Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale posts 'similar' numbers as last year during two-day sale.
Top grass female Tuscan Evening collapsed after a workout on the Del Mar turf course Aug. 8 and died. Track officials suspect that the 5-year-old grade I winner suffered a heart attack.
Jockey Patrick Valenzuela earned his first California stakes victory since the fall of 2007 when he guided J P's Gusto to a front-running half-length win in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) at Del Mar Aug. 8.
Secret Gypsy got an ideal trip for jockey Jamie Theriot to score a two-length win in the five-horse Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. II) Aug. 8 and remain undefeated in three starts at Saratoga Race Course.
Even-money choice Majesticperfection blew away a quality field in the $250,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I), going gate to wire in a fast time at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 8.
Sand Cove, the odds-on favorite in a four-horse field, captured his sixth career stakes event in wire-to-wire fashion by winning the Seagram Cup Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 8 at Woodbine.
Following his thrilling victory over Quality Road in the Whitney Handicap (gr. I), Blame will be pointed to the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park for his next start Oct. 2.
The California Horse Racing Board has arranged for Dr. Michael "Mick" Peterson, a well-known professor of engineering at the University of Maine, to inspect the main track at Santa Anita Park this coming week.
Zoffany came charging with a late run under Johnny Murtagh to capture the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) by a half-length at the Curragh Aug. 8.
Regal Parade earned his second group I victory with a determined effort to take the Prix Maurice de Gheest (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 8.
- By Vic Zast
Horseplayers expected the Whitney to be highway robbery with Quality Road the 1-2 favorite, but Blame won in a street fight. Read Blog
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