Headlines for Friday, August 29, 2014

  • Albano won the Pegasus Stakes at Monmouth Park in June.

    Competitive Group Entered for Smarty Jones

    Ten 3-year-olds, some of which may have their sights on the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) in three weeks, will battle in the $300,000 Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 1 at Parx Racing.

  • Heat Du Jour won the Solana Beach Handicap on Aug. 17.

    Hollendorfer Duo Part of Even Yellow Ribbon

    Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, whose recent hot streak has lifted him to the top of the Del Mar standings, sends out a strong pair in Heat Du Jour and Parranda in the $200,000 Yellow Ribbon Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • Micromanage won the 1 3/4-mile Birdstone Stakes on August 7.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-vzj3QXL">Order This Photo</a>

    Micromanage Set for Another Distance Test

    After rolling to the easiest of victories in the 1 3/4-mile Birdstone Stakes, Micromanage will cut back to a mere 1 1/2 miles when the 4-year-old Medaglia d'Oro colt starts in the $200,000 Greenwood Cup Stakes.

  • Santa Anita Hosts Handicapping Event Oct. 4-5

    The Santa Anita Autumn Handicapping Challenge, featuring $100,000 in prize money, will be offered during the second weekend of the upcoming autumn meet Oct. 4-5, the track announced.

  • Hall of Fame Tribute to Tom Durkin

    National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame 2014 tribute to retiring race announcer Tom Durkin. Read more on Tom Durkin's career in the August 30, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. View more Hall of Fame videos here.

  • Kid Cruz <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-R7L2p3c">Order This Photo</a>

    Knee Surgery to Sideline Kid Cruz for Year

    Grade III winner Kid Cruz, most recently fourth in the Travers Stakes (gr. I), is having surgery to remove a chip from his left knee and will miss the rest of the year, trainer Linda Rice said Aug. 29 from Saratoga.

  • California Chrome Progressing Toward PA Derby

    Dual classic winner California Chrome had his first five-furlong workout since returning to training at Los Alamitos Race Course Aug. 29, covering the distance handily in 1:01 flat with regular rider Victor Espinoza aboard.

  • Somali Lemonade is Lemon Drop Kid's leading distaff earner.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-dWcvRTG">Order This Photo</a>

    Lemon Drop Kid: A Class Act

    Lemon Drop Kid was the complete package when he went to stud in 2001 with an impeccable pedigree, top-of-his-class ability all three years racing, and dashing good looks.

  • Wallyanna won the 2014 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-mh7bQx3">Order This Photo</a>

    Wallyanna Back for More in Saranac

    After acing his graded stakes debut Aug. 8 with a 23-1 upset of the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga, Wallyanna looks to continue his success Sept. 1 in the Saranac (gr. IIIT).

  • Kentucky to Tackle Drug Compounder Concerns

    In a 12-month period that has seen drug compounders linked to horse deaths at a training center and integrity issues at the track, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission is researching ways it could add regulatory oversight.