Headlines for Wednesday, August 28, 2013

  • Granny Mc's Kitten takes the P.G. Johnson Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2729861866&k=X7HdPfn">Order This Photo</a>

    Ramseys Break Win Mark at Saratoga

    With Granny Mc's Kitten's victory in the $100,000 P.G. Johnson Stakes Aug. 28, owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey set a modern-day record for single-meet victories at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Silver Max won the Oceanport by 5 3/4 lengths on Aug. 31.

    Silver Max Seeks Third Summer Score in Baruch

    Coming in off a 5 3/4-length victory in the Oceanport Stakes (gr. IIIT), Silver Max looks for a repeat performance in Saratoga Race Course's Aug. 31 running of the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Lawman Colt Leads Strong Market at Doncaster

    A colt by Irish-based Lawman brought the highest overall price at the Doncaster premier yearling sale, selling to Amanda Skiffington for 215,000 ($326,141 in United States funds) on the final day Aug. 28.

  • Mister Marti Gras won the 2011 Washington Park Handicap.

    Washington Park Next Mister Marti Gras Party

    Two-time grade III winner Mister Marti Gras will try for a second straight stakes score when he faces an expected five other older horses in the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 31 at Arlington Park.

  • Justin Phillip will be making his 30th career start.

    Zayat Pair to Tangle in Forego Stakes

    Ahmed Zayat hopes to make an early trip to the winner's circle in the Forego Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 31, just before Paynter continues on his comeback trail in the featured Woodward (gr. I).

  • Nikkis Smartypants won the Royal North on the Woodbine turf on July 28.

    Seaway: Nikkis Smartypants Back on Polytrack

    After leaving her turf rivals behind in the Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) one month ago, Nikkis Smartypants will attempt to do the same thing on Polytrack in the $150,000 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 31 at Woodbine.

  • NYRA senior vice president and chief financial officer Susanne Stover

    NYRA Financials a Mixed Bag So Far in 2013

    The New York Racing Association reported net income of $8.2 million for the first six months of 2013, up 2% from the same period in 2012 because of an increase in video lottery terminal revenue and a decrease in expenses.

  • St Nicholas Abbey<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2431398880&k=Sf5gHFW">Order This Photo</a>

    Setback in St Nicholas Abbey's Recovery

    Ireland's Coolmore Stud reported Aug. 28 that multiple grade/group I winner St Nicholas Abbey "was comfortable and walking as well as can be expected" after a setback in his recovery from a life-threatening fracture.