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THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2015

Racing Headlines

Palace Malice retired to stud at Three Chimneys

Palace Malice (Curlin), an Eclipse Award finalist as champion older male of 2014 who returned from injury in hopes of more success in 2015, has been retired. Connections made the announcement Thursday, five days after he worked a half-mile in :47 4/5 ahead of a projected tilt at the September 5 Woodward (G1).

Hero of the 2013 Belmont S. (G1), the Todd Pletcher trainee turned a rare double in last year's Metropolitan H. (G1). The five-year-old will now enter stud at Three Chimneys near Midway, Kentucky, in 2016.

"It is with great disappointment that we announce the retirement of Palace Malice," Dogwood Stable's President Cot Campbell said. "He is the horse of a lifetime who has brought our partners exciting memories that will live on forever. He did it all for us, winning a classic and the Met Mile, and a whole lot more along the way.

"After getting a clean bill of health in November subsequent to an uncharacteristic performance in the Whitney (G1) last year, I owed it to my partners and the fans to give it our best shot to see if we could bring the mighty son of Curlin back in 2015. Despite our sporting effort, it was not meant to be."

Called "the best horse in America" after capturing four graded Stakes in a row in 2014, including the stallion-making Met Mile, Palace Malice is the leading earner by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, and retires with career earnings of $2,691,135. His 19-7-4-2 record also reflects victories the Jim Dandy (G2), the Gulfstream Park H. (G2), the New Orleans H. (G2) and the Westchester S. (G3).

"Palace Malice was all class from day one," Pletcher said. "He was one of those rare horses whose raw speed allowed him to dominate his division as a miler yet whose stamina had him winning the Belmont against the best of his generation.

"He was the most versatile horse I have ever trained, and one of the best. You don't see such a talented, multi-dimensional horse like this very often. To win the Belmont one year and come back the next year and win the Met Mile in 1:33 2/5 -- it's an unbelievable accomplishment, and indicative of his exceptional talent."

"Palace Malice is a valuable addition to the strengthening roster at Three Chimneys, as he possesses a superb physical to go along with an amazing body of work as a racehorse," said Doug Cauthen, Vice Chair of the Three Chimneys' Board. "He sprinted at two, went the classic distance at three, and showed off his miler versatility at four.

"The retirement of Palace Malice speaks further to Three Chimneys' narrative of collaborating with like-minded partners so as to expand its base. John Malone's Bridlewood Farm will be a cornerstone partner in the horse, and we anticipate that a coalition of shareholder partners will be added over the next month to ensure this extraordinary horse's chances to succeed at stud.

Grant Williamson, Director of Stallion Nominations and Sales at Three Chimneys, added, "Palace Malice has the sire power, the looks, and the backing to be a commercial success as well as to become an important stallion, and we look forward to showing him during the September Sales."

A stud fee is yet to be announced.

Palace Malice retired to stud at Three Chimneys

Palace Malice (Curlin), an Eclipse Award finalist as champion older male of 2014 who returned from injury in hopes of more success in 2015, has been retired. Connections made the announcement Thursday, five days after he worked a half-mile in :47 4/5 ahead of a projected tilt at the September 5 Woodward (G1).

Hero of the 2013 Belmont S. (G1), the Todd Pletcher trainee turned a rare double in last year's Metropolitan H. (G1). The five-year-old will now enter stud at Three Chimneys near Midway, Kentucky, in 2016.

"It is with great disappointment that we announce the retirement of Palace Malice," Dogwood Stable's President Cot Campbell said. "He is the horse of a lifetime who has brought our partners exciting memories that will live on forever. He did it all for us, winning a classic and the Met Mile, and a whole lot more along the way.

"After getting a clean bill of health in November subsequent to an uncharacteristic performance in the Whitney (G1) last year, I owed it to my partners and the fans to give it our best shot to see if we could bring the mighty son of Curlin back in 2015. Despite our sporting effort, it was not meant to be."

Called "the best horse in America" after capturing four graded Stakes in a row in 2014, including the stallion-making Met Mile, Palace Malice is the leading earner by two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, and retires with career earnings of $2,691,135. His 19-7-4-2 record also reflects victories the Jim Dandy (G2), the Gulfstream Park H. (G2), the New Orleans H. (G2) and the Westchester S. (G3).

"Palace Malice was all class from day one," Pletcher said. "He was one of those rare horses whose raw speed allowed him to dominate his division as a miler yet whose stamina had him winning the Belmont against the best of his generation.

"He was the most versatile horse I have ever trained, and one of the best. You don't see such a talented, multi-dimensional horse like this very often. To win the Belmont one year and come back the next year and win the Met Mile in 1:33 2/5 -- it's an unbelievable accomplishment, and indicative of his exceptional talent."

"Palace Malice is a valuable addition to the strengthening roster at Three Chimneys, as he possesses a superb physical to go along with an amazing body of work as a racehorse," said Doug Cauthen, Vice Chair of the Three Chimneys' Board. "He sprinted at two, went the classic distance at three, and showed off his miler versatility at four.

"The retirement of Palace Malice speaks further to Three Chimneys' narrative of collaborating with like-minded partners so as to expand its base. John Malone's Bridlewood Farm will be a cornerstone partner in the horse, and we anticipate that a coalition of shareholder partners will be added over the next month to ensure this extraordinary horse's chances to succeed at stud.

Grant Williamson, Director of Stallion Nominations and Sales at Three Chimneys, added, "Palace Malice has the sire power, the looks, and the backing to be a commercial success as well as to become an important stallion, and we look forward to showing him during the September Sales."

A stud fee is yet to be announced.

Flintshire holds class edge in Sword Dancer

Leading European star Flintshire (Dansili) should find his preferred firm ground when he faces seven others in the $1 million Sword Dancer (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday. The two-time Group 1 winner, who has placed at the highest-level in England, France, Dubai, and the U.S., figures hard to beat in the 1 1/2-mile grass fixture.

Later on Saturday's card, Grade 1 winner Tepin (Bernstein) looks to rebound from a photo-finish loss in the Diana (G1) in the $400,000 Ballston Spa over 1 1/16 miles on the turf. The Mark Casse-trained filly faces eight others, including 2013 Just a Game (G1) winner Coffee Clique (Medaglia d'Oro).

For the full preview of these turf features, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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Flintshire holds class edge in Sword Dancer

Leading European star Flintshire (Dansili) should find his preferred firm ground when he faces seven others in the $1 million Sword Dancer (G1) at Saratoga on Saturday. The two-time Group 1 winner, who has placed at the highest-level in England, France, Dubai, and the U.S., figures hard to beat in the 1 1/2-mile grass fixture.

Later on Saturday's card, Grade 1 winner Tepin (Bernstein) looks to rebound from a photo-finish loss in the Diana (G1) in the $400,000 Ballston Spa over 1 1/16 miles on the turf. The Mark Casse-trained filly faces eight others, including 2013 Just a Game (G1) winner Coffee Clique (Medaglia d'Oro).

For the full preview of these turf features, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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Private Zone looms large in Forego; Holy Boss tops King's Bishop

The Travers Day undercard features six graded stakes, including five Grade 1s, and male sprinters will be in the spotlight in the $700,000 Forego (G1) and $500,000 King's Bishop (G1). Both races will be held at seven furlongs.

Private Zone (Macho Uno), the early favorite for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), will be the horse to beat in the Forego. The Jorge Navarro-trained gelding has posted dominant wins in his last two attempts at the distance, the Belmont Sprint (G3) and Churchill Downs S. (G2).

Holy Boss (Street Boss), a 2 1/4-length winner of the Amsterdam (G3) earlier in the meet, is the top draw in the King's Bishop but will face a deep field that includes Competitive Edge (Super Saver), March (Blame), Mr. Z (Malibu Moon) and Runhappy (Super Saver).

For the full preview of the sprint features, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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Private Zone looms large in Forego; Holy Boss tops King's Bishop

The Travers Day undercard features six graded stakes, including five Grade 1s, and male sprinters will be in the spotlight in the $700,000 Forego (G1) and $500,000 King's Bishop (G1). Both races will be held at seven furlongs.

Private Zone (Macho Uno), the early favorite for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1), will be the horse to beat in the Forego. The Jorge Navarro-trained gelding has posted dominant wins in his last two attempts at the distance, the Belmont Sprint (G3) and Churchill Downs S. (G2).

Holy Boss (Street Boss), a 2 1/4-length winner of the Amsterdam (G3) earlier in the meet, is the top draw in the King's Bishop but will face a deep field that includes Competitive Edge (Super Saver), March (Blame), Mr. Z (Malibu Moon) and Runhappy (Super Saver).

For the full preview of the sprint features, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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Personal Ensign features Stopchargingmaria, Untapable; La Verdad in Ballerina

Stopchargingmaria (Tale of the Cat) got the best of reigning champion three-year-old filly and Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) heroine Untapable (Tapit) in the Shuvee H. (G3) last out, and on Saturday those two will face-off yet again in the $750,000 Personal Ensign S. (G1) at Saratoga.

A field of six has been entered for the 1 1/8-mile contest, which also boasts last-out Delaware H. (G1) victress Sheer Drama (Burning Roma).

One race later, La Verdad (Yes It's True) tops an eight-distaffer field in the $500,000 Ballerina S. (G1) going seven furlongs. That five-year-old mare is riding a four-race win streak that includes the Honorable Miss H. (G2), Vagrancy H. (G3) and Distaff H. (G3).

For the complete story on the Twinspires.com blog, please click here.

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Personal Ensign features Stopchargingmaria, Untapable; La Verdad in Ballerina

Stopchargingmaria (Tale of the Cat) got the best of reigning champion three-year-old filly and Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) heroine Untapable (Tapit) in the Shuvee H. (G3) last out, and on Saturday those two will face-off yet again in the $750,000 Personal Ensign S. (G1) at Saratoga.

A field of six has been entered for the 1 1/8-mile contest, which also boasts last-out Delaware H. (G1) victress Sheer Drama (Burning Roma).

One race later, La Verdad (Yes It's True) tops an eight-distaffer field in the $500,000 Ballerina S. (G1) going seven furlongs. That five-year-old mare is riding a four-race win streak that includes the Honorable Miss H. (G2), Vagrancy H. (G3) and Distaff H. (G3).

For the complete story on the Twinspires.com blog, please click here.

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Del Mar announces expanded fall meet stakes schedule

Del Mar has released the stakes schedule for their "Bing Crosby" fall meet, which runs 20 days from October 29 through November 29.

Seventeen stakes, 10 of them graded, worth $2.7 million will be run. The meet highlights are the $300,000 Matriarch (G1) and $300,000 Hollywood Derby (G1), as well as $200,000 Goldikova (G2), which has been transferred from Santa Anita for this year only.

For the full details, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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Del Mar announces expanded fall meet stakes schedule

Del Mar has released the stakes schedule for their "Bing Crosby" fall meet, which runs 20 days from October 29 through November 29.

Seventeen stakes, 10 of them graded, worth $2.7 million will be run. The meet highlights are the $300,000 Matriarch (G1) and $300,000 Hollywood Derby (G1), as well as $200,000 Goldikova (G2), which has been transferred from Santa Anita for this year only.

For the full details, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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American Pharoah to start from post 2 in 10-horse Travers

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) will break from post 2 versus nine rivals in Saturday's $1.6 million Travers (G1) at Saratoga.

Owned and bred by Zayat Stables, the Bob Baffert-trained colt will be seeking his ninth straight stakes victory. Regular rider Victor Espinoza has the assignment in the 1 1/4-mile Mid-Summer Derby.

His two main rivals, Frosted (Frosted) and Texas Red (Afleet Alex), come next on the morning line at 6-1 and 8-1, respectively.

Rounding out the field are Upstart (post 1, 15-1), Mid Ocean (Post 2, 50-1), Frammento (post 5, 30-1), Keen Ice (post 7, 12-1), Tale of Verve (post 8, 30-1), King of New York (post 9, 50-1) and Smart Transition (post 10, 20-1).

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American Pharoah to start from post 2 in 10-horse Travers

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) will break from post 2 versus nine rivals in Saturday's $1.6 million Travers (G1) at Saratoga.

Owned and bred by Zayat Stables, the Bob Baffert-trained colt will be seeking his ninth straight stakes victory. Regular rider Victor Espinoza has the assignment in the 1 1/4-mile Mid-Summer Derby.

His two main rivals, Frosted (Frosted) and Texas Red (Afleet Alex), come next on the morning line at 6-1 and 8-1, respectively.

Rounding out the field are Upstart (post 1, 15-1), Mid Ocean (Post 2, 50-1), Frammento (post 5, 30-1), Keen Ice (post 7, 12-1), Tale of Verve (post 8, 30-1), King of New York (post 9, 50-1) and Smart Transition (post 10, 20-1).

Bet Horseracing Free Online at TwinSpires.com

Demonstrative faces nine in NY Turf Writers Cup title defense

Demonstrative (Elusive Quality), the 2014 champion steeplechaser, will seek a third victory in the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup (NSA-G1) at Saratoga.

Winner of the 2 3/8-mile hurdle in 2012 and 2014, Demonstrative captured the Iroquois (NSA-G1) in May prior to a recent third-place effort in the A.P. Smithwick Memorial (NSA-G1) at Saratoga.

An overview of the field of 10, as well a brief look at the $100,000 Riskaverse, can be found at the TwinSpires blog.

Bet Horseracing Free Online at TwinSpires.com

Demonstrative faces nine in NY Turf Writers Cup title defense

Demonstrative (Elusive Quality), the 2014 champion steeplechaser, will seek a third victory in the $150,000 New York Turf Writers Cup (NSA-G1) at Saratoga.

Winner of the 2 3/8-mile hurdle in 2012 and 2014, Demonstrative captured the Iroquois (NSA-G1) in May prior to a recent third-place effort in the A.P. Smithwick Memorial (NSA-G1) at Saratoga.

An overview of the field of 10, as well a brief look at the $100,000 Riskaverse, can be found at the TwinSpires blog.

Bet Horseracing Free Online at TwinSpires.com

Smarty Jones highlight of Parx Fall Festival opener

An average of $500,000 in purses will be distributed daily as Parx Racing kicks off its Fall Festival on Saturday with the $300,000 Smarty Jones (G3) the feature on the program.

The Fall Festival, which runs through October 20, is highlighted by the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G2) and $1 million Cotillion (G1) on September 19.

The Smarty Jones, a prep for the Pennsylvania Derby, is headed by Grade 3 winner and classic-placed Divining Rod.

For more, visit the TwinSpires blog.

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Smarty Jones highlight of Parx Fall Festival opener

An average of $500,000 in purses will be distributed daily as Parx Racing kicks off its Fall Festival on Saturday with the $300,000 Smarty Jones (G3) the feature on the program.

The Fall Festival, which runs through October 20, is highlighted by the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G2) and $1 million Cotillion (G1) on September 19.

The Smarty Jones, a prep for the Pennsylvania Derby, is headed by Grade 3 winner and classic-placed Divining Rod.

For more, visit the TwinSpires blog.

Bet Horseracing Free Online at TwinSpires.com

Remembering Hurricane Katrina 10 years later

Our own New Orleans exile, Kellie Reilly, gives a personal retrospective on Katrina in a two-part feature on the TwinSpires blog: "'Shadow Cast' over Travers weekend" and "Our 'Happy Ticket.'"

Remembering Hurricane Katrina 10 years later

Our own New Orleans exile, Kellie Reilly, gives a personal retrospective on Katrina in a two-part feature on the TwinSpires blog: "'Shadow Cast' over Travers weekend" and "Our 'Happy Ticket.'"

Features

UPCOMING STAKES

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Thursday, August 27
 
New York Turf Writers Cup (NSA-G1), Saratoga, $150,000, 4&up, 2 3/8mT.
Riskaverse S., Saratoga, $100,000, 3yo, f, 1mT.
 
Friday, August 28
 
Albany S. (r), Saratoga, $250,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m.
Fleet Indian S. (r), Saratoga, $200,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/8m.
Funny Cide S. (r), Saratoga, $200,000, 2yo, 6 1/2f.
Seeking the Ante S. (r), Saratoga, $200,000, 2yo, f, 6 1/2.f
Generous Portion S. (r), Del Mar, $150,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
West Point S. (r), Saratoga, $150,000, 3&up, 1 1/16mT.
Yaddo S. (r), Saratoga, $150,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16mT.
Bob Barry Memorial S. (r), Remington Park, $50,000, 3&up, f&m, 7 1/2fT.
 
Saturday, August 29
 
TRAVERS S. (G1), $1,250,000, 3yo, 1 1/4m.
SWORD DANCER S. (G1), Saratoga, $1,000,000, 3&up, 1 1/2mT.
PERSONAL ENSIGN S. (G1), Saratoga, $750,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/8m.
FOREGO S. (G1), Saratoga, $700,000, 3&up, 7f.
KING'S BISHOP S. (G1), Saratoga, $500,000, 3yo, 7f.
BALLERINA S. (G1), Saratoga, $500,000, 3&up, f&m, 7f.
BALLSTON SPA S. (G2), Saratoga, $400,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16mT.
SMARTY JONES S. (G3), Parx Racing, $300,000, 3yo, 1m 70yds.
VIOLET S. (G3), Monmouth Park, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/8mT.
Mystic Lake Derby, Canterbury Park, $200,000, 3yo, c&g, 1mT.
El Cajon S., Del Mar, $100,000, 3yo, 1m.
Arlington-Washington Lassie, Arlington, $75,000, 2yo, f, 7f.
Tah Dah S. (r), Belterra Park, $75,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
Evangeline Downs Star S. (r), Evangeline Downs, $75,000, 2yo, c&g, 6f.
Evangeline Downs Starlet S. (r), Evangeline Downs, $75,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
Pay the Man S. (r), Thistledown, $75,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16m.
 
Sunday, August 30
 
PHILIP H. ISELINE S. (G3), Monmouth Park, $150,000, 3&up, 1 1/8m.
TORREY PINES S. (G3), Del Mar, $100,000, 3yo, f, 1m.
Vice Regent S. (r), Woodbine, $125,000, 3yo, 1mT.
Smart N Fancy S., Saratoga, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 5 1/2fT.
 
Monday, August 31
 
Better Talk Now S. (r), Saratoga, $100,000, 3yo, 1mT.
 
Tuesday, September 1
 
San Juan County Commissioners H., SunRay Park, $75,000, 3&up, 1 1/8m.
 
Wednesday, September 2
 
WITH ANTICIPATION S. (G2), Saratoga, $200,000, 2yo, 1 1/16mT.
Muskoka S., Woodbine, $200,000, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f.
Simcoe S., Woodbine, $200,000, 2yo, c&g, 6 1/2f.
Algoma S., Woodbine, $125,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16m.
Elgin S., Woodbine, $125,000, 3&up, c&g, 1 1/16m.
Halton S., Woodbine, $125,000, 3&up, 1mT.
Kenora S., Woodbine, $125,000, 3&up, 6f.
Tranquility Lake S., Del Mar, $80,000, 3&up, f&m, 1m.

UPCOMING STAKES

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Thursday, August 27
 
New York Turf Writers Cup (NSA-G1), Saratoga, $150,000, 4&up, 2 3/8mT.
Riskaverse S., Saratoga, $100,000, 3yo, f, 1mT.
 
Friday, August 28
 
Albany S. (r), Saratoga, $250,000, 3yo, 1 1/8m.
Fleet Indian S. (r), Saratoga, $200,000, 3yo, f, 1 1/8m.
Funny Cide S. (r), Saratoga, $200,000, 2yo, 6 1/2f.
Seeking the Ante S. (r), Saratoga, $200,000, 2yo, f, 6 1/2.f
Generous Portion S. (r), Del Mar, $150,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
West Point S. (r), Saratoga, $150,000, 3&up, 1 1/16mT.
Yaddo S. (r), Saratoga, $150,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16mT.
Bob Barry Memorial S. (r), Remington Park, $50,000, 3&up, f&m, 7 1/2fT.
 
Saturday, August 29
 
TRAVERS S. (G1), $1,250,000, 3yo, 1 1/4m.
SWORD DANCER S. (G1), Saratoga, $1,000,000, 3&up, 1 1/2mT.
PERSONAL ENSIGN S. (G1), Saratoga, $750,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/8m.
FOREGO S. (G1), Saratoga, $700,000, 3&up, 7f.
KING'S BISHOP S. (G1), Saratoga, $500,000, 3yo, 7f.
BALLERINA S. (G1), Saratoga, $500,000, 3&up, f&m, 7f.
BALLSTON SPA S. (G2), Saratoga, $400,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16mT.
SMARTY JONES S. (G3), Parx Racing, $300,000, 3yo, 1m 70yds.
VIOLET S. (G3), Monmouth Park, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/8mT.
Mystic Lake Derby, Canterbury Park, $200,000, 3yo, c&g, 1mT.
El Cajon S., Del Mar, $100,000, 3yo, 1m.
Arlington-Washington Lassie, Arlington, $75,000, 2yo, f, 7f.
Tah Dah S. (r), Belterra Park, $75,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
Evangeline Downs Star S. (r), Evangeline Downs, $75,000, 2yo, c&g, 6f.
Evangeline Downs Starlet S. (r), Evangeline Downs, $75,000, 2yo, f, 6f.
Pay the Man S. (r), Thistledown, $75,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16m.
 
Sunday, August 30
 
PHILIP H. ISELINE S. (G3), Monmouth Park, $150,000, 3&up, 1 1/8m.
TORREY PINES S. (G3), Del Mar, $100,000, 3yo, f, 1m.
Vice Regent S. (r), Woodbine, $125,000, 3yo, 1mT.
Smart N Fancy S., Saratoga, $100,000, 3&up, f&m, 5 1/2fT.
 
Monday, August 31
 
Better Talk Now S. (r), Saratoga, $100,000, 3yo, 1mT.
 
Tuesday, September 1
 
San Juan County Commissioners H., SunRay Park, $75,000, 3&up, 1 1/8m.
 
Wednesday, September 2
 
WITH ANTICIPATION S. (G2), Saratoga, $200,000, 2yo, 1 1/16mT.
Muskoka S., Woodbine, $200,000, 2yo, f, 6 1/2f.
Simcoe S., Woodbine, $200,000, 2yo, c&g, 6 1/2f.
Algoma S., Woodbine, $125,000, 3&up, f&m, 1 1/16m.
Elgin S., Woodbine, $125,000, 3&up, c&g, 1 1/16m.
Halton S., Woodbine, $125,000, 3&up, 1mT.
Kenora S., Woodbine, $125,000, 3&up, 6f.
Tranquility Lake S., Del Mar, $80,000, 3&up, f&m, 1m.

RACING DATES

Current Meetings
     
ARLINGTON:   May 1 - Sept. 26
BELTERRA PARK:   May 1 - Oct. 10
CANTERBURY PARK:   May 15 - Sept. 12
CHARLES TOWN:   Jan. 2 - Dec. 26
DEL MAR:   July 16 - Sept. 7
DELAWARE PARK:   May 16 - Oct. 17
ELLIS PARK:   July 3 - Sept. 7
EMERALD DOWNS:   April 18 - Sept. 27
EVANGELINE DOWNS:   April 8 - Aug. 29
FINGER LAKES:   May 1 - Dec. 9
FORT ERIE:   June 2 - Oct. 20
GOLDEN GATE FIELDS:   Aug. 21 - Sept. 7
GULFSTREAM PARK:   July 3 - Oct. 4
HASTINGS PARK:   April 25 - Oct. 12
INDIANA GRAND:   April 21 - Oct. 31
LAUREL PARK:   July 3 - Aug. 27
LOUISIANA DOWNS:   May 1 - Sept. 19
MONMOUTH PARK:   May 9 - Sept. 27
MOUNTAINEER:   March 1 - Dec. 21
PARX RACING:   Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
PENN NATIONAL:   Jan. 2 - Dec. 19
PRESQUE ISLE DOWNS:   May 17 - Oct. 1
REMINGTON PARK:   Aug. 14 - Dec. 13
RETAMA PARK:   Aug. 21 - Oct. 17
SARATOGA:   July 24 - Sept. 7
THISTLEDOWN:   April 27 - Oct. 24
WOODBINE:   April 11 - Nov. 29
     
Upcoming Meetings
     
BELMONT PARK:   Sept. 11 - Nov. 1
CHURCHILL DOWNS:   Sept. 11-27
GOLDEN GATE FIELDS:   Sept. 24 - Oct. 4
KENTUCKY DOWNS:   Sept. 5-19
LAUREL PARK:   Sept. 12 - Dec. 31
LOS ALAMITOS:   Sept. 10-25
SANTA ANITA PARK:   Sept. 26 - Oct. 25
SUFFOLK DOWNS:   Sept. 5

RACING DATES

Current Meetings
     
ARLINGTON:   May 1 - Sept. 26
BELTERRA PARK:   May 1 - Oct. 10
CANTERBURY PARK:   May 15 - Sept. 12
CHARLES TOWN:   Jan. 2 - Dec. 26
DEL MAR:   July 16 - Sept. 7
DELAWARE PARK:   May 16 - Oct. 17
ELLIS PARK:   July 3 - Sept. 7
EMERALD DOWNS:   April 18 - Sept. 27
EVANGELINE DOWNS:   April 8 - Aug. 29
FINGER LAKES:   May 1 - Dec. 9
FORT ERIE:   June 2 - Oct. 20
GOLDEN GATE FIELDS:   Aug. 21 - Sept. 7
GULFSTREAM PARK:   July 3 - Oct. 4
HASTINGS PARK:   April 25 - Oct. 12
INDIANA GRAND:   April 21 - Oct. 31
LAUREL PARK:   July 3 - Aug. 27
LOUISIANA DOWNS:   May 1 - Sept. 19
MONMOUTH PARK:   May 9 - Sept. 27
MOUNTAINEER:   March 1 - Dec. 21
PARX RACING:   Jan. 1 - Dec. 31
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Spot Plays/Highlights/Weather

SPOT PLAYS

For Thursday

TRACK   (RACE) HORSE, MORNING LINE
Arlington Park   (1st) Dargle, 9-2
    (2nd) Snapped, 3-1
Belterra Park   (2nd) First Shadow, 7-2
    (5th) Here's to Rose, 3-1
Canterbury   (5th) Riseseastsetswest, 6-1
    (9th) Austere Ascetic, 3-1
Charles Town   (2nd) Sea Zar Run, 4-1
    (3rd) Jacky's Notion, 7-2
Del Mar   (4th) Sweet Profit, 7-2
    (6th) Housemaker, 3-1
Evangeline Downs   (4th) Little Lola, 10-1
    (9th) Joe Bailey, 3-1
Finger Lakes   (2nd) Rivetto, 7-2
    (5th) Cajun Best, 3-1
Gulfstream Park   (1st) Our Sister Ania, 8-1
    (9th) Rich Daddy, 7-2
Louisiana Downs   (2nd) Kukosa, 8-1
    (5th) One True Sun, 4-1
Penn National   (1st) Honor Achieved, 4-1
    (8th) Market At Close, 9-2
Presque Isle Downs   (3rd) Fell From Grace, 8-1
    (6th) Brahms Belle, 3-1
Remington Park   (1st) Locket Alley, 5-1
    (5th) Hawaakom, 5-1
Saratoga   (3rd) Thank You, 7-2
    (9th) The Big Deluxe, 8-1

Results

NORTH AMERICAN NON-GRADED STAKES RESULTS

JOHN'S CALL S., SAR, $100,000, 3YO/UP, 1 5/8MT, 8-26.
6—DA BIG HOSS, c, 4, Lemon Drop Kid--Lady Struck Gold, by Touch Gold. O-Skychai Racing LLC, B-Gary & Mary West Stables, Inc (KY), T-Michael J. Maker, J-Irad Ortiz, Jr., $60,000.
4—Holiday Star, g, 5, Harlan's Holiday--Spring Star, by Deputy Minister. O-Augustin Stable, B-George Strawbridge Jr (PA), $20,000.
8—Manchurian High, g, 7, The Daddy--Corredor's Wind, by El Corredor. ($1,000 '09 OBSAUG). O-Lilli Kurtinecz, B-Greg Norman (FL), $10,000.
Also Ran: Rum Tum Tugger, Global Strike, Morning Calm, Sharp Omar, Atherton.
Winning Time: 2:44 1/5 (fm)
Margins: 2, 3, 1HF.
Odds: 3.25, 3.80, 15.60.
 
ITOBA STALLION SEASON FILLIES S., IND, $75,000, 3YO, F, 1M, 8-26.
7—SHOW ME INDY, f, 3, Ocean Indy--Showmethegreatone, by Albert the Great. O-Neal M Allread, B-James Elliott & Amy Elliot (IN), T-Barbara I. McBride, J-Albin Jimenez, $45,000.
6—Rockin Cityweekend, f, 3, City Weekend--Rockem S'more, by Ulises. O-Mast Thoroughbreds LLC, B-Connie Pass, Pennie Ricketts & Chuck Harmon (IN), $15,000.
2—Tikini, f, 3, Cat Dreams--Dakini, by Nureyev. O-Carden, Jerry and Hammond, Kim, B-Carmalley Valley Farm, LLC (IN), $7,500.
Also Ran: Holly Justice, Fancy Justice, Eye On the Stars.
Winning Time: 1:41 1/5 (ft)
Margins: 1HF, 2 1/4, 9 1/4.
Odds: 2.30, 0.90, 2.60.
 
PAUL TINKLE ITOBA STALLION SEASON COLTS AND GELDINGS S., IND, $75,000, 3YO, C/G, 1M, 8-26.
5—DADDY JUSTICE, g, 3, Lantana Mob--Moon Beamy, by Malibu Moon. O-Cindy Patrick, B-Justice Farm & Greg Justice (IN), T-R. Gary Patrick, J-Albin Jimenez, $45,000.
1—Sky Pilot, g, 3, City Weekend--Skyline Star, by Meadow Prayer. O-Mast Thoroughbreds LLC, B-Mast Thoroughbreds LLC (IN), $15,000.
8—Bizerk, g, 3, Drinkwiththedevil--More Than Music, by More Than Ready. O-Marvin A Johnson, B-Marvin A Johnson (IN), $7,500.
Also Ran: Faithful Neighbor, Lucky Newton, Outrageous Justice, Won Great Pass.
Winning Time: 1:38 2/5 (ft)
Margins: 1 3/4, 3 1/4, 7HF.
Odds: 0.20, 3.30, 14.50.

NORTH AMERICAN ALLOWANCE RESULTS

SAR, 8TH, AOC, $93,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 8-26.
3—WAVELL AVENUE, f, 4, Harlington--Lucas Street, by Silver Deputy. ($70,000 2014 FTKJU2). O-Dubb, Michael, Simon, David and Bethlehem Stables LLC, B-Eugene Melynk (ON), T-Chad C. Brown, J-Joel Rosario, $55,800.
4—Sweet Whiskey, f, 4, Old Fashioned--Baby Betty, by El Corredor. ($75,000 '12 FTKJUL; $300,000 2013 OBSMAR). O-Alto Racing, LLC, B-Machmer Hall (KY), $18,600.
1A—Aireofdistinction, m, 5, Songandaprayer--Clear Distinction, by Storm Cat. O-David Jacobson, B-William B Harrigan, Mike Pietrangelo &Mark McEntee (KY), $9,300.
Winning Time: 1:09 2/5 (ft)
 
SAR, 5TH, AOC, $90,000, 3YO/UP, 5 1/2FT, 8-26.
9—DOWSE'S BEACH, g, 4, Disco Rico--Mary Lou's Magic, by Concorde's Tune. O-Patricia A Generazio, B-Patricia Generazio (NY), T-Christophe Clement, J-Irad Ortiz, Jr., $54,000.
8—Sandy'z Slew, g, 5, Limehouse--Charleston Springs, by Capote. ($65,000 '11 FTNAUG; $70,000 2012 FTMMAY). O-Team Clear Stars Stable, B-ROBERT HAHN (NY), $18,000.
5—Tripski, g, 8, Trippi--Kitty Dehere, by Dehere. O-Chenvert, Brian and Kenneally, Eddie, B-William Lussky (FL), $9,000.
Winning Time: 1:02 2/5 (fm)
 
IND, 7TH, ALW, $36,000, 3YO/UP, F/M, 1 1/16M, 8-26.
6—PRINCESS TUMI, f, 4, Flatter--Are You Kidding, by Demaloot Demashoot. ($50,000 '12 KEEJAN; $80,000 '12 KEESEP). O-Snookum Farms, B-John O'Meara (IN), T-David E. Paulus, J-Dylan Davis, $21,600.
9—Tiz Orchestral, f, 4, Mancini--Tiz Vavace, by Tiznow. O-John O'Meara, B-John O'Meara (IN), $7,200.
2—Locust Bayou, f, 3, Spring At Last--La Ballerine, by Matter of Honor. ($10,000 '13 FTKOCT). O-Romar LLC, B-Michael E Lauer & Penny S Lauer (IN), $3,600.
Winning Time: 1:45 4/5 (ft)
 
IND, 9TH, AOC, $35,360, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 8-26.
8—MESHELL, f, 3, Elusive Quality--Kobla Cat, by Tale of the Cat. ($12,500 '13 FTKOCT). O-Knapczyk, Andrew and Arnold, Douglas S, B-Jamm Ltd (KY), T-Jeffery C. Lynn, J-Florent Geroux, $20,400.
5—Scarletridgerunner, f, 4, Cactus Ridge--Willa Beauty, by Jeblar. O-Quarter Pole Club IV, LLC, B-Scarlet Stable (IL), $6,800.
3—Colony Crossing, m, 5, Into Mischief--Crosstown Traffic, by Good and Tough. ($25,000 '10 KEENOV). O-Granitz, Anthony J, Wilkes, Scott and Standlee, Kendel D, B-Pine Tree Mares LLC (IN), $4,760.
Winning Time: 1:09 3/5 (ft)
 
PID, 5TH, ALW, $30,890, 3YO/UP, F/M, 5 1/2F, 8-25.
5—THUNDER BAY, f, 3, Distorted Humor--Thunder Kitten, by Storm Cat. O-Godolphin Racing LLC, B-Darley (KY), T-Eoin G. Harty, J-Antonio A. Gallardo, $18,600.
4—Flatter Me Zanja, f, 3, Flatter--Zanja, by Strawberry Road (AUS). ($45,000 '13 KEESEP; $33,000 2014 OBSJUN). O-Douglas Terry, B-Frank Penn, Jr & Jerrold Schwartz (KY), $6,200.
6—Amelia Bay, f, 3, Neko Bay--Champaigne Amelia, by Cure the Blues. O-Paul E Powers, B-Ron Erickson (OK), $3,100.
Winning Time: 1:04 1/5 (ft)
 
LAD, 3RD, ALW, $26,000, 3YO/UP, 6F, 8-26.
4—ROWDY RICHARD, g, 4, Five Star Day--Huckie, by Fast Play. ($28,000 '12 LTBSEP). O-Stacey Moak, B-Stacey Moak (LA), T-James E. Hodges, J-Donnie J. Meche, $15,600.
2—Burning Warrior, g, 4, A. P. Warrior--Burning Woman, by Carson City. O-Henry Ray Dunn, B-Gulf Haven Farms (LA), $5,200.
5—Tough Thomas, g, 4, Good and Tough--Cent'anni, by Kissin Kris. O-Elite Thoroughbred Racing LLC, B-Michele Rodriguez (LA), $2,860.
Winning Time: 1:10 4/5 (ft)
 
MNR, 8TH, ALW, $20,700, 3YO/UP, 6F, 8-25.
2—DUFF, c, 3, Candy Ride (ARG)--To the Brim, by Ascot Knight. O-The Elkstone Group LLC, B-Two Sisters Farm (PA), T-Ron G. Potts, J-Huber Villa-Gomez, $12,834.
5—Abbaa, g, 4, Songandaprayer--Uninhibited (IRE), by Lahib. O-Sucher, Michael and Gorder, Kellyn, B-Marablue Farm, LLC (FL), $4,140.
3—Hotpepper Please, g, 5, Road Ruler--Peppercart, by Cartwright. O-Norman Bishop, B-J B Stables Inc (IL), $2,070.
Winning Time: 1:11 3/5 (ft)
 
MNR, 3RD, ALW, $18,400, 3YO/UP, F/M, 6F, 8-25.
5—SISTER HELEN, f, 3, Luftikus--Jenny Lee's Cat, by Forest Wildcat. O-Edward R Krishack, B-Edward Krishack (WV), T-Donald T. Blankenship, J-Sergio Figueroa, $11,592.
2—Sweet Tangena, f, 3, Lion Hearted--Sweet Chariot, by Gilded Age. ($7,500 '13 FTMSEP). O-Diamond Oak Stable, B-O'Sullivan Farms LLC (WV), $3,680.
1—Realestate Partner, f, 4, Real Estate--Partnersgoldengirl, by Partner's Hero. O-Flamingo Run LLC, B-Karen M Freer (WV), $1,840.
Winning Time: 1:13 2/5 (ft)

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North American Maiden Winners
Archarcharch--Cuccinella by Boundary; ARCHARELLA, f, 2, DEL, Msw, 8-26, a7 1/2fT, 1:32 3/5. B-Equus Farm (KY.). $45,000 '14 KEESEP.
Coastal Storm--Hygh Jacque by Wheaton; COASTAL BLISS, g, 2, PID, Msw, 8-26, 6f, 1:11 4/5. B-William J Solomon VMD (PA.).
Elusive Quality--Royal Decree by Street Cry (IRE); NOBLE QUALITY, c, 2, DEL, Msw, 8-26, a7 1/2fT, 1:31 2/5. B-AR Enterprises, LLC. (KY.). $260,000 '13 KEENOV; $210,000 '14 FTKOCT.
Exchange Rate--Golden Damsel by Gold Token; J W RACER, g, 2, DEL, Mcl 30000, 8-26, 5 1/2f, 1:05 4/5. B-Avalon Farms, Inc (KY.). $50,000 '14 KEESEP; $32,000 2015 OBSMAR.
Five Star Day--Pepita by Vicar; OUTSIDER ART, f, 2, SAR, Msw, 8-26, 5 1/2fT, 1:03 3/5. B-Martha Pettigrew & Del Pettigrew (KY.).
Half Ours--Catchherifucan by Exploit; SMILEY BRILEY, f, 2, LAD, Mcl 12500, 8-26, 5 1/2f, 1:08 . B-Michelle LaVoice (LA.). $5,000 '14 LTBSEP.
In Summation--Adriatic Storm by Stormy Atlantic; STORY OF HER LIFE, f, 2, MNR, Msw, 8-25, 5f, 1:01 2/5. B-Richard V. Thompson & Linda J. Thompson (FL.). $17,000 2015 OBSJUN.
Private Vow--Our Fan Allie by Lear Fan; OUR LADY ALLIE, f, 2, LAD, Mcl 20000, 8-26, 5f, :58 . B-Joyce Pickett (LA.). $1,000 '14 ESLSEP.
Ready's Image--Queensteen by Bernstein; STEVE'S IMAGE, c, 2, SAR, Mcl 50000, 8-26, 5 1/2f, 1:04 3/5. B-Philip S. Birsh (NY.). $4,000 '14 FTMSEP; $32,000 2015 FTMMAY.
Street Hero--Lets Get Cozzy by Cozzene; SWEET ANGEL ROAN, f, 2, IND, Msw, 8-26, 5fT, :59 . B-Ashbrittle Stud, Hartwell Farm, Inc. (KY.). $22,000 '14 FTKFEB; $62,000 '14 OBSAUG; $25,000 2015 OBSMAR. *1/2 to Shrinking Violet (G2$454,728).
Copelan's Pache--Bandera Sara by Marked Tree; TAYLOR RHYTHM, f, 3, SRP, Mcl 6500, 8-25, 6 1/2f, 1:21 1/5. B-Gary F. Dailey (NM.).
Hard Spun--Sunny Nature (GB) by Sadler's Wells; ARANA, f, 3, SAR, Mcl 40000, 8-26, 1 1/16mT, 1:46 3/5. B-Brookdale & Ted Folkerth (KY.).
Langfuhr--La Bresilienne by Grand Slam; BELA MENINA, f, 3, IND, Mcl 30000, 8-25, 7 1/2fT, 1:31 4/5. B-Indian Creek (KY.). $20,000 '13 KEESEP.
Lemon Drop Kid--Way to Go by Gone West; BESIDE STILL WATER, f, 3, IND, Mcl 25000, 8-26, 5fT, :58 1/5. B-St George Farm LLC (KY.).
Marchfield--Koonunga Hill by Wonneberg; SILENT HILL, f, 3, FE, Mcl 10000, 8-25, 1 1/16mT, 1:48 . B-Empress Stable (ON.).
Mineshaft--Rooneys Princess by Deputy Minister; DAD'S PRINCESS, f, 3, DMR, Mcl 62500, 8-26, 1mT, 1:38 1/5. B-Robert Gentry Family Partnership, Ltd. (KY.). $170,000 2014 OBSAPR.
Munnings--Boca Belle by Silver Deputy; STRAWBRIDGE, c, 3, PID, Msw, 8-25, 5 1/2f, 1:04 2/5. B-Lakland Farm (KY.). $2,500 '13 KEEJAN.
Not Bourbon--Rahfee by Rahy; BOURBON'S RAHFEE, f, 3, FE, Msw, 8-25, 6 1/2f, 1:19 3/5. B-Charles Fipke (ON.). $20,000 2014 OBSJUN. *1/2 to Tasteyville (G3$419,831).
Sold to Wallstreet--Rachel Wiggles by Could Be Me; ADIOS LONNIE, g, 3, IND, Moc 25000, 8-26, 5 1/2f, 1:06 . B-Don Wright (IN.).
Cactus Ridge--Check the Math by Unaccounted For; RIDGE DEFENSE, g, 4, TDN, Msw, 8-26, 6f, 1:12 4/5. B-Lowell F. Allen (OH.).
Open Forum--Holy Paree by Holy Bull; HOLY BEAU, g, 4, TDN, Msw, 8-26, 6f, 1:12 4/5. B-Black Oak Farm (LA.).
Senor Swinger--Solitary Signal by Caveat; GOING ALONE, m, 5, PEN, Mcl 16000, 8-26, 1mT, 1:38 2/5. B-William L. Pape & Jonathan Sheppard (PA.).

HANDICAPPER'S EDGE is compiled by Bloodstock Research Information Services. This newsletter may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. Copyright 2011, Bloodstock Research Information Services. Information as to the races, race results and earnings was obtained from Equibase Company LLC and is utilized herein with the permission of the copyright owner, Equibase Company LLC.

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