Articles posted September 17, 2012

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Fairbanks sires first winner

Grade 2 victor Fairbanks got off the mark as a sire when Golden Heart City captured Monday's 1ST race at Parx Racing, a $40,000 maiden claimer for juvenile fillies, by 1 1/4 lengths under Stewart Elliott. Owned by CJZ Racing Stable and trained by Tony Dutrow, Golden Heart City completed six furlongs in 1:12 and pushed her career earnings to $29,870 from a line of 2-1-0-0.

Questing can secure a title on lucrative Parx card

Questing can tighten an already firm grip on three-year-old filly divisional honors with a victory Saturday in the $1 million Cotillion at Parx Racing. Elevated to Grade 1 status this year, the Cotillion will be the first top-level race ever contested in the state of Pennsylvania, which saw pari-mutuel Thoroughbred racing introduced in 1969 at the defunct Liberty Bell Park.

Get Stormy calls it a career

Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Get Stormy has been retired to stud, according to reports published Monday. At his best from a mile to nine furlongs on turf, the Tom Bush charge was last seen finishing third to Wise Dan in the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga August 11.

Hansen officially retired

Hansen, last year's champion two-year-old colt who was recently diagnosed with a tendon injury, has officially been retired, co-owner and breeder Dr. Kendall Hansen told The Paulick Report late Sunday night. Stud plans are still in the works for the striking gray son of Tapit.

After the Wire - 9/17/2012

After the Wire - 9/17/2012

Evan Hammonds recaps the weekend races that could impact the 2012 Breeders' Cup races including a performance by Wise Dan in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes. watch

Limited number of reserved seats left for Breeders' Cup

The Breeders' Cup announced Monday that a limited quantity of reserved seats remain for the two-day international festival of racing, November 2-3, at Santa Anita Park, as advanced sales have outpaced 2008 and 2009, the last time the event was held in Southern California.

After The Wire - 9/17/2012

After The Wire - 9/17/2012

Evan Hammonds recaps the weekend races that could impact the 2012 Breeders' Cup races including a performance by Wise Dan in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes.

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