Headlines for Thursday, August 25, 2011

  • Twirling Candy was made the 5-2 morning-line favorite for the Pacific Classic.<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%3D9395258%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Twirling Candy Favored in Pacific Classic

    Twirling Candy, two-for-two on the Del Mar turf, will seek his first victory on the Southern California racetrack's synthetic surface when he faces nine others in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 28.

  • OBS Sale Ends With Gains in Average, Median

    The final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. August sale of yearlings ended with another day of across-the-board increases despite a smaller amount of horses offered for sale.

  • 2011 Travers Stakes - Predict the Order

    Ten meet in the 1 1/4 mile Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga. Who will win the Mid-Summer Derby and move to the head of the 3-year-old class?

  • Ask the Moon won the Ruffian by 5 3/4 lengths.<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%3D9622426%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ask the Moon a Longshot No More

    Fresh off her upset victory in the Ruffian Handicap (gr. I), Farnsworth Stables' Ask the Moon will take on five rivals in the $300,000 Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I) Aug. 28 at Saratoga.

  • THS: Travers Stakes 2011

    Jason, Tom and James Scully from TwinSpires.com handicap the Travers Stakes and King's Bishop Stakes from Saratoga.

  • Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel

    Officials Argue Over Illinois Racing Future

    The fate of Illinois racing increasingly seems to be held hostage in a tug-of-war between Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel--a showdown that involves both substance and a test of wills.

  • 2009 European Horse of the Year Sea The Stars, grandson of Green Desert.<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%3D8538172%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Green Desert Line Sure to Continue

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Green Desert not only helped to establish the reputation of Danzig as a sire of sires but has founded a flourishing line of his own stallion sons in Europe.

  • THS: Travers Stakes 2011

    Jason, Tom and James Scully from TwinSpires.com handicap the Travers Stakes and King's Bishop Stakes from Saratoga.Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Travers, and the King's Bishop.