Horse Racing News on August 31, 2013
Posted 8/31/13 4:33 PM by Claire Novak
Silver Max ran legitimate fractions early and had plenty left to finish up late in the $245,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course, streaking wire-to-wire over yielding ground for his second graded-stakes score in a row.
Posted 8/31/13 4:26 PM by Jack Shinar
Pacesetter Strapping Groom, a $35,000 claim in May, captured the Forego Stakes in a 15-1 upset Aug. 31 at Saratoga Race Course, surging in the final strides to edge Jackson Bend on a sloppy track.
Posted 8/31/13 4:10 PM by Claire Novak
Godolphin Stables' Alpha sprung a wire-to-wire upset in the $750,000 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 31, winning for the first time since he took the 2012 Travers Stakes last August in a dead heat with Golden Ticket.
Posted 8/31/13 1:39 PM by Claire Novak
Trainer Eric Guillot has filed a complaint with the New York State Gaming Commission alleging that jockey Luis Saez carried an electronic device when he won the Aug. 24 Travers Stakes aboard Will Take Charge.
Posted 8/31/13 11:30 AM by Brisnet.com
Mucho Macho Man, most recently third in the Whitney Handicap, has been scratched from Saturday's Grade 1 Woodward at Saratoga.
Posted 8/31/13 11:24 AM by Claire Novak
John Oxley's versatile Uncaptured, who has won on dirt and synthetic surfaces in the U.S. and Canada, heads a field of 10 3-year-olds entered in the $350,000 Smarty Jones Stakes at Parx Racing on Labor Day, Sept. 2.
Posted 8/31/13 11:06 AM by Claire Novak
Corfu and Wired Bryan, who put on quite a performance in the Aug. 11 Saratoga Special Stakes, are back for a rematch Sept. 2 in the $300,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes on the Labor Day card at Saratoga Race Course.
Posted 8/31/13 10:57 AM by Tom LaMarra
Ten fillies and mares have been entered in what appears to be a wide-open edition of the Yellow Ribbon Handicap at Del Mar Sept. 2.