Gazelle Handicap (gr. I) winner Critical Eye returns to the races as the 121-pound highweight in the $200,000 Honey Bee Stakes (gr. III) Friday night at the Meadowlands.
Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap (gr. III) nominees Golden Missile and Catienus put in morning works at separate New York tracks Wednesday.
Beautiful Pleasure worked one-mile over a fast track at Keeneland Wednesday morning, preparing for the Beldame Stakes (gr. I), in which she will likely face Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) winner Riboletta. Also working one mile Wednesday were Notable Career, Grey Memo, and Alvo Certo.
Serena's Tune, the first foal out of champion Serena's Song, finished a troubled fifth as the odds-on choice in a five-horse allowance race Wednesday at Belmont Park. Second wagering choice Shop Here won by 6 1/2 lengths over Diablo's Girl.
Thursday at Belmont Park
Backstretch security will be heightened at the upcoming fall meeting at Keeneland, a track unique to American racing in that the stable area is open to the public and not restricted to licensed personnel and approved visitors.
By Steve Haskin -- With a rare slow weekend coming up, this is a perfect time to search out some live future book horses who are available at generous prices, namely Running Stag and Golden Missile.
Known throughout the Thoroughbred world as offering "racing as it was meant to be," Keeneland Race Course will have a few new wrinkles for its fall meeting that opens next Saturday, Oct. 7.
The Keeneland Foundation announced Sept. 27 it will underwrite the production costs of instructional videos aimed at educating Hispanic workers in the equine and farming workforces.
The stable raced by prominent Canadian breeder and racetrack owner Frank Stronach has a commanding lead in the owners' earnings list, according to Equibase statistics through Sept. 25.
Trainer Bobby Frankel holds a slight lead over Bob Baffert among North American trainers on the earnings list through Sept. 25, according to Equibase statistics available at bloodhorse.com.
While Jerry Bailey continues to dominate nearly every category in the North American jockeys' standings, California-based Russell Baze is the leader by number of victories and in-the-money percentage
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