Headlines for Thursday, July 26, 2007

  • Ready's Image gives Pletcher and Velazquez another Saratoga win in Thursday's Sanford Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1826653%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ready's Image Picture Perfect in Sanford

    Todd Pletcher trainee Ready's Image took advantage of an erratic performance by Fed Watcher to win the $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. II) by four lengths Thursday at Saratoga Race Course for owner James Scatuorchio.

  • Commentator among impressive field for Saturday's Vanderbilt Handicap.

    Vanderbilt Hosts Promising Field

    The July 28 A.G. Vanderbilt (gr. II) at Saratoga figures to be an interesting race with a wide-open field, as six of the eight participants are coming off victories.

  • Bonus Linked to Triple Crown Race Winners

    The Super Derby at Harrah's Louisiana Downs will double in value to $1 million if Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Street Sense, Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Curlin, or Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Rags to Riches participate in the Sept. 22 race.

  • Foster Handicap winner Flashy Bull among impressive Whitney field.

    With Invasor Out, the Whitney's Anyone's Race

    It's time to step up. The June retirement of Invasor, the defending Horse of the Year and 2006 Whitney Handicap (gr. I) winner, has left a giant void at the top of the handicap division.

  • Derby winner Street Sense had his first Saratoga workout Thursday morning.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1136862%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Street Sense Works at Saratoga

    Street Sense, winner of this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Barnds (gr. I), worked four fulongs in :51.59 July 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Medication Consortium Gets $300,000 in Contributions

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium received $100,000 contributions from the New York Racing Association and the United States Trotting Association, and $50,000 contributions from the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the Hambletonian Society, the organization announced July 26.