Headlines for Friday, August 28, 2009

  • Justenuffhumor shakes off Cowboy Cal to win the Bernard Baruch Handicap. <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%3D8441118%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Justenuffhumor Wins 6th Straight in Baruch H.

    Darley Stable's Justenuffhumor remains undefeated on the season as he collared pacesetter Cowboy Cal inside the sixteenth-pole and posted a half-length victory in the $200,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 28 on the Saratoga turf.

  • Summer Bird should not be affected by a wet track.

    Weather Could Be a Big Factor in Travers

    With more than an inch of rain in the forecast overnight and into tomorrow, an off-track appears likely for the $1-million Shadwell Travers (gr. I) Aug. 29 at Saratoga.

  • Kathy Walsh

    Kathy Walsh to Enter Washington Hall of Fame

    Kathy Walsh, one of the nation's most successful woman trainers, has been voted into the Washington Racing Hall of Fame for 2009. Jockey Lennie Knowles, 1961 Longacres Mile winner Sparrow Castle, and breeders Wilbur and Marianne Stadelman will join Walsh Sept. 13 at Emerald Downs.

  • King of the Roxy Wins First Start at 'Home'

    Team Valor Stables' Ohio-bred King of the Roxy, voted Ohio Horse of the Year in 2007, made his first start in his home state a winning one Aug. 28 when he captured the $50,000 Honey Jay Stakes at Thistledown.

  • Einstein is one of 19 nominated to the Pacific Classic.

    Nineteen Nominated to Pacific Classic

    Nineteen top-notch runners, including four millionaires and a pair of 3-year-olds, have been nominated to run in Del Mar's $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) on Sept. 6.

  • Horses Top Kentucky Ag Receipts in 2008

    Cash receipts from sales of horses and stud fees in Kentucky again made equines the top agriculture product in 2008, according to state agriculture commissioner Richie Farmer.

  • Euphony comes in from the midwest for the Molly Pitcher.

    Spritely Likely Favorite in Molly Pitcher

    Led by Edward P. Evans' Spritely, Pin Oak Stable's Euphony, and Glencrest Farm's Devil House, seven capable fillies and mares were entered for the $300,000 Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 30 at Monmouth Park.

  • Michael Straight

    Update: Straight Surgery Successful

    Jockey Matthew Straight, twin brother of apprentice jockey Michael Straight who was injured in an Aug. 26 incident at Arlington Park, has issued the following statement regarding the condition of his brother:

  • 'On-Call' Stewards Program Launched

    The Racing Officials Accreditation Program has developed an On Call Stewards Program so that a designated racing official will be available during telecasts of major racing events to explain the rules of racing if an unusual event occurs in a race