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August 20, 2014
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.
Sunday’s card at Saratoga will be devoted to New York-breds, but perhaps the best advertisement for the advancements made in the statebred program over the years is Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina Stakes.
Among the most frequent players during the Triple Crown series this year, California Chrome isn’t the only notable name missing from the Travers Stakes lineup on Saturday at Saratoga.
Friday, in the Grade 1, $500,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga, Close Hatches looks to continue her perfect season while Princess of Sylmar looks to end her imperfect one. Both seek to position themselves for a fall championship run.
Heitai has resumed training following a summer freshening, and while plans for his next start have yet to be cemented, the options include a sprint stakes at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, according to his co-owner, Frank Rowell, and his trainer, ...