Headlines for Wednesday, August 15, 2007

  • Lake George winner Rutherienne looks to make it five-in-a-row in Saturday's Del Mar Oaks.<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%3D1834859%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Clement Seeks More Grade I Glory in Del Mar Oaks

    Having come west for a grade I victory at Del Mar three weeks ago, the New York-based Christophe Clement outfit is poised to try it again. The Clement-trained Rutherienne, winner of six of her seven career starts for owner-breeder Virginia Kraft-Payson, pursues victory in the Del Mar Oaks (gr. I) Aug. 18 on the seaside track's Jimmy Durante Turf Course.

  • Lava Man<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%3D1592952%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Field Awaits Lava Man in Pacific Classic

    Lava Man and A.P. Xcellent, who staged a dramatic Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) stretch duel won by the California star by a nose on June 30, are among 13 horses entered in the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 19.

  • More Happy and Rafael Bejarano win the Adirondack Stakes, Wednesday at Saratoga.<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%3D2017959%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    More Happy Scores in Adirondack

    Phantom Income and More Happy were the clear favorites in the 91st running of $150,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Aug. 15. The six-and-a-half-furlong sprint could not have gone any more dramatically different for the pair of talented 2-year-old fillies.

  • Princess Rooney winner River's Prayer brings a four-race winning streak into the Rancho Bernardo.<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%3D1649206%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    River's Prayer Brings Four-Race Win Streak into 'Bernardo

    River's Prayer, a half-length winner of the Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) at Calder Race Course in her last start on July 7, brings a four-race victory streak into the $200,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) for fillies and mares sprinting 6 1/2 furlongs on the Del Mar Polytrack Friday evening.

  • Haskell winner Any Given Saturday will be joining Darley after retirement.<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%3D1917240%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Any Given Saturday to Join Darley Team

    Any Given Saturday, recent winner of the Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, will became a member of Sheikh Mohammed's Darley team following this year's Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Prominent Horses Work at Saratoga

    Though Street Sense garnered a vast amount of attention after posting a solid workout at Saratoga the morning of Aug. 15, a few other prominent horses also took to the track.

  • New Immigration Regulations to Impact Horse Industry

    The United States Departments of Homeland Security and Commerce in September will implement new immigration measures intended to improve border security, step up enforcement of immigration laws, streamline existing guest worker programs, and address the failures of the current immigration system, according to the American Horse Council.

  • California Stakes Winner Jet West to Applebite

    Jet West, a California stakes winner out of a California Broodmare of the Year, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Joan Rogers' Applebite Farms near French Camp, Calif.

  • High Cotton

    Multiple Stakes Winner High Cotton Retired

    Peachtree Stable's 4-year-old High Cotton, a three-time stakes winner for trainer Todd Pletcher, has been retired to stud, Peachtree Stable president John Fort announced.

  • Suffolk Downs Restructures Management Team

    Suffolk Downs, which recently underwent a change in ownership, announced Aug. 15 that Bill Mulrow is the new chairman of the board of directors, and Chip Tuttle and John Rizzo have been named chief operating officer and chief financial officer, respectively.

  • Wildcat Bettie B, shown winning the 2006 Miss Preakness Stakes, has been retired.

    Grade I Filly Wildcat Bettie B Retired

    Wildcat Bettie B, one of the top sprinting fillies of last year, has been retired. She exited racing with a triumph in the Aug. 11 Xtra Heat Stakes at Delaware Park for Michael Pressley's Oasis Racing Stable.

  • Hoofing It with John Henry

    If you've visited the Kentucky Horse Park sometime in the past few months, you might have noticed a small, dark brown gelding, utterly unremarkable apart from his obvious age, walking with purpose with bright eyes and pricked ears among the sleek and shiny show horses. Step a little closer and read the engraved plate on his halter: you're looking at John Henry.

  • Trainer Lage Bags No. 1,000 at Bay Meadows

    Trainer Armando Lage recorded career victory 1,000 Aug. 13 when his 3-year-old colt Son Montuno rallied from off the pace to win the fourth race at the San Mateo County Fair at Bay Meadows.