Headlines for Saturday, August 30, 2014

  • Itsmyluckyday fights off Moreno to win the Woodward.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-mDj3wXV">Order This Photo</a>

    Itsmyluckyday Outfights Moreno in Woodward

    Co-favorites Itsmyluckyday and Moreno battled shoulder to shoulder through the entire length of the Saratoga stretch before Itsmyluckyday prevailed to win the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) by half a length Aug. 30.

  • Sunset Glow and Victor Espinoza take the Del Mar Debutante.

    Sunset Glow Shines in Del Mar Debutante

    Odds-on favorite Sunset Glow bulled her way between horses at the top of the stretch to get the lead and repelled the determined rally of Her Emmynency to capture the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (gr. I) Aug. 30.

  • Avanzare (right) holds off the closing Hattaash to win the Washington Park Handicap.

    Avanzare Prevails in Washington Park Thriller

    Avanzare spurted out to lead early and held off strong closing threats from Hattaash and Mister Marti Gras to prevail in a rousing finish to the $150,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. III) Aug. 30 at Arlington.

  • Best Pal winner Skyway returns in the Del Mar Futurity.

    Best Pal Winner Skyway Returns for Futurity

    Skyway and Henry's Holiday, first and second in the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II) last time out, head the field for the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) as the popular summer meet comes to a close Sept. 3.

  • Stonetastic romps in the Prioress Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-PgqsMKN">Order This Photo</a>

    Stonetastic Powers to Prioress Score

    Stonetastic turned an evenly matched race on paper into a runaway victory on the track, registering a powerful 8 1/2-length score in the $300,000 Prioress Stakes (gr. II) from Saratoga Race Course Aug. 30.

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez Receives Mike Venezia Award

    Hall of Fame rider John Velazquez, a two-time Eclipse Award winner, was presented with the Mike Venezia Memorial Award Aug. 30 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Little Journey is making her fourth U.S. start in the Boiling Springs.

    Little Journey Favored in Boiling Springs

    Little Journey, looking to rebound from a last-place finish in the Lake George Stakes (gr. IIT), heads the field in the $100,000 Boiling Springs Stakes (gr. IIIT), the Labor Day feature event at Monmouth Park Sept. 1.