Headlines for Saturday, August 22, 2009

  • Internallyflawless holds off Nan to take 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%3D8423734%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Internallyflawless Looks Perfect in DM Oaks

    Internallyflawless, making her second start of the year for trainer Bob Baffert, took the lead into the stretch and held off challenges from heavy favorite Well Monied and outsider Nan to win the $350,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) on turf Aug. 22.

  • Careless Jewel leaves the rest behind in the Alabama.<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%3D8423111%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Careless Jewel Turns Alabama Into a Laugher

    Though Rachel Alexandra was not in the $600,000 Alabama (gr. I), Donver Stable's Careless Jewel did her best impression of the superstar filly, running away from seven rivals to win by 11 lengths in a breakthrough performance Aug. 22 at Saratoga.

  • Ghostzapper

    First Winner, Stakes Winner for Ghostzapper

    Steeplechase Farm's Golden Ghost became the first winner and first stakes winner for 2004 Horse of the Year Ghostzapper when he finished in a dead heat for win with Toboggan Slide in the $75,000 First State Dash Stakes at Delaware Park Aug. 22.

  • Chirac flies home in the Philip H. Iselin.

    Chirac Romps in Sloppy Iselin

    Locally-based Chirac broke on top and never looked back, powering his way to a 12-1 upset against five rivals that included odds-on favorite Coal Play in the $300,000 Philip H. Iselin (gr. III) Aug. 22 in the Monmouth Park slop.

  • Belmont winner Summer Bird working at Saratoga on August 22.

    Summer Bird Works, Mine That Bird Doing Well

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Summer Bird breezed five furlongs over the main track at Saratoga Aug. 22 with Kent Desormeaux up. The time for the move, seventh best of nine at the distance, was 1:00.91 over a muddy track.

  • The ground breaking for the new Calder Casino & Race Course was held on June 3, 2009.

    Calder Gets License For Card Room

    Calder Casino & Race Course reached yet another milestone Aug. 21 when the State of Florida granted the business its card room operating license.

  • Santulli Replaces Bell on Jockey Club Board

    Richard Santulli has been elected to the board of stewards of The Jockey Club, filling the position vacated by Reynolds Bell Jr. at the expiration of his four-year term, it was announced Aug. 22.

  • TRA Adopts Wagering Protocol Measures

    Past-posting and late odds changes are major issues in racing, but more of perception than reality, Thoroughbred Racing Associations' executive vice president Chris Scherf said the morning of Aug. 22 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.