Headlines for Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • Cupid

    Cupid Holds Off Curlin Rules to Win Brubaker

    Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, and Derrick Smith's Cupid may not have performed as well as expected at 2-5 odds in the $75,000 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes Aug. 23 at Del Mar, but the stakes try Wednesday was not the goal.

  • Farhh Gets First Black-Type Winner in Group Stakes

    Dalham Hall Stud's freshman sire Farhh checked off two milestones at once getting his first stakes winner and first group winner in the same outing when Wells Farhh Go took the Aug. 23 Tattersalls Acomb Stakes (G3) at York in England.

  • Lady Aurelia and John Velazquez after their win in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot

    Lady Aurelia Favored in Nunthorpe at York

    Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton, and Peter Leidel's Lady Aurelia is the narrow favorite for the Aug. 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York's prestigious Ebor Festival, with Battaash close on her heels in the antepost markets.

  • Drefong (between horses) runs riderless in the Bing Crosby Stakes at Del Mar July 29

    Drefong Aims for Bing Crosby Rebound in Forego

    Looking to rebound from his last start July 29 in the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1), reigning champion sprinter Drefong will attempt to add another Saratoga Race Course grade 1 to his résumé in the $600,000 Forego Stakes (G1) Aug. 26.

  • Tapwrit is the morning-line favorite for the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    Contentious Travers Stakes on Tap

    With all three individual classic winners set to start, along with six other graded stakes winners in the field of 12, the $1.25 million Travers (G1) could provide that long-awaited moment when the balance of power among the 3-year-old males shifts.

  • NBC Sports

    NBC Travers Coverage Highlights Busy Radio, TV Week

    This week's horse racing television and radio coverage through the week leading up to NBC’s live broadcast of the Travers (G1) and Sword Dancer (G1T) stakes as compiled by America's Best Racing.

  • The Week in Photos 8/22/2017

    Pacific Classic, Alabama, Del Mar Oaks, Del Mar Mile, Del Mar Handicap, Lake Placid, Darley Prix Jean Romanet, Prix Morny, Play the King, Bob Ingham Warwick, Shadwell Prix De La Nonette, Prix Guillaume E'Orano Haras Du Logis Saint-Germain, and more.