Articles posted September 14, 2012

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Wise Dan takes on Cityscape in Woodbine Mile

American stand-out Wise Dan and international Group 1 performer Cityscape clash in Sunday's Grade 1, C$1 million Woodbine Mile. The valuable prize has served as a major stepping stone to the Breeders' Cup Mile, a status further recognized by its designation as a "Win and You're In" event.

Certify, Sir Prancealot get up in time

Godolphin's Certify justified 4-6 favoritism in Friday's Group 2 May Hill Stakes for juvenile fillies at Doncaster, just getting up to edge Purr Along by a head to remain unbeaten. The pair came eight lengths clear of third-placer Light Up My Life.

Turf juveniles aim for BC bids in Summer, Natalma

Woodbine kicks off a terrific weekend of turf stakes with a pair of Grade 2 events for Breeders' Cup-aspiring two-year-olds on Saturday. The C$250,000 Summer Stakes is a "Win and You're In" event for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, while its companion race, the C$250,000 Natalma Stakes, offers a berth to the Juvenile Fillies Turf. Each is contested at a mile.

Zenyatta Statue to be Unveiled at Santa Anita

Zenyatta Statue to be Unveiled at Santa Anita

Zenyatta, winner of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Horse of the Year in 2010, will be remembered for all-time by Santa Anita Park when the track unveils a life-sized statue of the great mare Sept. 29.

Musical Romance to join strong cast in Gallant Bloom

Trainer Bill Kaplan confirmed Friday that 2011 champion female sprinter Musical Romance will make her next start at Belmont Park in the Grade 2, $200,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap on September 22. The Gallant Bloom is run at 6 1/2 furlongs.

Arlington Park reveals 'The Eliminator' handicapping contest

Arlington Park and all Illinois Trackside Off-Track Betting locations will unveil their new handicapping contest, "The Eliminator," on September 22. The contest allows players to earn a share of a $250 weekly prize, move on to subsequent rounds and eventually to the November 10 finals where the grand prize will be $1,000.

Jockey Club reports smaller decrease in foals born

The Jockey Club on Friday reported that 2,620 stallions covered 39,838 mares in North America during 2011, according to statistics compiled through September 10, 2012. These breedings have resulted in 22,500 live foals of 2012 being reported to The Jockey Club on Live Foal Reports received as of September 10, 2012.

2012 Keeneland September Sale: Catherine Parke

2012 Keeneland September Sale: Catherine Parke

Catherine Parke of Valkyre Stud, agent for Mr. and Mrs. William Currin, on the sale of hip #469, a Bernardini colt out of Wilshewed during the 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

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