Headlines for Wednesday, October 10, 2012

  • NY Set to Act on Task Force Findings

    New York racing officials are set to begin implementing new rules based on recommendations by a recent industry task force report to increase safety conditions for horses and jockeys.

  • Gourmet Dinner won the Majestic Light Stakes in July.

    Gourmet Dinner Back at Calder in Spend A Buck

    Gourmet Dinner, who won two divisions of the 2010 Florida Stallion Stakes series at Calder Casino & Race Course, returns to the track where he began his career for the $100,000 Spend A Buck Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 13.

  • Two T's At Two B won the first three races of his career.

    Division Winners Meet in Florida Series Final

    Two T's At Two B and D'nied Permission, winners of the first two events in this year's Florida Stallion Stakes at Calder Casino and Race Course, will return for the In Reality Division, the rich finale of the series Oct. 13.

  • Calder's Festival of the Sun features five stakes

    Calder will present a stakes-filled afternoon of racing as part of the 21st annual Festival of the Sun on Saturday that will feature the conclusion of the lucrative Florida Stallion Stakes series, with both the $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/inreality12">In Reality Division </a>and its juvenile filly counterpart, the $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/mydeargirl12">My Dear Girl Division</a>, to be run over 1 1/16 miles on the main track.

  • Keeneland, Woodbine share Simulcast Award honors

    Keeneland and Woodbine Entertainment Group were declared co-winners of this year's Simulcast Award at the International Simulcast Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida. The award gives both tracks the distinction of becoming five-time winners of the prestigious contest. The crystal trophies were sponsored by Post Time Technologies.

  • Talent-laden field of eight entered in QEII Challenge Cup

    Grade 1 winners Samitar and Stephanie's Kitten headline a field of eight sophomore fillies entered for Saturday's 29th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/qeIIchallengecup12.html"> Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup</a> at Keeneland.

  • Quick Wit

    Quick Wit Poised for Hawthorne Derby

    Trainer Dale Romans looks to improve upon the considerable success he has already enjoyed in turf races this season when he sends out Quick Wit in the $200,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT) Oct. 13 at Hawthorne Race Course

  • War Cry Represented by First Winner

    First-crop sire War Cry was represented by his first winner Oct. 7 at Woodbine when homebred filly Jean's a Lady won a $50,000 maiden special weight by a neck for trainer Steve Attard and owners John Curtis and Gino Panza.

  • Santa Anita Notebook

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  • Stephanie&#39;s Kitten takes 7 in the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1829521061&amp;k=GmWXNxZ&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Ramseys Tackle QEII with Stephanie's Kitten

    Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey started the Keeneland fall season off with a bang, and will be represented by their top contender Oct. 13 when Stephanie's Kitten takes on eight in the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.

  • Ruthenia rallied to win the Violet Stakes on May 28.

    Athenia Style Clash with Ruthenia, Laughing

    While Ruthenia and Laughing are co-highweights in the $150,000 Athenia Stakes at Belmont Park, they do not figure to hook up until late in the 1 1/16-mile turf race for females because of their different running styles.

  • New York Stallion Eltish Dead

    Eltish, the 1994 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) runner-up who stood at stud in Florida and later in New York, was euthanized the last part of September because of complications from EPM.

  • Frankel is scheduled to make his final start on British Champions Day.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1927620622&amp;k=Crnm232&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Which Championship Meet is the Champion?

    There are international implications to the Oct. 10 announcement that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, will attend the races at Ascot Oct. 20. A battle for supremacy is looming among three big year-ending race meets.

  • MaidenWatch: Discovering America

    Two winners in two days brings Henrythenavigator's total to 12, including Amerigo Vespucci, his first North American winner, who was victorious on Columbus Day.

  • Horses' Voluntary Intake of Four Hay Types

    The majority of the equine diet should be based on forage, which serves as a source of fiber and nutrients. However, some horses might not readily consume all types of hay. To that end, a team of California State University researchers set out to compare four hay types to determine which horses are most inclined to consume.