Headlines for Sunday, November 15, 2009

  • Zenyatta (left) vs. Rachel Alexandra (right) for 2009 Horse of the Year.

    Haskin on Horse of the Year: Stalemate

    These are the final words from here on the Horse of the Year debate between racing's two monarchs, Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta. Unfortunately, only one likely will be crowned, but you can be sure both will rule in the hearts and minds of most racing fans.

  • Malibu Moon

    Malibu Moon Colt Brings Top Price

    Weanlings commanded the top prices Sunday, Nov. 15, as Keeneland's November breeding stock sale approached the halfway point.

  • Zenyatta fans will have the chance to salute her Nov. 29 at Hollywood Park.

    Hollywood Park to Salute Zenyatta Nov. 29

    Undefeated champion mare Zenyatta, who finished her career with a perfect 14-for-14 record by beating males with her dramatic late charge in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita on Nov. 7, will be saluted by Hollywood Park and Betfair/TVG on Nov. 29.

  • Get Stormy held off a furious late charge from Street Move to win the Commonwealth Turf at Churchill Downs.

    Get Stormy Shows Grit in Commonwealth Turf

    The wire came just in time for front-running Get Stormy, who gutted out the final couple of strides to nose the relentless Street Move in the $112,100 Commonwealth Turf (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs Nov. 15.

  • Dunkelberger Ties Record for Consecutive Wins

    With his win aboard Citigambler in the third race at Charles Town Nov. 14, jockey Travis Dunkelberger equaled the United States record for consecutive wins by a jockey with nine.

  • Cascading returned to the winner's circle as she captured the Glorious Song Stakes at Woodbine.

    Cascading Surges to Glorious Song Triumph

    Favored Cascading, wearing blinkers for the first time, seized the lead at the head of the stretch and held sway under a hand ride from Patrick Husbands to capture the $151,344 Glorious Song Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Woodbine Nov. 15.

  • Major Sire Red Ransom Euthanized

    Prominent international sire Red Ransom, who helped perpetuate the Roberto/Hail to Reason male line, was euthanized Nov. 14 because of complications following intestinal surgery.

  • Queen Spumante

    Queen Spumante Shocks Kyoto With QE II Upset

    Queen Spumante, a 77-1 outsider, left a crowd of 58,944 at Kyoto Race Course in shock, leading from the outset to win the $2.1 million Queen Elizabeth II Commemorative Cup (Jpn-I) over a field that included champion 3-year-old filly Buena Vista and Qatar Petroleum Prix de l'Opera (Fr-I) winner Shalanaya.