Headlines for Sunday, August 19, 2012

  • Forte Dei Marmi rallies to take Sky Classic

    Stella Perdomo's Forte Dei Marmi came up big in the Grade 2, $250,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/skyclassic12.pdf">Sky Classic Stakes</a> at Woodbine Sunday, winning by three parts of a length. Jockey Alex Solis was aboard the Roger Attfield trainee, who rallied from dead last entering the final two furlongs to capture his first stakes win.

  • Taylor Said wins the Longacres Mile.

    Gutierrez, Taylor Said Take Longacres Mile

    Red-hot Taylor Said, back in action just 13 days after setting a track record at Hastings Racecourse, held off Winning Machine in the final strides Aug. 19 to capture the $200,000 Longacres Miles (gr. III) by a head.

  • Taylor Said makes it six straight in Longacres Mile

    Taylor Said dueled with pacesetter Winning Machine throughout the stretch of Sunday's Grade 3, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/longacresmile12.pdf"> Longacres Mile Handicap</a> at Emerald Downs before just eking out the head victory under jockey Mario Gutierrez. Campaigned by Glen Todd's North American Thoroughbred Racing Company, the Stephanotis gelding was sent off the 5-2 second choice in the 10-horse field and paid $7.20, $4.60 and $3.20.

  • Winding Way overcomes bad start to capture Rancho Bernardo

    Spendthrift Farm's homebred Winding Way missed the break in Sunday's Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/ranchobernardo12.pdf">Rancho Bernardo Handicap</a> at Del Mar and found herself in the unusual position of running last on the backstretch.

  • Winding Way wins the Rancho Bernardo.

    Winding Way Aces Rancho Bernardo Test

    Favored Winding Way emerged as a female sprinter to watch this season when she overcame a hopelessly tardy start to win the $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) at Del Mar Aug. 19.

  • Kapitale stays as rest of European squad heads home

    Gestut Karlshof's German-bred filly Kapitale, who finished fourth in Saturday's Grade 1 Beverly D. as the Grade 1 Arlington Million's sister race, will be the only European invader to remain in North America following Saturday's International Festival of Racing.

  • Richard's Kid sold, transferred to O'Neill barn

    Multiple Grade 1 star Richard's Kid, who will bid for his third title in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic August 26, has been transferred from Bob Baffert to the Doug O'Neill barn after being sold privately Saturday.

  • Stephanie&#39;s Kitten wins the Lake Placid Stakes.
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    Stephanie's Kitten Surges in Lake Placid

    With an eye-catching final burst, favored Stephanie's Kitten prevailed by a half-length in the $200,000 Woodford Reserve Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) on the inner turf course at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 19.

  • Stephanie's Kitten gets out in time in Lake Placid

    When Stephanie's Kitten was bottled up along the fence at the top of the stretch in Sunday's Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/lakeplacidchart12.pdf"> Lake Placid Stakes</a>, backers of the even-money favorite likely suffered flashbacks. For it was the same type of trip that resulted in her luckless fourth in the Grade 2 Lake George Stakes on July 25. But this time, fortune smiled on the Ken and Sarah Ramsey homebred, who was able to extricate herself and got up by a half-length.

  • Point of Entry aims for Joe Hirsch en route to BC Turf

    Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said that Point of Entry emerged from his four-length win in Saturday's Grade 1 Sword Dancer Invitational in good shape and likely will make his next start in the Grade 1, $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational on September 29, with the Breeders' Cup Turf being a long-range target.

  • My Miss Aurelia heads busy Saratoga worktab

    Trainer Steve Asmussen expressed satisfaction with My Miss Aurelia's five-furlong breeze on Sunday at Saratoga but said he'd like to give last year's champion two-year-old filly more time between her win in the Mandy's Gold Stakes on August 8 and her next start, making her doubtful for the Grade 1, $500,000 Test Stakes on Saturday back at the Spa.

  • Forte Dei Marmi Forges Home in Sky Classic

    Forte Dei Marmi unleashed a devastating turn of foot in the homestretch to register an upset in the $266,930 Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) for his first North American added-money victory Aug. 19 at Woodbine.

  • Richard's Kid Purchased, Transferred to Mora

    Leading TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) contender Richard's Kid was sold privately Aug. 18 and has been transferred from the barn of Bob Baffert to Leandro Mora and Doug O'Neill a week before the renewal of the $1 million race.

  • Effects of Selenium Source on Mares and Foals

    The micromineral selenium plays a vital role in equine immune function, especially in the mare and foal. Selenium transfer through the placenta and milk has been shown to influence neonatal selenium status in livestock, but it remains unknown if the selenium source affected transmission from mare to foal.