Headlines for Tuesday, August 7, 2012

  • Hip #117, filly, Medaglia d'Oro - Wait a While, by Maria's Mon, brought $1.575 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.

    Medaglia d'Oro Filly Brings $1.575M at F-T

    A daughter of Medaglia d'Oro became the current sales topper during the Aug. 7 session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, bringing a final bid of $1.575 million from trainer Todd Pletcher.

  • Joyful Victory will carry 120 pound in the Gardenia.

    Joyful Victory, Sassy Image Top Gardenia

    Joyful Victory and Sassy Image top a strong field of 11 fillies and mares in the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 11 at Ellis Park, the first race back in Kentucky for jockey Robby Albarado since his May 4 arrest.

  • Del Mar Notebook

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  • Hall of Fame set to induct 2012 class

    The National Museum of Racing will induct its 2012 Hall of Fame class Friday at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, New York. Jockeys John Velazquez and Anthony Hamilton, trainers Roger Attfield and Robert Wheeler, and racehorses Ghostzapper and Planet will be enshrined. Tom Durkin, the track announcer for the New York Racing Association, will serve as the event's master of ceremonies.

  • Fort Marcy in the United Nations H.

    Slideshow: Great Geldings

    Top 10 geldings of the past 75 years have provided some of racing's top thrills. See our full feature in the August 11, 2012 issue of The Blood-Horse!

  • PNGI Extends Live Racing Deal at Rosecroft

    Penn National Gaming Inc. said Aug. 7 it will continue to offer live harness racing at Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland for two more years--if another Prince George's County location isn't chosen as the location for a casino.

  • Racing, Online Wagering Drive CDI Profits

    Due primarily to increased business Kentucky Derby week and continued growth at TwinSpires.com, Churchill Downs Inc. reported an 8% increase in net revenues from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2012.

  • Saratoga Sale 2012: Day 1 Wrap

    Esther Marr recaps day 1 of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency