Headlines for Friday, July 19, 2013

  • Brazen Persuasion (right) and Bahnah cannot be separated at the finish of the Schuylerville.
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    Fillies Fight to Draw in Schuylerville

    The $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes (gr. III) ended in a draw after a tremendous battle down the stretch between pacesetter Brazen Persuasion and favored Bahnah on opening day of the 2013 Saratoga Race Course meet July 19.

  • Kentucky Approves 'Rapid Response' Protocol

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission approved a pair of recommendations from the Kentucky Equine Drug Research Council July 17, including a "Rapid Response" protocol to examine emerging illegal drugs.

  • Riding the River is the 5-2 morning-line choice in the Nijinksy Stakes.

    Riding the River Seeking Repeat in Nijinsky

    Riding the River, winner of the the King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) in a blanket finish one month ago, is the 5-2 morning-line choice to register a repeat victory in the $200,000 Nijinksy Stakes (Can-IIT) July 21 at Woodbine.

  • Black Caviar
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    Black Caviar World's Top-Ranked Horse

    With three group I wins in Australia this season, female sprinter Black Caviar is the top-ranked Thoroughbred through the first half of the year on the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.

  • RMTC Board Approves Model Rule on Penalties

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium said July 19 its board of directors has approved a model rule on multiple violation penalties and forwarded the suggested change to racing commissioners for consideration.

  • Starship Truffles

    Ghostzapper's Starship Rising in 2013

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />It's not surprising that Ghostzapper's offspring would do best when given time, and it's more than likely that this was the reason for his perceived initial 'failure to launch.'