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July 17, 2014
Trainer Marty Wolfson says he has no intention of rushing his sensational debut winner Atreides back following his 5 1/4-length debut win last Saturday, for which he earned a 105 Beyer Speed Figure.
Da Mi Basia Mille, which translates to Give Me a Thousand Kisses, makes her first start in 689 days in Saturday’s eighth race at Saratoga, an $85,000 first-level allowance for fillies and mares going a mile on turf.
A full field of 12 3-year-old horses were entered for Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile Ohio Derby, the highlight of the ThistleDown meet.
The Grade 1 winner Centre Court, who finished last as the favorite in last year’s Grade 1 Diana, is back in Saratoga and pointing to the Grade 2, $250,000 Ballston Spa on Aug. 23, trainer Rusty Arnold said.
Chris Kay, the New York Racing Association’s president and CEO, said he is not in any rush to name a replacement for Tom Durkin, NYRA’s illustrious announcer who will retire from his position on Aug. 31.
My Miss Aurelia, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, will make her return to the races in Monday’s $100,000 Shine Again Stakes at Saratoga.
Find Your Spot, who took control of Emerald Downs’s 3-year-old filly division with a victory in the Irish Day Handicap on June 29, will face a formidable newcomer Saturday in the $50,000 Kent Handicap at 1 1/16 miles.
Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. said Thursday he will switch gears with his handicap star Itsmyluckyday and point for the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap here at Saratoga on Aug. 2 rather than keep him in New Jersey for the Grade 2 Monmouth Cup, six days earlier, as ...
After opting to save the emerging Grand Arch for Saratoga, trainer Brian Lynch has gone to his deep bench for Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes and will run Five Iron and Dorsett in the nine-furlong turf event at Woodbine. 

The Friday card at Monmouth Park finishes strong with a 2-year-old maiden race, a second-level optional claiming turf sprint for fillies and mares, and a third-level optional claiming race slotted as races 7-9. The 2-year-old race is particularly ...