Headlines for Monday, August 29, 2005

  • Top Three Del Mar Derby Contenders Work

    The top three prospects for the Sept. 5 grade II, $400,000 Del Mar Derby put in their final preparations for the race by working at the seaside track Monday.

  • Australian sensation Alinghi was victorious in her U.S. debut.

    Alinghi Lives Up to Billing With Victory in U.S. Debut

    Australian sensation Alinghi, making her North American debut, put in a game stretch run Monday afternoon to win the 17th running of the grade III, $216,300 Ballston Spa Breeders' Cup Handicap for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles at Saratoga.

  • Hirapour, winning  the Royal Chase at Keeneland, is one of nine entered in the New York Turf Writers Cup.

    Nine to Contest New York Turf Writers Cup

    Led by A. P. Smithwick winner Paradise's Boss, nine jumpers are entered for Wednesday's $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup Steeplechase at Saratoga. The race has grade I designation from the National Steeplechase Association.

  • Makybe Diva Returns in Style

    Just 25 days after being crowned Australian Horse of the Year, Makybe Diva racked up more firsts with a winning return to the track at Melbourne's Caulfield Aug. 28.

  • Millionaire Lady Tak Retired

    Lady Tak, a millionaire and multiple grade I winner, has been retired from racing with a record of 10 wins from 19 starts.