Headlines for Wednesday, September 5, 2012

  • Rolling Fog scores in Del Mar Futurity

    Arnold Zetcher LLC's Rolling Fog tracked in second throughout Wednesday's Grade 1, $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/delmarfuturity12.pdf"> Del Mar Futurity</a> on the track's closing day before gaining command in the lane and holding off the late-running, 6-5 favorite Know More by 1 1/4 lengths on the wire.

  • Sweet Redemption won the Ontario Debutante at Woodbine in her only start.

    Field Fills for Arlington-Washington Lassie

    An overflow field of 14 juvenile fillies including stakes winners Sweet Redemption, American Sugar and Gold Edge passed the entry box for the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie (gr. III), run at a one-turn mile Sept. 8.

  • Groupie Doll faces 11 in Presque Isle Masters

    Groupie Doll established herself as the nation's leading female sprinter earlier this season, recording smashing Grade 1 wins in the Humana Distaff and Madison Stakes, but is perhaps a little forgotten by the racing public following a planned four-month freshening. The four-year-old filly will have the opportunity to make another favorable impression Saturday, and re-affirm her status as a top contender for this year's Breeders' Cup Filly &amp; Mare Sprint, when she lines up for Grade 2, $400,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/masters12">Presque Isle Down Masters Stakes</a>.

  • Nine entered in Super Derby

    Blueskiesnrainbows will face eight rivals off a two-month break in Saturday's Grade 2, $500,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/superderby12.html">Super Derby</a> at Louisiana Downs as he seeks his second straight stakes score.

  • Paynter's condition improves slightly

    Owner Ahmed Zayat revealed at midday Wednesday that the health of Grade 1 Haskell Invitational winner Paynter had shown slight improvement. The son of Awesome Again has battled colitis for more than a week and recently developed laminitis and three of his four feet.

  • Muppet Man won the Meadowlake Stakes at Arlington Park on Aug. 4.

    Eight Enter Arlington-Washington Futurity

    Curtis Green's local stakes winner Muppet Man brings a two-for-two record into the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III), headlining a field of eight juveniles set to go a one-turn mile at Arlington Park Sept. 8.

  • Ellis Park

    Ellis Park Has Successful 2012 Meet

    Despite a closing Labor Day weekend that saw the aftermath of Hurricane Isaac inundate western Kentucky with a deluge of rain, Ellis Park concluded its 29-day meet with increases in attendance and handle.

  • Saratoga Notebook

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  • Groupie Doll

    Groupie Doll Resurfaces in Masters Stakes

    Multiple grade I stakes winner Groupie Doll, who got a freshening in the spring and summer, is among the 12 fillies and mares entered in the Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (gr. II) at Presque Isle Downs & Casino Sept. 8.

  • Belmont opens for Fall championship meet

    The summer stars of Saratoga have their sights set on Belmont Park this fall, with champions-in-the-making vying in 21 graded stakes beginning Saturday.

  • Handle, Purses Up Double Digits in August

    Aided by an increase in race days, pari-mutuel handle and purses in August registered the largest gains in recent memory, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released Sept. 5.

  • Hunters Bay

    Hunters Bay Favored in Full Presque Isle Mile

    Stronach Stables' Hunters Bay, whose three-race win streak was broken when he stepped into grade I company last out, is the moderate 3-1 morning line choice in an oversubscribed edition of the Presque Isle Mile Sept. 7.

  • Long-term Clenbuterol Use in Horses Studied

    Clenbuterol, a beta-2-adrenoceptor agonist and the only FDA-approved medication for horses with reversible bronchospasm, is commonly used to treat horses with inflammatory airway disease (IAD) and recurrent airway obstruction (RAO, commonly known as heaves). Although it is often regularly administered to racehorses throughout the racing season, the long-t...