Headlines for Monday, September 7, 2009

  • Hot Cha Cha angled four-wide for her stretch run and caught 2-1 favorite Romacaca to post a 1 1/4-length victory in the Pucker Up Stakes on the Arlington Park turf course.

    Hot Cha Cha Rallies to Win Pucker Up

    Nelson McMakin's homebred Hot Cha Cha angled four-wide for her stretch run and caught 2-1 favorite Romacaca inside the sixteenth pole to post a 1 1/4-length victory under James Graham in the $200,000 Pucker Up (gr. IIIT) Sept. 7 on the Arlington Park turf course.

  • Gone Astray wrapped up his first graded stakes victory with a win in the Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.

    Gone Astray Leaves 'em Behind in Pa. Derby

    Phipps Stable's homebred Gone Astray wrapped up his first graded stakes victory in a big way, as he drew off in the stretch to score in the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) by 9 1/4 lengths Sept. 7 at Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.

  • Dublin, the 2-year-old son of Afleet Alex, posted a two-length win in the Hopeful Stakes 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%3D8461713%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dublin Leaves No Doubt in Hopeful Triumph

    Trainer D. Wayne Lukas earned his fifth victory in the $300,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful (gr. I) when favored Dublin posted a two-length win on closing day of the 2009 Saratoga Race Course meet Sept. 7.

  • Mushka opened a clear lead in the stretch and held on for a 1 1/4-length victory in the Glen Falls Handicap 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%3D8461714%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mushka Victorious in Glen Falls Handicap

    Brushwood Stable's Mushka took over approaching the quarter-pole, opened a clear lead in the stretch, and held on for a 1 1/4-length victory in the $110,500 Glen Falls Handicap (gr. IIIT) Sept. 7 at Saratoga.

  • Free Fighter outfought favorite Brass Hat through a long stretch battle to produce a half-length victory in the  Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap at Arlington Park.

    Free Fighter Outfights Brass Hat at Arlington

    Free Fighter, with James Graham aboard, outfought 9-10 favorite Brass Hat through a long stretch battle to produce a half-length victory in the $125,000 Stars and Stripes Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park Sept. 7.

  • Turfway Park

    Turfway Races Offered on All Major ADW Sites

    Turfway Park has reached agreements making its races available to all major advance deposit wagering platforms beginning with the 2009 fall meet and running through the end of the 2010 winter/spring meet, track president Robert N. Elliston announced Sept. 7.

  • Mine That Bird at Ruidoso Downs.

    Mine That Bird Works at Ruidoso Downs

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird worked one-half mile in :48 on Sept. 7 at Ruidoso Downs, continuing his preparations for the $5 million Breeders Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 7 Tree at Santa Anita.

  • St Averil Sires First Winner

    Grade II winner St Averil sired his first winner when his daughter Goddess Angel won Sept. 6 at Timonium.

  • Silent Picture's First Winner Wins by 6 1/2

    April's Picture, the first winner by stakes-placed Silent Picture, won Sept. 4 by 6 1/2 lengths at Retama Park for owner/trainer Danny Pish in his first start.

  • Calkins Road Sires First Winner

    Stakes winner Calkins Road was represented by his first winner when his son Cheatin a Little won at first asking Sept. 5 at Albuquerque.