Headlines for Monday, August 1, 2011

  • Shackleford

    Shackleford Arrives at Saratoga

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford, second by a neck to Coil in the July 31 Haskell Invitational (gr. I), arrived at Saratoga shortly after 4 p.m. Aug. 1 to prepare for his next start.

  • Weisbord Named COO of Team Valor

    Bradley Weisbord has been hired by Barry Irwin as chief operating officer of Team Valor International. Weisbord spent the last two years as business/racing manager for leading owner Ahmed Zayat.

  • Sorcerer's Stone winning the Arlington-Washington Breeders' Cup Futurity.

    Sorcerer's Stone Sires First Winner

    Sorcerer's Stone, who won the Arlington-Washington Breeders' Cup Futurity (gr. III), was represented by his first winner as a sire when his daughter, Miss Holy Stone, captured a six-furlong race at Louisiana Downs.

  • Coil wins the Haskell Invitational.

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    Coil Unwinds Knockout Punch in Haskell

    A forced change of tactics helped Coil capture the the $1 million Resorts Casino Hotel Haskell Invitational (gr. I) in a spirited stretch duel with favored Shackleford at Monmouth Park July 31.

  • NYRA Awards $8,000 in Scholarships

    The New York Racing Association prepared college students for the upcoming academic year by awarding $8,000 in scholarships on the third annual College Day at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Sesamoid Fractures: Size, Shape, and Racing Prognosis

    When an equine athlete suffers a sesamoid fracture, the owner will often ask his or her veterinarian that daunting question: "What's his prognosis to return to competition?" A team of researchers recently set out to determine if, in some cases, the size and shape of a bone fragment could help veterinarians give a more accurate prognosis for ...