Headlines for Thursday, August 1, 2013

  • Gentlemen's Bet (right) defeated Delaunay in the Iowa Sprint Handicap.

    Delaunay, Gentlemen's Bet Head Vanderbilt

    A compact but quality field led by top sprinters Delaunay and Gentlemen's Bet will line up Aug. 4 for the $400,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I), which has attracted just five older horses.

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Valenzuela Aboard Easy Solution in Best Pal

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, launching his latest comeback bid this weekend at Del Mar, will have his first stakes mount Aug. 4 aboard 2-year-old Easy Solution in the $150,000 Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).

  • Nipissing makes her turf debut in the Wonder Where Stakes.

    Nipissing Attempts to Rebound in Wonder Where

    Nipissing and Spring in the Air, two fillies that failed to make much impact facing males in the Queen's Plate one month ago, are back with their own sex in the $250,000 Wonder Where Stakes Aug. 4 at Woodbine.

  • Normandy Invasion<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/29026796_jvcnn8#!i=2489745846&k=3ddv8WV">Order This Photo</a>

    Normandy Invasion Returns to Training

    Fox Hill Farm's Normandy Invasion is back in training following a brief setback due to an abscess and could be a week away from breezing, but no decision has been reached on a race target for the 3-year-old son of Tapit.

  • That Handicapping Show - Whitney Invitational

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Whitney and the West Virginia Derby this week. How will the races be run with Fort Larned, Ron the Greek, Departing, and other big talent present?

  • Mr. Hot Stuff takes the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes at Saratoga.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2671307626&k=TXNXkxC">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr. Hot Stuff Takes A.P. Smithwick Memorial

    Mr. Hot Stuff, with Paddy Young in the irons, pulled away from early leader Brave Prospect to capture the $100,000 A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase Stakes (NSA-I) Aug. 1 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • That Handicapping Show - Whitney Invitational H.

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak handicap the Whitney and the West Virginia Derby this week. How will the races be run with Fort Larned, Ron the Greek, Departing and other big talent present? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Whitney Invitational Handicap.

  • Vyjack
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    Vyjack Visits New Bolton; Will Get Time Off

    Pick Six Racing's grade II winner Vyjack was sent to New Bolton Center July 31 due to colic symptoms; the Into Mischief gelding will get a few months off following the discovery of a bad case of gastric ulcers.

  • Equine Emerging Diseases Reviewed

    Tracking emerging and re-emerging equine diseases helps the horse world attempt to stay a step ahead of economically devastating and deadly outbreaks. For that reason, equine veterinarians and industry members gathered on June 14, for Merck Animal Health’s "Equine Emerging and Re-emerging Disease Luncheon" at the 2013 American College of V...