Headlines for Sunday, August 12, 2012

  • Hip 448 sold for $330,000 at the Saratoga Sale.

    F-T NY-Bred Sale Finishes With Gains

    Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale ends two-night run on a powerful upswing for a second straight year, with a strong closing session Aug. 12 and 20 horses sold for $100,000 or more--including a $330,000 sale topper.

  • City to City just gets there in Mabee

    City to City eked out the win in Sunday's Grade 2, $250,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/johncmabee12.pdf">John C. Mabee Stakes</a> at Del Mar by the barest of noses over All Star Heart. Campaigned by William DeBurgh, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and Mark DeDeomenico LLC, the five-year-old mare ran 1 1/8 miles on the firm turf in 1:46.50 to earn her fifth stakes victory. The final time was just 0.16 off the stakes record of 1:46.34 set by Precious Kitten in 2007.

  • Spurious Precision leads all the way home in Saratoga Special

    Klaravich Stables Inc. and William Lawrence's Spurious Precision took full advantage of Shanghai Bobby's withdrawal from Sunday's Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/saratogaspecial12.pdf"> Saratoga Special Stakes</a> to wire the 6 1/2-furlong contest under jockey Alan Garcia by five lengths.

  • Kauai Katie wires the field in Adirondack

    Stonestreet Stables LLC's Kauai Katie wired her foes in the Grade 2, $196,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/adirondack12.pdf"> Adirondack Stakes</a> at Saratoga Sunday, taking it by 2 3/4 lengths as the 2-5 favorite. Guided by Rosie Napravnik, the Todd Pletcher trainee recorded a time of 1:16 4/5 in the 6 1/2-furlong, fast-track contest, making her a perfect two-for-two after a 12-length romp in her maiden debut on July 20, also at Saratoga.

  • Kauai Katie wins the Adirondack Stakes.
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    Kauai Katie Surfs Home In Adirondack

    After breaking her maiden by 12 lengths opening day at the Spa, Kauai Katie returned Aug. 12 to win the grade II Adirondack Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by daylight for undefeated Stonestreet Stables.

  • Sutherland's Pacific Classic ride aboard Game on Dude in jeopardy

    A four-day suspension incurred by Chantal Sutherland while riding in the Shergar Cup international jockey event on Saturday at Ascot, England, to be served August 25-28, may jeopardize her participation in the Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic as the regular jockey for Game on Dude.

  • After the Wire - 8/12/2012

    Evan recaps Wise Dan in the Fourstardave Handicap and Executiveprivilege in the Sorrento Stakes.

  • International Festival runners put in final moves at Arlington

    Two mares and one filly who were pre-entered Friday for Arlington's Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes were on the Chicago oval's worktab Sunday morning in advance of Saturday's upcoming $750,000 sister race to the Grade 1 Arlington Million. All Stormy and Ioya Bigtime also prepared for their respective engagements in the Grade 1 Secretariat and American St. Leger with moves at the Chicago venue.

  • Grace Hall, Via Villaggio gear up for Alabama

    Grace Hall, one of four Grade 1 winners pointing to Saturday's Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama at Saratoga, had her final serious work prior to that 1 1/4-mile race Sunday morning, breezing four furlongs in :49 2/5 over at Delaware Park's fast main dirt.

  • Mucho Macho Man breezes in preparation for Woodward

    Sensational Grade 2 Suburban Handicap winner Mucho Macho Man returned to the worktab for the first time since his July 7 victory with a bullet four-furlong breeze over Saratoga's fast Oklahoma training track Sunday morning.

  • Awesome Maria

    Grade I Winner Awesome Maria Retired

    Joyce Robsham's homebred Awesome Maria, a New York grade I winner, has been retired from racing because of a tendon injury discovered after her last race, the Delaware Handicap (gr. II) July 21, in which she finished third.

  • Mucho Macho Man
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    Mucho Macho Man Turns in Post-Suburban Move

    Suburban Handicap (gr. II) winner Mucho Macho Man returned to the work tab for the first time since his July 7 victory with a bullet four-furlong breeze on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 12.

  • Jockey Club president and chief operating officer James Gagliano speaks at the Jockey Club Round Table.

    Jockey Club: Marketing Relies on Integrity

    The Jockey Club intends to continue with its efforts to market Thoroughbred racing and develop new patrons, but the organization's leader said Aug. 12 those efforts must go hand in hand with medication and penalty reforms.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga - Jim Crupi

    Buyer Jim Crupi of Crupi's New Castle Farm talks about changes at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale and his purchases Aug. 11.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga - Jonathan Thorn

    Jonathan Thorn talks about a $220,000 Majestic Warrior colt Thorndale sold for owner Seth Gregory. The colt was the top selling yearling Aug. 11 at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred sale.

  • Alternation noses out Prayer for Relief in Governor's Cup

    Alternation won a prolonged stretch battle with Prayer for Relief to score by a nose in Saturday night's $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/governorscup12.pdf"> Governor's Cup</a> at Remington Park. The heavy wagering favorite at 3-5 odds, Alternation became a millionaire with his earnings for winning the Governor's Cup, Remington Park's top race for older horses this season.

  • Alternative Fiber Sources for Horses

    Much of the country is experiencing drier than normal conditions this summer, so some horses living on pasture might soon have limited forage choices. With decreased forage growth also comes a decrease in hay production. Therefore, owners might want to familiarize themselves with alternative fiber sources that could be used to supplement their horses&#39;...