Headlines for Wednesday, September 19, 2012

  • Cozzetti won the American Derby by a neck at Arlington Park July 14.

    Cozzetti Leads Full Kent Stakes Field

    American Derby winner Cozzetti seeks a return to winning ways in the $200,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park Sept. 22, but plenty of new rivals including Lucky Chappy, Miami Cat, and Optimizer are ready to take him on.

  • Hangin' With Haskin: Bird Watching

    A full-length motion picture titled "Wild Ride" about the improbable story of Mine That Bird is scheduled to be released in 2013. This is one person's behind-the-scenes look at the Mine That Bird story.

  • Yes It's True Colt Tops Keeneland Session

    A Yes It's True colt purchased by California trainer James Kasparoff for $220,000 topped the Sept. 19 ninth session of the Keeneland September yearling sale that continued to show strength entering the home stretch.

  • Book Review Faces Softer in Charles Town Oaks

    Book Review, disappointing when seventh as the second choice in last month's Test Stakes (gr. I), is the mild 3-1 favorite in the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks Sept. 22 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.

  • Belmont Notebook

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">BELMONT NOTEBOOK </font></b> </i>

  • Redeemed, Boys at Tosconova retired

    Samantha Siegel, who operates Jay Em Ess Stable, has retired her four-year-old stars Redeemed and Boys at Tosconova, both of whom were trained by Rick Dutrow.

  • Musical Romance

    Top Female Sprinters Battle in Gallant Bloom

    Headed by national female sprint champion Musical Romance and multiple grade I winner Turbulent Descent, the $200,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) Sept. 22 at Belmont Park came up as an exceptionally tough race.

  • And They're Off: Autumn Equinox Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss big racing at Parx, Wise Dan and which Breeders' Cup Race he will run in, Hansen, the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the end of the Thoroughbred Times. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • 2012 Thoroughbred Live Foal Report

    The Jockey Club released their projected live foal crop figures for 2012 Sept. 14 and, to no one's surprise, the expected North American Thoroughbred foal crop will be smaller than last year's.

  • Spurious Precision euthanized after fracturing knee

    Spurious Precision, the undefeated winner of the Grade 2 Saratoga Special on August 12, was euthanized Tuesday morning. The two-year-old, who was preparing for the Grade 1 Champagne on October 6, suffered a fractured left knee during a workout at Aqueduct Monday. The preliminary diagnosis indicated the injury might be repaired surgically, and he was sent to the Hogan Equine Clinic in Cream Ridge, New Jersey, but additional X-rays revealed extensive damage to the bone structure of the knee.

  • Turbulent Descent, Musical Romance highlight deep Gallant Bloom

    Saturday's Grade 2 $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/gallantbloom12">Gallant Bloom Handicap</a> at Belmont Park serves as a dynamite prep for this year's Breeders' Cup Filly &amp; Mare Sprint at Santa Anita on November 2. The deep field features Turbulent Descent, an impressive winner of the Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes in her first start for Todd Pletcher; defending sprint champion Musical Romance, who has been freshened off her victory in the Grade 1 Princess Rooney in early July; Grade 1-winning sophomore Emma's Encore; and C C's Pal, who notched her second Grade 2 score this season when taking the Honorable Miss at Saratoga last out.

  • And They're Off: Autumn Equinox Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss big racing at Parx, Wise Dan and which Breeders' Cup Race he will run in, Hansen, the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, and the end of the Thoroughbred Times. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Champion Chief Bearhart dies in Japan

    Chief Bearhart, who was voted champion turf male of 1997 and was twice named Canadian Horse of the Year in 1997-98, died Tuesday in Japan. The 19-year-old, who was suffering from heart failure, had been a stud at the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association (JBBA) Shizunai Stallion Station.

  • Old Topper Gelding Tops Alberta Sale

    The $68,000 paid for a gelded son of Old Topper was the highest price paid in 10 years at the annual yearling sale conducted by the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society (Alberta division).

  • NTWAB announces award winners

    The National Turf Writers and Broadcasters Association will honor Kentucky Derby and Preakness-winning jockey Mario Gutierrez and his agent, Ivan Puhich, recently retired Churchill Downs track superintendent Raymond &quot;Butch&quot; Lehr, and two-time Eclipse Award recipient Bill Mooney at its annual awards dinner on October 31 in Pasadena, California.

  • What's in an Equine Eye Exam?

    Editor&#39;s Note: This article is part of TheHorse.com&#39;s ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 American Association of Equine Practitioners&#39; Focus on Ophthalmology conference, held Sept. 6-8 in Raleigh, N.C.