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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2016


Racing Headlines
Shades of Ghostzapper seen by California Chrome in Pacific Classic
In Tuesday's features on the TwinSpires.com blog, James Scully saw shades of Ghostzapper in California Chrome's incredible performance in the Pacific Classic (G1), while Kellie Reilly reviews last week's Ebor Festival at York and discusses its implications on the Breeders' Cup this fall. more...

Hanson: Takeaways from the Pacific Classic, Alabama
In a recap of Saturday's racing action, Vance Hanson notes the style of California Chrome's Pacific Classic (G1) victory has become rarer in recent years in what is a historically marquee division. more...

Time and Motion, Camp Creek provide upsets in Sunday stakes
Time and Motion finally got the best of Catch a Glimpse when handing the Canadian Horse of the Year her first loss on turf in Sunday's Lake Placid Stakes (G2) at Saratoga. more...

California Chrome, Songbird dominate
California Chrome is well on his way to a second Horse of the Year title after galloping home over multiple champion and defending race winner Beholder in the Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar on Sunday. more...

Nonna Mela wins rescheduled Adirondack
Juvenile filly Nonna Mela proved best on Friday in the rescheduled Adirondack Stakes (G2) at Saratoga. more...

Catch a Glimpse hopes to keep turf record perfect in Lake Placid
Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse will try to stay undefeated on turf when lining up as part of a seven-filly field in Sunday's Lake Placid Stakes (G2) at Saratoga. more...

Songbird, California Chrome and Beholder star coast-to-coast
A star-studded Saturday is on tap at Saratoga and Del Mar, with Songbird going in the Alabama Stakes (G1) in New York and California Chrome taking on defending champion Beholder in the Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar. more...

Beholder breezes through fog in final work for Pacific Classic
Three-time champion mare Beholder put the finishing touches on her Pacific Classic (G1) preparations on a foggy Tuesday morning at Del Mar. more...

Songbird turns in final prep for Alabama
Undefeated champion Songbird turned in a half-mile breeze at Saratoga on Monday, her last prior to Saturday's $600,000 Alabama (G1). more...

Gunnevera takes Saratoga Specia; Chrome, Dortmund post works for Pacific Classic
Gunnevera ran down Recruiting Ready in the lane of Sunday's Saratoga Special Stakes (G2) to score a drawing-off length victory. more...

Mondialiste captures Arlington Million; Geroux sweeps graded undercard
Mondialiste pulled off an exceptional victory at Arlington on Saturday when taking the Arlington Million (G1) for his overseas connections. more...

Brown runners work ahead of upcoming engagements
Flintshire was but one of many Chad Brown trainees taking to Saratoga's differing tracks on Friday to get in a work ahead of this weekend's rain. more...

Arlington Million highlights exciting weekend of racing
Racing fans can get all their Arlington International Festival of Racing news in one place thanks to the Arlington Million compilation blog, including free PPs, contest information and a photo gallery. more...

Breeding & Sales News
Medaglia d'Oro filly brings $1.45 million to top Fasig-Tipton Saratoga
Medaglia d'Oro filly brings $1.45 million to top Fasig-Tipton Saratoga more...

$950,000 Pioneerof the Nile colt overtakes $800,000 Songbird half-sister
A Pioneerof the Nile half-brother to Grade 3 winner Ocean Knight (Curlin) swooped late in Monday night's opening session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Sale to top the leaderboard at $950,000 more...

Racing Headlines
Beholder, Arlington Int'l Festival of Racing runners work
Multiple champion Beholder geared up for a possible title defense run in the August 20 Pacific Classic Stakes (G1) with a five-furlong breeze in :59 Wednesday morning at Del Mar. more...

Songbird continues to work well toward Alabama
Unbeaten 2-year-old champion Songbird, an impressive winner of the July 24 Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) at Saratoga, continued to please connections with her preparations for the $600,000 Alabama (G1) on August 20 when breezing 5-furlongs in 1:00.64 over a fast Saratoga track on Tuesday more...

Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale commences
Ahead of Monday night's first session of the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga yearling sale, Teresa Genaro provides a preview, including a look at champion Songbird's half-sister. more...

Frosted scores easy victory in Whitney
Frosted had no trouble scoring back-to-back Grade 1 victories when running away with ease in Saturday's $1.25 million Whitney (G1) at Saratoga. more...

Camelot Kitten outduels Airoforce to take National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame
Camelot Kitten gutted out the head-bobbing win on Friday in Saratoga's National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes (G2). more...

Bob Le Beau captures A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase
Bob Le Beau prevailed by a length in the A. P. Smithwick Memorial Steeplechase (NSA-G1) to kick off Saratoga's Thursday card. more...

Frosted tops Whitney, Mother Goose rematch in Test
A stirring 14 1/4-length winner of the Metropolitan H. (G1), Frosted was installed as the 3-5 morning line favorite over five rivals in Saturday's $1.25 million Whitney (G1) at Saratoga. more...

Haskell, Hirsch create divisional shake-ups
In the wake up Exaggerator's win in Sunday's Haskell Invitational (G1) and Stellar Wind's upset of Beholder in Saturday's Clement L. Hirsch (G1), Vance Hanson writes about the implications of those results on their respective divisional races. more...

Exaggerator romps in sloppy Haskell
Exaggerator rallied from last in Sunday's Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park to record the easiest of victories over the sloppy, sealed track. more...

Stellar Wind prevails over Beholder in Hirsch; Laoban upsets Jim Dandy to break
Stellar Wind just got the best of Beholder in an epic duel at Del Mar in Saturday's Clement L. Hirsch (G1). more...

Seeking the Gold euthanized at 31
Multiple Grade 1 winner and noted sire Seeking the Gold was euthanized at Claiborne Farm this week at the age of 31. more...

Kentucky Derby top three rematch in Haskell
Nyquist, Exaggerator and Gun Runner -- the respective top three finishers from this year's Kentucky Derby (G1) -- will all line in the Monmouth Park staring gate on Sunday for the Haskell Invitational (G1). more...

Exaggerator joins Haskell lineup
Preakness (G1) hero Exaggerator is now a definite starter for Sunday's Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park. more...

Gift Box tops field for Curlin
Gift Box, who placed in last year's Remsen (G2) and was an impressive allowance winner in his season debut in May, heads the field for Friday's $100,000 Curlin at Saratoga. more...

Creator, Gun Runner turn in final drills for Jim Dandy, Haskell
Belmont S. (G1) winner Creator and classic-placed Gun Runner turned in their final works at Saratoga Monday for respective starts in Saturday's Jim Dandy (G2) and Sunday's Haskell Invitational (G1). more...

Songbird tested but prevails in CCA Oaks; Beholder, Nyquist work
Undefeated champion Songbird came up against a real challenge in Sunday's Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) when facing off against Carina Mia, but turned back her rival to score by 5 1/4 lengths. more...

California Chrome guts out San Diego win over Dortmund
Popular Horse of the Year California Chrome returned to action with a bang on Saturday at Del Mar, out-dueling Dortmund to score a half-length victory in the San Diego H. (G2). more...

 

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