Headlines for Wednesday, August 10, 2011

  • Old Friends to Expand in New York

    The Thoroughbred retirement outfit intends to purchase the 265-acre former Sez Who Thoroughbred Farm near Stillwater, N.Y., south of Saratoga Springs. Sackatoga Stable also announced a new funding program for Old Friends.

  • Midnight Interlude won the Tsunami Slew Stakes in his only turf start. <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%3D9569212%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Turf Beckons Midnight Interlude in La Jolla

    The withdrawal of Mr. Commons left a big hole in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT), one that Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Midnight Interlude will attempt to fill on the Del Mar turf Aug. 13.

  • No Salix in Graded Stakes for 2YOs in 2012

    The American Graded Stakes Committee said Aug. 10 it will employ a pilot program that will ban race-day medications -- primarily the anti-bleeding drug Salix -- in graded 2-year-old stakes in 2012.

  • And They're Off: Dog Days Edition

    Lenny and Kenny Rice of NBC Sports review breaking news, the Saratoga race meet, Del Mar Exes race, Race Medication, and Leftylenythelegend.Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Aqueduct and Belmont Schedules Announced

    The New York Racing Association has announced the stakes programs for the 2011 Belmont fall championship meet and the 2011 Aqueduct fall meet, featuring 30 graded stakes races and nearly $9 million in purses.

  • International Feature: Ballarat Facility

    Simon Burgess talks about the new all weather training facility at Ballarat at with track manager Andrew Morton, trainer Dan O'Sullivan, and trainer Darren Weir.

  • French-bred Stacelita heads a strong field of 11 older fillies and mares in the Beverly D. Stakes.

    Stacelita Slight Choice in Strong Beverly D.

    Third in her American debut in the United Nations Stakes (gr. IT) last month, French-bred Stacelita heads a strong field of 11 older fillies and mares in the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park Aug. 13.

  • International Feature: Ballarat Facility

    Simon Burgess talks about the new all weather training facility at Ballarat with track manager Andrew Morton, trainer Dan O'Sullivan, and trainer Darren Weir.

  • Irish Derby winner Treasure Beach is favored in the Secretariat 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%3D9629984%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    European Treasure Beach Secretariat Favorite

    Despite making his first start in North America, European-based grade I winner Treasure Beach was tabbed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 13 at Arlington Park.

  • Monmouth Park

    Privatization of NJ Racetracks Progresses

    Legislation authorizing the privatization of Monmouth Park and Meadowlands as well as a period of joint operation with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority has been signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale Day 2 Wrap

    Eric Mitchell recaps Day 2 of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale, and overall results from the 2-day auction. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency