Headlines for Saturday, August 19, 2006

  • Arravale wins the Del Mar Oaks.

    Arravale Arrives On Time in Del Mar Oaks

    Canadian-based shipper Arravale made her second venture into Southern California a successful one when she captured the $400,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) for 3-year-olds on the Del Mar turf Saturday.

  • Park Avenue Ball (near) wins the Philip H. Iselin Breeders' Cup Stakes.

    Park Avenue Ball Sweeps to Iselin BC Win

    Char-Mari Stable's Park Avenue Ball moved to the lead around the far turn and held off all challengers to win the $265,000 Philip H. Iselin Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) by three quarters of a length Saturday at Monmouth Park.

  • Victory Lap Takes Checkered Flag at Ellis Park

    Forging Oaks Farm's Victory Lap circled her rivals while seven wide on the turn for home and registered an impressive 1 3/4-length win over a large field at odds of 28-1 in the $100,000 Ellis Park Breeders' Cup Turf for fillies and mares Saturday.

  • Count Arlington BC Oaks Win for Cryptoquip

    Cryptoquip, whose 11 3/4-length victory in the Queen City Oaks at River Downs was wiped out when the race was declared no contest because of a starting gate malfunction, officially earned black type for the first time by winning the $144,500 Arlington Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) by a half-length.

  • Pine Island wins the Alabama Stakes.

    Alabama Falls Into Place for Pine Island

    The fast improving Pine Island, second in grade I company in back-to-back starts, put it all together Saturday to win the $600,000 Alabama (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Fasliyev Filly Dominates Deauville Session

    Saturday evening's smaller session of Deauville Yearling Sale Aug. 19 was dominated by a daughter of Fasliyev who went for 600,000 euros, more than double the next highest price seen at France's premier bloodstock auction.

  • 2007 Foal Crop Estimate Shows Slight Increase

    The Jockey Club is projecting a 2007 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,500, an increase of 0.5% over last year's registered foal crop estimate.

  • 2007 Foal Crop Estimate Shows Slight Increase

    The Jockey Club is projecting a 2007 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop of 37,500, an increase of 0.5% over last year's registered foal crop estimate.

  • Champion sprinter Lost in the Fog diagnosed with terminal cancer.

    Inoperable Tumor Found In Lost In the Fog

    Champion sprinter Lost in the Fog has an inoperable tumor in addition to the large one found this week on his spleen and may have no more than two weeks to live, trainer Greg Gilchrist said Aug. 18.

  • Saratoga Diary: Picking Flowers, Picking Horses

    When it comes to decor, Gotchya's is to classy as Martha is to chaos. It's a noisy joint -- owing to the tight quarters and bare floors -- and cheesy, with black and white photos of Al Capone and the Rat Pack looking down at you from the walls as you dine.

  • Behaving Badly, Victor Espinoza up, wins the Rancho Bernardo Handicap, Friday at Del Mar.

    Baffert Sets Stakes Mark; Behaving Badly Rolls

    Behaving Badly, the 3-5 favorite under jockey Victor Espinoza, provided trainer Bob Baffert with a record 75th stakes success at Del Mar Friday evening as she breezed to victory in the featured $200,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) for older fillies and mares.