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  • Wait No More, a daughter of Medaglia d'Oro topped the sale, bringing $1,575,000 during the second session.

    2nd Night Surge Cuts Saratoga Sale Declines

    After suffering significant setbacks in prices on its opening night, the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale experienced a welcome surge in business during its second and final session Aug. 7 in upstate New York.

  • Hip #117, filly, Medaglia d'Oro - Wait a While, by Maria's Mon, brought $1.575 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale.

    Medaglia d'Oro Filly Brings $1.575M at F-T

    A daughter of Medaglia d'Oro became the current sales topper during the Aug. 7 session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale, bringing a final bid of $1.575 million from trainer Todd Pletcher.

  • Joyful Victory will carry 120 pound in the Gardenia.

    Joyful Victory, Sassy Image Top Gardenia

    Joyful Victory and Sassy Image top a strong field of 11 fillies and mares in the $100,000 Gardenia Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 11 at Ellis Park, the first race back in Kentucky for jockey Robby Albarado since his May 4 arrest.

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  • Hall of Fame set to induct 2012 class

    The National Museum of Racing will induct its 2012 Hall of Fame class Friday at 10:30 a.m. (EDT) at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs, New York. Jockeys John Velazquez and Anthony Hamilton, trainers Roger Attfield and Robert Wheeler, and racehorses Ghostzapper and Planet will be enshrined. Tom Durkin, the track announcer for the New York Racing Association, will serve as the event's master of ceremonies.

  • Fort Marcy in the United Nations H.

    Slideshow: Great Geldings

    Top 10 geldings of the past 75 years have provided some of racing's top thrills. See our full feature in the August 11, 2012 issue of The Blood-Horse!

  • PNGI Extends Live Racing Deal at Rosecroft

    Penn National Gaming Inc. said Aug. 7 it will continue to offer live harness racing at Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland for two more years--if another Prince George's County location isn't chosen as the location for a casino.

  • Racing, Online Wagering Drive CDI Profits

    Due primarily to increased business Kentucky Derby week and continued growth at TwinSpires.com, Churchill Downs Inc. reported an 8% increase in net revenues from continuing operations for the second quarter of 2012.

  • Saratoga Sale 2012: Day 1 Wrap

    Esther Marr recaps day 1 of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Hip 80, by Street Cry out of Serenading, sold for $1.2 million at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga.

    Street Cry Colt Fetches $1.2 Million at F-T

    A Street Cry colt was the first seven-figure transaction at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale when he brought a final bid of $1.2 million from Sheikh Mohammed's bloodstock agent John Ferguson.

  • Saratoga Sale 2012: Starlight Racing

    Esther Marr asks Starlight Racing's Frankie Brothers and Jack Wolf about the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • First Defence's first winner dominates at Lingfield

    Grade 1 hero First Defence got off the mark as a sire in devastating fashion Saturday, when Dundonnell broke the juvenile course record at Lingfield in England. A Juddmonte Farms homebred like his sire, the Roger Charlton pupil covered 7 1/2 furlongs on firm turf in 1:29.32 while romping by 12 lengths.

  • Kissable connects in Waya for incoming Hall of Famers

    The impeccably-bred Kissable swept to her first career stakes score in Monday's $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/waya12.pdf">Waya Stakes</a>, kicking off a memorable week at Saratoga for trainer Roger Attfield and jockey John Velazquez. Just four days later, the winning tandem will be enshrined in the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame. Kissable's emphatic four-length victory served as the opening act.

  • Dreaming of Julia runs her way onto New York Watch

    For the third time during the 2012 Saratoga meeting, Stonestreet Stables unveiled a promising two-year-old filly as Dreaming of Julia posted a runaway victory on Monday to join Kauai Katie and Teen Pauline on the New York Watch.

  • Four graded winners among 11 in Gardenia

    A multiple Grade 1 winner and a pair of Grade 2 winners are among those entered for Saturday's Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/gardenia12">Gardenia</a> over one mile, but the presence of the trio has initially failed to scare off challengers as the names of 11 fillies and mares were dropped in the entry box for Ellis Park's signature event.

  • Hip 154 is by Old Fashioned out of Cintarosa.

    McPeek Shares Saratoga Sale Short List

    With few hours left before the first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale Aug. 6, trainer Kenny McPeek shared the short list of horses he believes will bring big prices.

  • Rapid Redux is a recent newcomer to Old Friends.

    Old Friends Scene Magazine Launched

    The Old Friends equine retirement program is launching Old Friends Scene, a magazine featuring the retirees at the Thoroughbred retirement facilities located in Georgetown, Ky., and Greenfield Center, N.Y.

  • Hip 126 is by Galileo out of Adoration.

    F-T Saratoga Night Two: Big Bang Yearlings

    The Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling auction could close out its two-night run Aug. 7 in New York with a bang, based on the positive reviews for many of the horses on offer.

  • July Pari-Mutuel Handle, Purses Decline

    Pari-mutuel handle remained slightly ahead of last year even though it was down 7.37% in July when compared with the same month in 2011, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase.