Headlines for Tuesday, September 11, 2012

  • 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 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/kyturfcup12"> Kentucky Turf Cup</a>. 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.

  • Hip #402, a gray or roan colt by Tapit was bought for $700,000 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Tapit Colt Tops Second Session at $700,000

    A strapping gray or roan colt by Tapit was bought for $700,000 by Stonestreet Thoroughbreds to top the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale Sept. 11.

  • A bay filly by Tiznow -- Storminthegarden brought $500,000 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Tiznow Filly Fetches $500,000 at Keeneland

    A bay filly by Tiznow from a solid grass family brought $500,000 during the second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale and became the third horse of the day to bring that amount or more Sept. 11.

  • Freshman Sire Sageburg and a Bahamian Bounty

    France-based stallion Sageburg sired his first stakes winner from his first crop when his undefeated 2-year-old daughter Peace Burg squeezed out a narrow victory in the group III Prix d'Aumale over a mile at Chantilly.

  • 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.

  • Hip 213, a colt by Giant&#39;s Causeway, was sold for $550,000 during the 2nd session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

    Giant's Causeway Colt Tops Early at Keeneland

    Maverick Racing went to $550,000 to acquire a Giant's Causeway colt from the Gainesway consignment, the highest price early during the Sept. 11 second session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington.

  • OTTB Spotlight: Diamonds for Remi

    Remi Gunn has fallen on hard times in recent years--from the riding accident that left her paralyzed in 2003--to the financial struggles that almost claimed her farm.

  • Arlington 'Super Testing' Leads to Positives

    "Super testing" conducted early in this year's Arlington Park meet resulted in 26 positives for prednisone but found no evidence of other prohibited substances, according to the Illinois Racing Board.

  • Keeneland September Sale: Michael Hernon

    Gainesway Farm's Michael Hernon discusses the horses they sold from the select session and feedback from customers about the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

  • 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.