Headlines for Saturday, August 5, 2006

  • Castro Guides Prospective Saint to Gardenia Win

    Charles Miller's even-money favorite Prospective Saint, given a patient ride by Eddie Castro, proved best in the stretch to defeat her pace rival Maggie Slew by a half-length in the $150,000 Gardenia Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Ellis Park Saturday.

  • Ouija Board Prevails in Epic Nassau Stakes

    Ouija Board and Alexander Goldrun provided racing with an electrifying duel in the Vodafone Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) at Glorious Goodwood on Saturday, with Ouija Board just getting her nose in front at the wire.

  • Jockeys' Guild manager Dwight Manley  settles with disabled jockey.

    Birzer Reaches Settlement With Jockeys' Guild

    Dwight Manley, who just eight days ago signed a contract as the new national manager of The Jockeys' Guild, said on TVG Saturday afternoon that a settlement had been reached the previous evening with permanently disabled jockey Gary Birzer.

  • Invasor (right) rolls on with courageous Whitney 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%3D473189%26sequencenum%3D%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Invasor Still Perfect After Whitney Thriller

    Shadwell Stable's Invasor, nearly overtaken by the surging Sun King, dug in for the final furlong to emerge with a nose victory in $750,000 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • Swap Fliparoo passes Darley Test with flying colors.<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%3D473206%26sequencenum%3D0%26page%3D">Order This Photo</a>

    Swap Fliparoo Aces Darley Test

    Hobeau Farm's homebred Swap Fliparoo closed with a rush along the inside to defeat 12 rivals in the $250,000 Darley Test (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course Saturday.

  • TVG to Provide Del Mar Stewards with Replays

    TVG will make their isolated camera feeds and race replays available to Del Mar track stewards each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through the end of the season, Tony Allevato, network executive producer announced Aug. 4.

  • Saratoga Diary: Inside Out, Outside In

    Ever since 1777, when General Kosciuszko of Poland held the British back from advancing in the Battle of Saratoga, visitors to this city of 35,000 people have been welcome. Friday night rock 'n roll offers one of the many reasons why they're drawn.