Headlines for Thursday, August 7, 2008

  • Seeking the Dia to Stud at Hill 'n' Dale

    It was announced Aug. 6 that the Storm Cat horse Seeking the Dia, a five-time stakes winner, four-time group winner, and earner of more than $5 million, will join the stallion roster at John G. Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington for the 2009 breeding season.

  • Sky Mom is perpetuating the momentum that's been building steadily for the progeny by the late Maria's Mon.

    Sky Mom is More Fight Than Flash

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Sky Mom is perpetuating the momentum that's been building steadily for the progeny by the late Maria's Mon. Recently the winner of the grade III Arlington Oaks, Sky Mom is also proving that highly fashionable pedigrees are required to produce top-class runners.

  • TVG Sale Process 'Moving Foward'

    TVG, which posted partial-quarter net revenues of $8.8 million for new owner Macrovision Solutions Corp. Aug. 7, is still on the sales block. Officials with the parent company said the horse racing network has received multiple inquiries from undisclosed suitors.

  • That Handicapping Show: August 7 (Video)

    Hosted by Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra, "That Handicapping Show" is a weekly video show dedicated to horse players. This week, Jason and Tom take a look at the Arlington Million (gr. IT). Plus, the La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT) from Cary Fotias of Equiform.

  • Azul Leon won the Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) in early July.

    Azul Leon Faces Untested Best Pal Rivals

    Unbeaten Azul Leon became the first graded winner for leading 2008 first-crop sire Lion Heart when he scored by four lengths in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) last month. He heads an inexperienced field of 10 in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 10 at Del Mar.

  • Trainer Graham Motion sends out African Violet in the Monmouth Breeders&#39; Cup Oaks.

    African Violet Looking to Break Through

    When last seen, J. Mack Robinson's homebred African Violet was dueling in the stretch with Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Proud Spell in the July 12 Delaware Oaks (gr. II). Although coming up three-quarters of a length short that day, the daughter of Lemon Drop Kid proved she can run with the best 3-year-old fillies in the nation.

  • Keeneland May Expand, Seek Breeders' Cup

    Keeneland announced Aug. 7 that it has contracted with HOK Sport, a global sports architecture firm, to develop a master plan for the current and future use of its facility.

  • Gamely winner Precious Kitten is ready for the Beverly D.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5441296%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    'Kitten's Quarter Crack Not a Concern

    A quarter crack has kept Precious Kitten on the sidelines since her powerful 2 1/4-length victory in the May 26 Gamely (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park, but trainer Bobby Frankel says the morning line favorite for the Beverly D. Aug. 9 is fit and ready to go.

  • Kip Deville won the 2008 Poker (gr. IIIT) July 13 at Belmont Park.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5116175%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Kip Deville Named Oklahoma Champion

    The Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association held its 23rd annual awards banquet Aug. 2 to announce its 2007 state-bred champions. Not surprisingly, the Horse of the Year, older male, and turf runner awards went to last year's NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Kip Deville, who is now the all-time leading accredited Oklahoma-bred runner.

  • And They're Off - At Saratoga Aug 6

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss Big Brown's performance in the Haskell, the phenomenal fillies, the yearling sales - including an interview with Kenny McPeek, the Hall of Fame, and Lava Man.

  • Horacio Karamanos won his fourth Colonial Downs riding title at the Virginia track&#39;s recently concluded meet.

    Allen Cracks 200-Win Mark at Colonial

    A, Ferris Allen III won two races on Colonial Downs' closing day program Aug. 6 to become the first trainer to win 200 races in Virginia. He also demolished his own single-season record for victories.

  • That Handicapping Show: Aug. 7 Episode

    Jason and Tom analyze the Arlington Million (gr. IT).Plus, picks from Cary Fotias of Equiform on La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT), race 9 at Del Mar on Sat., Aug. 9. The free “Race of the Week” download features Fotias' detailed analysis of this race and the Hatoof Stakes, race 6 on the Saturday Arlington card. Download your FREE Equiform Race of the Week report!