Headlines for Wednesday, August 8, 2007

  • Tasha's Miracle and David Flores hit the head of the stretch on a winning run in the Sorrento 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%3D1948974%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sorrento Win Looks Routine for Tasha's Miracle

    Team Valor, which privately purchased a 50% interest in Tasha's Miracle after the 2-year-old filly's smart maiden score at Hollywood Park, got an immediate return on its investment when the daughter of Harlan's Holiday overwhelmed the field in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar Aug. 8.

  • Fundraiser to Benefit Breeder Sue Hubbard

    A fund-raising event for breeder Sue Hubbard, severely injured in an automobile accident June 27, is being planned in conjunction with the California Thoroughbred Breeding Association's horse auction Sept. 25 in California.

  • Market Analysis: New Owners Needed

    The trend seen at Saratoga more horses offered and sold at lower average prices sounds a clarion call that innovation is needed to attract and retain new Thoroughbred owners.

  • Pedigree Analysis: Diabolical

    Inbreeding to Mr. Prospector through champions Conquistador Cielo and Gold Beauty has been rare. But in recent A. G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II) winner Diabolical, the cross has proven golden and may soon glitter all the more brightly if the colt can go on to grade I glory in the Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) or Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • CDI Reports Second-Quarter Net Earnings Drop

    Churchill Downs Inc. reported net earnings of $29.3 million in the second quarter, a decrease of 12% compared with net earnings of $33.4 million over the same period last year. Those figures break down to $2.11 per share and $2.46 per share, respectively.

  • Colonial Season Ends With Small Increases

    The handle at Colonial Downs increased a bit over its 2006 mark, while a moderate summer helped boost attendance at the central Virginia track, which concluded its 11th season of racing on Aug. 7.

  • Virginia Derby winner Red Giant could be the horse to beat in the Secretariat.<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%3D1782327%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Red Giant Looms Large in Secretariat Stakes

    Red Giant burst onto the national stage July 21 with a victory at 37-1 in the Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) and the Todd Pletcher trainee could be the horse to beat in the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) for 3-year-old turf specialists at Arlington Park Saturday.

  • Having run out of challengers in California, Citronnade heads east to Chicago for the Beverly D.<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%3D1580560%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Any Challengers For Citronnade?

    In winning the $150,000 Beverly Hills Handicap (gr. IIT) July 1, Citronnade barely broke a sweat. On Aug. 11, trainer Bobby Frankel will find out if his superb 4-year-old filly will finally be challenged, as she headlines the field of seven in the $750,000 Beverly D. (gr. IT) for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on the turf at Arlington Park.

  • 2006 Million winner The Tin Man tries for a repeat at age 9.

    The Tin Man Looks For Second Straight Million

    At this point in his career, nothing The Tin Man does would be a surprise. But if the gutsy 9-year-old gelding can pull off another victory in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 11, it might be the greatest accomplishment of his championship career.

  • FMD Outbreak Closes Some U.K. Bridleways

    Footpaths and bridleways near a cattle farm that had an outbreak of Foot and Mouth Disease will be closed, the British Horse Society announced Aug. 8.

  • Gato Del Sol: One Good Cat

    Gato Del Sol, the 1982 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner and Belmont Stakes (gr. I) runner-up who died Aug. 7, not only boasted a Hall of Fame sire in Cougar II, but a female family from which many fine runners descend.

  • Golden Eagle Farm to Decrease Horse Inventory, Relocate

    Golden Eagle Farm owners Betty Mabee and her son Larry Mabee announced Aug. 7 a six-month plan to reduce their horse inventory along with an extended timeline to sell their San Diego County-based farmland.

  • Gato Del Sol with Staci Hancock.

    Gato Del Sol Dead

    Gato Del Sol, who won the 1982 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) as a homebred for Arthur B. Hancock III and Leone J. Peters, was euthanized Aug. 7.

  • Street Sense
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    Street Sense Works at Saratoga

    Street Sense, winner of the July 29 Jim Dandy (gr. I) and the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), worked a half-mile in :49 flat at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 8.