshrined in racing's Hall of Fame, has been named one of three award winners by the National Turf Writers Association.