Headlines for Saturday, August 12, 2006

  • Jockey Eddie Castro Sent to Hospital After Fall

    Jockey Eddie Castro was sent to Monmouth Medical Center after being unseated by his mount Stormin Gracie in a two-horse incident that occurred during the running of the eighth race at Monmouth Park on Saturday.

  • Showing Up in Sparkling Secretariat Win

    Lael Stables' Showing Up, left alone on the lead, proved his 1-2 odds were justified when he shook loose in the stretch for jockey Cornelio Velasquez to easily win the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) for 3-year-olds on the Arlington Park turf Saturday.

  • Go Deputy in right place, right time for Sword Dancer win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D485528%26sequencenum%3D0%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Sword Dancer is Right Spot for Go Deputy

    Trainer Todd Pletcher's decision to scratch Go Deputy from the Arlington Million (gr. IT) to run instead in Saturday's $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) at Saratoga worked out brilliantly when the 6-year-old Deputy Minister horse ran away from the field at odds of 6-1.

  • Gorella passes million dollar mark with come-from-behind Beverly D. romp.

    Impressive Gorella Gallops in Beverly D.

    Martin S. Schwartz's favored Gorella, last of a compact field at the top of the lane, surged past her rivals on the far outside to win the $750,000 Beverly D. (gr. IT) by 1 3/4 lengths Saturday on the Arlington Park lawn.

  • War Front dazzling in Vanderbilt BC 'Cap win.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fgallery_id%3D6823%26process%3Dgallery%26provider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D485533%26sequencenum%3D0%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    War Front Charges to A.G. Vanderbilt Victory

    Joseph Allen's favored War Front seized the lead on the turn and held sway through the stretch to register an impressive victory in the $208,200 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • $1 Million 'Mystery Voucher' Cashed at Canterbury

    The $1 million grand prize NTRA "Mystery Mutuel Voucher" was redeemed Saturday at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn., outside Minneapolis. The winner is Fred Holland of Mounds View, Minn.

  • Saratoga Diary: Roger Laurin's 20-Year Itch

    Twenty years between winners for a trainer is a long time. But that's about how long it's taken Saratoga Springs homeowner Roger Laurin, the trainer of the first-ever Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) champion Chief's Crown, to get back to work.

  • Twenty Years Between Wins

    Twenty years between winners for a trainer is a long time. But that's about how long it's taken Saratoga Springs home-owner Roger Laurin, the trainer of the first-ever Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) champion Chief's Crown, to get back to work.