Arnold Zetcher LLC's Rolling Fog tracked in second throughout Wednesday's
Grade 1, $300,000
Del Mar Futurity 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.
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 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 & Mare Sprint,
when she lines up for Grade 2, $400,000
Down Masters Stakes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...