Headlines for Sunday, August 22, 2010

  • Sweet August Moon wins the Rancho Bernardo Handicap under Victor Espinoza. <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%3D9159611%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sweet August Moon Rises in Rancho Bernardo

    Sweet August Moon outfought even-money choice Alpha Kitten to win the $147,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) at Del Mar Aug. 22 and earn a spot in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) this fall.

  • Marsh Side pulls away to win the Sky Classic Stakes by five lengths.

    Marsh Side Sails Again at Woodbine

    Marsh Side proved a popular five-length winner of the $243,047 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) Aug. 22 on the Woodbine turf course, where he has recorded the biggest wins of his career for trainer Neil Drysdale.

  • Take the Points won eight of 16 starts.

    Take the Points Injured, Retired

    Take the Points, winner of last year's Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park, has been retired from racing after fracturing a splint bone in his right front leg.

  • 'Dream'-y Finish in Prix Morny

    Dream Ahead completed a perfect weekend for jockey William Buick when he pulled away in the final furlong to capture the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 22.

  • Officials Cite Progress Made in Drug Testing

    Laboratories that test samples for the presence of drugs in California, Delaware, Kentucky, New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and other states have signed letters of intent to submit to accreditation.

  • Round Table Sounds Optimism, Cooperation

    Participants in The Jockey Club Round Table Aug. 22 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., sought to convey optimism and opportunity in the face of declines in many facets of the Thoroughbred industry.

  • MID Pays First Half Dues to NTRA

    MI Developments, among the largest dues-paying members of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, committed to the organization for the first half of 2010 and will discuss its future involvement.