Articles posted August 5, 2012

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'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 Breeders' Stakes at Woodbine by a half-length over a tenacious Aldous Snow.

Saratoga Sale 2012: Mark Taylor

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.

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

Saratoga Sale Preview 2012

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

Palace Malice added to New York Watch

Palace Malice, who became the first North American winner sired by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin with a dominant  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.

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