Headlines for Thursday, August 30, 2012

  • Equine Sales of Louisiana Opens Sept. 4-5

    Equine Sales of Louisiana announces its grand opening in Opelousas with the 2012 inaugural yearling sale Sept. 5 at 10 a.m. It will feature 282 yearlings recruited from local and national consignors.

  • Balance the Books overcomes deficit in time in With Anticipation

    Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Balance the Books uncorked a sustained last-to-first move in Thursday's Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/withanticipation12.pdf"> With Anticipation Stakes</a> at Saratoga, denying the pacesetter Joha in the final strides to break his maiden. A fast-finishing second in his debut over the same 1 1/16-mile trip on the Mellon Turf, the Lemon Drop Kid colt got up by a head in a final time of 1:42 1/5 on the firm course.

  • Archwarrior justifies heavy favoritism in debut

    Alto Racing's Archwarrior was a &quot;talking horse&quot; going into his career debut in Thursday's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/archwarrior8-30.pdf">3RD</a> race at Saratoga, going off at cramped odds of 1-4, and the Todd Pletcher juvenile obliged with a 3 1/4-length decision.

  • Spinaway pits Stonestreet entry versus So Many Ways

    Sunday's Grade 1, $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/spinaway12.htm">Spinaway Stakes</a> shapes up as a clash between Stonestreet Stables' flashy debut maiden winners Teen Pauline and Dreaming of Julia and the established class of Saratoga's juvenile filly division, Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes heroine So Many Ways.

  • Old Time Hockey won the La Jolla by a nose on Aug. 11.

    Del Mar Derby Lures Deep Field of 11

    A year after Tom Proctor shipped Banned west to win the Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) for Glen Hill Farms, the trainer is back for the turf event Sept. 3 with La Jolla Stakes (gr. IIT) winner Old Time Hockey.

  • Del Mar Derby features a well-matched field; Potesta heads Torrey Pines

    Sunday's Grade 2, $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/delmarderby12">Del Mar Derby</a> at nine furlongs on turf came up very contentious, with the winners of the Grade 2 La Jolla (Old Time Hockey) and both divisions of the local Oceanside Stakes (Midnight Crooner and My Best Brother) present as well as dangerous East Coast shipper Howe Great, and Sunday's dynamite 11-race program at Del Mar also features well-regarded three-year-old filly Potesta, who will return from a 71-day layoff in the $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/torreypines12">Torrey Pines Stakes</a>.

  • Balance the Books overtakes Joha to win the With Anticipation Stakes.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2057483270&amp;k=mghhpNf&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Maiden Balance the Books Adds Up at Spa

    Maiden Balance the Books, last in the homestretch, took the overland route to nab pacesetter Joha on the line in the $200,000 With Anticipation Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 30 on the turf at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear

    Governor Implements New KY Drug Regulations

    Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear Aug. 30 said regulations designed to reform some aspects of the state's equine medication policy will be implemented despite action by a legislative committee that found them deficient.

  • Quick Wit won an off-the-turf running of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes Aug. 10.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2018011396&amp;k=24PpZTt&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Versatile Quick Wit Back On Lawn in Saranac

    Michael J. Bruder's Quick Wit returns to the grass in the Sept. 2 Saranac Stakes after winning an off-the-turf running of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes, but Lucky Chappy is the 2-1 morning line favorite.

  • Handicapping Insights

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  • Leach to Host TOBA Dinner

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association announced Aug. 30 that Tom Leach will host the 27th Annual National Awards Dinner to be held Sept. 7 at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington.

  • Musical Romance could train up to BC Filly & Mare Sprint

    Defending Eclipse Award champion female sprinter and last year's Breeder's Cup Filly &amp; Mare Sprint heroine Musical Romance posted her first published workout since a July 7 victory in the Grade 1 Princess Rooney Handicap when breezing five furlongs in 1:03 1/5 over Calder's wet-fast track on Tuesday morning.

  • Get Serious is the 5-2 choice on the morning line for the Cliff Hanger Stakes.

    Get Serious Faces Nemesis in Cliff Hanger

    Get Serious is a fan favorite at Monmouth Park, where he has won eight stakes (five of them grade III affairs). But the 8-year-old gelding faces multiple challenges going into the $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes Sept. 1.

  • THS: Woodward Stakes 2012

    Pete and Tom handicap the Woodward Stakes field racing at Saratoga this weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Woodward Stakes

  • Jackson Bend confirmed a starter in Forego

    Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito said Thursday morning that Jackson Bend will get the chance to defend his title in Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 Forego. Zito had entered the five-year-old son of Hear No Evil Wednesday in the seven-furlong race, but did not want to commit to running until he was absolutely certain Jackson Bend was suffering no after-effects from a training mishap two weeks ago.

  • Street Life retired in wake of Travers injury

    Magnolia Racing Stable and Hidden Brook Farm's Street Life, who pulled up after the wire and was vanned off after finishing last in the Grade 1 Travers, has been retired, trainer Chad Brown said Thursday morning.

  • Group Seeking License for New York Racetrack

    With New York's racetrack video lottery terminal operators looking to become full-blown casino destinations, a new player in the crowded market is asking regulators for the eighth and final harness racetrack license.