Headlines for Wednesday, September 26, 2012

  • Marketing Mix' wins this year include the Nassau at Woodbine.

    Marketing Mix Faces Big Field in Rodeo Drive

    Marketing Mix, coming off a tough loss in the Beverly D Stakes (gr. IT) last month, takes on 12 Southern California-based fillies and mares in the $250,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Sept. 29.

  • Game on Dude faces eight in Awesome Again; Include Me Out tops Zenyatta

    Game on Dude, a leading contender for Horse of the Year, heads a field of nine in Saturday's $250,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/awesomeagain12">Awesome Again Stakes</a> at Santa Anita. The 1 1/8-mile event is one of five Grade 1 stakes on a dynamite program that serves as a precursor to the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita on November 2-3.

  • Include Me Out won the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes by a neck on Aug. 4.

    Include Me Out Has Competition in Zenyatta

    An interesting mix of talented fillies and mares, headlined by 2012 grade I winners Include Me Out, Love Theway Youare, and Love and Pride, and will go postward in the Sept. 29 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Shackleford, To Honor and Serve meet in Kelso

    Ostensibly a prep for the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, Saturday's Grade 2, $400,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/kelso12"> Kelso Handicap</a> at Belmont Park might serve as a launching pad to the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Classic if the Bill Mott-trained To Honor and Serve pulls off a win in the one-turn mile. The Hall of Fame conditioner left some wiggle room earlier this week when asked which Breeders' Cup race his Grade 1 Woodward winner would ultimately target.

  • Zenyatta statue to be unveiled Saturday

    The legendary Zenyatta, winner of the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita and Horse of the Year in 2010, will be honored for all-time by Santa Anita Park as a life-sized statue of the great mare will be unveiled in Santa Anita's Paddock Gardens area at noon (PDT) this Saturday.

  • Point of Entry won the Sword Dancer by 4 lengths on Aug. 18.

    Joe Hirsch: Point of Entry Meets Little Mike

    Point of Entry must clear his final hurdle before the Breeders' Cup in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes Sept. 29 at Belmont Park, and that hurdle could be Arlington Million winner Little Mike.

  • Point of Entry, Little Mike square off in Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

    Point of Entry can solidify his present status as the nation's leading long-distance turf performer with a victory in Saturday's Grade 1, $600,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/turfclassic12">Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational</a>. The 1 1/2-mile fixture over Belmont Park's Widener course came up light compared to other stakes on Super Saturday with only six names dropped in the entry box.

  • Rivalries continue in Jockey Club Gold Cup, Beldame

    The top three from the Grade 1 Whitney Handicap on August 4 are in the spotlight Saturday when they headline a surprisingly robust field in the Grade 1, $1 million <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/jcgc12"> Jockey Club Gold Cup</a>. The historic 1 1/4-mile test tops a bumper card of Breeders' Cup preps on Belmont Park's &quot;Super Saturday&quot; program.

  • Zagora won the Ballston Spa (gr. IIT) in her last start.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2046988640&amp;k=6kdN9vZ&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Zagora Takes on Europeans in Flower Bowl

    Multiple graded stakes winner Zagora heads the $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park Sept. 29, while European invaders I'm a Dreamer and Nahrain are poised to challenge.

  • Royal Delta takes on It&#39;s Tricky and 5 others in the Beldame.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1909823367&amp;k=fKBR8Qx&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Royal Delta, It's Tricky Are Beldame Stars

    Royal Delta and It's Tricky look to recover from an Aug. 26 Personal Ensign (gr. I) upset and eye year-end honors when they meet for a fifth time Sept. 29 in the $400,000 Beldame Invitational (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • To Honor and Serve won the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Sept. 1.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2061024596&amp;k=TZgQsTH&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Kelso Brings Together Big Two

    To Honor and Serve and Shackleford renew their one-turn rivalry at Belmont Park in the one-mile Kelso Handicap (gr. II) as part of "Super Saturday" Sept. 29 at Belmont.

  • So Many Ways will bypass Breeders' Cup

    Undefeated two-year-old filly So Many Ways, winner of the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes and Grade 3 Schuylerville Stakes, will not travel to California to run in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, it was announced Wednesday.

  • Study: Some Domestic Horses Possibly Too Reliant on Humans

    Horses, like dogs and other domesticated animals, can be extremely affectionate and respond to many human cues, such as pointing and gaze directions. In the first study of its kind, French researchers have learned that horses that are too dependent on humans might have lower cognitive skills, leaving them incapable of solving their own problems.