Headlines for Thursday, August 8, 2013

  • Invasor<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/22651042_hrMBZZ#!i=2685957993&k=Q82CB2k">Order This Photo</a>

    Hall of Fame: The Invasion of Invasor

    Rick Nichols, vice-president/general manager of Shadwell Farm, remembers the acquisition and campaign of Invasor, who on Aug. 9 will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Lure

    Hall of Fame: Lure Lives On

    Dell Hancock calls Lure's Breeders' Cup victories "a marvelous end to a wonderful chapter in Claiborne history." The two-time Mile winner will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame Aug. 9.

  • McDynamo<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/22651042_hrMBZZ#!i=2687042113&k=3Z97LkC">Order This Photo</a>

    Hall of Fame: McDynamo the Master

    Owner Michael Moran shares the story of champion steeplechaser McDynamo, who on Aug. 9 will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Hall of Fame: Tuscalee Takes a Bow

    Marilyn Ketts, daughter of owner/breeder Albert Smith, remembers steeplechaser Tuscalee, 1996 champion and winner of 37 races who will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame Aug. 9.

  • Housebuster

    Hall of Fame: Housebuster Honored

    Robert Levy remembers Housebuster, "a good-dispositioned horse" and two-time champion sprinter who on Aug. 9 will be inducted into the National Museum of Racing & Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Cosmonaut's First Winner Scores at Saratoga

    New York stallion Cosmonaut celebrated his first winner practically in his backyard when Marvin's Miracle posted a three-quarter-length victory in his second start Aug. 8 in the fifth race at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Wired Bryan is the only stakes winner in the Saratoga Special Field.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2648401146&k=zRmqmxB">Order This Photo</a>

    Pletcher, Former Assistant Tangle in Special

    Todd Pletcher and former assistant Michael Dilger will tangle in the Aug. 11 Saratoga Special (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course, when Pletcher sends two young starters and Dilger wheels back Sanford Stakes winner Wired Bryan.

  • Tiz Flirtatious faces 4 in the John C. Mabee Stakes.

    Tiz Flirtatious Has 4 to Beat in John Mabee

    Tiz Flirtatious, who gave multiple grade I winner Marketing Mix quite a tussle in the Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) last time out, is the one to beat in the $250,000 John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 11 on the Del Mar turf.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Fourstardave

    Tom LaMarra and Claire Novak are on location at Saratoga this week to handicap the Fourstardave Handicap (gr. II). Can Wise Dan be beaten with his double digit weight difference? Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Fourstardave.

  • BHA Investigation into Drug 'Sungate' Concludes

    The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) announced Aug. 7 the conclusion of the investigation into the use of "Sungate," a veterinary product which contains stanozolol, an anabolic steroid and, therefore, a prohibited substance under the authority's rules of racing.

  • NYRA to Host Saratoga Public Forum Aug. 26

    The New York Racing Association will host a public forum Aug. 26, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on 191 Union Avenue, across the street from Saratoga Race Course.