Headlines for Sunday, August 10, 2008

  • Azul Leon (center) battles with Kelly Leak (green silks) and Coronet of a Baron in the final strides of the Best Pal (gr. II).

    Azul Leon Stays Perfect With Best Pal DQ

    Azul Leon remained unbeaten with an assist from the Del Mar stewards, who disqualified the first-place finisher Kelly Leak from victory in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 10.

  • McCann's Mojave

    McCann's Mojave Works for Pac Classic

    McCann's Mojave, fourth in the Hollywood Gold Cup, took a step toward the Aug. 24 Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar the morning of Aug. 10 with a sizzling six-furlong move in 1:10.60 at Golden Gate Fields for trainer Steve Specht.

  • Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) winner Music Note will probably start next in the Aug. 16 Alabama (gr. I) 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%3D5177017%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Godolphin's Music Note Works for Alabama

    Godolphin's Music Note is likely headed for the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) along with stablemate Little Belle Aug. 16 at Saratoga, although the Travers (gr. I) remains a possibility for the two-time grade I winner in New York this season.

  • Bold Union romped in Belmont's Astoria Stakes on June 29. <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%3D5475085%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bold Union Facing Big Test in Adirondack

    Bold Union, winner of her first two starts by a remarkable total of 20 1/2 lengths, headlines a field of eight 2-year-old fillies in the $150,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Aug. 13.

  • Tenpins

    Millionaire Tenpins Sires Initial Winner

    Tenpins, a millionaire son of Smart Strike out of the Deputy Minister mare Maid's Broom, sired his first winner when a daughter, La Lynn, won by 10 1/4 lengths.

  • Yearling are inspected by potential buyers at Saratoga.

    Average Up, Buy-Backs High for NY Sale

    The Fasig-Tipton New York-bred preferred sale opened with mixed results Aug. 9. The average rose 19.4% and the median jumped 40%, but more than half the horses offered went unsold.

  • Patrol Sires First Winner

    Stakes winner Patrol was represented by his first winner when his daughter Sneaky Patrol won Aug. 7 at Woodbine.

  • Slew's Prince's First Winner

    Stakes-placed Slew's Prince came through with his first winner when a daughter, Warren's Lady Slew, won Aug. 8 at Del Mar in her first start.