Headlines for Friday, September 28, 2012

  • Unbridled's Note captures Eddie D. in turf debut

    Mike McCarty's Unbridled's Note had never raced on turf or faced older horses prior to Friday's Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/eddied12.pdf">Eddie D. Stakes</a> at Santa Anita, but the Steve Asmussen sophomore professionally handled a field of seasoned turf sprinters in the opening-day feature. The Unbridled's Song colt rallied late to overhaul the front-running Chosen Miracle, in a well-timed move worthy of the race's new honoree, retired Hall of Fame rider Eddie Delahoussaye. The Eddie D., formerly known as the Morvich, serves as a course-and-distance prep for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.

  • Unbridled&#39;s Note streaks home to win the Eddie D Stakes.

    Unbridled's Note Takes Eddie D in Turf Debut

    Unbridled's Note, invading from New York for his debut on turf, captured the $100,000 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT) over the hillside turf course on opening day of the 2012 fall meet at Santa Anita Park Sept. 28.

  • Bret Calhoun

    Trainer Calhoun Suspended 30 Days in Kentucky

    Stewards at Turfway Park have slapped trainer Bret Calhoun with a 30-day suspension after a horse in his care tested positive for the prohibited anti-hypertension drug Guanabenz following a win at Churchill Downs May 26.

  • TRF to Host Second Chances Event in Maryland

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation invites the public to attend an open house at its Central Maryland Correctional Facility-based Second Chances Farm in Sykesville. The free event takes place on Oct. 5.

  • Half-brother to Big Brown entered in Royal Lodge

    Saturday's Group 2 Royal Lodge Stakes at Newmarket, the first race on the new &quot;Road to the Kentucky Derby&quot; scoring system, includes a half-brother to 2008 Kentucky Derby-winning champion Big Brown -- Afonso de Sousa. The son of Henrythenavigator is the lone entrant from the yard of Aidan O'Brien, who won last year's Royal Lodge with Daddy Long Legs and also finished third with Wrote.

  • Calder to Charge Off-Season Stall Rent

    In an announcement Sept. 28, Calder Casino & Race Course said that effective Dec. 1, 2012, it will charge a stabling fee of $10 per stall per day during its off-season months when it does not have live racing.

  • Trainer Roger Attfield

    Woodbine to Host Ontario Sports Hall of Fame

    Trainer Roger Attfield is among the newest inductees to the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, to be honored in an induction ceremony set for Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto Sept. 29.

  • Derby Qualifying Race Set for Newmarket

    The final day of Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Festival Sept. 29 is anchored by a pair of group I races and a group II event that kick-starts a new points-based system to determine the field for the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

  • Dodgers to host 'Breeders' Cup Night'

    The Breeders' Cup and the Los Angeles Dodgers have announced that Monday is &quot;Breeders' Cup Night&quot; at Dodgers Stadium, in celebration of the upcoming World Championships at Santa Anita Park. The 7:10 p.m. (PDT) game will pit the Dodgers against the San Francisco Giants.

  • Certify dominates Fillies' Mile; Waterway Run punches BC ticket

    Unbeaten Certify provided Godolphin with the team's third consecutive success in the Group 1 Fillies' Mile at Newmarket on Friday. White Moonstone and Lyric of Light have taken the mile event for the previous two years, but neither matched the style and panache of Certify's success.

  • Clement looking for better from Summer Front in Jamaica

    Trainer Christophe Clement said he hopes a change in race dynamics will help Summer Front earn his first Grade 1 victory when he competes in the $400,000 Jamaica Handicap on October 6 at Belmont Park.

  • Frankel to work at Newmarket Saturday

    Sir Henry Cecil is eagerly anticipating bringing Frankel for a racecourse gallop at Newmarket before racing Saturday. The world's best Thoroughbred will be joined in the exercise by Bullet Train and Midsummer Sun as part of the unbeaten Galileo colt's preparations for the Group 1 Champion Stakes at Ascot on October 20.

  • Aqueduct Racetrack

    Report: Deficiencies Had Role in Horse Deaths

    A task force has determined the spate of fatal racehorse breakdowns at Aqueduct Racetrack this past winter was primarily the result of structural deficiencies in rules and regulations employed by NYRA and racing regulators.

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    Certify Takes Fillies' Mile, Unlikely for BC

    Godophin's Certify kept her career record perfect Sept. 28 and earned her first win at the top level in scintillating fashion in the Shadwell Fillies' Mile (Eng-I), the feature event at Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Festival.

  • Tampa Bay Downs releases stakes schedule

    For the second meeting in a row, Tampa Bay Downs will run 25 stakes worth $2,595,000. The lucrative added-money slate is highlighted by the 33rd edition of the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby, a 1 1/16-mile showcase for three-year-old Triple Crown candidates, on March 9.

  • Waquoit after his Jockey Club Gold Cup victory.

    Waquoit's Sloppy Gold Cup Remembered

    A sloppy track in 1988 saw Alysheba scratch from the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), paving the way for Waquoit to splash home by 15 lengths. Who in this year's cast has the best off-track form?

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan: Formidable on Any Surface

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />With his smashing victory Sept. 16 in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), Wise Dan underlined that he is a formidable performer on any surface.