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YESTERDAY August 20, 2014
The Pizza Man came out of his win in the $400,000 American St. Leger Stakes last Saturday in good shape, and is likely to make his next start in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, according to Rich Papiese, who bred and owns the Pizza Man with his wife, Karen.
Bern Identity returns to the scene of his finest hour, a 1 1/4-length victory in the 2012 Sanford Stakes, when he ships from Monmouth back to Saratoga for Friday’s $100,000 Tale of the Cat Stakes.
Multiple Grade 1 winner On Fire Baby remains on target for the Sept. 6 Locust Grove on opening weekend of the 12-day September meet at Churchill, trainer Gary “Red Dog” Hartlage said this week.
The 145th Travers Stakes, this year worth a record $1.25 million, will be run Saturday, and, for the 13th time in his Hall of Fame career, Shug McGaughey will be participating. He sends out Mr Speaker, who, on the surface, looks to be in the wrong race.
With the 29-day Ellis Park meet entering its final two-week stretch, apprentice rider Juan Saez continues to pull away atop the jockeys’ standings.
Turf Paradise unveiled a $1.6 million stakes schedule as the Phoenix track prepares for its 59th racing season.
Longtime assistant trainer Joe Sharp soon will be leaving the employ of Mike Maker to open a public stable that will be based in Kentucky for most of the year and at Fair Grounds during the winter.
Dayatthespa was one of seven fillies and mares entered Wednesday for Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Ballston Spa Stakes at Saratoga, but she is not a definite to run.
Nobody has trained any faster or has looked any happier here over the past two weeks than Fast Anna, who’ll try to keep his record unblemished in Saturday’s $500,000 King’s Bishop.
Away from the races for 17 months, Cigar Street returns to the races Friday at Saratoga in a $93,000 third-level allowance race at 1 1/8 miles.