Arosa Farms' Dream About established herself as Canada's top 2-year-old filly with the easiest of victories in Saturday's $268,250 Mazarine Breeders' Cup Stakes (Can-II) at Woodbine.
In the featured event on a four-stakes card at Kentucky Downs, Augustin Stable's Rochester earned a repeat victory in the $200,000 Kentucky Cup Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) when Art Variety was disqualified for a bumping finish while making his winning move Saturday at Kentucky Downs.
Keeneland's September yearling sale ended Saturday with a record average and median. The auction also posted the second-highest gross in its history.
John and Joan Phillips' Wonder Again won for the first time in 2003 and ended a five-race losing streak, taking Saturday's $150,000 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.
Due to soft turf conditions caused by the heavy rains in the area this week, Delaware Park announced postponement of Saturday's $200,000 Caesar Rodney Handicap until Sept. 27.
Retired jockey Laffit Pincay Jr. is planning to file a lawsuit against Santa Anita racetrack, Huntington Ambulance, and physician's assistant Angel Delgadillo the week of Sept. 22 alleging negligence in the treatment of the injuries that ended his riding career.
Christopher Ransom's Joe Bear blew out three furlongs in :37 Saturday morning at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old colt has post one in Sunday's $200,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IIT).
Zosima, the juvenile filly whose name would appear last alphabetically among this year's crop of the 2-year-olds racing under the Darley banner, may end up first in their hearts.
Although no decision has been made regarding Candy Ride's status in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), trainer Ron McAnally said after meeting with co-owner Sid Craig that they may decide to put the horse away until next year.
Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker turned in a sharp 6-furlong work in 1:12 3/5 Saturday, and definitely will run in next Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), trainer Bobby Frankel confirmed.
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