Headlines for Sunday, September 18, 2011

  • Zenyatta

    Countdown to the Cup: Classic Appeal

    Let's be honest, this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) needs a boost, especially with Zenyattamania and even a double dose of Curlin still fresh in everyone's mind.

  • Unbridled Humor wins the Noble Damsel Stakes.

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    Unbridled Humor Wins Noble Damsel Laugher

    Odds-on choice Unbridled Humor opened up a big lead in the stretch of the $100,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT) and held on comfortably to register her fifth win in six lifetime starts Sept. 18 on the Belmont Park turf.

  • Turallure wins the Woodbine Mile

    Turallure Finds Room in Wild Woodbine Mile

    In a heart-pounding finish to the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), Turallure, a son of 2003 Canadian Triple Crown winner Wando, got up at the wire in his Woodbine debut Sept. 18.

  • Wigmore Hall wins the Northern Dancer Stakes.

    Wigmore Hall Squeezes Out Northern Dancer Win

    British invader Wigmore Hall, guided patiently by jockey Jamie Spencer through an opening along the inside, went on to win the Northern Dancer Turf Presented by Vtech (Can-IT) on the Woodbine turf Sept. 18.

  • Trappe Shot

    Trappe Shot Works Toward Vosburgh

    Trappe Shot continued preparations for the Oct. 1 Vosburgh Invitational (gr. I) with a breeze Sept. 17, working in company with stablemate Rattlesnake Bridge. The tandem was clocked in :49.90 for the four-furlong distance.

  • Strike the Moon wins the Charles Town Oaks.

    Homebred Strike the Moon Hits It Big in Oaks

    R. Larry Johnson, who began racing horses for $2,000 purses at Charles Town Races in the mid-1970s, more than stepped it up a notch Sept. 17 when his homebred Strike the Moon won the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks.