Headlines for Thursday, August 14, 2014

  • Sen. Alex Padilla (D-Van Nuys) admires the Woodlawn Vase with Steve and Carolyn Coburn.

    Chrome Gets Hero's Salute at State Capitol

    California's State Capitol went all Chrome on Thursday, Aug. 14 as proud legislators paid tribute to the state's Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner.

  • Baze On Roll as Golden Gate Summer Meet Opens

    Jockey Russell Baze, who capitalized on a slew of live mounts to run away with the riding title at the Sonoma County Fair meeting in Santa Rosa, hopes to keep on rolling Aug. 15 at the Golden Gate Fields summer meeting.

  • Reneesgotzip won the 2013 Rancho Bernardo.

    Reneesgotzip Makes Return in Rancho Bernardo

    Reneesgotzip returns to Del Mar Aug. 17 to defend her title in the $150,000 Rancho Bernardo Stakes (gr. III), but the speedster faces a salty cast in her first start since the 2013 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Sprint.

  • Haskin: The Girls Who Lost Curlin

    No one can really predict Hall of Fame greatness after one start, but there have been a number of fortunate trainers who have had the thrill of foreseeing potential greatness in a young horse.

  • Cozmic One training at Saratoga

    Patience Key for Shirreffs With Cozmic One

    2010 Horse of the Year Zenyatta never set foot in New York, but her first-born son Cozmic One arrived at Saratoga Springs' legendary racetrack last month to spend the summer learning about life as a racehorse.

  • Twilight Eclipse

    Twilight Eclipse Primed for Sword Dancer

    A world record holder at 1 1/2 miles on turf who just missed winning the United Nations last month, Twilight Eclipse looks ready for a peak effort in Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 17.

  • Ami's Holiday won the 2013 Grey Stakes.

    Ami's Holiday Makes Turf Debut in Breeders'

    After his in-the-money efforts in both earlier jewels of the Canadian Triple Crown series for 3-year-olds, Ami's Holiday is set to make his turf debut in the $500,000 Breeders' Stakes Aug. 17 at Woodbine.

  • Pants On Fire will try for a fourth stakes victory in seven career starts at Monmouth Park.

    Pants On Fire Aims for Fourth Monmouth Win

    Already a three-time stakes winner at Monmouth Park, Pants On Fire will try for a fourth stakes victory in seven career starts at the Oceanport, N.J., track in the $150,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 17.

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk Relocating to Japan in 2015

    Dunkirk, the leading North American freshman sire by earnings last year, has been purchased by the Japan Race Horse Agency and will stand at East Stud on the island of Hokkaido starting in 2015.

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    GI Winner Verrazano Retired to Ashford Stud

    After a 2014 season that saw him add a pair of group I placings on turf to his resume, grade I winner Verrazano has been retired. The 2013 William Hill Haskell Invitational Stakes (gr. I) winner will stand at Ashford Stud.

  • Forte Dei Marmi won the Sky Classic in 2012 and 2013 (shown).

    Forte Dei Marmi Aims for Sky Classic History

    Stella Perdomo's Forte Dei Marmi will try to become the first horse to win the Sky Classic Stakes (Can-IIT) three times when he faces an expected seven other rivals in the 1 1/4-mile turf race Aug. 16 at Woodbine.