Headlines for Thursday, September 10, 2009

  • Commentator is getting used to his new home at Sheltowee Woodford.

    Commentator Arrives at Sheltowee Woodford

    Tracy Farmer's multiple grade I-winning gelding Commentator arrived Sept. 10 at Mike Evans' Sheltowee Woodford near Versailles, Ky., where he will live out his retirement.

  • That Handicapping Show: Masters Stakes

    Jason, Tom, and Tim Holland preview the Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (gr. III) on September 12, which features 4 grade I winners. Also, picks for the Turfway Park Fall Championship. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes.

  • Gozzip Girl makes her first start since winning the American Oaks in the Garden City 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%3D8301301%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gozzip Girl Battles Maram in Garden City

    Gozzip Girl, freshened since her smashing win in the American Oaks (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park more than two months ago, returns to Belmont Park Sept. 12 as the filly to beat in the $300,000 Garden City Stakes (gr. IT).

  • Linda Rice became the first female to win a training title at a major U.S. racing circuit.

    Rice Savoring Historic Training Title

    On Sept. 7, Linda Rice became the first female to win a training title at a major U.S. racing circuit when she edged out Todd Pletcher, 20-19. The historic feat was even more impressive considering Rice had only 75 starters at the meet, compared to 135 for Pletcher, who is a six-time titleholder at the Spa.

  • Laurel Park

    Laurel Fall Meet Set to Kick Off

    Live racing returns to Laurel Park Sept. 12 and the 57-day fall meeting is highlighted by the 24th running of the Maryland Million.

  • Seventh Street looks to notch her third grade I win of the season in the Ruffian.<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%3D8379657%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Seventh Street Should Be a Handful in Ruffian

    Godolphin Stable's Seventh Street looks to notch her third grade I win of the season and lock up a spot in the Breeders' Cup later this season when she faces five fillies and mares in the $300,000 Ruffian Handicap (gr. I) Sept. 12 at Belmont Park.

  • Taste of Paradise Sires First Winner

    Grade I winner Taste of Paradise was represented by his first winner when his son Justamatteroftime scored by 7 1/4 lengths Sept. 9 at Presque Isle Downs.

  • Equine Piroplasmosis Reported in Ireland

    <P>Animal health authorities in Ireland are reporting equine piroplasmosis among Thoroughbred racehorses in County Meath. Nearly 30 animals have tested positive for the disease, stated a report issued to the World Organization for Animal Health (Office International des Epizooties, or OIE) by Paddy Rogan, MVB, MRCVS, chief veterinary officer in the Depart...