Headlines for Friday, July 18, 2014

  • Tourist comes home strong to win the Sir Cat Stakes.
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    Tourist, Dettori Both Win on Spa Opening Card

    Making his first start in stakes company, front-running Tourist put away Storming Inti rounding the turn for home and spurted clear in the stretch to take the $100,000 Sir Cat Stakes on opening day at Saratoga July 18.

  • Former Penn Clocker Enters Plea Agreement

    A former clocker at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course has entered a plea agreement and is cooperating with prosecutors in connection with charges that he and two others defrauded the public.

  • Delta Downs

    Delta Jackpot Scheduled for Nov. 22

    Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel has released its 2014-15 stakes schedule consisting of 32 stakes worth $4.6 million, highlighted by the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) Nov. 22.

  • Wise Dan at Saratoga on July 18

    Wise Dan Works Over Oklahoma Turf

    Morton Fink's two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan turned in his first breeze of the summer at Saratoga July 18, progressing toward trainer Charlie LoPresti's goal of making the Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Monitor Mares' Progesterone Levels before Inducing Labor

    Inducing labor in humans might be commonplace, but performing the same procedure in pregnant mares is tricky business. If the timing’s off, the foal isn’t likely to be strong enough to survive. But French researchers say that monitoring mares' progesterone levels—combined with veterinary and breeding experience—could be the key...