Headlines for Sunday, August 25, 2013

  • Game On Dude and Martin Garcia were all alone at the finish of the Pacific Classic.

    Game On Dude Spectacular in Pacific Classic

    Overcoming concerns about the Del Mar Polytrack, Game On Dude demolished the field by a record 8 1/2 lengths in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) in the most dominant performance of his career Aug. 25.

  • Fed Biz comes home strong to win the Pat O'Brien Stakes.

    Fed Biz Blazes to Track Record in Pat O'Brien

    Fed Biz, flying through the homestretch, caught tiring favorite Goldencents late to win the Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) in track-record time at Del Mar Aug. 25, giving trainer Bob Baffert his fifth win in a row in the race.

  • And They're Off: Saratoga Edition

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin talk the Travers and fresh faces at Saratoga. Plus, comments from  D. Wayne Lucas. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Summer Front and Joe Bravo deliver victory in the Cliff Hanger Stakes.

    Favored Summer Front Takes Cliff Hanger

    Waterford Stable's even money favorite Summer Front brought home a third grade III victory with his win in the 35th edition $100,000 Cliff Hanger Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park Aug. 25.

  • Obviously holds off He Be Fire N Ice to win the Del Mar Mile.

    Obviously Answers Again in Del Mar Mile Win

    Obviously registered his third consecutive graded-stakes win as the overwhelming favorite in the $200,000 Del Mar Mile, but he had to dig in close to home to hold off a couple of challengers Aug. 25 on the turf.

  • NYRA presented $15,000 to the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund in the name of Ramon Dominguez.

    Dominguez Honored in Saratoga Ceremony

    In an emotional ceremony in the winner's circle at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 25, retired jockey Ramon Dominguez was presented with the Mike Venezia Award and the 2012 Eclipse Award trophy he was unable to accept last January.

  • Roy's Eagle First Winner for On Eagles Wings

    On Eagles Wings was represented by his first winner Aug. 25 as Roy's Eagle posted an impressive 5 1/2-length victory in the first race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races, a maiden special weight for juvenile fillies.

  • Sea Bubble First Winner for U S Ranger

    Sea Bubble became the first winner for her sire U S Ranger when she captured a maiden special weight Aug. 24, the sixth race at Delaware Park.

  • First Winner for Stallion Star Cat

    Star Cat celebrated his first winner when Purrpurrpurr posted a victory in her second start Aug. 23 in the fourth race, a maiden special weight at Indiana Downs.

  • Mr. Nightlinger Celebrates First Winner

    Mr. Nightlinger was represented by his first winner Aug. 23 as E Z Glider posted her first victory in the first race, a maiden claiming event at Louisiana's Evangeline Downs.