Headlines for Sunday, August 28, 2011

  • Acclamation wins the Pacific Classic

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    Acclamation Pulls Off Pacific Classic Heist

    Acclamation, with a patented front-running ride from veteran jockey Patrick Valenzuela, held off favored Twirling Candy in the final furlong to win the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) by a head at Del Mar Aug. 28.

  • The Factor wins the Pat O'Brien Stakes

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    The Factor Makes Huge Impact in Pat O'Brien

    The Factor, knocked off the Triple Crown trail by an ankle injury more than four months ago, outfought crack sprinter Smiling Tiger and drew off in the stretch to win the $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar.

  • Celtic New Year wins the Del Mar Handicap.

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    Celtic New Year Rings in Breeders' Cup Berth

    Celtic New Year, coming from off the pace, got through an opening in the stretch and held off heavy favorite Bourbon Bay and Imponente Purse in a tight finish in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf Aug. 28.

  • F-T Texas Has Big Selling Day Planned

    Fasig-Tipton Texas will conduct the largest single day of selling in its history Aug. 30, when 425 horses are scheduled to go through the auction ring.

  • Stay Thirsty winning the Travers Stakes

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    Stay Thirsty, Uncle Mo OK; Coil 'Discouraged'

    Todd Pletcher said Stay Thirsty and Uncle Mo were doing fine the day after their strong runs in the Travers Stakes and King's Bishop Stakes, respectively, but that Ballerina winner Hilda's Passion sustained a minor injury.

  • Racehorses, Swimming, and Colic

    Performance horses are kept in top physical condition by a variety of methods, and where facilities exist, swimming can be a beneficial means of exercise. However, some veterinarians have observed an association between swimming and the onset of colic. A team of Australian researchers recently took a closer look at the link and determined that while swimm...