Headlines for Thursday, July 25, 2013

  • Laughing won the Matchmaker in 2012.

    International Intrigue in Matchmaker Stakes

    An international field of fillies and mares is set for the 47th running of the $150,000 Matchmaker Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds and up at Monmouth Park July 28.

  • Goldencents faces older horses in the Bing Crosby Stakes.

    Goldencents Facing Older Sprinters in Crosby

    His foray into the 2013 Triple Crown season behind him, Goldencents gets back to work in the $300,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (gr. I), a six-furlong sprint at Del Mar in which he will face older horses for the first time.

  • Joyful Victory will face five other older fillies and mares in the Molly Pitcher.

    Joyful Victory Back to Two Turns in 'Pitcher

    After Joyful Victory threw in a clunker in the Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) in her most recent start, trainer Larry Jones says he's learned his lesson as he brings her to Monmouth Park for the Molly Pitcher Stakes July 28.

  • Oxbow drew post 5 for the William Hill Haskell Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-138/29423277_98XmS6#!i=2519582770&k=t2VnCcN">Order This Photo</a>

    Oxbow Draws Post 5, Second Choice in Haskell

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Oxbow drew post 5 and was installed as the 2-1 second choice while Verrazano is the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) to be run July 28 at Monmouth Park.

  • Take Charge Indy takes on 6 in the Monmouth Cup.

    Take Charge Indy Headed for Monmouth Cup

    After some deliberation, Take Charge Indy's connections will run the grade I-winning colt in the July 28 Monmouth Cup (gr. II), where he'll carry 123-pound highweight against the likes of Hymn Book, Pants on Fire, and more.

  • Monzante

    LA Plans No Further Action in Monzante Case

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission has concluded that no further action is needed in the case involving the former grade I winner Monzante who broke down and was euthanized following a race at Evangeline Downs July 20.

  • Confidentiality in Research Called Necessary

    An official with the RMTC said confidentiality agreements used when the organization considers research to set thresholds and withdrawal times for medications are necessary because of scientific factors.

  • That Handicapping Show - Jim Dandy Stakes 2013

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Jim Dandy Stakes this week. Can the up and coming Code West defeat the proven Palace Malice and Mylute? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Jim Dandy Stakes.

  • Lisa Miller at The Niche Gallery

    Niche Gallery Displays The Foal Project

    The Niche Gallery, located in the historic Collamer Building in downtown Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has announced the opening of The Foal Project, a series of equine images taken by photographer Lisa Miller.

  • First Starter a Winner for Unbridled Express

    Unbridled Express was represented by his initial winner when his first starter, Express Model, posted an impressive maiden victory in her second start July 24 in the fourth race at Indiana Downs.

  • Nick Zito

    Saratoga 150th Anniversary - Nick Zito

    Trainer Nick Zito reflects on what Saratoga means to him. Nick tells his story of the 2004 Travers with Birdstone, The Cliff's Edge and Marylou Whitney.

  • Saratoga 150th Anniversary - Nick Zito

    Trainer Nick Zito refelcts on what Saratoga means to him. Nick tells his story of the 2004 Travers with Birdstone, The Cliff's Edge and Marylou Whitney.