Headlines for Saturday, October 1, 2011

  • Dubawi Heights surges to the lead in the Yellow Ribbon Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Rosario, Dubawi Heights Wrap Up Yellow Ribbon

    Favored Dubawi Heights gave jockey Joel Rosario his third grade I victory of the day at Santa Anita when she posted an impressive win in the $250,000 Yellow Ribbon Presented by Emirates Airline Stakes (gr. IT).

  • Game On Dude and Chantal Sutherland are in control in the Goodwood at Santa Anita.

    Game On Dude Determined Winner in Goodwood

    In his return to Santa Anita, Game On Dude won for the first time since taking the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) in March, holding sway over late-running Awesome Gem in the $250,000 Goodwood Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1.

  • Zazu sweeps to the win in the Lady's Secret at Santa Anita.

    Zazu Peaks in Lady's Secret; Blind Luck Last

    Zazu, coming from far out of it, charged down the center of the course to defeat Ultra Blend in the $250,000 Lady's Secret Stakes (gr. I) as 13-10 choice Blind Luck failed to fire at Santa Anita Oct. 1.

  • Juanita dominates the Indiana Oaks.

    Juanita Never Threatened in Indiana Oaks

    William and Graydon Patterson's Juanita, claimed for $25,000 in March, made her first stakes victory count when she led the whole way to take the $200,000 Indiana Oaks (gr. II) at Hoosier Park Racing & Casino Oct. 1.

  • Flat Out comes home strong to win the Jockey Club Gold Cup.

    Flat Out Breaks Through in JCGC Triumph

    Runner-up to a pair of the country's top horses in his last two starts, Flat Out was not to be denied this time, as he returned to his favorite track and won the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Belmont

  • Plum Pretty delivers in the Cotillion at Parx.

    Plum Pretty Scorches Cotillion Field

    Front-running Plum Pretty left favored It's Tricky far behind in the $750,000 Cotillion Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 1 at Philadelphia's Parx Racing, earning her first victory since the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) in the spring.

  • Havre de Grace leaves the others behind in the Beldame.<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%3D9687740%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Beldame: Havre de Grace Destroys Royal Delta

    Havre de Grace made a decisive case for favoritism in next month's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), as she annihilated Royal Delta and three others in the $350,000 Beldame Invitational (gr. I) Oct. 1 at muddy Belmont Park.

  • Cape Blanco holds off Dean's Kitten to win the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational.<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%3D9687643%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Cape Blanco Takes Turf Classic in a Dogfight

    Cape Blanco shipped across the pond from Ireland for third time to collect a grade I victory, barely outlasting a determined Dean's Kitten by a nose in the $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) Oct. 1.

  • Stacelita flies home in the Flower Bowl.<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%3D9687644%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stacelita an Emphatic Flower Bowl Winner

    Stacelita had no problems overcoming slow fractions or the yielding Belmont Park turf course, as she easily defeated an overmatched field by two lengths in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) Oct. 1.