Headlines for Monday, September 17, 2012

  • WV Begins Long Process of Examining Salix

    The West Virginia Racing Commission heard the pros and cons of race-day furosemide use Sept. 17 and pledged to examine the steps necessary to implement mandatory administration of the anti-bleeding drug by third-party vets.

  • Fairbanks sires first winner

    Grade 2 victor Fairbanks got off the mark as a sire when Golden Heart City captured Monday's 1ST race at Parx Racing, a $40,000 maiden claimer for juvenile fillies, by 1 1/4 lengths under Stewart Elliott. Owned by CJZ Racing Stable and trained by Tony Dutrow, Golden Heart City completed six furlongs in 1:12 and pushed her career earnings to $29,870 from a line of 2-1-0-0.

  • Questing can secure a title on lucrative Parx card

    Questing can tighten an already firm grip on three-year-old filly divisional honors with a victory Saturday in the $1 million <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/cotillion12">Cotillion</a> at Parx Racing. Elevated to Grade 1 status this year, the Cotillion will be the first top-level race ever contested in the state of Pennsylvania, which saw pari-mutuel Thoroughbred racing introduced in 1969 at the defunct Liberty Bell Park.

  • Awesome Feather preps for Breeders' Cup in overnight stakes

    Unbeaten champion Awesome Feather, unraced since a facile score in the Florida Sunshine Millions Distaff in late January, will return to the races in Thursday's $85,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/nastystorm12.htm">Nasty Storm Stakes</a> around a one-turn mile at Belmont Park.

  • Get Stormy calls it a career

    Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/getstormy.pdf">Get Stormy</a> has been retired to stud, according to reports published Monday. At his best from a mile to nine furlongs on turf, the Tom Bush charge was last seen finishing third to Wise Dan in the Grade 2 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga August 11.

  • Hansen officially retired

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/hansen.pdf">Hansen</a>, last year's champion two-year-old colt who was recently diagnosed with a tendon injury, has officially been retired, co-owner and breeder Dr. Kendall Hansen told The Paulick Report late Sunday night. Stud plans are still in the works for the striking gray son of Tapit.

  • After the Wire - 9/17/2012

    Evan Hammonds recaps the weekend races that could impact the 2012 Breeders' Cup races including a performance by Wise Dan in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes.

  • Injury Keeps Lakerville From Turf Sprint

    Crack turf sprinter Lakerville, winner of four of six starts including his debut at Santa Anita last year, will miss the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) at Santa Anita on Nov. 3

  • Limited number of reserved seats left for Breeders' Cup

    The Breeders' Cup announced Monday that a limited quantity of reserved seats remain for the two-day international festival of racing, November 2-3, at Santa Anita Park, as advanced sales have outpaced 2008 and 2009, the last time the event was held in Southern California.

  • Reserved Seats Remain for Breeders' Cup

    The Breeders' Cup announced Sept. 17 that advance ticket sales for the Nov. 2-3 World Championships at Santa Anita Park have outpaced 2008 and 2009, but that a limited number of reserved seats remain.

  • After The Wire - 9/17/2012

    Evan Hammonds recaps the weekend races that could impact the 2012 Breeders' Cup races including a performance by Wise Dan in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile Stakes.