Headlines for Saturday, September 19, 2009

  • Regal Ransom overpowers the field in the Super Derby.

    No Catching Regal Ransom in Super Derby

    Concerns about Regal Ransom's readiness coming into the $750,000 Super Derby (gr. II) proved inconsequential when the well-bred Godolphin colt rolled to a front-running victory at Louisiana Downs Sept. 19.

  • Travers winner Summer Bird is scheduled to make his next start in the Jockey Club Gold Cup. <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%3D8443499%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Summer Bird Posts 'A-Plus' Work for Gold Cup

    Belmont Stakes and Shadwell Travers (both gr. I) winner Summer Bird left his connections with wide smiles the morning of Sept. 19 after a solid workout for the 3-year-old's next engagement, the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.

  • Soldier's Dancer scored a repeat victory in the PTHA President's Cup at Philadelphia Park.

    President's Cup Repeat for Soldier's Dancer

    Odds-on favorite Soldier's Dancer scored a repeat victory in the $250,000 PTHA President's Cup on the turf at Philadelphia Park Sept. 19, drawing away in deep stretch to score by three lengths.

  • Cloudy's Knight and Rosemary Homeister Jr pull away in the Kentucky Cup Turf.

    KY Cup Turf: Cloudy's Knight Sharp in Return

    S J Stables' 9-year-old gelding Cloudy's Knight felt no effects of a more than one year layoff, as he took over in upper stretch and cruised to a comfortable 2 1/2-length win in the $150,000 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) Sept. 19 at Kentucky Downs.

  • Bridgetown leaves the rest behind in the Summer Stakes at Woodbine.

    Brilliant Bridgetown Scores in Summer Stakes

    Bridgetown surged past favored Stormy Lord in the stretch and held sway to win the $286,891 Summer Stakes (Can-IIIT) on the Woodbine lawn Sept. 19, locking up a berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf with the victory.

  • D' Funnybone cruises to victory in the Futurity at Belmont.<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%3D8494175%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Another Laugher For D' Funnybone in Futurity

    Paul Pompa Jr.'s D' Funnybone followed up his impressive Saratoga Special (gr. II) win with another no-doubt-about-it victory, this one in the $250,000 Futurity (gr. II) Sept. 19 at Belmont Park. The 2-year-old son of D'wildcat is sure to be one of the favorites for the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) later this fall, if he is entered.

  • Bay to Bay holds off Jungle Tale to take the Natalma at Woodbine.

    Bay to Bay Sails to Natalma Stakes Victory

    Bay to Bay could have a date in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf after an impressive victory in the $147,266 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIIT) in her first try against winners on the Woodbine lawn Sept. 19.

  • Grade II winner Friesan Fire.

    Friesan Fire on the Comeback Trail

    Vinery Stables' and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who was diagnosed with a pair of leg injuries after the Preakness (gr. I), is back in training and targeting a comeback later this fall. Who his trainer will be, however, is unclear at this time.

  • Rutherienne (right) just gets up in the Noble Damsel at Belmont. <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%3D8494158%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rutherienne Wins Noble Damsel Photo

    Rutherienne has had some tough beats during a 10-race stretch in which she won just once but finished on the board in every one of those starts. Her improbable victory in the $107,000 Noble Damsel Handicap (gr. IIIT) Sept. 19 at Belmont Park will make up for some of that disappointment.

  • Joel Rosario

    Rosario Ride Questioned in CHRB Complaint

    Jockey Joel Rosario is scheduled to appear before stewards next week to answer a California Horse Racing Board complaint that he failed "to put forth his best effort" in a ride at Del Mar on Sept. 6.

  • TOBA National Awards Dinner Red Carpet

    Matt Carothers interviews people on the Red Carpet at the TOBA National Awards Dinner, including B. Wayne Hughes, owner of Spendthrift Farm, owner George Strawbridge, TOBA Chairman Reynolds Bell Jr., and Trainer Richard Mandella. More from the Red Carpet Red Carpet MontageIndustry Leaders and Guests State Breeders of the YearRegional Owners of the Year

  • Michigan State Unveils Large-Animal Open-Bore MRI

    Michigan State University's (MSU) College of Veterinary Medicine is now armed with what it says is the first large-animal, open-bore MRI ever at an academic institution, a move that will allow veterinarians to tackle research questions and greatly impact both animal and human health.

  • Free Lecture at UC Davis on International Disaster Response

    The International Animal Welfare Training Institute welcomes you to the first lecture in the 2009-2010 school year series to be held Monday, Sept. 21. Dick Green, EdD, will present "International Response to Disasters: The Animal Component" at 6 p.m. in Room 1020, Gladys Valley Hall, at the University of California, Davis, Veterinary Medical Teaching Hosp...

  • Kentucky Horse Council Facilitates Meeting of Equine Rescues

    Equine rescue facilities in Kentucky and throughout the nation are experiencing an overflow of surrendered horses. Increasingly, such facilities struggle with funding and necessary support for ongoing management and care of the horses. In recognition of the efforts of Kentucky's equine rescue facilities, the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC) regularly pro...

  • Training Alters Stride in Racehorses

    Training mature racehorses produces a decrease in the protraction (extension) time of the forelimb and might reduce the risk of training-induced injuries, according to Marta Ferrari, DrMedVet, PhD, MRCVS, of Park Veterinary Centre in Watford, UK, and colleagues at London's Royal Veterinary College in a new study.