Headlines for Thursday, July 28, 2011

  • Get Serious won the Oceanport in 2009 and 2010 (shown).

    Get Serious Goes for 3rd Straight Oceanport

    Locally-based Get Serious has been off form this season but will try to get back to his winning ways when he goes for his third straight victory in the $200,000 Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 31 at Monmouth Park.

  • Sidney's Candy won the La Jolla on the turf at Del Mar last August.<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%3D9145494%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Fourstardave: Sidney's Candy Remains On Turf

    Following his sensational workout on turf recently at Saratoga, trainer Todd Pletcher decided to enter Sidney's Candy in the $150,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) July 31, where he is up against six rivals.

  • First NBC Saratoga Show Draws Over 1 Million

    NBC Sports' broadcast of the July 23 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) at Saratoga drew an audience of 1.18 million viewers, signaling a successful launch of the NBC Sports Group's "Summer at Saratoga" series.

  • Horsemen to Help Defray Instant Racing Costs

    When Kentucky Downs becomes the first Kentucky track to implement Instant Racing, it will do so with the takeout from the electronic games allocated to purses during the first year being used to help defray startup costs.

  • THS: Haskell Invitational 2011

    Jason, Ian and Evan handicap the Haskell Invitational  and Jim Dandy Stakes this weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Haskell Invitational.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Suffolk Downs Expands Live Racing Schedule

    Suffolk Downs, which had been racing only three days per week during the current meet, will now card live racing four days per week. The schedule change is a result of passage of a bill in the Massachusetts legislature.

  • Churchill Non-Committal on Instant Racing

    The chairman of Churchill Downs Inc. said July 28 that the racetrack and gaming company may not proceed with installation of Instant Racing machines even after pending litigation is finalized, likely some time in 2012.

  • Jockeys to Sing for Charity

    Saratoga jockeys will be in full voice Aug. 22, when they take the stage at Vapors Night Club for "Riders Up," an evening of jockey karaoke and dinner to benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund.

  • Overdriven<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%3D9609853%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Overdriven No Longer Overlooked

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Overdriven follows Uncle Mo as a standout 2-year-old for owner Mike Repole. The Tale of the Cat colt's pedigree offers many clues to how he'll develop as a runner.