Headlines for Friday, August 17, 2012

  • Suggestive Boy works mile, one of 18 Pacific Classic noms

    Days before the 2003 Grade 1 Pacific Classic, Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally watched from the balcony of Barn 1 overlooking the track as Candy Ride went a mile in just over 1:36 in his final major workout before winning the race.

  • Alpha, Fast Falcon work for Travers

    Alpha turned in his final serious work for the Grade 1, $1 million Travers on Friday at Saratoga, covering a half-mile over the fast main track in 48 4/5 under exercise rider Rob Massey.

  • Trinniberg turns in fast prep for King's Bishop

    The last time Trinniberg raced at Saratoga, he was the longest shot in the field, sent off at nearly 70-1 in last year's Grade 1 Hopeful. His return to the Spa in next Saturday's Grade 1 King's Bishop likely is to be quite different, with three graded stakes wins since then, including the Grade 3 Bay Shore at Aqueduct in April and the Grade 2 Woody Stephens at Belmont Park in June.

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    Alpha, Fast Falcon Work for Travers Bids

    Alpha turned in his final serious work for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 17, while Fast Falcon also breezed. Neck 'n Neck is expected to turn in his final preparations Aug. 19 or 20.

  • O'Brien's team takes to the track at Arlington

    Aidan O'Brien's trio of Treasure Beach, Up and Daddy Long Legs all made an appearance Friday morning at Arlington Park, one day ahead of their starts in the International Festival of Racing.

  • Euro Hopeful Cogito Won't Make Travers

    Paul Reddam's European-based Cogito, who was scheduled to leave Aug. 17 for Saratoga Race Course to compete in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), will remain home after straining a muscle in his back.