Articles posted September 8, 2012

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Air Support gets up late in Bowling Green

Stuart Janney III's homebred Air Support found his best stride late in Saturday's Grade 2, $196,000 Bowling Green Stakes, overhauling pacesetter Bombaguia for a head decision in the opening-day feature at Belmont Park. The Shug McGaughey-trained colt returned to the win column after dropping his first five outings this season, adding the Bowling Green to victories in the Grade 2 Virginia Derby and Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes last year.

Snow Fairy defeats Nathaniel, St Nicholas Abbey in Irish Champion

Anamoine Ltd's sensational five-year-old mare Snow Fairy defeated favored Nathaniel by 1 1/4 lengths, with St Nicholas Abbey third, in Saturday's 1 1/2-mile, Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. In the process, the Intikhab mare earned an automatic berth into the Breeders' Cup Turf through the Breeders' Cup Challenge series.

Moyglare Stud tops quartet of Curragh group stakes

Sendmylovetorose came out of the bottom of the barrel at just ?5,000 at the sales and was lucky to escape serious injury in the stalls at Royal Ascot, but she has proven herself worthy of pole position at the top table by hard graft and Sunday's Group 1 Moyglare Stud at The Curragh could be her crowning glory.

Bourbon Courage rallies for Super Derby score

Bourbon Lane Stable and Wayne Lynn's Bourbon Courage bided his time in the rear of Saturday's Grade 2, $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs before coming with a four-wide rally rounding the second turn and drawing off for a five-length victory under jockey Leandro Goncalves. The Kellyn Gorder-trained sophomore was making only his sixth career start in the 1 1/8-mile contest, and stopped the clock in 1:51 2/5 on the fast main track.

Feel So Good makes Korean history with maiden-claiming win at Calder

At first glance, Thursday's 3RD-race triumph by the David Braddy-trained Feel So Good appeared to be little more than a non-descript midweek maiden-claiming victory at Calder, but the tremors that emanated from that win were felt from south Florida to east Asia as the gelding made Korean racing history by becoming the first Korean-bred horse to win a race outside its homeland.

Juvenile sings a winning 'Tune' to join the New York Watch

Trainer Chad Brown initially thought Noble Tune was destined for the dirt before the colt posted a pair of "exceptional" breezes on Saratoga's Oklahoma turf course, and on Labor Day at the Spa the great-grandson of champion Serena's Song made it clear that he prefers the grass by unleashing a strong turn of foot to take his debut in the 1ST race by 3 1/2-lengths.

Ramseys named top owner, breeder at TOBA Awards Dinner

Ken and Sarah Ramsey took home a pair of major awards, National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year, at Friday evening's Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's (TOBA's) 27th Annual National Awards Dinner at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

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