Headlines for Sunday, September 30, 2012

  • Overanalyze overcomes troubled start in Futurity

    When the gate opened, Overanalyze was a bit tardy to move from post 4, then got bumped by Handsome Jack, who veered in from post 5. Meanwhile, as Overanalyze found himself lagging in the rear with John Velazquez, a contentious pace unfolded up front.

  • Slim Shadey turns in front-running exhibition in John Henry

    The complexion of the John Henry changed early on, as the field crossed over the brief span of the main track before linking up with the turf course proper. When 3-2 favorite Turbo Compressor didn't sprint to the fore as expected, jockey Garrett Gomez called an audible and let Slim Shadey roll. The Simon Callaghan trainee never looked back.

  • Slim Shadey wins the John Henry Turf Championship.

    Slim Shadey Slips Away for John Henry Triumph

    A freshened Slim Shadey, given a two-month break since a disappointing effort in the Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IIT), showed his heels in the $150,000 John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) Sept. 30 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Politicallycorrect goes to extremes to upset Oklahoma Derby

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Politicallycorrect rallied on the extreme outside to upset 2-1 favorite Willy Beamin in Sunday's $400,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/okderby12.pdf">Oklahoma Derby</a> at Remington Park. Hung out seven wide down the lane, the 10-1 chance came with an irresistible late charge beneath Kent Desormeaux to prevail in the shadow of the wire, snapping the favorite's six-race winning streak.

  • Politicallycorrect wins the Oaklahoma Derby.

    Politicallycorrect Gets it Right in OK Derby

    Politicallycorrect, rallying way wide through the homestretch for Kent Desormeaux, caught favored Willy Beamin in the final few strides to post an upset in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby Sept. 30 at Remington Park.

  • After the Wire - 9/30/2012

    Evan recaps the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Beldame, and Awesome Again Stakes from the weekend.

  • Catalano takes Arlington training title for 10th time

    The 90-day meeting at Arlington Park ended Sunday, with trainer Wayne Catalano earning his 10th Arlington crown while jockey Francisco Torres and owners Midwest Thoroughbreds of Richard and Karen Papiese each took down their first Arlington title.

  • Kauai Katie wins the Matron Stakes.

    Favored Kauai Katie Wins Matron Decisively

    Favored Kauai Katie didn't disappoint in the Sept. 30 Matron Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park when she overcame Baby J at the half-mile pole and increased her advantage to the wire, drawing off to a decisive victory.

  • Royal Delta winning the Beldame Stakes.

    Mott Plans Three-Way Attack on BC Classic

    Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott says all four of his Super Saturday horses, including Beldame winner Royal Delta and repeat TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup victor Flat Out will be pointed to the 2012 Breeders' Cup Nov. 2-3.

  • Arlington jockeys pitch in to help kids with disabilities

    If ever there was a match made in heaven, it was exemplified once again a little less than two months ago when a large group of Arlington jockeys lent their time and expertise to a group of youngsters at nearby stables in Wauconda, Illinois.

  • Karlovy Vary, Gold Edge post works at Keeneland

    Alex Campbell Jr.'s Karlovy Vary, winner of the Grade 1 Ashland this spring, breezed a half-mile in :52 3/5 over Keeneland's Polytrack Sunday morning in preparation for next Sunday's 57th running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Spinster.

  • Kanaloa rules as Lord of the Sprinters

    Second favorite Lord Kanaloa, ridden by Yasunari Iwata, exerted a strong late charge, despite the strong crosswind from the approaching typhoon, to capture his first Grade 1 victory in a course-record time of 1:06.7 in Sunday's Sprinters Stakes at Nakayama. His victory prevented stablemate Curren Chan from achieving her third consecutive Grade 1 sprint race victory.

  • Battle of Marengo Easy Beresford Winner

    Coolmore and partners' Battle of Marengo scored easily over three opponents in the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes (Ire-II) for 2-year-olds on Sept. 30 at the Curragh, providing trainer Aidan O'Brien with a 12th win in the race.

  • Lord Kanaloa wins the Sprinsters Stakes.

    Lord Kanaloa Sets Nakayama Course Record

    Lord Kanaloa stormed to a course record-setting victory at Nakayama Racecourse on Sept. 30, taking the Sprinters Stakes (Jpn-I) by three-quarters of a length from defending winner and stablemate Curren Chan.

  • Understanding Equine Eyelid Disorders

    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.