Headlines for Saturday, July 27, 2013

  • Laughing holds off the closers to take the Diana.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2660635912&k=4GbFxxg">Order This Photo</a>

    Laughing Goes All the Way in Diana Thriller

    A determined Laughing (IRE) refused to relinquish the lead in the $588,000 Diana Stakes July 27 over the inner turf course at Saratoga Race Course, leading the all the way for her first grade I victory in a terrific finish.

  • Murty Bros. Arrested on Animal Cruelty Charge

    One-time high-flying bloodstock agents Duane and Wayne Murty were arrested July 25 and charged with animal cruelty after two dozen of their horses were found in filthy and/or malnourished condition earlier this month.

  • Mucho Macho Man<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1951080710&k=t9BbZsn">Order This Photo</a>

    Mucho Macho Man, Alpha Work for Whitney

    Multiple grade II winner Mucho Macho Man, 2012 Travers Stakes (gr. I) dead-heat winner Alpha, and Fast Falcon were all on the worktab July 27 at Saratoga, tuning up for the Aug. 3 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I).

  • Transparent (right) and Romansh finished 1-2 in the Curlin Stakes. Romansh was awarded the win via DQ. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2659077835&k=DwJt7N7">Order This Photo</a>

    Transparent to Travers, Romansh Possible

    It's on to the Travers Stakes for Darley Stable's Transparent, who finished first in the July 26 Curlin Stakes for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin but was disqualified to fifth. Romansh, promoted to victory, is possible.

  • Gulfstream Park has held an almost 2-1 edge in pari-mutuel handle.

    No Easy Answers in South Florida Track Battle

    Southeast Florida began its fourth head-to-head racing weekend July 27 with Gulfstream holding an almost 2-1 edge in pari-mutuel handle and Calder rejecting speculation it might soon cancel racing dates.

  • Novellist Earns Second BC Turf Berth at Ascot

    Novellist earned an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Turf for the second time this season with a record-setting win at Ascot in the Betfair King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) July 27.

  • St Nicholas Abbey Showing Improvement

    St Nicholas Abbey has made progress and was in good form July 27 following emergency colic surgery. The 6-year-old Montjeu horse had surgery July 24 for a fractured pastern and colicked two days later.