Headlines for Sunday, August 17, 2008

  • Alabama (gr. I) winner Proud Spell will likely skip the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita. <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%3D5551575%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Proud Spell Another Likely BC No-Show

    With Curlin all but ruled out as a potential starter for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) by majority owner Jess Jackson due to the synthetic surface, it looks as though another division leader, Proud Spell, also will bypass the Breeders' Cup, according to trainer Larry Jones.

  • Local Hero Wasserman Wins Longacres Mile

    It was a great day for Washington racing and breeding, as fan favorite Wasserman defeated Canadian invader True Metropolitan and Southern California-based favorite Tropic Storm in a three-horse blanket finish in the $300,000 Longacres Mile Handicap (gr. III) at Emerald Downs Aug. 17.

  • Davy Bonilla peeks back for the competition as Tamayuz rolls to victory at Deauville on Aug. 17.

    Tamayuz Scores Impressively at Deauville

    Tamayuz continued trainer Freddie Head's golden run when rolling to a comfortable 2 1/2-length victory over Natagora in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques le Marois (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 17.

  • Hurricane Threat Could Affect OBS Sale

    On top of America's economic woes, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) might have to deal with a tropical storm or hurricane during its yearling sale, which is scheduled for Aug. 18-21 in Central Florida.

  • Positive Trend Continues at Deauville

    While business was conducted on a lower scale during the third day of the Arqana yearling sale at Deauville in France Aug. 17, the final results maintained the upward momentum seen on the first two days.

  • Roaring Fever

    First Winner by Roaring Fever

    Stakes winner Roaring Fever was represented by his initial winner when his daughter My Reflection won Aug. 14 at Calder Race Course first time out.

  • Thoroughbred Racing Associations CEO Alan Foreman speaks at The Jockey Club Round Table conference.

    Drug Testing Next Focus of Reform Plan

    The horseracing industry will continue with a serious push to enact reforms related to equine safety and drug testing, officials indicated Aug. 17 during and after The Jockey Club Round Table in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.