Headlines for Thursday, August 9, 2012

  • Pletcher holds strong hand in Adirondack, Saratoga Special

    There's a common thread linking Sunday's pair of $200,000 juvenile stakes at Saratoga, and it's the formidable presence of Todd Pletcher runners. The meet's leading trainer will send out impressive debut winner Kauai Katie in the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/adirondack12.htm">Grade 2 Adirondack</a> for fillies, while the unbeaten duo of Shanghai Bobby and Drum Roll will go to bat for the barn in the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/sarspecial12.htm">Grade 2 Saratoga Special</a>.

  • Winter Memories retired due to 'uncommon degenerative bone disease'

    Multiple Grade 1 queen and millionaire Winter Memories, recent winner of the Grade 1 Diana Stakes at Saratoga, has been retired from racing. The Phillips Racing Partnership homebred daughter of Silver Hawk racked up an 8-2-0 mark from 12 career starts to go along with $1,268,100 in earnings while under the tutelage of trainer Jim Toner.

  • Handicapping Insights

    <font face="Arial" size="4"><i><b>HANDICAPPING INSIGHTS</b></i></font>

  • TVG Coaching Club American Oaks winner Questing is among those expected to run in the Alabama.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1979124565&amp;k=CmvqGvn&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Big Weekend on Tap Aug. 18-19 at Saratoga

    Top competitors including KY Oaks (gr. I) winner Believe You Can will be out in full force next weekend for the Alabama Stakes (gr. I), Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT), and Woodford Reserve Lake Placid (gr. IIT).

  • Winter Memories

    Grade I Winner Winter Memories Retired

    Phillips Racing Partnership's Winter Memories, a millionaire daughter of El Prado, has been retired from racing due to a degenerative bone condition in her ankle and will begin a broodmare career at Darby Dan Farm.

  • Girls Team TSI

    <i> <b><font face="Arial" size="4">'GIRLS TEAM' THEY SAID IT</font></b></i>

  • THS: Fourstardave Handicap 2012

    Pete and Evan examine the Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Fourstardave Handicap.

  • Breeders' Cup to Santa Anita in 2013

    The Breeders' Cup announced Thursday that the 30th Breeders' Cup World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2, 2013.

  • Saratoga

    Saratoga Diary: Fashion on Parade

    Mechanicville, N.Y. has 5,000 residents. One in five attended Ray Price's 15th annual "Stakes at Saratoga" party in the backyard of Saratoga Racecourse.

  • Equine Rabies Refresher

    Editor&#39;s note: This article is part of TheHorse.com&#39;s ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Forum, held May 30 - June 2 in New Orleans, La.