Headlines for Saturday, August 13, 2011

  • Cape Blanco leaves the rest behind in the Arlington Million.

    Cape Blanco Sails Again in Arlington Million

    A yielding turf was just fine with favored Cape Blanco, who registered his second straight grade I score on North American turf in style for Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 13.

  • Burns holds off Lil Bit O'Fun to win the La Jolla Handicap.
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    Burns Scorches La Jolla Foes

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela drove Burns through an opening at the rail past mid-stretch to capture the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT), giving trainer Barry Abrams a special moment at Del Mar Aug. 13.

  • Groupie Doll Uses Inside Trip to Win Gardenia

    Fred Bradley and Buff Bradley's homebred Groupie Doll is now a graded stakes winner, thanks to a rail-skimming trip by Greta Kuntzweiler that earned her victory in the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 13 at Ellis Park.

  • New York Welcomes Dublin

    Grade I winner Dublin is introduced to New York, as he prepares to begin his breeding career. Includes footage of Dublin, comments from Spendthrift farm, including owner B. Wayne Hughes, and comments from New York breeders.Sponsored by Spendthrift New York

  • Stacelita rolls home in the Beverly D.

    Stacelita Shows Her Stuff in Beverly D.

    Favored Stacelita added a grade I North American victory to her stellar record when she used a rail-skimming ride by jockey Ramon Dominguez to capture the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park Aug. 13.

  • Treasure Beach outfinishes Ziyarid to win the Secretariat.

    Treasure Beach Game in Secretariat Win

    Making his United States debut, English-bred Treasure Beach gamely held off fellow European invader Ziyarid to post a neck victory in the $400,000 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 13 at Arlington Park.

  • Change Looms for New York-Bred Program

    With expectations that funding for the New York-bred program will increase about 100% by 2014, officials hope to strike a balance with plans to expand its offerings and rewards for owners and breeders.