Headlines for Monday, August 4, 2014

  • Tonalist winning the Belmont Stakes.
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    NYRA Reports Improved Handle at Belmont Meet

    Thanks, in part, to a bump in wagering from a Triple Crown being on the line this year in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the Belmont Park spring-summer meet saw improved total all-sources handle numbers compared with 2013.

  • Introducing 'Man Behind the Million'

    Get a sneak peek at 'Man Behind the Million,' heading home to a tight-knit community and an unmistakable legacy on the struggling Illinois racing scene. Coming Aug. 11 at www.BloodHorse.com/ArlingtonLongform

  • Handle, Purses, Race Days Down in July

    Equibase reports pari-mutuel wagering on United States Thoroughbred races in July was down 3.47% and purses fell 5.67% from the same month a year ago with 13 fewer race days.

  • Jess's Dream at Saratoga on August 4 <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-2KVw8BW">Order This Photo</a>

    Jess's Dream Stretches His Legs at Saratoga

    "Here comes the most famous maiden in the world," said one horseman Aug. 4 on the backside of Saratoga Race Course as unraced Jess's Dream made his way to the main track.

  • Haskin Guest Blog: Loving Ashado

    With Ashado about to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this week, I felt it was appropriate to post this as a guest blog, as it depicts the love of a horse beautifully by a young fan, Alexa Ravit.

  • Introducing 'Man Behind the Million'

    Get a sneak peek at 'Man Behind the Million,' heading home to a tight-knit community and an unmistakable legacy on the struggling Illinois racing scene. Coming Aug. 11 at www.BloodHorse.com/ArlingtonLongform