Headlines for Saturday, August 2, 2014

  • Iotapa finishes strong to win the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes.

    Iotapa Earns Second Grade I Tally in Hirsch

    Even-money choice Iotapa made it consecutive grade I scores with her victory in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes Aug. 2 at Del Mar, but was all out to get the job done with jockey Joe Talamo.

  • Big Blue Kitten comes on late to win the Lure Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-xvvBNKn">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Blue Kitten From Last to First in Lure

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's two-time grade I winner Big Blue Kitten was guided out of a pocket in the stretch and completed a last-to-first rally in the $100,000 Lure Stakes in his 2014 debut Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Bal A Bali

    Mandella Awaits Brazilian Crown Winner

    Trainer Richard Mandella is relishing the prospect of having Bal A Bali, winner of the Brazilian Triple Crown in 2013 and already qualified for a spot in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1, in his barn soon.

  • Moreno leads the way to victory in the Whitney.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-k5m3bvn">Order This Photo</a>

    Moreno Shows the Way for Whitney Revenge

    Southern Equine Stables' 10-1 shot went wire-to-wire in the 1 1/8-mile Whitney, leaving Itsmyluckyday and Will Take Charge behind to finish in 1:48.05 on a fast track. Palace Malice, the 3-5 favorite, faded to sixth.

  • Tapiture outfinishes Candy Boy to take the West Virginia Derby.

    Tapiture Noses Out Candy Boy in WV Derby

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Tapiture overcame a troubled trip and a lost shoe to gamely defeat a determined Candy Boy at the wire in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 2.

  • Filimbi pulls free from pacesetter Dayatthespa to take the Fasig-Tipton De La Rose.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-gVVFCmR">Order This Photo</a>

    Filimbi Outkicks Dayatthespa in De La Rose

    Juddmonte Farms' Filimbi collared pacesetter Dayatthespa in the stretch and outfought that tenacious rival for her first U.S. stakes win in the $100,000 Fasig-Tipton De La Rose Stakes Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Palace leaves Happy My Way behind to take the Alfred G. Vanderbilt.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-wpPnH78">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Reels in Alfred G. Vanderbilt Score

    New York-bred Palace, formerly a $20,000 claimer, earned his first grade I victory for owner Antonino Miuccio and trainer Linda Rice in the $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I) Aug. 2 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • First Reported Winner for Brandon's Oboe

    Making her career bow, Bells of Victory led at every call and drew off to victory in the first race at Marquis Downs in Saskatoon Aug. 1 to become the first winner for Canadian-based freshman sire Brandon's Oboe.

  • Santa Anita Fall Meet Has 28 Graded Stakes

    Santa Anita Park, which will host the Breeders' Cup for an unprecedented third consecutive year this fall, has a total of 28 graded stakes--including 13 Breeders' Cup events--over the course of its 24-day autumn meet.

  • Sultanina comes home strong to take the Nassau Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Sf3QxsN">Order This Photo</a>

    Gosden Wins Nassau for Third Straight Year

    Sultanina furnished trainer John Gosden a third group I win when unleashing a late burst of speed in the Markel Insurance Nassau Stakes (Eng-I) Aug. 2, the final day of the Glorious Goodwood meeting.

  • Mountaineer Park

    Mountaineer Holds Breath Over Smoke-Ban Plan

    Officials at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort are in a battle with the Hancock County Board of Health over plans for an ordinance that would ban smoking in all public places, including outdoor areas.