Headlines for Wednesday, September 8, 2010

  • Grand Couturier won last year's Bowling Green, and is back in 2010.<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%3D8477945%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Grand Couturier Eyes Another Bowling Green

    Millionaire 7-year-old Grand Couturier has not been a factor in four starts this season, but his connections are hoping he will return to form in a race he won a year ago, the Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) at Belmont.

  • Trail Talk: Sept. 7, 2010

    Evan Hammonds recaps some of the performances from the weekend, including Quality Road, Boys At Tosconova, Tell A Kelly, and more. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • And They're Off: September 8, 2010

    Lenny and Steve discuss September racing at Belmont, the Preakness bonus, the upcoming Secretariat movie, and more.Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Boys At Tosconova is the first grade I winner for Officer.<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%3D9174037%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Boys At Tosconova Reports for Officer

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter<br />From a field of 4 maiden winners in the grade I Hopeful Stakes, Boys At Tosconova left little doubt which was the best runner with a dominating performance.

  • Trainer Wayne Catalano has a total of five entered for the Lassie and Futurity.

    Catalano Stacked For Arlington 2YO Stakes

    Juveniles of both sexes take the spotlight Sept. 11 at Arlington Park with the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) and $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie (gr. III) sharing top billing on the nine-race card.

  • Keeping Our Place in the World

    Keeneland has successfully developed the September sale into the largest international marketplace for Thoroughbred yearlings. But will the sale continue offering the kinds of horses European buyers want?

  • Informed Decision won the 2009 Masters by 2 1/2 lengths.

    Informed Decision Tries For Masters Repeat

    Champion female sprinter Informed Decision will try to bounce back from an uncharacteristically subpar effort when she faces a full field in the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters (gr. I), a race she dominated a year ago.

  • Buddy&#39;s Saint

    Buddy's Saint Working Toward Comeback

    Buddy's Saint, who was a leading 2-year-old last year before being knocked off this year's Triple Crown trail with an injury, recorded his first series of breezes since returning to training in Florida.

  • KY Trainer Mattingly Suspended 90 Days

    Stewards at Ellis Park have suspended trainer James E. Mattingly for 90 days after a horse he trained tested positive for two prohibited substances and he was found in possession of syringes and hypodermic needles.

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    Secret Gypsy, Hour Glass Meet Again in Endine

    Richland Hills Stable and John Kuehl's Secret Gypsy will be looking to continue her comeback success story when she meets seven rivals in the $150,000 Endine Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 11 at Delaware Park for fillies and mares.

  • Lost In The Fog, son of Lost Soldier, in the Kings Bishop.

    Lost Soldier Dies at 20

    Lost Soldier, sire of champion Lost in the Fog, was found dead in his paddock Sept. 7 at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky. The cause of death is believed to have been a heart attack.

  • Six Perfections, daughter of Celtic Swing, in the 2003 Breeders&#39; Cup Mile.

    Celtic Swing Dies in Italy

    Celtic Swing, Europe's 1994 champion 2-year-old and a French classic winner the following year, died Sept. 4 in Italy after a bout of colitis.

  • Stormy Atlantic Filly Tops Canadian Sale

    The cream of the Canadian-bred sales yearling crop rose to the top at the selected session of the annual sale held by the Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society on Sept. 7 at Woodbine.

  • Saddle Tree Types and Pressure Distribution

    Modern saddles provide new options for tree type, with the goal of sparing a horse pain from localized saddle pressure. But new Swiss research suggests that, at least when a horse trots, tree type makes little difference in pressure distribution along the horse&#39;s back.