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Saratoga Specialist Flower Alley Heads Whitney (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34697)
It's hard to imagine this year's Whitney Handicap (gr. I) could top the 2005 running when the speedy Commentator held off a surging future Horse of the Year in Saint Liam. Blood-Horse (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34697)

Bluegrass Cat, Strong Contender Head Field of 9 in Haskell (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34695)
If any 3-year-old is going to head to the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes (gr. I) with a legitimate shot to knock off the Bernardini, he will have to show what he's made of in Sunday's $1-million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park. Blood-Horse (http://bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34695)

Test Stakes draws overflow field of 15 (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65495&subsec=2)
The stage is set and overflowing for the $250,000 Test Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65495&subsec=2)

Stronach Touches on New York, Partnership With CDI (http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34692)
Magna Entertainment Corp. chairman Frank Stronach indicated his company hopes to be involved in New York racing on some level, and that it also is working with Churchill Downs Inc. on projects that will benefit the two companies and the industry at large. Blood-Horse (http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34692)

Jockey Suspended One Day for Head-Butting Incident (http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34687)
Irish jockey Paul O'Neill was given a one-day ban Thursday by the sport's governing body for head-butting his horse before a race. The British Horseracing Regulatory Authority reviewed TV footage of the incident at a race in Stratford on July 23 before reaching its verdict. Blood-Horse (http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34687)

Zoffinger urges support for gaming machines at Meadowlands (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65490&subsec=1)
New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority President George Zoffinger implored industry members and state lawmakers Thursday to exert their influence to bring video lottery terminals (VLTs) or slot machines to the Meadowlands. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65490&subsec=1)

Ouija Board, Alexander Goldrun meet in Nassau (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65494&subsec=3)
Lord Derby's homebred champion Ouija Board will meet females for the first time since last year's Breeders' Cup when she takes on six challengers, including defending winner Alexander Goldrun, in the Nassau Stakes (Eng-G1) on Saturday at Goodwood. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65494&subsec=3)