Headlines for Friday, October 3, 2008

  • Arson Squad and Edgar Prado pull away in the Meadowlands Cup.

    Back On Dirt, Arson Squad Wins at Big M

    Arson Squad, making his first start on dirt since winning the 2007 Strub Stakes (gr. I), swept past Timber Reserve in the homestretch to win the $350,000 Meadowlands Cup (gr. II) in New Jersey on the night of Oct. 3.

  • HRTV: Pursuit of the Cup Oct 3 (Video)

    HRTV's weekly series analyzing each division of the Breeders' Cup. This episode includes recaps of the Jockey Club Gold Cup and the Lady's Secret, previews of the Spinster, Champagne, and Frizette, and much, much more.

  • Skylighter draws off in the Indiana Oaks.

    Skylighter Breaks Clear in Indiana Oaks

    Skylighter, making her stakes debut after a layoff of nearly three months for trainer Bobby Frankel, made her 14-1 odds look like a gift when she charged home to win the $406,400 Indiana Oaks (gr. II) by three lengths at Hoosier Park Oct. 3.

  • Belmont winner Da' Tara will try to get back to the lead in the Jerome.

    Jerome Pace Scenario Favors Da' Tara

    Da' Tara, who exploited a field lacking speed to the fullest in winning the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), could be in a position to do it again in the $150,000 Jerome Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park Oct. 5.

  • Dream Empress draws away in the Darley Alcibiades.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6170092%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dream Empress Powers to Alcibiades Win

    Kelly Colliver's Dream Express took over at the top of the lane and powered to a dominating 4 1/4-length score in the $500,000 Darley Alcibiades (gr. I) Oct. 3 on the Keneland Polytrack. The 2-year-old Bernstein filly earned her first graded stakes win while notching a berth in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) later this month at Santa Anita.

  • Forever Together strides away in the First Lady.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6170093%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Forever Together Takes First Lady

    Forever Together came from off the pace to collar longtime leader Precious Kitten inside the sixteenth-pole, going on to capture the $400,000 First Lady by 1 1/2 lengths on the turf Oct. 3, the first grade I event of the Keeneland 2008 fall meet.

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez Hospitalized After Bad Spill

    Jockey John Velazquez was transported to the trauma unit at the University of Kentucky Medical Center Oct. 3 with injuries suffered when his mount fell in the seventh race at Keeneland.

  • Bushranger pulls away under Johnny Murtagh to take the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes.

    Bushranger Powers to Middle Park Victory

    Favored Bushranger earned his second group I win for trainer David Wachman when he overtook Sayif approaching the final furlong en route to a 2 1/4-length triumph in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes for 2-year-olds at Newmarket Oct. 3.

  • Mine That Bird will try to win his third straight stakes in the Grey Stakes.

    Juveniles Star in Grey, Mazarine Stakes

    Two-year-olds take the spotlight Oct. 5 when Woodbine presents the Grey Stakes and the Mazarine Stakes, a pair of grade III events worth $250,000 apiece at 1 1/16 miles on the Polytrack racing surface.

  • Over and Under the Radar in Cup Preps

    With three weeks to go before Breeders' Cup, it's another amazing weekend of racing. Let's take a look over and under the radar at five selected races and try to get some winners.

  • HRRN Sets Keeneland Broadcast Schedule

    The Horse Racing Radio Network will provide live coverage of Keeneland's feature race throughout the fall race meet that begins Oct. 3, and will air six hours of coverage of opening weekend.