Headlines for Wednesday, July 25, 2012

  • Centre Court emerges from the pack to win the Lake George.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1987456268&k=7BLRHKr">Order This Photo</a>

    Centre Court Aces Rough Lake George

    Centre Court, weaving through traffic in the stretch run on the Saratoga Race Course turf under Julien Leparoux, got the lead in deep stretch and prevailed in a roughly-run renewal of the $200,000 Lake George Stakes July 25.

  • Centre Court prevails in Lake George

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s homebred Centre Court overcame a rough trip to post a narrow victory in Wednesday's Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/lakegeorge12.pdf">Lake George Stakes </a>at Saratoga, surging late among a tight pack to score by a neck in the 1 1/16-mile turf affair. Grade 1 winner Stephanie's Kitten, the 2-1 favorite, was not so fortunate, finishing less than a length back in fourth after being stopped and forced to alter course in deep stretch.

  • Zagora won the 2011 Diana Stakes.

    Zagora in Tough to Defend Diana Title

    Zagora won the Diana Stakes (gr. IT) in 2011, but the 5-year-old mare faces a steep challenge this time around at Saratoga Race Course as Tapitsfly, Winter Memories, Hungry Island, and two European invaders join the fray.

  • Teeth of the Dog and Fast Falcon finished 1-2 in the Dwyer Stakes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1937198734&amp;k=6HTDsKT&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Jim Dandy Draws Wide-Open Field

    A deep, competitive field of eight will face off in the $600,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) July 28 to determine who continues to the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 25.

  • Holy Candy

    Holy Candy Recovering After Ankle Surgery

    Trainer John Sadler reported that Holy Candy, pulled up as the favorite in the second division of the opening day Oceanside Stakes at Del Mar July 18, has undergone successful surgery for a bone chip in his right front ankle.

  • Zagora seeks title defense in Diana against five rivals

    Zagora will take on the top three finishers from the Grade 1 Just a Game and a pair of runners from Europe when she aims for a title defense in the Grade 1, $600,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/diana12.html"> Diana</a> going 1 1/8 miles on the turf Saturday at Saratoga.

  • Matz trainee looking to sink his 'Teeth' into Jim Dandy

    Eight evenly matched three-year-olds hoping to step into the void left by the stars of the Triple Crown will gather at Saratoga Saturday afternoon for the 49th running of the Grade 2, $600,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/jimdandy12.html">Jim Dandy</a>.

  • Los Alamitos Trainer Farias' License Revoked

    Quarter Horse trainer Adan Farias, arrested last month by federal authorities on money laundering charges involving a notorious Mexican drug cartel, has had his license revoked for two years by the CHRB in an unrelated case.

  • Baffert has solid pair for San Diego

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert currently has an embarrassment of riches in the older male ranks in Southern California, led by Game on Dude, Richard's Kid and Jaycito, all of whom are potential candidates for the Grade 1 Pacific Classic later in the Del Mar meet.

  • Gosden looking to take 30th running of Arlington Million with Colombian

    Two summers ago, British trainer John Gosden brought H.R.H. Princess Haya of Jordan's Irish-bred Debussy from his European base of operations to win the 28th running of the Grade 1 Arlington Million. Now it seems increasingly likely that Princess Haya's Irish-bred colt Colombian may make that same Atlantic crossing as a Gosden representative in the 30th anniversary edition of the Arlington Million on August 18.

  • And They're Off: Spa and Surf Edition

    Steve and Lenny discuss the sophomore horses and who to watch during the second part of the year. They also talk about the fillies, New York Times, California stakes names, and Salix.

  • Race-day medication was among the issues at the July 25 meeting of the board of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

    Major Issues Discussed at RCI Board Meeting

    While many of racing's major issues were discussed at the July 25 meeting of the board of directors of the Association of Racing Commissioners International, the agenda called for few decisions to be made.

  • And They're Off: Spa and Surf Edition

    Steve and Lenny discuss the sophomore horses and who to watch during the second part of the year. They also talk about the fillies, New York Times, California stakes names and Salix.

  • Gemologist confirmed for Haskell

    Gemologist will be in the starting gate for the 45th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday.

  • Saratoga Notebook

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  • Camelot among three dozen entered in St Leger

    Camelot heads 36 entries for this year's Group 1 St Leger as the outstanding unbeaten colt bids to become the first winner of the English Triple Crown since Nijinsky II in 1970.

  • Plan Offered for Future of Ontario Industry

    In response to the cancellation of the slots-at-racetracks program, the Ontario Horse Racing Industry Association has developed a plan for "a viable and sustainable horse racing and breeding industry."