Headlines for Wednesday, August 1, 2007

  • Undefeated Nashoba's Key defeated Balance by 3/4 of a length in the Vanity, the two meet again in the Hirsch.

    Balance, Nashoba's Key to Clash Again in Hirsch

    Although beaten in back-to-back graded stakes starts by the undefeated Nashoba's Key, Balance still brings a beaming smile from her trainer, David Hofmans, as he prepares the 4-year-old filly for the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares Aug. 5.

  • Dancing Edie (1) shown winning the 2006 Mabee, will try for a repeat in 2007.

    Dancing Edie to Defend John Mabee Crown

    Dancing Edie has but one way to go, so unless something goes amiss, trainer Craig Dollase expects her to be leading the field as she defends her crown in the $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap (gr. IT) for fillies and mares on the Del Mar turf Aug. 4.

  • Stakes Winner Hoist Her Flag Dead

    Hoist Her Flag, a member of the Canterbury Park Hall of Fame, was euthanized July 30 at Dan and Cindy Mjolsness' Barrington Hills Farm near Barrington, Ill., because of deteriorating effects of melanoma.

  • Sharon Brown, Holy Bull's Dam, Dead

    Sharon Brown, the dam of 1994 Horse of the Year Holy Bull, was euthanized July 28 because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • California-Based Souvenir Copy, High Demand Sold

    California-based stallions Souvenir Copy and High Demand have been sold to Nizar Anwar Abul Jadayel of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Souvenir Copy will be shipped later this year to stand in Saudi Arabia, while plans for High Demand, who could remain in the United States, have not yet been finalized.

  • Increased Field for Claiming Crown at Ellis Park

    Ellis Park will become the first Kentucky racetrack to host the Claiming Crown when it conducts the ninth renewal of the event Aug. 4. Only once before has the race been held away from Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.

  • Miss Macy Sue Headlines Honorable Miss Field

    Miss Macy Sue has won four stakes in a row, each of them in convincing fashion. Now, the 4-year-old filly looks to handle a short field of five for her biggest payday yet in the six-furlong, $150,000 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Saratoga Aug. 3.

  • Legal Battle Over Lawyer Ron's Career 'in Limbo'

    Lawyer Ron's victory in the July 28 Whitney Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga apparently has had no impact on the lawsuit between his owners, a legal dispute that one of the principal parties described as being "in limbo."

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    Zanjero Early Favorite in West Virginia Derby

    Of the field of 10 running in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. III) Aug. 4, five have run in American Classicsno--none of them with any success. If one of them can break through in the 1 1/8-mile trek around Mountaineer Race Track & Gaming Resort's main track, it will go a long way to help separate itself in a competitive 3-year-old division that is beginning to take shape.

  • New York Chaplaincy to Host Charity Event

    In an effort to raise money for injured jockey Andrew Lakeman, who was paralyzed in a catastrophic spill at Belmont Park May 25, the Race Track Chaplaincy of New York has organized a charity event with a bit of a twist.

  • Kentucky Broodmare Fruhlingshochzeit Dead

    Fruhlingshochzeit, who produced 17 foals, was euthanized at Carrie and Craig Brogden's Machmer Hall near Paris, Ky., after re-injuring a fractured knee.

  • Saratoga Morning

    Steve Haskin's Saratoga Memories: The Doc and the Storm

    Next year will be my (gulp!) 40th anniversary at Saratoga, so what better time (other than next year) to go down memory lane and rekindle some of the unforgettable moments that have made the Spa such a magical place. This is the first in a series of weekly columns recounting some of those moments.

  • Street Sense shows he's back with a victory in the Jim Dandy.<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%3D1864412%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Steve Haskin's BC Countdown: A Sense of Saratoga

    Street Sense is back and so is Rags to Riches. All is once again right with the racing world. If Curlin emerges victorious from next week's Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I), then the Breeders' Cup World Championships will have the star power it so desperately needs.

  • Satish Sanan

    Padua Hopes to 'Re-energize' With Kentucky Move

    Satish Sanan bagged his first Triple Crown race victory this spring as part owner of Curlin, who won the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). But he would very much like to win the Run for the Roses and will try to achieve that goal while based in Kentucky.

  • A Day At The Spa: Aug. 1, Dominion Award Day

    Once there was a horse named Dominion, a determined runner who put Cot Campbell's Dogwood Stable colors in front of the racing world at tracks from Chicago to Saratoga. He was a blue-collar horse with rarely seen determination--he would run on the dirt, turf, soft, hard, long, short--and he would lay his heart on the line to get to the front and stay there.

  • New York Racing Rule Targets

    <P>New York racing regulators July 31 adopted a series of new rules, including more restrictive prohibitions on betting by racetrack mutuel tellers and final action on a provision to combat "<A href="http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=6707">milkshaking</A>" of horses. <P>"The board instituted a number of rules today that were designed (to) ensu...