Headlines for Sunday, August 3, 2008

  • Big Brown outfinished Coal Play to win the Haskell Invitational (gr. I).

    Big Brown Delivers Gutty Haskell Win

    It certainly wasn't as impressive as his wins in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) or Preakness (gr. I), but Big Brown got the job done in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) before 45,132 spectators at Monmouth Park Aug. 3.

  • Black Mamba overcame trouble in the stretch to win the John C. Mabee (gr. IT). <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%3D5382569%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Black Mamba Snakes Through in Mabee 'Cap

    Odds-on choice Black Mamba unleashed a powerful kick in the final furlong to overcome a bit of traffic trouble and earn grade I glory for the first time in the $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap on the Del Mar turf Aug. 3.

  • Goldikova Surprises in Prix Rothschild

    Trainer Freddie Head landed his third group I win of the season when his 3-year-old filly, Goldikova, held off Darjina by a half-length to capture the Prix Rothschild (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 3.

  • Todd Kabel

    Weight Problem Sidelines Kabel for Year

    Six-time Sovereign Award-winning jockey Todd Kabel has decided to sit out the rest of the 2008 Canadian racing season due to weight issues.

  • Silver Tree wins the Oceanport (gr. IIIT) under Kent Desormeaux.

    Silver Tree Wins Thrilling Oceanport

    Peter Vegso's 8-year-old homebred Silver Tree added another chapter to his remarkable career Aug. 3 at Monmouth Park when he split horses in deep stretch and prevailed by a neck over Giant Wrecker in the $150,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Red Giant just gets past Stalingrad (hidden) to take the Fourstardave (gr. IIT) Aug. 3 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%3D5380084%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Red Giant Wins Fourstardave at the Wire

    A nearly 10-month layoff did not seem to bother Peachtree Stable's Red Giant, as the 4-year-old colt powered down the stretch under John Velazquez and caught Stalingrad just before the wire to win the $150,000 Fourstardave (gr. IIT) by a neck Aug. 2 on the Saratoga turf.

  • Action Jackson: Crusader Is a Consignor

    Jess Jackson, a leader in the push for integrity in the Thoroughbred marketplace, has his own consignment for the first time at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, which begins its two-night run Aug. 4.

  • Emmy Darling Stars in Sorrento Field

    Emmy Darling, winner of the Landaluce Stakes in her second start for trainer John Sadler, heads a field of 11 juvenile fillies in the $150,000 Sorrento Stakes (gr. III) at Del Mar Aug. 6.

  • Paragon is a newcomer at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale.

    Paragon Name New Among Saratoga Sellers

    Brandon and Diannah Perry are offering their first Thoroughbred yearling consignment in the name of their Kentucky-based Paragon Farms at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select sale, which starts its two-night run Aug. 4 in New York.

  • J'ray dominated her foes in the Taylor Made Matchmaker Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 3 at Monmouth Park.

    J'ray Strides Away in Matchmaker Stretch

    Making her Monmouth Park turf debut, J'ray arrived with a big charge from mid-pack in the homestretch to win the $150,000 Taylor Made Matchmaker Stakes (gr. IIIT) going away for jockey Joe Bravo Aug. 3.

  • Indian Blessing scored easily in the Test (gr. I) on Aug. 2. <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%3D5369752%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Saratoga Notes: Test Winner 'Great'

    Trainer Bob Baffert was pleased with how Indian Blessing, juvenile filly champion of 2007, came out of her impressive seven-length win in the Test Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 2 at Saratoga.

  • Rescue Effort Seeks Help for 46 Horses

    A Thoroughbred retirement facility in Southern California is seeking public support in its attempt to save 46 horses culled from a large-scale breeding farm in the region that are awaiting possible sale at an auction lot in Chandler, Ariz.