Headlines for Monday, August 20, 2012

  • Frankel clashes with St Nicholas Abbey in Juddmonte

    The Ebor Festival, one of the highlights of the British Flat season, starts on Wednesday, when the world's top-rated horse will be the undoubted headline attraction. The Group 1, £725,000 Juddmonte International is the centerpiece of the opening day, in which Frankel faces just eight rivals as he steps up to 10 furlongs for the first time.

  • Royal Delta in the Delaware Handicap.

    Royal Delta Sharp in Personal Ensign Work

    Besilu Stables' Royal Delta put in her final serious work for the Aug. 26 Personal Ensign Invitational (gr. I), breezing four furlongs in a bullet :48.95 under exercise rider Rodolphe Brisset Aug. 20 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Spy in the Sky faces familiar foes in Turf Writers Cup

    Having shown he hadn't completely lost the touch when upsetting Saratoga's Grade 1 A.P. Smithwick Memorial three weeks ago, Spy in the Sky will attempt to make it a sweep of the Spa's two major hurdles in Thursday's Grade 1, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/turfwriterscup12">New York Turf Writers Cup</a> over 2 3/8 miles.

  • High Chaparral Colt Shines at Arqana Sale

    A son of High Chaparral was the most expensive horse sold during the third session of the Arqana Deauville August yearling sale, bringing €220,000 ($271,313 in U.S. funds).

  • Lukas invites little girl into winner's circle

    When Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas wins a horse race, he does something with little fanfare that leaves a strong impression, and it was no different Sunday when his two-year-old filly Broken Spell rallied to break her maiden in the 5TH race on the turf at Saratoga.

  • Travers Eve Party, Battle of the Brews on tap

    Racing fans will converge on Saratoga Race Course and downtown Saratoga Springs for a pair of exciting events on the eve of the 143rd running of the Grade 1, $1 million Travers.

  • Woodbine is located in Ontario.

    Will Ontario Slots Program Be Revisited?

    Just days before a government panel is set to release recommendations for the future of horse racing in Ontario, the industry is receiving support from politicians questioning the end of the slots-at-racetracks program.

  • Raffle to Benefit TRF's Efforts

    A Breeders' Cup World Championships ticket package, box seats at the U.S. Open tennis tournament, and an Apple iPad3 are the prizes in a raffle to benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

  • Good 2YO Market Could Help OBS Yearling Sale

    Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. officials are cautiously optimistic that the August yearling sale can pick up right where the sales company's juvenile sale season ended: on a high note.

  • Colic Prevalence in Horses Hospitalized for Ocular Disease

    Colic is a serious health concern for horses recovering from a variety of surgeries, illnesses, or injuries. Researchers are working to understand which conditions pose the biggest colic risk and to identify associated risk factors. Recently researchers took a closer look at colic in ocular disease patients.