Headlines for Saturday, August 24, 2013

  • Will Take Charge (center, blaze) gets the best of a fantastic finish in the Travers.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2721299041&k=4rG74Gr">Order This Photo</a>

    Will Take Charge Nails Moreno in Travers

    Willis Horton's Will Take Charge finally got the big one, and did so at the expense of the country's top 3-year-olds in the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 24 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Capo Bastone rallies to upset the King's Bishop Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2721261043&k=2L6bxQg">Order This Photo</a>

    Capo Bastone Delivers King's Bishop Shocker

    Capo Bastone, a colt that had long failed to tap his potential, finally displayed his talent with a roaring finish to capture the $500,000 Foxwoods King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I) going away at odds of 28-1 Aug. 24 at Saratoga.

  • Laughing leads all the way to win the Ballston Spa Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2721260594&k=hCt2BNZ">Order This Photo</a>

    Laughing Uncatchable in Ballston Spa

    Richard Santulli's Laughing captured her third victory in as many starts this year with a wire-to-wire victory in the Ketel One Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Sweet Lulu en route to Test victory.
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    Gritty Sweet Lulu Overcomes All in Test

    Steve Beneto's Sweet Lulu shipped across the country, ran on dirt for the first time, tackled graded stakes company, and emerged victorious in the $500,000 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 24.

  • Martin Garcia will ride 5-2 morning-line favorite Game On Dude in the Pacific Classic.

    Martin Garcia Inherits Mount on Game On Dude

    Martin Garcia was slated to ride Liaison in the Aug. 25 TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) at Del Mar, but inherited a bigger assignment when jockey Joel Rosario fractured his foot in an Aug. 23 racing accident at Saratoga.

  • <br>Joel Rosario

    Rosario Out Six Weeks with Fractured Foot

    Jockey Joel Rosario fractured a bone in his left foot and will be sidelined for six weeks. He will be replaced by Jose Lezcano on Orb in the Travers Stakes; a rider is still needed for Game On Dude in the Pacific Classic.

  • Horse Pain and its Impact on Reproduction

    A broodmare battling chronic laminitis, a stallion with recurrent uveitis, and a maiden mare with persistent tendinitis: While these horses and their conditions are each distinct, the animals do share the potential for exhibiting pain-related fertility problems. A University of Florida (UF) veterinarian described how equine pain might influence reproducti...