Headlines for Saturday, August 23, 2014

  • Rusty Slipper rolls home to win the Violet Stakes at Monmouth Park.

    Rusty Slipper Shows Heels in Violet Score

    Zanim R. Meahjohn's 13-1 chance Rusty Slipper seized the lead nearing the sixteenth pole and comfortably earned her first graded stakes win in the $109,000 Violet Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 23 at Monmouth Park.

  • Speed Seeker and Luis Contreras come on strong to win the Ontario Colleen Stakes.

    Speed Seeker Makes Grade in Ontario Colleen

    Making just her third career start, Speed Seeker became a stakes winner when she rallied from off the pace to take the $154,417 Ontario Colleen Stakes (Can-IIIT) over the Woodbine turf course Aug. 23.

  • Abaco flies late to catch Strathnaver in the Ballston Spa.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-5KTFb69">Order This Photo</a>

    Late-Running Abaco Wins Ballston Spa Thriller

    Phipps Stable homebred Abaco made an eye-catching swoop from last and prevailed in a thrilling finish with Strathnaver in the Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 23 at Saratoga Race Course.