Headlines for Sunday, August 5, 2012

  • Know More wins the Best Pal Stakes.

    Debuting Know More Surprises Best Pal Rivals

    J. Paul Reddam and trainer Doug O'Neill have been known to take their chances, and their latest paid off when first-time starter Know More surged late to prevail in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) Aug. 5 at Del Mar.

  • Poseidon's Warrior shocks Vanderbilt at 36-1

    Poseidon's Warrior lived up to his namesake's dominion over the sea in Sunday's Grade 1, $400,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/agvanderbilt12.pdf">Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap</a> at Saratoga, taking full advantage of the wet, muddy track to score by a neck over a relentless Justin Phillip.

  • Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale

    Talkin' F-T Saratoga: Market Expectations

    The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale will be first test in 2012 of the top of the market for yearlings. Here's what people had to say about their expectations and other thoughts about the auction.

  • 'Mission' accomplished in Breeders' Stakes

    Robert S. Evans' Irish Mission struck out in the first two legs of the Canadian Triple Crown, running second in the Queen's Plate and sixth in the Prince of Wales, but gutted out victory in the third and final jewel when taking Sunday's $506,739 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/breeders12.pdf">Breeders' Stakes</a> at Woodbine by a half-length over a tenacious Aldous Snow.

  • Poseidon&#39;s Warrior wins the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap.
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    Poseidon's Warrior Spears Vanderbilt Upset

    Surging Poseidon's Warrior produced a 36-1 upset in the $400,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) when heavy favorite Shackleford failed to handle a muddy track at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 5.

  • After the Wire - 8/5/2012

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Whitney Invitational Handicap, West Virginia Derby and more!

  • Saratoga Sale 2012: Mark Taylor

    Esther Marr asks Mark Taylor of Taylor Made Sales about his optimism in the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale.

  • Executiveprivilege aims to remain unbeaten in Sorrento

    A $650,000 purchase at OBS this past April, Executiveprivilege recovered from a slightly tardy start to demolish a Hollywood maiden by 4 1/2 lengths in her debut. The daughter of First Samurai wheeled back 16 days later for the Landaluce and got off to a better beginning. After stalking the pace and splitting foes, she won again with authority by 3 1/4 lengths. Rafael Bejarano, who has been aboard both times, will pilot the 123-pound highweight from post 7.

  • Irish Mission wins the Breeders&#39; Stakes.

    Filly Irish Mission Wins Breeders' Showdown

    Fillies accounted for two-thirds of the 2012 Canadian Triple Crown when the late-running Irish Mission outfought Aldous Snow to capture the $506,739 Breeders' Stakes by a half-length on the Woodbine turf Aug. 5.

  • Royal Delta, My Miss Aurelia head Saratoga worktab

    Royal Delta, last year's champion three-year-old filly, breezed five furlongs in 1:02 2/5 Sunday morning over Saratoga's fast Oklahoma training track in preparation for her next start, the Grade 1, $600,000 Personal Ensign on August 26.

  • Arlington juveniles likely to rematch in Lassie, Futurity

    Gold Edge and All Her Class, first and second, respectively, less than a length apart at the finish in Arlington Park's Lisa M Stakes on Saturday, might well be matching strides again in Chicago's centerpiece race for two-year-old fillies, the upcoming Grade 3, $150,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie to be contested at one mile on September 8.

  • Saratoga Sale Preview 2012

    Esther Marr interviews Boyd Browning on the Saratoga Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Emma's Encore resting well, Jerkens all smiles after Prioress win

    Veteran trainer Allen Jerkens was all smiles Sunday morning outside his barn, where Emma's Encore was resting after giving the Hall of Fame trainer his first Grade 1 victory in Saturday's Prioress Stakes at Saratoga since Miss Shop took the Personal Ensign in 2007.

  • Palace Malice added to New York Watch

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nyra.com/nywatch/Palice_Malice.html"> Palace Malice</a>, who became the first North American winner sired by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin with a dominant&nbsp; 3 1/2-length maiden score Saturday at Saratoga, is the latest addition to New York Watch. The Dogwood Stable colorbearer will now be pointed for the Grade 2 Hopeful on September 3.

  • Marylou Whitney

    Saratoga Diary: Wishing Whitney Well

    Hernandez had probably recorded the biggest triumph of his life and seemed more pre-occupied with helping the media know how Fort Larned managed to win than with celebrating.