Headlines for Sunday, August 17, 2014

  • Main Sequence wins the Sword Dancer Invitational.
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    Main Sequence Stays Sharp in Sword Dancer

    Favored Main Sequence, slow out of the gate to trail the field, charged home on the outside to nip Imagining at the wire in the $500,000 Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) Aug. 17 on the lawn at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Salix

    HBPA Horsemen Reaffirm Support of Lasix

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association restated its strong support for the continued use of Lasix (furosemide, also commonly called Salix) at its summer convention Aug.15-17 in Oklahoma City.

  • Ami's Holiday wins the Breeders' Stakes.

    Ami's Holiday Finds Path in Breeders' Stakes

    Ami's Holiday's class showed through as he rallied from between rivals in deep stretch to capture the $460,220 Breeders' Stakes, the final jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown, in his turf debut Aug. 17 at Woodbine.

  • Mr Speaker

    Mr Speaker Gets Green Light for Travers

    Mr Speaker, winner of the Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. IT) on turf in his most recent start, has been confirmed for the $1.25 million Travers (gr. I) on the dirt after breezing Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Kingman and jockey James Doyle win the Prix Jacques Le Marois.
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    Soft Turf No Problem for Kingman in Marois

    Kingman took to the less than ideal turf conditions at Deauville Aug. 17 and further bolstered his rank as Europe's top miler with a comfortable win in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I).

  • Code West Guts Out Remington's Governor's Cup

    Code West, responding to strong handling from jockey Cliff Berry in the stretch, got up in time to win the $176,050 Governor's Cup Stakes the night of Aug. 16 at Remington Park for his first victory since June 2013.

  • Equine Coronavirus Identified in European Horses

    It started in a diarrheic foal in North Carolina in 1999. A few years later, researchers found it in Japan. Today, scientists have discovered the virus in Europe. And what’s more, they’ve found it in horses' respiratory fluid, whereas before, it’s only been isolated in feces.