Headlines for Thursday, September 1, 2011

  • Banned comes to California for the Del Mar Derby<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%3D9569454%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Banned Tries His Luck in Del Mar Derby

    Shipping in from Arlington Park, Banned takes on some of the best turf runners in Southern California's 3-year-old division in the $250,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) Sept. 4.

  • Blue Grass winner Brilliant Speed returns to the turf in the Saranac.<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%3D9493602%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Albertrani Puts Brilliant Speed Back On Turf

    Brilliant Speed, winner of the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) this spring, makes his return to the turf for trainer Tom Albertrani in the $100,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the penultimate day of the 2011 season at Saratoga.

  • CHRB Will Not Count Trainers in TOC Petitions

    The California Horse Racing Board threw a monkey wrench into a horsemen group's attempt to decertify the Thoroughbred Owners of California, saying it will not validate petition signatures of owners who are also trainers.

  • 1999 Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Beautiful Pleasure

    Champion Beautiful Pleasure Dies

    Beautiful Pleasure, voted the 1999 champion older female after winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), died recently in Kentucky because of complications from laminitis.

  • Undefeated Judy the Beauty  (right) makes her dirt debut in the Spinaway.

    Undefeated Judy the Beauty Tops Spinaway Cast

    Judy the Beauty will face eight in the seven-furlong Spinaway (gr. I), which is the headliner on Saratoga's 12-race Sunday program. The daughter of Ghostzapper, undefeated in three starts, will make her first start on dirt.

  • THS: Woodward Stakes 2011

    Jason, Tom and Steve Pallardy of TwinSpires.com handicap the Woodward Stakes and Forego Stakes at Saratoga this week.

  • Majestic City

    Majestic City Posts Bullet Work for Futurity

    Unbeaten Majestic City, winner of the Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (gr. III), worked five furlongs in a bullet :59 under jockey David Flores on Sept. 1 in preparation for the Sept. 7 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I).

  • THS: Woodward Stakes 2011

    Jason, Tom and Steve Pallardy of TwinSpires.com handicap the Woodward Stakes and Forego Stakes at Saratoga this week. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Forego, and the Woodward<!-- a-->.

  • Del Mar Earns Re-Accreditation from Alliance

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced that Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has earned re-accreditation from the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance. The re-accreditation followed a complete review of the facility.

  • NYRA Announces Improvements for Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association announced a menu of 21 potential capital improvement projects for Saratoga designed to secure the historic nature of the race track while enhancing the facilities and overall fan experience.

  • And They're Off: Labor Day Edition

    Lenny and special guest Kenny Rice discuss Stay Thirsty and the 3yo class, ideas to improve Saratoga, and tv coverage. Plus, an interview with trainer Chad Brown.

  • NTRA Alliance Education Seminar Scheduled

    The NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance will host its second annual NTRA Professional Education Seminar -- Presented by Pfizer Animal Health and Keeneland on Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 18-19 at Keeneland in Lexingto.

  • Rudulph Leaving TVG

    Ken Rudulph, the first person to appear on-air for TVG when it was launched in 1999, will depart the network at the close of the current Del Mar meet.

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    Royal Delta is Evidence of a Powerful Cross

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The feeling that Empire Maker's move to Japan was a significant loss for U.S. breeders, especially as an excellent cross for A.P. Indy, was reinforced when Royal Delta won the Alabama.

  • Quiet Giant won the Lady&#39;s Secret at Monmouth by more than 6 lengths.

    Quiet Giant to Face Eight in Molly Pitcher

    Quiet Giant, off a strong victory at Monmouth Park a month ago, looms a tough customer in the Sept. 3 Hill 'n' Dale Molly Pitcher Stakes (gr. II), but the race lured a solid field of nine.

  • Jack Goodman Scholarship Winners Announced

    Matthew Benton and Heather Shatz, animal science majors in the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program, have been awarded The Jockey Club Jack Goodman Scholarships for the 2011-2012 academic year.