Headlines for Thursday, August 16, 2012

  • Kentucky Tries to Reduce Fatalities

    The veterinary staff of the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has added some additional protocols to its operations in an effort to cut down on the number of equine fatalities at the state's tracks.

  • Handicapping Insights

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  • Five horses return from the Lake George, including Centre Court, who won the Lake George.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1987456268&amp;k=7BLRHKr&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Five from Lake George Return in Lake Placid

    Five of the top six finishers from the July 25 Lake George Stakes, including top two Centre Court and Better Lucky, return to fight for supremacy in the $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid (gr. IIT) Aug. 19 at Saratoga.

  • Million entrant Afsare breezes sharp half-mile on Polytrack

    Darley Stud Management's British-bred Afsare, originally scheduled for a turf work Thursday morning, fulfilled an alternate plan and worked four furlongs in :48 over Arlington Park's Polytrack due to a steady rain that fell during training hours.

  • Stephanie's Kitten hopes for better luck in Lake Placid

    Last year's Grade 1 Alcibiades and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner went off as the 2-1 favorite in the 1 1/16-mile Lake George, only to get buried in traffic along the inside. Stephanie's Kitten ended up a frustrating fourth, beaten a grand total of a half-length by Centre Court.

  • Acclamation expected to recover from 'mild strain'

    The injury that will keep Acclamation from defending his title in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic has been determined to be a &quot;mild strain&quot; of a ligament in the area of the left front pastern.

  • Awesome Gem goes for Longacres Mile title defense

    Grade 1 veteran Awesome Gem will take on 10 rivals as he goes for a title defense in Sunday's Grade 3, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/longacresmile12.html">Longacres Mile Handicap</a> at Emerald Downs.

  • Golden Gate Starts Short Summer Meet Aug. 17

    Golden Gate Fields opens its brief 2012 summer meeting Aug. 17 with a "Happy Hour" racing program that features half-price admission, food and drink specials, and live music between races.

  • Afsare at Arlington Park.

    Million Entrant Afsare Works at Arlington

    British-bred Afsare, originally scheduled for turf work on the morning of Aug. 16 in preparation for the Arlington Million (gr. IT), instead drilled a half-mile over the Arlington Park main track due to a steady rain.

  • Motion has Beverly D. on his bucket list

    H. Graham Motion has 15 Grade 1s throughout his career, including in such prestigious events as the Kentucky Derby and Breeders' Cup Turf, but one race still on the trainer's bucket list is the Beverly D. Stakes at Arlington Park.

  • Summer Front won't try elders this season

    The winner of the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes on Saturday will have a strong claim as America's best three-year-old turf male, but trainer Christophe Clement is more concerned with building Summer Front's resume for a lifetime achievement award.

  • Jockey Camacho Has Surgery on Broken Leg

    Jockey Samuel Camacho, Jr., who lost his status as an apprentice only this past May, will be out of action for an extended period of time after breaking his leg in a training mishap at Monmouth Park Aug. 15.

  • Union Rags to enter stud at Lane's End

    &quot;We are thrilled that Phyllis Wyeth has chosen to stand Union Rags at Lane's End,&quot; Will Farish said. &quot;He has all the makings of a top stallion. He was a brilliant racehorse with outstanding conformation and he has an exceptional pedigree.&quot;

  • The Jockey Club announces winners of T.I.P. non-competitive awards

    The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), which sponsors Thoroughbred-only classes and divisions and high point Thoroughbred awards at open horse shows and competitions, announced Thursday the recipients of its two non-competition awards for 2012 -- the T.I.P. Young Rider of the Year Award and the T.I.P. Thoroughbred of the Year Award.

  • THS: Arlington Million 2012

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Arlington Million and talk about Millions day. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Arlington Million.

  • Point of Entry, Photo Tease

    Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) contender Point of Entry knew how to turn on the racehorse pose - eventually. But first he had to be bribed to come to the front of the stall, and then.

  • Another Battle Looms Over South Florida Dates

    Gulfstream and Calder appear headed toward another dispute over southeast Florida racing dates, with Gulfstream preparing for a major expansion in the second half of 2013 and Calder planning to push for December racing again.