Headlines for Wednesday, September 29, 2010

  • Hibaayeb Makes U.S. Bow in Yellow Ribbon

    English group I winner Hibaayeb makes her United States debut for owner Godolphin Racing against eight filly and mare rivals in the $250,000 Yellow Ribbon Stakes (gr. IT) at Oak Tree's Hollywood Park meet Oct. 2.

  • Twirling Candy seeks his fifth consecutive victory in the Goodwood. <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%3D9214610%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Twirling Candy Gets Acid Test in Goodwood

    Unbeaten Twirling Candy attempts to become the third 3-year-old in the past four years to win the $250,000 Goodwood Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 2, which would earn the colt a berth in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Zenyatta<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%3D9133268%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Switch In, But Zenyatta Stands Out in 'Secret

    Undefeated two-time champion Zenyatta stands alone as she goes for her 19th consecutive win over her home track in the $250,000 Lady's Secret Stakes (gr. I) at Oak Tree's Hollywood Park meet Oct. 2.

  • Morning Line

    New Names in Contention for Sophomore Honors

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />In most years, likely sophomore stars have made a name for themselves before mid-September. This year, Apart and Morning Line enter the scene right as autumn arrives.

  • Life At Ten faces 5 in the Beldame.

    Beldame: Life At Ten to Start Another Streak

    Life At Life At Ten, who had a six-race win streak stopped in the Personal Ensign Stakes (gr. I) in her last start, will take on the Personal Ensign winner and four other rivals in the Beldame Stakes Oct. 2.

  • Whitney winner Blame is the 8-5 morning-line favorite in the Jockey Club Gold Cup.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9133157%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Blame Faces Another Test in JCGC

    The 4-year-old son of Arch will look to conquer 10 furlongs for the first time when he faces a solid field in the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Oct. 2 at Belmont Park.

  • Seeking the Title will seek her second graded-stakes victory in the Indiana Oaks.

    Seeking the Title Set for Indiana Oaks

    Charles Fipke's Seeking the Title will seek her second graded-stakes victory when she takes on six other 3-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (gr. II) at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Oct. 2.

  • Lookin At Lucky towers over his eight rivals in the Indiana Derby.

    Lookin At Lucky Returns in Indiana Derby

    On paper, Lookin At Lucky should have little problem winning the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) Oct. 2 at Hoosier Park, but it will be his first race since recovering from a illness suffered after he won the Aug. 1 Haskell.

  • Pros, Cons of Instant Racing Aired in KY

    A public hearing designed to gauge public opinion about a proposal to permit "Instant Racing" type wagering in Kentucky became a faceoff between representatives of the state's horse industry and the Family Foundation.

  • NJ Lawmakers Question Commission Report

    New Jersey lawmakers questioned the research behind a report on gaming and racing in the state Sept. 29 and suggested it left too many unanswered questions, particularly in regard to options for the horse racing industry.

  • Hammer Time Blog: Market Rally

    Alan Greenspan says a sustained stock market rally would be the best thing for the American economy and it also would help the Thoroughbred auction business as well.

  • Officer

    Officer to Stand in Korea

    The Korean Racing Authority announced Sept. 29 its purchase of grade I winner Officer for an undisclosed price from Taylor Made Stallions in Central Kentucky.

  • Researchers: Flexion Tests Target Fetlock Joint

    In a closer look at the standard forelimb flexion test, researchers from Ireland and the Netherlands found that any forelimb lameness detectable with this method generally shows up in the fetlock joint. They also found that the exam can render a false positive result in this joint (indicating that the horse is lame when in reality he is not), depending on...