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July 18, 2014
Oceanside winner Enterprising will have two or three starts at the Del Mar meeting, trainer Tom Proctor said on Friday.
The new turf course at Del Mar, widened and resod over the winter, was used for three races on Thursday’s opening-day program.
The two-horse race that Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville Stakes looked to be on paper played out that way on the racetrack, with heavily favored Fashion Alert dueling with then edging away from Take Charge Brandi in the opening-day feature at ...
Earlier this week, trainer Phil Schoenthal settled on the Test Stakes for Miss Behaviour's next start and on Friday he gave her a strong workout for the race.
When Winter Games ($31) held off Goodnewsisnonews in Friday’s opener, it gave Jeremiah Englehart his first victory at Saratoga. He had previously gone winless in his first 58 starters.
Saratoga Snacks, the multiple stakes-winning New York-bred, was transferred by owner Bill Parcells from Gary Sciacca to Bill Mott.
Opening day at Del Mar is to horse racing what Jackson Pollock is to Da Vinci. It is a madcap abstract of a sporting event, more like an annual hadj for upscale pilgrims, some 42,000 strong.
For many reasons, jockey Rafael Bejarano was not eager to leave the winner’s circle after $32,000 claimer Affrettando prevailed by a nose in the 10th race on Thursday’s opening-day program.
Trainer Manny Azpurua said Social Inclusion would ship to Monmouth Park on Tuesday to compete in the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational on July 27.
The Grade 2 Nijinsky looks to have the best field of grass runners assembled so far at the meet, including reigning Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds (2-1 on the morning line).