Headlines for Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • The $500,000 paid for a Cairo Prince colt set a record for the sale's highest price

    Curtain Falls on Record Fasig-Tipton New York-Bred Sale

    They saved the best for last during the Fasig-Tipton New York-bred yearling sale, when a son of Cairo Prince was sold for a sale-record price of $500,000 to highlight a session that brought down the curtain on an auction that eclipsed all records.

  • Copper Bullet drew away in the stretch to win the Saratoga Special by four lengths

    Copper Bullet All Business in Saratoga Special

    After a less-than-ideal trip resulted in a second-place finish in the Bashford Manor Stakes (G3), Copper Bullet delivered a professional effort to win the $200,000 Saratoga Special Stakes Presented by Coors Light (G2) Aug. 13.

  • Barbara Banke speaks at The Jockey Club Round Table

    Optimism for Horseracing Integrity Act at Round Table

    The 65th annual Round Table Conference on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 13 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., closed out with an update and a rally cry for legislation that would overhaul oversight of horse racing’s drug testing and medication rules.

  • Al Wukair and Frankie Dettori (red cap) win the  Jacques Le Marois in a close finish

    Al Wukair Upsets Inns of Court in Jacques Le Marois

    Frankie Dettori flew overnight from Chicago to Deauville, then treated fans to his trademark flying dismount after riding Al Wukair to a narrow win in a tight three-way finish in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard-Jacques Le Marois (G1) Aug. 13.

  • Trainer Chad Brown is the first trainer to win the Million and Beverly D. on same day

    Chad Brown Reaches New Heights at Arlington

    For all his accomplishments in the last decade Chad Brown has been training, he added another feat Aug. 12, when he became the first trainer to capture both the Arlington Million (G1) and Beverly D. Stakes (G1) on the same day.

  • Ben Vonwiller speaks at the Jockey Club Round Table on Matters Pertaining to Racing Aug. 13

    McKinsey: Better Scheduling Would Add Handle

    While negative fan reaction on social media might motivate some tracks to address overlapping post times, a big data expert provided a number that may be big enough to push holdouts toward one of the rarest commodities in U.S. racing: cooperation.