Headlines for Sunday, August 24, 2014

  • Shared Belief wins the Pacific Classic.

    Shared Belief Streaks to Pacific Classic Win

    Champion Shared Belief kept his stellar record spotless with another smashing victory Aug. 24 in the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), sweeping past pacesetter Game On Dude and drawing away at Del Mar.

  • Goldencents wins the Pat O'Brien Stakes.

    Goldencents in Track-Record Pat O'Brien Romp

    Goldencents avenged his loss in last year's $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes (gr. II) with a dominating wire-to-wire track record performance in this year's edition at Del Mar Aug. 24.

  • So Lonesome wins the Albany Stakes.
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    Jerkens, So Lonesome Highlight Showcase Day

    Trainer Jimmy Jerkens' really big weekend at Saratoga Race Course concluded Aug. 24 with when the 55-year-old son of Hall of Famer H. Allen Jerkens won the $200,000 Fleet Indian Stakes with Star Grazing.

  • Tom's Tribute Del Mar Mile.

    Tom's Tribute Triumphs in Del Mar Mile

    Tom's Tribute took advantage of a slow start from heavy favorite Obviously to take the $250,000 Del Mar Mile (gr. IIT) by a length over Rock Me Baby with Handsome Mike another half-length back in third.

  • Winning Cause wins the Cliff Hanger Stakes.

    Winning Cause Ends String in Cliff Hanger

    Winning Cause, getting an ideal stalking trip from jockey Eddie Castro, staved off odds-on choice Big Blue Kitten to win the Cliff Hanger Stakes (gr. IIIT) Aug. 24 on turf at Monmouth Park, halting a 10-race losing skid.

  • Leigh Court wins the Seaway Stakes.

    Champ Leigh Court Cruises in Seaway Return

    Melnyk Racing Stable's Canadian champion filly Leigh Court led at every point of call as the 13-10 favorite and coasted to a comfortable win the $142,172 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) Aug. 24 at Woodbine.

  • After the Wire: Travers Stakes

    Evan Hammonds recaps the Travers Stakes, Ballerina Stakes and what Artemis Agrotera could hold for the Breeders' Cup.

  • Wise Dan
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    Wise Dan Gets Tightener as Return Nears

    In preparation for a possible start in the upcoming Bernard Baruch Handicap (gr. IIT), two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan breezed through the fog on the main track at Saratoga Race Course the morning of Aug. 24.

  • Ribbons running in the Prix Jean Romanet.
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    Ribbons Gives Dettori Group I Deauville Sweep

    Jockey Frankie Dettori swept both group I races on Deauville's Aug. 24 card when landing the Darley Prix Jean Romanet with impressive filly Ribbons after taking the Darley Prix Morny with The Wow Signal one race earlier.

  • The Wow Signal (IRE) wins the Prix Morny.
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    The Wow Signal Tops Hootenanny at Deauville

    The Wow Signal edged past U.S.-based Hootenanny nearing the finish of the Aug. 24 Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) for 2-year-olds at Deauville and won by a half-length to kept his perfect record intact.