Headlines for Saturday, August 17, 2013

  • Broadway Empire cruises to victory in the Canadian Derby.

    Broadway Empire Smash Hit in Canadian Derby

    Favored Broadway Empire opened an insurmountable lead on his 11 opponents in the $194,272 Canadian Derby (Can-III) and cruised to a three-length victory under Rico W. Walcott Aug. 17 at Northlands Park in Edmonton, Alberta.

  • Discreet Marq takes the Del Mar Oaks under Julien Leparoux.

    Discreet Marq Streaks to Del Mar Oaks Triumph

    Discreet Marq, invading from New York for trainer Christophe Clement, shot to the lead coming into the stretch and proved best through the lane to register a mild upset Aug. 17 in the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT).

  • Real Solution (left) finished 2nd in the Arlington Million, but was awarded the victory via DQ.

    Ramseys' Real Solution Takes 'Million on DQ

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey capped an unbelievable day with their third grade I victory when Real Solution was placed first via disqualification in the Arlington Million Aug. 17.

  • Dank rolls to victory in the Beverly D. Stakes.

    Dank Dashes to Victory in Beverly D.

    Dank, winner of the Kilboy Estate Stakes (Ire-II) last time out July 21 at the Curragh, made it two in a row with a brilliant score in the $750,000 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park on Aug. 17.

  • Princess of Sylmar rolls to victory in the Alabama Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2706410329&k=xJmb5Qm">Order This Photo</a>

    Princess of Sylmar Crowned Queen of Alabama

    Princess of Sylmar likely wrapped up an Eclipse Award as outstanding 3-year-old filly with another sharp victory in the Alabama Stakes Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course, her third grade I victory in a row.

  • Dandino gets up late to win the American St. Leger Stakes.

    Dandino Seals Deal in American St. Leger

    Last year, Marco Botti saddled Jakkalberry to take the inaugural edition of the 1 11/16-mile turf event. This year, he repeated with 4-5 favorite Dandino, a 6-year-old Dansili runner owned by Australian Thoroughbred Racing.

  • Big Blue Kitten rallies for the win in the Sword Dancer.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2706423144&k=Kt9ZcSL">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Blue Kitten Makes Point in Sword Dancer

    Big Blue Kitten, given a patient ride by Joe Bravo, burst through an opening at mid-stretch and swept past Twilight Eclipse late to post a one-length win in the $600,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) Aug. 17 at Saratoga.

  • War Dancer

    McPeek Pleased With War Dancer Work

    Both trainer Ken McPeek and regular rider Alan Garcia were pleased with the way War Dancer performed in his final breeze Aug. 17 prior to the Travers Stakes (gr. I). Frac Daddy was also on the tab.

  • Arlington Million: Rahystrada & Byron Hughes

    Arlington Million (gr.I) contender Rahystrada and trainer Byron "Scooter" Hughes, a few hours before the running of the 1 1/4-mile turf event at Arlington Park.

  • Little Mike led the way in last year's Arlington Million.

    Million Day: Little Mike Against All Others

    If Little Mike makes Arlington Million history, it will be over the likes of Grandeur, Indy Point, The Apache, and Hunter's Light as top international turf contenders gather at Arlington Park for the oval's marquee event.

  • Dark Cove

    Dark Cove Scratched from St. Leger

    Trainer Mike Maker discovered some filling in the tendon of multiple graded stakes winner Dark Cove, and the morning line second-choice will scratch from the $400,000 American St. Leger Aug. 17 at Arlington Park.

  • Prostaglandins for Controlling Mares' Estrous Cycles

    Breeders always appreciate ways to help improve their mares' chances of becoming pregnant, and one way veterinarians can help is by administering prostaglandins. At the 2013 Society for Theriogenology Conference, held Aug. 7-10 in Louisville, Ky., Carlos R. F. Pinto, MedVet, PhD, Dipl. ACT, presented a lecture on using prostaglandin F2? (PGF) to contr...