Keeneland September yearling sale shows continued strength during its seventh session with 35.9% rise in gross, 37.8% in average, and 26.5% in median over 2010 figures.
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Odds-on choice Unbridled Humor opened up a big lead in the stretch of the $100,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT) and held on comfortably to register her fifth win in six lifetime starts Sept. 18 on the Belmont Park turf.
In a heart-pounding finish to the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), Turallure, a son of 2003 Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando, got up at the wire in his Woodbine debut Sept. 18.
British invader Wigmore Hall, guided patiently by jockey Jamie Spencer through an opening along the inside, went on to win the Northern Dancer Turf Presented by Vtech (Can-IT) on the Woodbine turf Sept. 18.
Never Retreat picked up her second grade II win of the season on the Woodbine turf when she outlasted a deep field to capture the Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 18.
Grade I winners Royal Delta and Winchester work five furlongs at Belmont Park.
Trappe Shot continued preparations for the Oct. 1 Vosburgh Invitational (gr. I) with a breeze Sept. 17, working in company with stablemate Rattlesnake Bridge. The tandem was clocked in :49.90 for the four-furlong distance.
Mike Repole's dynamic duo both drill over Belmont Park's main track for trainer Todd Pletcher.
Graded stakes-placed Mondavi sired his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Woodys Night Watch scored at Hoosier Park Sept. 15.
Trainer Wesley A. Ward reached the 1,000 mark by number of winners when he sent out Cozy Kitten to win the sixth race at Kentucky Downs Sept. 17.
R. Larry Johnson, who began racing horses for $2,000 purses at Charles Town Races in the mid-1970s, more than stepped it up a notch Sept. 17 when his homebred Strike the Moon won the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks.
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