Headlines for Tuesday, August 26, 2008

  • Louisiana to Ban Steroids

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission took steps Aug. 25 to ban exogenous steroids. The rules could become effective before Jan. 1.

  • Bobby Frankel

    Frankel May Take On Curlin and Big Brown

    Step aside, Allen Jerkens. Bobby Frankel may string up his own slingshot and take on the role of Giant Killer. Frankel said he is considering going up against racing's two-headed monster, Curlin and Big Brown, in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 30 and Monmouth Stakes Sept. 13, respectively.

  • Magical Fantasy rolled to a two-length victory at odds of over 42-1 in the Del Mar Oaks.<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%3D5553339%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pedigree is Magic on Turf

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p> Magical Fantasy chose a big race to break into stakes company in North America. After two modest showings in graded stakes at Hollywood Park, the daughter of Diesis rolled to a two-length victory at odds of over 42-1 in the Del Mar Oaks (gr. I). No one has to look too deep in her pedigree to see her affinity for the grass.

  • Hip 310, colt; More Than Ready - Audacious by Manila, earned the top bid of $110,000 on the 2nd day of the Fasig-Tipton Texas Yearling sale.

    FT Texas Results Slide After Day Two

    A weaker second sesson pulled down the overall average and median at the Fasig-Tipton Texas Yearling sale, which ended Aug. 26. Last year's second sesssion was bolstered by a record-topping $330,000 horse.

  • Strawberry Reason

    Strawberry Reason Dead

    Strawberry Reason, dam of champion Vindication, was found dead in her pasture June 29 at Arthur B. Hancock III's Stone Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • OBS Fall Sale Has 1,000 Horses

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) has cataloged 1,000 horses for its fall mixed sale, which will be held Oct. 6-8 in Central Florida. The auction will begin with a select session, and two open sessions will follow.

  • Secret Romeo's First Winner

    Secret Romeo, a 17-time stakes winner, was represented by his first winner when his son Romeo Again won Aug. 17 at Pinnacle Race Course in his initial outing.

  • Native Dancer & Sagamore Farm

    A look back, through the eyes of Alfred G. Vanderbilt, III, at the majesty and glory of the once great Sagamore Farm and the rise of the legendary Native Dancer. Also, how Sagamore Farm is now being restored to its glory by Kevin Plank, Founder and CEO of Under Armour.