Headlines for Thursday, September 25, 2008

  • Hyperbaric appears to be the horse to beat in the Oak Tree Mile.

    Oak Tree Mile Right Spot for Hyperbaric

    Jack Preston, owner of Prestonwood Racing, and trainer Julio Canani could have another shot at the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in their future with Hyperbaric, who appears to be the horse to beat in the $200,000 Oak Tree Mile (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf Sept. 28.

  • Miyadi Cited for Sixth Steroid Complaint

    Northern California trainer Steven Miyadi has drawn a sixth complaint from the California Horse Racing Board for alleged violations of new rules regarding the use of the synthetic anabolic steroid stanozolol that became official after Aug. 1.

  • Unbeaten Midshipman heads a field of 10 in the Norfolk Breeders Cup Stakes.<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%3D5777088%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Quick Learner Midshipman Tries Norfolk

    Midshipman, unbeaten in two starts for trainer Bob Baffert after his gritty victory in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), heads a field of 10 in the $250,000 Norfolk Breeders Cup Stakes (gr. I) at Oak Tree's Santa Anita meet Sept. 28.

  • That Handicapping Show: Sept 25 (Video)

    Jason and Tom discuss Curlin and the competition in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I). Plus, picks from Cary Fotias of Equiform for the Ancient Title and race 11 at Santa Anita. Last week, Equiform was three for three with their selections.

  • Proudinsky will try to get back to his winning ways when he takes on nine in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational.

    Heavy Rain Could Impact Turf Classic

    After battling dual-classic winner Big Brown down the stretch in the Sept. 13 Monmouth Stakes only to fall a neck short, Gary Tanaka's Proudinsky will try to get back to his winning ways when he takes on eight turfers in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) Sept. 27 at Belmont Park.

  • Perfect Drift won the Kentucky Cup Classic in 2003.<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%3D6059126%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Perfect Drift Ceremony Set for Turfway

    Multimillionaire Perfect Drift will return to Turfway Park one more time for congratulations and honors as he begins his retirement with a special celebration and ceremony Sept. 27 as part of festivities surrounding the Kentucky Cup Day of Champions.

  • Princess Haya receives the Henry Clay Medallion for Distinguished Service from Dr. D. Kay Clawson, president of the Foundation.

    Princess Haya Receives Clay Medallion

    The Henry Clay Memorial Foundation has announced the recipient of the Henry Clay Medallion for Distinguished Service is Princess Haya of Jordan, the wife of Sheikh Mohammed.

  • First Defence scored an impressive win in the Forego (gr. I) at Saratoga. <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%3D5726222%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Talent Abounds in Loaded Vosburgh

    A star-studded cast of seven talented sprinters led by grade I winners Fabulous Strike and First Defence will do battle in the $400,000 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27 at Belmont Park.

  • Aljabr

    Aljabr to Ascot Stud in Canada

    Aljabr, a Cartier Award winner, will stand in 2009 at Ascot Stud near Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.

  • Ginger Punch and Lemon Drop Mom, who finished just a nose apart in the Personal Ensign, meet again in the Beldame.<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%3D5625342%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ginger Punch Takes on Four in Beldame

    Defending older filly and mare champion Ginger Punch will take another step toward defending her honors Sept. 27 when she takes on four rivals in the $600,000 Beldame (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Mauralakana looks to add to her already dazzling resume in the Flower Bowl Invitational.<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%3D4911451%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mauralakana Looking for Flower Bowl Win

    Mauralakana, the leading filly and mare turf runner in the country, looks to add to her already dazzling resume in the $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park Sept. 27.

  • Data Digest: Keeneland Sept. Results

    The 2008 Keeneland September Yearlings Sale Data Digest Results Edition is a FREE download, presented by Spendthrift. An in-depth review of the auction.

  • Curlin takes aim at Cigar's all-time earnings record in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational.

    Curlin Stares Down Cigar's Earnings Mark

    All eyes will be on reigning Horse of the Year Curlin as he takes aim at Cigar's all-time earnings record in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I) Sept. 27 at Belmont Park.

  • Tiago won the 2007 Goodwood (gr. I) and will break from post 8 in this year's renewal.

    Goodwood Foes Will Test Pro-Ride Surface

    The Goodwood Stakes (gr. I), as usual, serves as the main prep race in Southern California for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) this season. But for the 11 entered in this year's $500,000 renewal Sept. 24, it's also the first test of Santa Anita's new Pro-Ride synthetic racing surface and will go a long way toward determining which contenders move on.

  • Aussies Fear EI Outbreak

    There is no need to fear or panic...well, maybe just a little need, as the arriving shipment of overseas horses to the now infamous Eastern Creek Quarantine facility in Sydney revealed a health risk Sept. 24.

  • Marble Cliff is the focal point of a breed registration issue.

    Breed Registration Process Scrutinized

    Marble Cliff, the stakes winner-turned-maiden after his Ohio registration was revoked in July, could end up becoming a poster child for serious changes in breed-registration regulations in the Buckeye State -- and perhaps beyond.

  • Breeders' Cup Announces Legends Tour

    The Breeders' Cup announced Sept. 25 that it will launch a multi-city tour featuring legendary Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day, Angel Cordero, Jr., and Laffit Pincay Jr., beginning Oct. 1 in celebration of the upcoming 25th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Oct. 24-25.

  • Delightful Kiss will make his final prep for the Breeders' Cup Marathon in the $200,000 All American Stakes.

    Delightful Kiss Headlines All American

    Hobeau Farm's Delightful Kiss has already earned a berth into the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon next month at Santa Anita. Now, the 4-year-old gelding will make his final prep for that race when he faces six rivals in the $200,000 All American Stakes (gr. III) the richest race of Golden Gate Fields' fall meet.

  • Australian Sire Secret Savings Sidelined

    Secret Savings, a son of Seeking the Gold standing at Emirates Park in New South Wales, Australia, has been withdrawn from service because of a back complaint that is preventing him from covering mares.

  • Keeneland November Sale Bigger Than Ever

    Keeneland has cataloged 5,709 horses for its November breeding stock sale, setting a world record for a Thoroughbred auction. The total exceeds the previous mark of 5,555 for this year's Keeneland September yearling sale and is up by 294 lots from the former November sale mark of 5,415.

  • That Handicapping Show: Sept 25 Episode

    Jason and Tom discuss Curlin and the competition in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I). Plus, picks from Cary Fotias of Equiform for the Ancient Title and race 11 at Santa Anita.The free “Race of the Week” download features Fotias' analysis for both races.Last week Equiform was three for three with their picks.