Headlines for Thursday, July 17, 2014

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream to Hike Purses 10%, Add Incentives

    Gulfstream Park announced July 17 that it will increase purses an average of 10% starting with its July 24 condition book, and also offer a $250 starter incentive to help horsemen offset the cost of workers' compensation.

  • Stopchargingmaria won the 2014 Black-Eyed Susan. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-LdChwcH">Order This Photo</a>

    No Untapable, But CCA Oaks Comes Up Slight

    Despite the absence of Untapable, who chose to run in the Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) instead of running in the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I), only six sophomore fillies were entered for the July 20 test.

  • Summer Front won the 2014 Ft. Lauderdale Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3017466186&k=D3vZngt">Order This Photo</a>

    Summer Front in Good Spot for Grade I Win

    Unsuccessful in six previous tries at the grade I level, Summer Front is well-positioned to break through as part of a small field in the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes, the first top-level race of the Del Mar season July 20.

  • Heart to Heart will face Florida Won in the Toronto Cup Stakes.

    Florida Won Spotted for Action in Toronto Cup

    Live Oak Plantation's Florida Won, a $385,000 yearling trained by Mark Casse, seeks his first stakes win against an expected five rivals in the $125,000 Toronto Cup Stakes at Woodbine July 20 on the turf.

  • Britain Investigating Morphine Cluster

    Five horses under the care of different trainers have tested positive recently. The British Horseracing Authority said in a statement that names of horses or trainers will not be released until the investigation is complete.

  • Trainer Aidan O'Brien has five fillies entered in the Oaks.

    Irish Oaks Has New Look Without Taghrooda

    The Darley Irish Oaks (Ire-I) took on a new look after Investec Oaks (Eng-I) winner Taghrooda was not included among the 11 fillies in the field when runners were declared the morning of July 17.

  • NHC Tour Player Ferraro Wins 2-Year-Old Share

    Dr. John Ferraro, a 65-year-old oncologist from Clifton Park, N.Y., won a fractional interest in a 2-year-old racing prospect syndicated and managed by Sovereign Stable in a prize drawing held July 17.

  • The Jockey Club Tour Visits Saratoga, Del Mar

    The Jockey Club Tour on FOX will cover Del Mar and Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, July 20, with a two-hour telecast featuring the Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT) and TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I).

  • That Handicaping Show: The Diana Stakes

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst preview the Diana Stakes and the Sanford Stakes, both July 19 at Saratoga. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Diana.

  • Equine Sales Yearling Sale Catalog Online

    The catalog for Equine Sales Company's select yearling sale is now available online with the 233 head representing a significant increase over the 174 cataloged for the inaugural yearling sale in 2013.

  • Opening Day at Del Mar

    Deep fields and handicapping challenges abound in the opening-day races at Del Mar.

  • Freud conformation from 2013-2014 Stallion Register

    Progeny of Freud

    View more photos from our continuing magazine series training offspring of sires, featuring Freud this week. Read more in the July 19, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse.