Horse Racing News by Mike Farrell

Betterthancheddar (by Bettor's Delight) knifed inside a tiring Shadyshark Hanover to win the $342,875 Cane Pace on Saturday night, capping an extraordinary chapter in the first leg of the Pacing Triple Crown.
Quiet Giant spent the winter winning minor stakes over the inner-track at Aqueduct. On Saturday, she took a major leap forward with a decisive victory in the Grade 2, $252,500 Molly Pitcher Stakes for fillies and mares at Monmouth Park.
Monmouth Park is battening down every hatch in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Irene.
Alma d'Oro, Pleasant Prince, and Chirac head the lineup for the Grade 3, $250,000 Philip H. Iselin Stakes on Saturday at Monmouth Park.
Savvy Supreme and jockey Elvis Trujillo survived a stewards' inquiry to win the Grade 3, $159,000 Monmouth Oaks for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Monmouth Park.
Trainer Buff Bradley and his father, Fred, saw the departure of the stable star in May when multimillionaire Brass Hat was retired. But it seems it took their modest stable just a few months to find another one, or at least a star in the making.
Trainer Bob Baffert won the $1 million Haskell Invitational for 3-year-olds a fifth time as the late-developing Coil rallied from last to beat Preakness winner Shackleford by a neck on Sunday at Monmouth Park.
Rodman, runner up to Tizway in the Metropolitan Handicap, heads the six-horse field in the Grade 2, $300,000 Suburban Handicap on Saturday at Belmont Park.
Chinchon has traveled the globe since his victory last summer in the Grade 1, $750,000 United Nations Stakes at Monmouth Park.
Buster's Ready dominated the Grade 1, $250,000 Mother Goose for 3-year-old fillies, beating Joyful Victory, the 4-5 favorite, by 4 1/4 lengths on Saturday at Belmont Park.

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