Headlines for Wednesday, August 18, 2010

  • Evening Jewel will attempt to win her 2nd grade I victory of the season in 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%3D9119554%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Evening Jewel After Del Mar Oaks Glitter

    Evening Jewel, perfect in two starts on the turf, attempts to register her second grade I victory of the season when she faces a solid field in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks on the grass Aug. 21 at the seaside track.

  • Congrat's daughter Wickedly Perfect won the Sorrento Stakes.<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%3D9133131%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Freshman Sires Starting Fast

    Four of the current top 10 freshman sires of 2010 already have juvenile stakes winners. Alan Porter takes an early look at what's working with pedigree crosses for this year's 'young guns.'

  • Free Fighter, who won the 2009 Stars and Stripes, will try for a repeat performance in 2010.

    Stars and Stripes: Free Fighter Defends Turf

    Free Fighter, unplaced in two starts since upsetting the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) in May, is back to defend his title in the $100,000 Stars and Stripes Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park Aug. 21.

  • Blind Luck most recently won the Delaware Oaks by a nose on July 10.

    Alabama Showdown: Blind Luck vs. 'Devil'

    In a battle between the top two 3-year-old fillies in the nation, California invader Blind Luck will take on New York-based Devil May Care in the $500,000 TVG Betfair Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 21 at Saratoga.

  • Ranger Heartley is one of the California invaders taking on the Canadian Derby.

    Canadian Derby Attracts California Invaders

    Local favorite No Hesitation, on a four-race winning streak for trainer Jim Meyaard, takes on nine rivals, including a pair of California invaders, in the $300,000 Canadian Derby (Can-III) at Northlands Park.

  • I Want Revenge tops a six-horse field entered in the Iselin.<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%3D7986488%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    I Want Revenge Tops Iselin Stakes

    I Want Revenge, the colt who was scratched as the favorite following an injury on the morning of the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), tops a six-horse field entered in Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III).