Articles posted September 11, 2012

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Rahystrada faces seven in Kentucky Turf Cup title defense

Rahystrada will return to Kentucky Downs in good form Saturday, dead-heating for third in the Grade 1 Arlington Million most recently, and figures to be a strong favorite as he goes for a second straight victory in the Grade 3, $200,000 Kentucky Turf Cup. The multiple Grade 3-winning millionaire posted a 3 3/4-length score last year in the 1 1/2-mile affair over the undulating, European-style turf course.

Park Hill, Sceptre top second day of St Leger Festival

The highlight on day two of the St Leger Festival, Ladies Day Thursday, is the Group 2 £80,000 Park Hill Stakes over an extended mile and six furlongs. The contest, sometimes referred to as the 'fillies' St Leger,' will see nine runners go to post headed by Sir Henry Cecil's impressive Group 3 Lillie Langtry Stakes scorer Wild Coco. The four-year-old will clash again with The Queen's Royal Ascot heroine Estimate and Hazel Lavery, trained by Charlie Hills, who were third and ninth, respectively, in the Lillie Langtry.

Keeneland September Yearling Sale: Walt Robertson

Keeneland September Yearling Sale: Walt Robertson

Esther Marr asks Walt Robertson, Vice President of Sales for Keeneland, on how the select session went at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Sponsored by the Taylor Made Sales Agency.

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