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Date: 08/08/2009

Horse Racing Headlines
Midnight Storm wins $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap at Del Mar (The Associated Press)
DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) -- Midnight Storm won the $250,000 Seabiscuit Handicap for older horses by 1 3/4 lengths Saturday at Del Mar. [more]

Effinex wins Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs (The Associated Press)
Effinex, the runner-up to Triple Crown winner American Pharaoh last month in the Breeders' Cup Classic, won the 141st running of the Grade 1 Clark Handicap by three-quarters of a length Friday at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Mike Smith, Effinex paid $7, $3.60 and $3.20 as the 5-2 favorite in the field of eight. Looks to Spare, an 88-1 long shot, held off Keen Ice for third and paid $10.80. [more]

Taris wins Aqueduct's Go For Wand Handicap (The Associated Press)
Taris proved added distance was no obstacle, winning the $300,000 Go For Wand Handicap for fillies and mares by 2 1/2 lengths Friday at Aqueduct. Joel Rosario was the substitute jockey for trainer Simon Callaghan. Gary Stevens had flown in from California but was too ill to ride. [more]

Green Gratto springs 24-1 upset in Big A's Fall Highweight (The Associated Press)
Green Gratto pulled a 24-1 upset in the $250,000 Fall Highweight Handicap, the Thanksgiving feature at Aqueduct. The longest shot in the seven-horse field set the pace under Kendrick Carmouche and held off the late charge from Palace by a head. Wheeling back on only seven days of rest, Green Gratto beat a deep field that included defending champion Salutos Amigos and La Verdad, runner up in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint last month at Keeneland. [more]

The Pizza Man delivers win in Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar (The Associated Press)
The Pizza Man delivered a two-length victory in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup on Thursday at Del Mar. Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, The Pizza Man ran 1 1/2 miles in 2:31.75 and paid $4.20, $2.80 and $2.60 as the even-money favorite. Big John B returned $3.80 and $3.80, while 50-1 shot Power Foot was another half-length back in third and paid $13.20 to show. [more]
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