Headlines for Monday, September 1, 2008

  • Stardom Bound sweeps to victory in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I). <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%3D5755343%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stardom Bound Rises to Debutante Victory

    The aptly named maiden Stardom Bound, far behind the leaders on the final turn, unleashed a monstrous move through the home stretch to turn the $250,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) into a 4 1/4-length stunner Sept. 1.

  • Kimmel Wins Seven Straight at Saratoga

    When Premium Gold spurted away to victory in the third race at Saratoga Race Course Sept. 1, he handed trainer John Kimmel his unprecedented seventh consecutive victory at the Spa.

  • Night Action Rocks Cradle Stakes by Four

    Front-running Night Action left his seven 2-year-old rivals in the $200,000 Miller Lite Cradle Stakes behind on the far turn and drove to a four-length victory for jockey Victor Lebron on the River Downs turf course in Cincinnati on Sept. 1.

  • Anak Nakal bests Acai in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 1 at Philadelphia Park. <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%3D5750073%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Anak Nakal Nabs Pennsylvania Derby

    Anak Nakal, rallying from far back for jockey Joe Bravo, got up in the final strides to defeat Acai in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Philadelphia Park Sept. 1.

  • Alan Garcia celebrates as Vineyard Haven crosses the wire in the Hopeful (gr. I). <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%3D5750072%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Vineyard Haven Reaps Big Hopeful Victory

    In an eventful running of the $250,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful (gr. I), it was Vineyard Haven who avoided problems and cruised to victory in Saratoga's championship race for 2-year-olds Sept. 1.

  • Hostess holds off Palmilla in the Glens Falls (gr. IIIT) Sept. 1 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%3D5750071%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hostess No Cupcake in Glens Falls 'Cap

    Hostess kept the leaders in range throughout the easily paced $108,900 Glens Falls Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga, then burst past odds-on choice Dynaforce and two others mid-stretch for jockey Rajiv Maragh to post a neck victory Sept. 1. on the inner turf course.

  • Belmont Park opens its fall meet Sept. 5.

    Belmont 38-Day Fall Meet Begins Sept. 5

    Belmont Park's 38-day Fall Championship meeting begins on Sept. 5 with with first-race post at 1 p.m. General admission on Opening Day is free and there will be $2 off clubhouse admission as well.

  • Darley Buys Stonerside from McNair

    Stonerside Stable has been sold to Sheikh Mohammed's Darley. Included in the transaction will be approximately 80 horses in training, plus another 170 or so broodmares, yearlings and weanlings, as well as the main 2,000-acre farm near Paris, Ky., and the training center in Aiken, S.C.