Headlines for Tuesday, August 21, 2007

  • Lion Heart

    Another Victory for Lion Heart

    At the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's select yearling sale Monday, Lion Heart emerged as the leading first-crop sire, his second victory in that category at a major yearling sale this year.

  • Put It Back

    Solid Dual Hemisphere Start for Put It Back

    Ever since the days of Intentionally and his son In Reality, Florida has been a haven for the male line of Man o' War. The primary Florida branch since the death of In Reality in 1989 has been that of Valid Appeal (In Reality-Desert Trial), who was a perennial regional leader until he was pensioned in 1997. Valid Appeal was succeeded by two Florida-based U.S. leading freshman sires in Valid Expectations (2001) and Successful Appeal (2004). With the transfers of Valid Expectations to Texas and Successful Appeal to Kentucky, however, only 2000 Spectacular Bid Stakes (gr. III) winner B L's Appeal and a few lesser sons of Valid Appeal remained as representatives of the In Reality male line in Florida. But another branch of In Reality, that of Relaunch, has enjoyed success in Kentucky and California, and it has now found a place in Florida through third-crop sire Put It Back

  • Street Sense on track at Saratoga on August 21st.

    Street Sense Primed for Travers

    <img src="http://www.bloodhorse.com/images/bhn_premium_icon.gif" width="30" height="11"/> Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) champion Street Sense turned in a five-furlong breeze over Saratoga's main track Aug. 21, his final work for the 138th running of the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Trainer David MacLean Dead

    David MacLean, who trained from 1982 to this year, died Aug. 17 of cancer at his home in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada.

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    My Typhoon, Mott Look to Continue Winning Ways

    She loves the track, the distance and has the meet's leading trainer. She has won three graded stakes in a row and also won this race last year. If you're going back My Typhoon, the time to do it is in the $200,000 Ballston Spa Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga Aug. 23

  • Mayakovsky's First Winner Scores at Saratoga

    Graded stakes winner Mayakovsky was represented by his first winner Aug. 20 when his daughter Mine Or Who's won at 1 1/16 miles on grass in 1:43 at Saratoga.

  • A Day At The Spa: Aug. 21, Arroyo's All Right

    Yesterday, after the Saratoga winners' circle had cleared following the first race celebration, jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. stood and watched the replay. He held his 18-month-old son, Norberto Arroyo III, and smiled as he watched the image of his winning mount flash across the screen. It felt good to be back.

  • Dance Smartly

    Hall of Famer Dance Smartly Dead

    Dance Smartly, a Canadian Horse of the Year and Eclipse Award winner, was euthanized over the weekend after suffering an irreparable injury in her paddock at the Samuel family's Sam-Son Farm near Milton, Ontario, Canada.

  • Evan I. Hammonds&lt;BR&gt;Managing Editor

    Commentary: Battle Lines

    <i>By Evan I. Hammonds</i> - Advance deposit wagering, which most sources agree accounts for about 10% of handle on Thoroughbred racing, is the sport's latest battleground.

  • Commentary: Adjusting the Focus

    <i>By Dr. Scott Stanley and Dr. Rick Arthur</i> - Horse racing was ahead of other sports in implementing a drug-testing program, and in many ways we are still the pace­setters. We cast a broader net for more drugs than any other sport.