Headlines for Sunday, November 18, 2012

  • Naples Bay

    Naples Bay Tops Grade III My Charmer

    Edward A. Cox Jr.'s Naples Bay, a half sister to major sire Medaglia d'Oro, heads Calder's Nov. 22 My Charmer Handicap (gr. IIIT) off her score earlier this year at Belmont in the Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Six set to line up in Fall Highweight

    Horses will join many people in packing on a few extra pounds this Thursday as a field of six goes to post for the 99th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/fallhighweight12.html"> Fall Highweight Handicap</a>, the traditional Thanksgiving Day feature at Aqueduct.

  • Brushed by a Star, Joyful Victory renew their rivalry in Falls City

    Brushed by a Star, who scored a narrow win over Joyful Victory in the Grade 2 Chilukki for owner Team Forster and trainer Grant Forster, will make her first start for her new connections in Thursday's Grade 2, $150,000 Falls City Handicap at Churchill Downs.

  • Groupie Doll confirmed for Cigar Mile; Holidayfest runners work

    Trainer William &quot;Buff&quot; Bradley confirmed Sunday that multiple Grade 1-winning filly Groupie Doll will make her next start against boys in Saturday's Grade 1, $350,000 Cigar Mile Handicap at Aqueduct. She was assigned to carry 118 pounds in the race.

  • McClellan marks 40 years as jockey agent

    When rising superstar Joe Talamo captured Santa Anita's autumn riding title to break the five-year Southern California reign of Rafael Bejarano and Joel Rosario, it was a scrapbook-filling moment for the 22-year-old. For his agent, Scotty McClellan, it was just another day at the office.

  • Take Charge Indy, Neck 'n Neck breeze for Clark

    Grade 1 winner Take Charge Indy continued his preparations for Friday's Grade 1, $400,000 Clark Handicap with a three-furlong move in :35 2/5 over the fast main track at Churchill Downs on Sunday morning.

  • Shackleford staying home for Clark

    A decision on whether classic hero Shackleford would run in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile on Saturday at Aqueduct or one day earlier in the Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs was to be made Monday, but trainer Dale Romans told the <i>Courier-Journal</i> on Sunday that the chestnut would stay home in Kentucky for the latter contest.

  • Glorious upset of Dragon; California Memory takes thriller at Sha Tin

    John Size is hoping for a repeat run from stable star Glorious Days in the Group 1 Hong Kong Mile December 9, after the five-year-old lowered the colors of Hong Kong's dual Horse of the Year Ambitious Dragon in the Group 2 Jockey Club Mile at Sha Tin Racecourse on Sunday.

  • Fair Grounds opens with salty renewal of Thanksgiving 'Cap

    Fair Grounds is generally accepted to be the third-oldest racetrack in the country, although many accounts, including a heavily researched 2006 feature in <i>The Times-Picayune</i> by Bob Fortus, contend that Fair Grounds could be at least the second-oldest, if not the oldest.

  • Sadamu Patek hangs on from Boss in Mile Championship

    Sadamu Onishi's Sadamu Patek just hung on from favored Grand Prix Boss in Sunday's 29th running of the Mile Championship at Kyoto. Aside from recording his first Grade 1 title, the son of Fuji Kiseki helped jockey Yutaka Take to fill in a rare gap on his resume.

  • California Memory Shines in Hong Kong Trial

    California Memory tuned up for his repeat bid for the Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) next month with a game victory in the Longines Jockey Club Cup (HK-II) on Nov. 18 at Sha Tin.

  • Sadamu Patek Holds Back Favorite at Kyoto

    Sadamu Patek held back determined favorite Grand Prix Boss and captured the Mile Championship (Jpn-I) on Nov. 18 at Kyoto for a breakthrough win at the top level.