Headlines for Thursday, October 13, 2011

  • Sarah's Secret tries to return to the Winner's Circle in the Harold C. Ramser Sr. Stakes.

    Sarah's Secret Can Redeem Herself in Ramser

    Sarah's Secret, whose unbeaten streak ended at four when she weakened in the San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) this summer, returns to action in the $100,000 Harold Ramser Sr. Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Santa Anita turf Oct. 16.

  • A. U. Miner in the Greenwood Cup.

    A. U. Miner DQ'd from Greenwood Cup Win

    A.U. Miner, who earned a second automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) by virtue of winning the Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing, has been disqualified from the first-place purse earned in that July 16 victory.

  • Stoll Keenon Ogden to Sponsor BC Draw

    Stoll Keenon Ogden, a prominent Kentucky law firm, will be the presenting sponsor of the 2011 Breeders' Cup post position draw luncheon at Churchill Downs Oct. 31, the Breeders' Cup announced.

  • Somali Lemonade and Alex Solis capture the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland.<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%3D9706677%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Somali Lemonade Sweeps to Smart Jessamine Win

    Favored Somali Lemonade is on her way to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IIT) after sweeping to victory in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT) on a yielding Keeneland grass course Oct. 13.

  • David Cohen

    Cohen Rides 1,000th Career Winner

    David Cohen reached a personal milestone Oct. 13 at Belmont Park when he won the ninth race aboard Bobs Pinup Girl ($18.80) in a photo finish for his 1,000th career victory.

  • Lot 1156; colt, Exceed and Excel - Temple of Thebes by Bahri brought 260,000 guineas to top the Book 2 portion of the Tattersalls October yearling sale.

    Tattersalls Book 2 Ends With Record Gross

    The Book 2 portion of the Tattersalls October yearling sale ended its three-day run with a bang as the most expensive horse of the auction was sold. The son of Exceed and Excel bought 260,000 guineas ($427,718).

  • MA Senate Passes Expanded Gaming Bill

    Massachusetts is on the fast track to expand gambling after the State Senate passed a bill Oct. 13 authorizing three destination resort casinos and one slots facility.

  • Champagne winner Union Rags
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    Union Rags Has Seabiscuit-Like Story

    As Union Rags prepares for a run in the Nov. 5 Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile, his owner/breeder Phyllis Wyeth took some time to reflect on the horse's fairytale-like story, comparing it to that of the great Seabiscuit.

  • Todd Pletcher is one of the trainers who will be supporting New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program at the Breeders' Cup.

    BC Participants to Support Retired T-breds

    Prominent owners and trainers are stepping up to the plate to support New Vocations Racehorse Adoption Program by pledging a percentage of their purse earnings from this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Prayer for Relief won the Super Derby on September 10.<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%3D9662473%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Prayer for Relief Sets Sights on OK Derby

    Perfect in four starts this year, Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief will try to pick off another lucrative stakes purse Oct. 16 when he leads a field of 12 in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park.

  • Turallure worked five furlongs on the Keeneland grass in 1:01 4/5 on Oct. 13.

    Turallure Works Five Furlongs at Keeneland

    Four D Stable's Turallure continued his preparations for an expected run in the TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 5 at Churchill Downs by working five furlongs on the grass in 1:01 4/5 Oct. 13 under jockey Julien Leparoux.

  • White Thoroughbred Debuts Oct. 14

    Patchen Princess, a white Thoroughbred, will make her career debut at Keeneland Oct. 14 in the sixth race, a $50,000 maiden race for 2-year-old fillies at six furlongs on the main track.

  • Dullahan wins the 2011 Dixiana Breeders' Futurity.

    Countdown to the Cup:Beware Keeneland Kiddies

    The first inclination would be to dismiss Dullahan's chances in the Juvenile, based on his two mediocre performances over the Churchill Downs dirt surface in his first two career starts. That would be a mistake.

  • Rick Dutrow

    Dutrow's License Revoked for 10 Years

    New York regulators revoked Rick Dutrow's license for at least 10 years and fined him $50,000 for what they said has been a pattern of rules violations by the controversial trainer.

  • Western Aristocrat, son of Mr. Greeley, won the Jamaica Handicap on Oct. 8.<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%3D9705417%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mr. Greeley's Grand October

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Three big winners the weekend of October 8-9 add to Mr. Greeley's growing legacy. Alan Porter also discusses the late Mr. Greeley's affinity for mares containing Fappiano.

  • THS: Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S.

    Jason, Evan, and Tim Holland of TwinSpires.com handicap the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes (gr. IT) at Keeneland this week. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Queen Elizabeth II.

  • Caulfield Interview - Simon Zahra

    Interview with trainer Simon Zahra of Ellerton Zahra RacingSee the AmWest Entertainment Australian Racing section for more stories and video features leading up to the Melbourne Cup