Headlines for Sunday, August 10, 2014

  • Moulin de Mougin wins the John C Mabee Stakes.

    Moulin de Mougin Makes Right Move in Mabee

    Moulin de Mougin secured the biggest win of her career and gave jockey Mike Smith a reason to celebrate his 49th birthday in the $250,000 John Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT) on the grass Aug. 10 at Del Mar.

  • Martin Panza speaking at the Jockey Club Round Table Conference.

    Panza Suggests More Focus on Big Event Days

    NYRA's Martin Panza said tracks need to focus on reducing race days or carded races in order to maintain quality for fans and bettors. He said the U.S. needs to build race days with national and international appeal.

  • Cavorting wins the Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga.
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    Cavorting Digs in for Adirondack Stakes Score

    Stonestreet Stables' Cavorting outfought favored Angela Renee through the stretch to take the $200,000 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) by 1 3/4 lengths at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 10.

  • Lexie Lou wins the Wonder Where Stakes.

    Lexie Lou Adapts to Turf in Wonder Where Win

    Queen's Plate winner Lexie Lou made a smooth transition to the turf Aug. 10 at Woodbine with an impressive three-length victory as the odds-on choice in the $227,825 Wonder Where Stakes for 3-year-old fillies.

  • Kaigun wins the Play the King Stakes.

    Kaigun Makes Amends in Play the King Stakes

    After failing as the favorite in last month's United Nations Stakes (gr. IT), Kaigun made amends to those who backed the 4-year-old gelding with a three-quarters-length score in the Play the King Stakes at Woodbine Aug. 10.

  • Brian Rolapp spoke at the Jockey Club Round Table.

    Racing Gets Some Tips From NFL Executive

    The racing industry Aug. 10 was offered a look at the success of the National Football League and, though racing lacks the fundamental structure to support similar growth, there were tips on maximizing interest in the sport.

  • Ogden Mills Phipps at the Jockey Club Round Table Conference.

    Jockey Club to Explore Federal Rules on Drugs

    The Jockey Club Aug. 10 acknowledged progress on the effort to adopt uniform medication and drug-testing rules on a state-by-state basis, but also said it will advocate on the federal level for assistance.

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    Dick Whittington Rises Late to Win Phoenix

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien's domination of the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) continued Aug. 10 with Dick Whittington edging past favorite Kool Kompany late in the race for 2-year-olds at the Curragh.

  • Tom Durkin

    Durkin Receives The Jockey Club Medal

    Tom Durkin, who will retire Aug. 31 after 43 years as a race caller, received The Jockey Club Medal the night Aug. 9 for exceptional contributions to the Thoroughbred breeding and racing industry.

  • Hip 310, a Tizway filly, brought $250,000, at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale.

    F-T New York-Bred Sale Opens With Gains

    In what could be an indicator of the strength of the market for New York-breds, a first-time buyer at the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale made his first dive a deep one by purchasing the session-topper for $250,000.