Headlines for Wednesday, August 25, 2010

  • Bing Crosby winner Smiling Tiger will try for a repeat performance in the Pat O'Brien 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%3D9124898%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Smiling Tiger Faces Baffert Trio in O'Brien

    Smiling Tiger, who ran away from the field in the Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I) four weeks ago and was never caught, will try to to do it again in the $300,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 28.

  • The fourth time might be the charm for Awesome Gem in the Pacific Classic.<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%3D9102112%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Awesome Gem Takes 4th Cut at Pacific Classic

    Awesome Gem, the pride of the ownership syndicate West Point Thoroughbreds and trainer Craig Dollase, takes his record fourth shot at the $1 million Pacific Classic Presented by TVG (gr. I) as one of the favorites Aug. 28.

  • Beyondallboundarys will be going for her second consecutive stakes triumph in the Victory Ride Stakes.

    Beyondallboundarys Ready for Victory Ride

    Beyondallboundarys will be going for her second consecutive stakes triumph when she takes on eight rivals in the Victory Ride Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Saratoga Aug. 28 on the Travers undercard.

  • Dubai to Sponsor England's Dewhurst Stakes

    Dubai, one of the seven United Arab Emirates, will sponsor the group I Dewhurst Stakes, it was announced Aug. 25. The race will be run Oct. 16 at Newmarket in England.

  • Phola carries 120 in the Ballston Spa 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%3D8937760%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Phola, Mekong Melody Lead Ballston Spa

    Multiple graded stakes winner Phola and Mekong Melody, a grade II winner at Woodbine last month, head the field in the $200,000 Ballston Spa Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Saratoga inner turf course Aug. 28.

  • Amsterdam winner Discreetly Mine tries to topple D' Funnybone in the King's Bishop.<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%3D9131979%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Discreetly Mine, D' Funnybone Meet Again

    D' Funnybone handily defeated Discreetly Mine in the Woody Stephens (gr. II), but the tables could be turned when the two meet again in the $250,000 NetJets King's Bishop (gr. I) Aug. 28 at Saratoga.

  • And They're Off: August 25, 2010

    Lenny and Steve discuss the return of dirt to Santa Anita, Blind Luck and Evening Jewel, upcoming races, and more.

  • KHRC Pledges to Consider Input on Testing

    Kentucky Horse Racing Commission officials acknowledged concerns about aspects of the proposed out-of-competition testing of racehorses and pledged Aug. 25 to consider the input before the regulations are approved.

  • O' Shooting Star

    Paddy's O'Prado is unquestionably the best in his division, but is he the best 3YO on turf or dirt?

  • Potomac Horse Fever Cases Reported in New York; Vets Encourage Vaccination

    Officials have confirmed the number of Potomac Horse fever (PHF) cases in northern New York has been higher than usual in recent weeks, encouraging owners to vaccinate but noting that a rise in cases is relatively common this time of year. An article printed in the Aug. 14 edition of the Watertown Daily Times reported there is an "outbreak"...