Headlines for Wednesday, September 12, 2012

  • The third session of the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington was led by Hip #469, who sold for $1.55 million.

    Prices Surge on Third Day of September Sale

    Boosted by a $1.55 million son of Bernardini, the Keeneland September yearling sale in Lexington enjoyed an upbeat third session. The gross, average price, and median price all rose.

  • 2012 Keeneland September Yearling Sale Day 3 Recap

    Esther Marr talks about Day 3 of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, including the top seller, a Bernardini colt that brought $1,550,000. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.

  • Trainer Mark Casse has Spring in the Air and Spring Venture in the Natalma Stakes.

    BC Berth at Stake for 14 Fillies in Natalma

    The starting gate for the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine lawn Sept. 15 will be packed with promising 2-year-old fillies, 14 in all, with an automatic Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf berth at stake.

  • Pataky Kid has rich legacy to live up to

    As one of Chicago's oldest stakes races, the tradition-rich Arlington-Washington Futurity was first run more than 80 years ago and -- as its name implies -- it is a hopeful harbinger of things to come for any horse fortunate enough to win it.

  • Trinniberg, Musical Romance work at Calder

    Grade 2 winner Trinniberg returned to the Calder work tab Wednesday morning to put forth his first morning move since a disappointing ninth-place finish in the Grade 1 King's Bishop at Saratoga, drilling a half-mile bullet in :47 over a track listed as wet-fast.

  • Classic winner Samitar highlights Garden City

    Samitar didn't have the easiest of trips when falling a neck short in the Grade 2 Lake George in her U.S. debut. The Irish classic winner will have an opportunity to make amends when she faces six other three-year-old fillies in Saturday's Grade 1, $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/gardencity12">Garden City</a> over nine furlongs on the inner turf at Belmont Park.

  • Julie&#39;s Love won the De La Rose Stakes at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 4. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2083637599&amp;k=M3K27Wc&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Noble Damsel Has Strong European Flavor

    With five of its nine entrants bred outside the United States, including slight favorites Julie's Love and Dealbata, the $150,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 15 at Belmont Park will have a strong European flavor.

  • Hip #645, colt; Big Brown - Cold Awakening, by Dehere, brought $825,000 on Sept 12.

    Big Brown Colt Commands $825,000 at Keeneland

    A colt by 2008 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Big Brown commanded $825,000 from Demi O'Byrne during the third session of the Keeneland September sale. He was consigned by Warrendale Sales, agent.

  • Volcat won the Virginia Oaks on July 21 at Colonial Downs.

    Pucker Up Draws Full Field of Twelve

    A full field of 12 grass-favoring sophomore fillies, topped by Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT) winner Volcat and Italian transplant Angegreen, will line up Sept. 15 for the $175,000 Pucker Up Stakes at Arlington Park.

  • Trainer Gaines Named in Two CHRB Complaints

    Trainer Carla Gaines is the subject of two complaints from the California Horse Racing Board alleging that two fillies in her care both tested positive for levels of testosterone in excess of the authorized amount.

  • Karlovy Vary is the 5-2 second choice on the morning line for the Garden City.

    Samitar, Karlovy Vary Battle in Garden City

    Irish One Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) heroine Samitar and Ashland Stakes (gr. I) winner Karlovy Vary head a field of seven 3-year-old fillies entered for the $300,000 Garden City (gr. IT) at Belmont Park Sept. 15.

  • Rahystrada won last year&#39;s Kentucky Turf Cup in by 3 3/4 lengths.

    KY Turf Cup: Rahystrada Makes Title Defense

    Third in last month's Arlington Million (gr. IT), Rahystrada will have a little more ground to deal with as he attempts to defend his title in the $200,000 Kentucky Turf Cup (gr. IIIT) Sept. 15 at Kentucky Downs.

  • Churchill Downs could apply for live racing dates in September 2013.

    KY Dates Requests Could Be Controversial

    Churchill Downs could apply for live racing dates in September 2013, opening the door to what could be controversial discussions over the future makeup of the Kentucky Thoroughbred racing circuit.

  • Open Mind

    New Jersey-Bred Hall of Fame Created

    The Thoroughbred Breeders' Association of New Jersey announced the creation of the New Jersey-bred Hall of Fame at Monmouth Park. The first class of inductees will be honored at Monmouth Park Sept. 15.

  • Belmont Notebook

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  • Leading German Sire Monsun Dies

    Monsun, whose 108 stakes winners include champion and John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Shirocco and 2011 Eclipse Award winner Stacelita, has been euthanized.

  • Keeneland September Sale Day 2 Wrap

    Esther Marr recaps the second session of the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency.