Headlines for Wednesday, August 29, 2012

  • Roxy Gap won the Royal North Stakes by a half length on turf July 29.

    Roxy Gap Seeks Fourth Win of Woodbine Meet

    Roxy Gap, a three-time graded stakes winner at Woodbine this season, is the 124-pound high weight in a field of five entered for the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 1 at the Toronto track.

  • Executiveprivilege tops Del Mar Debutante

    An impressive winner in each of her first three starts, Executiveprivilege will look to add another prize when she squares off against eight challengers in Saturday's Grade 1, $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/delmardeb12">Del Mar Debutante</a>. The Bob Baffert-trained daughter of First Samurai figures to be an overwhelming favorite with regular rider Rafael Bejarano.

  • Woodward, Forego highlight final Saturday at the Spa

    Mucho Macho Man, impressive winner of the Grade 2 Suburban Handicap on July 7, can continue his ascent into the upper echelons of the handicap division Saturday with a strong performance in the Grade 1, $750,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/woodward12">Woodward</a> at Saratoga at 1 1/8 miles.

  • Data Link is the 7-5 morning line favorite for the Bernard Baruch Handicap.

    Data Link is Class of Bernard Baruch Field

    Of nine graded stakes trainer Shug McGaughey has won in 2012, eight have been on turf. On Sept. 1 at Saratoga Race Course, the Hall of Famer looks to add to that total when sending Data Link postward in the Bernard Baruch.

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  • Prix de Diane Winner Valyra Euthanized

    The Aga Khan's Valyra, winner of this year's Prix de Diane (Fr-I), suffered a fracture to her femur while training at Deauville in France the morning of Aug. 29 and had to be euthanized due to the extent of her injury.

  • Two canoes celebrate Travers winners

    A Saratoga tradition was doubled Wednesday when the infield pond at Saratoga Race Course welcomed two canoes for the winners of Saturday's 143rd edition of the Grade 1 Travers.

  • Camelot among 16 remaining in St Leger

    A total of 16 horses remain in the Group 1 St Leger, which has record prize money of £550,000, at Doncaster on September 15, the fourth and final day of the St Leger Festival.

  • Paynter

    Haskell Winner Paynter Showing Improvement

    The condition of Zayat Stables' Paynter, who suffered a recurrence of an illness that kept him out of the Travers Stakes (gr. I), was improved the morning of Aug. 29, according to noted veterinarian Mark Cheney.