Headlines for Sunday, August 30, 2009

  • Spring House earned a repeat victory in the Del Mar 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%3D8445703%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Spring House Home Again in Del Mar Handicap

    Spring House earned a repeat victory in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) when he came from far off the pace Aug. 30 to catch the outsider Sir Dave by an extremely short nose on the turf.

  • Carlsbad
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    Carlsbad, Evita Argentina Clash in 'Bernardo

    Impressive stakes winners Carlsbad and Evita Argentina head a field of nine fillies and mares going 6 1/2 furlongs in the $200,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) on Sept.4 at Del Mar.

  • Rail Trip

    Contenders in Final Works for Pacific Classic

    Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) winner Rail Trip, San Diego Handicap (gr. II) victor Informed, and Eddie Read (gr. IT) winner Global Hunter wrapped up their serious work for the $1-million Pacific Classic with drills on the morning of Aug. 30.

  • Luna Vega overcame Spritely in the homestretch to post a mild surprise in the Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Stakes at Monmouth.

    Luna Vega Runs Away With Molly Pitcher

    Luna Vega overcame Spritely in the homestretch to post a mild surprise in the $223,000 Molly Pitcher Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 30 for her second win in as many starts on the Monmouth Park main track.

  • Shadwell Travers Stakes winner Summer Bird<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%3D8443497%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ice Mulls Options for Belmont/Travers Winner

    Enjoying the attention a day after Summer Bird's decisive 3 1/2-length win in the Shadwell Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Aug. 29, trainer Tim Ice was entertaining the possibility of reaching his ultimate goal, the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), without a race over Santa Anita's synthetic track.

  • Racetrack Veterans Look for Luck in Odd Customs and Beliefs

    <P>In the modern world of speed figures, tracking devices, and sheets handicapping, just about any racetracker will tell you making it into the hallowed ground of the winner's circle might depend more on cats, birds, bugs, peanuts, popcorn, and pennies. <P>And those are just a few icons of a virtual pantheon of superstitions that many owners, trainers, ...

  • Los Angeles Horse Owners Evacuating Ahead of Fire

    <P>Horse owners in the path of the Station fire are urged to bring their animals to Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills, the <A href="http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2009/08/la-equestrian-center-fills-up-with-horses-donkeys-in-path-of-fire.html" target=_blank><I>Los Angeles Times</I></A> reported. The previous site, the Los Angeles Equestri...