Headlines for Monday, September 2, 2013

  • Egg Drop wins the Yellow Ribbon Handicap.

    Egg Drop Holds On to Yellow Ribbon Victory

    Egg Drop held on to her first stakes victory when she nipped Appealing by a head in the $150,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf Sept. 2 at Del Mar, then survived a long stewards' inquiry into the final stages.

  • Edge Of Reality wins the Smarty Jones Stakes.

    Edge of Reality Captures Smarty Jones Stakes

    Edge of Reality, a Pennsylvania homebred owned by The Elkstone Group, appropriately won the Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) at Parx, named for the Pennsylvania-bred who won the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes.

  • Stormofthecentury wins the Turf Monster Handicap.

    Stormofthecentury Strikes in Turf Monster

    Stormofthecentury collared pacemaker Tightend Touchdown in deep stretch to capture the $350,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) in a 28-1 upset at Parx Racing, denying favored Ben's Cat a third straight victory in the race.

  • Strong Mandate wins the Hopeful Stakes.
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    Strong Mandate Dominates in Muddy Hopeful

    Strong Mandate turned in a dominant performance in the $300,000 Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, winning for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas on the renowned horseman's 78th birthday Sept. 2 at the Spa.

  • Lady Cohiba wins the Glens Falls.
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    Front-Running Lady Cohiba Takes Glens Falls

    Front-running favorite Lady Cohiba outlasted the closing White Rose to win the $150,000 Glens Falls Stakes, which was taken off the inner turf and contested on a muddy main track on closing day at Saratoga Sept. 2

  • Eldaafer wins the Greenwood Cup.

    Eldaafer Gets the Nod in Greenwood Cup Photo

    Eldaafer got the nod in a photo finish Sept. 2 at Parx Racing, nosing out Indian Jones for victory in the $200,000 Greenwood Cup (gr. III). The 8-year-old gelding is best known for his win in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Marathon.

  • Calder Casino & Race Course

    Calabrese, Ziadie Formidable Team in Florida

    The red-hot team of Frank Carl Calabrese and Kirk Ziadie won the owner and trainer titles, respectively, at the Calder meet that ended Aug. 31. But they're also making noise at neighboring Gulfstream.

  • Fio Rito and jockey Les Hulet win the Whitney Handicap August 1, 1981.

    Saratoga 150 Racing History

    Follow our coverage of the Saratoga Sesquicentennial with images from the pages of The Blood-Horse magazine features during the Saratoga meet.