Headlines for Friday, August 23, 2013

  • Dance to Bristol holds off Book Review to win the Ballerina.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2719391496&k=HgCS2Vc">Order This Photo</a>

    Sizzling Dance to Bristol Captures Ballerina

    Dance to Bristol ran her winning streak to seven races with her first grade I tally in the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes, staving off favored Book Review by a head with determination Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Game On Dude (right) finished 2nd to Dullahan (left) in the 2012 Pacific Classic.

    Dude, Dullahan Clash Again in Pacific Classic

    A six-time grade I winner whose problems with the Polytrack at Del Mar have been well-chronicled, Game On Dude is on the verge of a breakthrough in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) Aug. 25, trainer Bob Baffert believes.

  • Verrazano is the the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Travers.

    Verrazano Favored in Deep Travers Field

    They've risen to the top of the 3-year-old division with definitive performances in some of the nation's biggest races. Now, North America's best sophomores--Orb, Verrazano, and Palice Malice--face off Aug. 24 at Saratoga.

  • Juveniles Can Race on Salix in 2014 Cup

    Though Breeders' Cup this year will "monitor the performance" of 2-year-olds that must race without furosemide in its World Championships, the therapeutic medication will be available for use in all races for the 2014 event.

  • Fastness

    Grade I Winning Sire Fastness Dies at 23

    Turf specialist and dual grade I-winning stallion Fastness died in July at Timber Ridge Farm near Felton, Pa., from the infirmities of old age, Timber Ridge owner Boggs Shoemaker said. He was 23.

  • Riding the River finished second in the 2012 Play the King Stakes.

    Riding the River Seeks Play the King Rebound

    Two-time TVG King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT) winner Riding the River looks to rebound from an unsatisfactory finish, while Highlander Stakes (Can-III) victor Go Blue or Go Home switches surfaces in the Play the King Stakes.

  • Ohio Eyes Changes in Drug Policy and Testing

    The Ohio State Racing Commission is moving forward to adopt drug-testing threshold levels as part of national model rules, and also indicated it will switch to post-race TCO2 screening and bring Thoroughbreds into the mix.

  • Moonlight Cloud

    Moonlight Cloud, Invincible in 2013

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Moonlight Cloud has a Win and You're In ticket to the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), and on her form this year, she would be a more than worthy challenger for Wise Dan.