Headlines for Saturday, August 31, 2013

  • Willcox Inn (center) gets up late to win the Washington Park Handicap.

    Willcox Inn Just Up in Washington Park 'Cap

    Lael Stable and All In Stable's Willcox Inn narrowly defeated front-running Gallant Eagle to capture his third graded stakes win in the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap at Arlington Park Aug. 31.

  • Atlantic Jewel Sparkles in Memsie Return

    Australian racing has a new sweetheart. Atlantic Jewel made a smashing return from injury Aug. 30 at Caulfield and easily won the New Zealand Bloodstock Memsie Stakes (Aus-I) to remain undefeated.

  • Alberts Hope won the Best Pal at Del Mar by half a length on Aug. 4.

    Alberts Hope Leads 11 for Del Mar Futurity

    Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) winner Alberts Hope heads a field of 11 juveniles in the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) on Sept. 4, closing day of the 2013 summer stand at the Southern California track.

  • Strapping Groom finishes strong to win the Forego Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2735534217&k=4qGtFNT">Order This Photo</a>

    Strapping Groom Sloshes to Forego Surprise

    Pacesetter Strapping Groom, a $35,000 claim in May, captured the Forego Stakes (gr. I) in a 15-1 upset Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course, surging in the final strides to edge Jackson Bend on a sloppy track.

  • Youcan'tcatchme rolls home in the Seaway Stakes.

    Youcan'tcatchme Can't Be Caught in Seaway

    Murray Stroud's Youcan'tcatchme, winner of the Etobicoke Handicap on the front end in her last start, wired the field again in the $148,882 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) on the Woodbine Polytrack Aug. 31.

  • Monmouth to Host Jockey Health Conference

    The latest developments in medical and technological research that may improve the welfare, health, and safety of jockeys will be presented at an international conference to be held at Monmouth Park Sept. 13-14.

  • Batchelder Replacing Strauss as DMTC Chairman

    Robert S. Strauss, who has headed the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club's board of directors as its chairman for the past 12 years, announced Aug.30 that he is stepping down, effective immediately.

  • Tannery is the 2-1 morning line favorite for the Glens Falls.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2534323845&k=cgZnG85">Order This Photo</a>

    Tannery Wheels Back in Glens Falls

    Richard Santulli's Tannery closed to finish fourth against males in the Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course. On Sept. 2 she'll return to her own division in the Glens Falls Stakes (gr. IIIT).