Headlines for Monday, August 29, 2011

  • J. B.'s Thunder

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    J.B.'s Thunder Returns to Racing

    Grade I winner J. B.'s Thunder will make his first start in nearly nine months when he competes in the seventh race at Saratoga Sept. 1, an allowance/optional claiming event at 1 1/16 miles on the turf.

  • Friend Or Foe

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    Friend Or Foe Sidelined for 60 Days

    Chester and Mary Broman's Friend Or Foe, winner of last year's Empire Classic and the June 5 Easy Goer Stakes, both at Belmont Park, will likely will get some preventative time off due to a slight ankle issue.

  • Stay Thirsty winning the Travers Stakes

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    Pletcher Eyes Options for Stay Thirsty, 'Mo'

    Trainer Todd Pletcher said Aug. 29 that Travers (gr. I) winner Stay Thirsty would most likely head to the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) and Uncle Mo's options include the Kelso (gr. II) and Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).

  • Hammer Time: Dillman's Breeding Success

    Nancy Dillman of Stonegate Farm discusses her good fortune to breed grade I winner Havre de Grace and that runner's half brother, which brought $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale

  • Conformation DVD Feature: David Ingordo

    David Ingordo explains what he looks for in a horse's conformation as a yearling. Plus the DVD includes a special feature on how he discovered Zenyatta.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Capital Improvement Project at Gulfstream

    Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino has unveiled a $3 million capital improvement project, including installation of the Trakus system, that will be completed in time for the 2011-12 season that runs from Dec. 3 through April 8.

  • Suffolks Down

    Suffolk Downs Cancels Aug. 30 Card

    Although Tropical Storm Irene has left the area, several East Coast tracks are still impacted by the storm that began as a hurricane and was later downgraded before rolling through the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.