Headlines for Wednesday, August 13, 2014

  • Istanford won the San Clemente by 2 1/2 lengths.

    Nine Set to Test Istanford in Del Mar Oaks

    Istanford, a game front-running winner of the San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) when shipped to Del Mar one month ago from Arlington International Racecourse, heads the field for the $300,000 Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) Aug. 16.

  • Stewart Elliott

    Jockey Elliott Fractures Rib, to Miss Time

    Jockey Stewart Elliott suffered a fractured rib when kicked by a horse Aug. 11 in the Del Mar stable area and is expected to be out for up to two weeks. The tentative return target is Aug. 24, Pacific Classic day.

  • 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf winner Magician<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Turf/33149938_WkWzN9#!i=2902211206&k=btn6Wwk">Order This Photo</a>

    Magician, Real Solution Meet in Million

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's defending victor Real Solution is set for a showdown with 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Magician in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) at Arlington International Racecourse Aug. 16.

  • Four-time graded stakes winner Somali Lemonade has won three of her past four starts.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-stbwL4x">Order This Photo</a>

    Beverly D. Boasts Deep, Diverse Field Of 11

    A mix of international runners, local heroes, and proven grade I winners will tussle in the $750,000 Beverly D. (gr. IT) for fillies and mares on Arlington Park's International Festival of Racing card Aug. 16 outside Chicago.

  • Adelaide (outside) running in the Belmont Derby Invitational.
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    Adelaide, Tourist to Clash in Secretariat

    European-based Irish-bred Adelaide and American-bred and based Tourist top a field of nine 3-year-olds entered for the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at 1 1/4 miles Aug. 16 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Kirk Breed

    Cal Expo Racetrack Named for Kirk Breed

    The racetrack at California Exposition and State Fair has been renamed for the late Kirk Breed, who served as executive director of the state horse racing board and was formerly general manager of the state fair.

  • Frank Stronach

    Gulfstream Plans Lasix-Free Races in 2015

    Gulfstream Park, which plans to become the racetrack prototype for integrity in the sport, is to to offer furosemide-free races for 2-year-olds in 2015 and eventually operate an on-track pharmacy to control medication.

  • Owners, Breeders to be Honored at TOBA Dinner

    Achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 22 states and Canada will be honored at the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's annual National Awards Dinner.

  • Coteau Grove Farms to Reduce Racing Stable

    Keith and Ginger Myers have announced Coteau Grove Farms plans to expand its breeding operation and reduce its racing stable. The farm said it will sell 21 Louisiana-bred yearlings and horses in training at Louisiana sales.

  • Slideshow: Arlington Million Retrospective

    A look at the history of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) and Arlington International Racecourse, run by 92-year-old Richard Duchossois. Read the companion longform feature at http://www.bloodhorse.com/ArlingtonLongform.

  • A fire destroyed the Arlington grandstand in 1985, but track chairman Richard Duchossois was determined to rebuild. In this Daily Herald photo, firemen work to put out the fire.

    Arlington Million Retrospective

    A look at the history of the Arlington Million (gr. IT) and Arlington International Racecourse, run by 92-year-old Richard Duchossois. Read the companion longform feature at http://www.bloodhorse.com/ArlingtonLongform

  • Rehabilitating Horses with Back Problems

    Horses can suffer musculoskeletal pain and injuries anywhere along the axial skeleton that comprises the skull, vertebral column, sternum, and ribs. Bringing these horses back to form post-injury can be difficult and time-consuming, but possible thanks to both time-tested mobilization exercises and cutting-edge physical therapy techniques.