Headlines for Sunday, July 24, 2011

  • Up In Time wins the San Clemente Handicap.

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    Up In Time Zips to San Clemente Surprise

    Recent British import Up In Time swept past pacesetter Mizdirection in deep stretch to produce an 11-1 upset in the $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Del Mar turf July 24.

  • Overdriven wins the Sanford Stakes.

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    Overdriven Powers Home Smartly in Sanford

    Trainer Todd Pletcher says he's not comparing new stable star Overdriven to last year's champion 2-year-old colt Uncle Mo. But he may have trouble keeping others from doing so after an easy win in the Sanford Stakes July 24.

  • Winward Islands wins the Nijinsky Stakes.

    Windward Islands Sails to Nijinsky Defense

    Windward Islands collared odds-on choice Fifty Proof just past mid-stretch and edged away in the closing strides to successfully defend his title in the $329,793 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) on a yielding Woodbine turf course.

  • Pants On Fire, right, and Ruler On Ice, left, work towards the Haskell.

    Breen's Haskell Contenders in Final Drill

    Trainer Kelly Breen had Ruler On Ice and Pants On Fire on the Monmouth Park track shortly after the fifth race July 24 for a four-furlong work between races one week prior to the Haskell Invitational (gr. I).

  • Patrick Husbands guides Fares Farm's Embur's Song to victory.

    Embur's Song Still Humming in Ontario Matron

    Front-running favorite Embur's Song registered her fourth consecutive stakes win when she held off an all-out Ariana D by three-quarters of a length in the $193,066 Ontario Matron (Can-III) at Woodbine July 24.

  • Shock Wave Therapy and PSGAGs: Effects on Arthritis

    We know osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful, degenerative condition that can result in lost training days, poor performance, and early retirement in equine athletes. We also know that there are many different treatments for OA. What we don't know, and what a team of researchers recently investigated, is how certain arthritic joint tissues--such as the su...