Headlines for Monday, August 13, 2007

  • Dan Liebman<br>Executive Editor

    Commentary: Howdy, Partner

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - What was the most interesting thing about the $2.2 million sale topper of the annual Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale was not the breeder, consignor, or sire of the colt, but the buyer and underbidder.

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    Grade I Winner Cotton Blossom Retired

    Dogwood Stable's Cotton Blossom, a grade I winner and earner of more than $700,000, has been retired from racing after sustaining an injury in the Aug. 4 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga.

  • Disease Outbreak Not Impacting Movement of Horses

    The movement of horses to and from the United Kingdom hasn't been affected by the recent small outbreak of foot-and-mouth disease at two farms in Surrey in southern England. Overseas-trained runners can continue to run in races in Great Britain providing the correct certification has been completed.

  • Design Firm Works to Get Monmouth Ready for Cup

    To help ensure the proper design and execution of temporary facilities such as bleachers, tents, mutuels, and concessions, Monmouth Park hired the well-known firm HOK Sport, which in turn also brought onboard M Group Scenic Studios, to prepare for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • A Day At The Spa: Aug. 13, This Game's Not Easy

    This morning on the backside near the clockers' stand, Ron Anderson and Doc Danner are shooting the breeze, taking a break from the normal routine of lobbying trainers and chatting up owners in the hopes of scoring winning mounts for their riders. Anderson represents Garrett Gomez, currently fifth in the standings at Saratoga. Danner's jock is Shaun Bridgmohan, who ranks tenth.