Headlines for Monday, August 11, 2008

  • Curlin ranks at the top of the Timeform world Thoroughbred rankings released Aug. 6.

    Timeform Rates Curlin as World's Best

    Timeform, the respected British form/handicapping specialist, assesses America's Horse Of The Year Curlin as the best horse in the world in the Timeform Global Rankings.

  • Plan Moves to Dutrow's Barn at Aqueduct

    Plan, runner-up in the Aug. 9 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park, was transferred to the Aqueduct barn of trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. after IEAH Stables acquired controlling and managing interest in the 3-year-old colt.

  • Saratoga Yearlings: No Steroid Positives

    Fasig-Tipton officials reported Aug. 11 that there were no positives for exogenous anabolic steroids among horses sold during the company's Saratoga select yearling auction that were tested at the request of their buyers.

  • Severe storms caused the cancellation of most of the Saratoga card on Aug. 8.

    Weather Impacts Saratoga Meet Figures

    Severe thunderstorms, heavy rain, and nearly continuous inclement conditions played havoc on attendance and handle figures during the third week of the 2008 Saratoga Race Course meet, according to the New York Racing Association, Inc.

  • Jim Barbetta and Michelle Mattiske

    Inside Track: Wedding at the Wire

    A relationship that began nine years ago will culminate in a wedding revolving around two passions the betrothed couple share: horse racing and Saratoga Race Course.

  • Petter Will Assist Horse Park Foundation

    Stanley D. Petter Jr., a veteran bloodstock agent, has become a consultant to the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation, with the aim of introducing and informing the Thoroughbred community about the expanding world-class facilities and important International activities being conducted at the park.

  • Curlin, shown working last week at Saratoga, posted a six furlong move over the Oklahoma Training Track on Monday, Aug. 11.

    Asmussen Stars Work at Oklahoma Track

    Trainer Steve Asmussen called an audible early Monday morning, switching 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin's scheduled workout from Saratoga Race Course's main track to the Oklahoma training track because of overnight rains.

  • Better Than Honour

    Better Than Honour to Be Sold

    Better Than Honour, the dam of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winners Jazil and Rags to Riches, is scheduled to be offered at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky November mixed sale as part of a dispersal of the joint holdings of Southern Equine and Hill 'n' Dale Farms.

  • NY-Bred Sale Finishes Strong, Avg. Up 5%

    While the second-session figures weren't as lofty as the numbers from Aug. 9, Fasig-Tipton's sale of preferred New York-breds finished it's two-night run Sunday evening with an overall average price that was 5.4% higher than last year.

  • Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program Fulfills Need

    <P>With the vision of a few caring people, in 2004 Finger Lakes Gaming and Racetrack in Farmington, N.Y., created the first Thoroughbred adoption facility run as a collaborative effort between racetrack management and local horsemen. They named it The Finger Lakes Thoroughbred Adoption Program (FLTAP), and operated with a goal of safely retiring horses th...