Headlines for Tuesday, September 25, 2012

  • Illinois Board OKs Hotly Contested '13 Dates

    A below-strength Illinois Racing Board, after a grueling day of testimony and deliberation, required two voice votes Sept. 25 to approve a hotly contested schedule for 2013 live racing.

  • Flanery Explains Derby Qualifying Changes

    The decision to revise the qualifying process for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) was a track decision and was not submitted to the Churchill Downs, Inc. board for approval, president Kevin Flanery said.

  • 'Tatts' Ireland Yearling Sale Opens Strongly

    Even though the weather did its best to dampen spirits, bloodstock agents and owners, breeze-up buyers, and British and Irish trainers, turned out in force for the opening of the Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale.

  • Santa Anita fall meet opens with Eddie D.

    The Great Race Place, Santa Anita, opens a 24-day Autumn Meet Friday, which will be highlighted by the Breeders' Cup World Championships on November 2-3.

  • Comma to the Top

    13 Entered as Santa Anita Opens With Eddie D.

    Comma to the Top and Mensa Heat, one-two finishers last out in the Pirate's Bounty Stakes, get a Sept. 28 rematch in the Eddie D. Stakes (formerly Morvich, gr. IIIT) on opening day at Santa Anita for the 2012 autumn meet.

  • Algorithms

    Algorithms Back in Training at Belmont Park

    Starlight Racing's Algorithms, winner of the Jan. 29 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) in his most recent start, has returned from a layup and is galloping daily at Belmont Park under the supervision of trainer Todd Pletcher.

  • Belmont Notebook

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  • Talkin' Horses with Dale Romans

    Dale Romans, who is having the best year of his career as a trainer having won the Pacific Classic and Arlington Million, both $1 million races, and two other grade I races.

  • My Miss Aurelia (left) outfinishes Questing to win the Cotillion Stakes. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2103714693&amp;k=NP7qLxB&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Thrilling Cotillion Goes to My Miss Aurelia

    In a heavyweight battle between champion My Miss Aurelia and multiple grade I winner Questing through the stretch of the $971,200 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I), My Miss Aurelia prevailed by a head to remain undefeated Sept. 22.

  • Touch Tone to Lane's End Texas

    Touch Tone, who sired the first two finishers in this year's Texas Stallion Stakes at Lone Star Park, will stand in 2013 at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, Texas.