Headlines for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

  • Fire With Fire (right) and Quick Casablanca meet again in the Del Mar Handicap.

    Heated Rivalry Rekindled in Del Mar Handicap

    After exchanging tight decisions in two recent starts this spring, Fire With Fire and Quick Casablanca clash for a third time in the $200,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Aug. 23 on the Del Mar turf.

  • Starstruck won the Matchmaker Stakes on July 27 at Monmouth.

    Starstruck Heads Cast in Monmouth's Violet

    Starstruck, Calumet Farm's 5-year-old Galileo mare, headlines the $100,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 20 on the Jersey Shore, but the chestnut will have her work cut out for her against a full field.

  • Sole Power faces 14 in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2582416180&k=kCZb7Bv">Order This Photo</a>

    Sole Power to Try for Second Nunthorpe Win

    Sole Power will try to land the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) for a second time Aug. 22 at York, but trainer Eddie Lynam says his runner might not be at the top of his game.

  • Better Lucky won Saratoga's seven-furlong Shine Again Stakes July 21.
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    Better Lucky Sticks With Dirt for Ballerina

    Better Lucky, a dual grade I winner on turf who won her first start on dirt in more than two years last month at Saratoga Race Course, returns to the upstate New York oval for the $500,000 Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 23.

  • FDA Sends Warning Letter to Compounding Firm

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has sent a letter to a Lexington pharmaceutical firm that compounds drugs for horses notifying the firm that tests show its drug products are "adulterated and misbranded."

  • Wicked Strong
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    Haskin: Viva Travers!

    First, Bayern is going to be very tough on an uncontested lead, especially breaking from post 2 and with a stone closer, Commanding Curve, inside him. Second, Tonalist and Wicked Strong are both sitting on big efforts.

  • Australia and Joseph O'Brien take the Juddmonte International.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-RZh74Tc">Order This Photo</a>

    Australia Easy Juddmonte International Winner

    Dual Derby winner Australia conquered older opponents with consummate ease Aug. 20 at York, winning the Juddmonte International (Eng-I) by two lengths from The Grey Gatsby.