Headlines for Sunday, September 2, 2012

  • Congrats and Roses takes the Minnesota Distaff Classic Championship at Canterbury.

    Records Set During Minnesota Festival

    The 19th running of the Festival of Champions, a day reserved for the best Minnesota-breds in the state, showcased some familiar faces Sept. 2 at Canterbury Park in front of a Festival-record crowd of 17,053.

  • Paynter makes further progress Sunday

    Grade 1 Haskell Invitational winner Paynter had a good Sunday as he continues to recover from colitis, owner <a target="_blank" href="http://twitter.com/jazz3162">Ahmed Zayat</a> reported via Twitter.

  • Record-setting Dominguez takes Command in Saranac

    Lakland Farms' Unbridled Command overtook bold front runner Skyring in the stretch of Sunday's Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/saranac12.pdf">Saranac Stakes</a> at Saratoga, providing on-fire jockey Ramon Dominguez with another milestone. Dominguez's amazing sixth score on the day also ranked as his 66th win of the meet, a new single-season record for the Spa.

  • So Many Ways powers clear in Spinaway

    In a manner reminiscent of her victory in the Grade 3 Schuylerville, Maggi Moss' unbeaten So Many Ways swooped off a fast pace and drew clear in Sunday's Grade 1, $294,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/spinaway12.pdf">Spinaway Stakes</a> at Saratoga. The Tony Dutrow pupil was even more emphatic this time, however. Subduing the harried 3-5 favorite Teen Pauline in midstretch, So Many Ways stamped her authority by 2 1/2 lengths over the late-running Sweet Shirley Mae.

  • Brave Dave takes Sapling wire-to-wire

    Sent off as the 8-5 favorite, the son of Put It Back finished the six furlongs in 1:10 2/5 over fast dirt, holding off challenger Special Jo by three-quarters of a length for trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. and jockey Paco Lopez.

  • Unbridled Command wins the Saranac Stakes.

    Unbridled Command Gives Dominguez Record

    When jockey Ramon Dominguez piloted 10-1 shot Unbridled Command to victory in the Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Saratoga Race Course, he achieved another great milestone: a new record for number of wins during the meet.

  • So Many Ways wins the Spinaway Stakes.

    So Many Ways Gets Right Trip in Spinaway

    Unbeaten So Many Ways gave trainer Tony Dutrow consecutive wins in the $300,000 Spinaway Stakes when she came from off the pace to defeat 3-5 favorite Teen Pauline going away Sept. 2 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Know More to be tested in Del Mar Futurity

    Know More made Del Mar history by winning the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes in his career debut, but the Reddam Racing colorbearer will be subjected to a stiffer test in Wednesday's Grade 1, $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/dmrfuturity12.htm">Del Mar Futurity</a>. The highlight of the closing-day program, the seven-furlong contest has lured such sharp maiden winners as Capo Bastone, Rolling Fog and Gabriel Charles.

  • Shackleford

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    Shackleford Pointed to Kelso, Breeders' Cup

    Scratched by trainer Dale Romans from the Forego Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 1 because of a persistent cough, Shackleford now will be pointed toward the $400,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II), a one-mile race Sept. 29 at Belmont Park.

  • The King (mambo) Still Rules

    Pensioned in 2010, Kingmambo (Mr. Prospector -- Miesque, by Nureyev) ruled the Sept. 2 international racing scene, providing two stakes winners on the day, including his 93rd lifetime added-money winner.

  • McLaughlin plots path to BC for Godolphin runners

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin reported Sunday morning that Emcee, who registered Godolphin Racing's fourth Grade 1 win at Saratoga this summer when he captured Saturday's Forego, emerged from the race in fine fettle. The four-year-old Unbridled's Song colt will either run in the Grade 1 Vosburgh Invitational on Super Saturday, September 29 at Belmont Park, or train up to the Breeders' Cup on November 3 at Santa Anita Park, McLaughlin said.

  • Shackleford looks ahead to Kelso

    Scratched by trainer Dale Romans from the Grade 1, $500,000 Forego on Saturday because of a persistent cough, Shackleford now will be pointed toward a run in the Grade 2, $400,000 Kelso Handicap, a one-mile race September 29 at Belmont Park.

  • Kinz Funky Monkey

    The Green Monkey Sires First Winner

    The Green Monkey, the most expensive Thoroughbred sold at public auction, was represented by his first winner when his 2-year-old daughter Kinz Funky Monkey won at Del Mar Sept. 1.

  • Starch Digestion in Horse Diets

    Starch is a highly digestible energy form and can provide energy needed for exercise, growth, metabolism, and other equine life functions. However, when fed improperly, this nonstructural carbohydrate can be detrimental to your horse&#39;s health.