Headlines for Saturday, September 8, 2012

  • Groupie Doll returns a winner in Presque Isle Downs Master

    Groupie Doll entered Saturday's Grade 2, $400,600 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/pidmasters12.pdf"> Presque Isle Downs Master</a> off a more than four-month break, having last been seen taking the Grade 1 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs on May 5. That didn't stop the Bowman's Band filly from running down It's Me Mom in the lane and pulling away for a 3 3/4-length score under jockey Rajiv Maragh.

  • Delaunay holds Gantry to take Temperence Hill

    Delaunay took Saturday's $50,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/temperencehill12.pdf">Temperence Hill</a> at Louisiana Downs gate-to-wire, holding off the heavy 1-5 post time favorite and Grade 2 winner Gantry. The race was one of five stakes on the undercard of the Grade 2 Super Derby.

  • Wise Dan ready to run in Woodbine Mile

    Grade 1 hero Wise Dan will arrive at Woodbine on Friday morning ready to run in the Grade 1, $1-million Woodbine Mile on September 16 over the E.P Taylor Turf Course.

  • Air Support gets up late in Bowling Green

    Stuart Janney III's homebred Air Support found his best stride late in Saturday's Grade 2, $196,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/bowlinggreen12.pdf"> Bowling Green Stakes</a>, overhauling pacesetter Bombaguia for a head decision in the opening-day feature at Belmont Park. The Shug McGaughey-trained colt returned to the win column after dropping his first five outings this season, adding the Bowling Green to victories in the Grade 2 Virginia Derby and Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes last year.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan All Set for Upcoming Woodbine Mile

    Grade I winner Wise Dan, currently ranked second on the NTRA's list of North America's top Thoroughbreds in training, is to arrive at Woodbine on the morning of Sept. 14 for the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT).

  • Snow Fairy defeats Nathaniel, St Nicholas Abbey in Irish Champion

    Anamoine Ltd's sensational five-year-old mare Snow Fairy defeated favored Nathaniel by 1 1/4 lengths, with St Nicholas Abbey third, in Saturday's 1 1/2-mile, Group 1 Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. In the process, the Intikhab mare earned an automatic berth into the Breeders' Cup Turf through the Breeders' Cup Challenge series.

  • Bourbon Courage rolls home to win the Super Derby.

    Bourbon Courage Uncorks Big Super Derby Punch

    Bourbon Courage, under a head of steam for jockey Leandro Goncalves, blew past Master Rick at mid-stretch to win the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) in a romp for the colt's first stakes victory Sept. 8 at Louisiana Downs.

  • Groupie Doll flies home in the Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes.

    Groupie Doll Passes Presque Isle Masters Test

    Four months after she wowed the racing world with a track-record victory at Churchill Downs, Groupie Doll returned to action with another impressive effort in winning the $400,600 Presque Isle Downs Masters (gr. II) Sept. 8.

  • Moyglare Stud tops quartet of Curragh group stakes

    Sendmylovetorose came out of the bottom of the barrel at just <font face="Times New Roman">?</font>5,000 at the sales and was lucky to escape serious injury in the stalls at Royal Ascot, but she has proven herself worthy of pole position at the top table by hard graft and Sunday's Group 1 Moyglare Stud at The Curragh could be her crowning glory.

  • Pataky Kid proves the man of Arlington-Washington Futurity

    Former Arlington Park mainstay Garrett Gomez made a winning return to his old stomping grounds Saturday when guiding Swifty Farms' Pataky Kid to a convincing score in the Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/awf12.pdf"> Arlington-Washington Futurity</a>.

  • Gold Edge narrowly claims Arlington-Washington Lassie

    Dolphus Morrison's homebred Gold Edge won Saturday's Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/awl12.pdf"> Arlington-Washington Lassie</a> as a surprising 10-1 chance despite having won the one-mile race's local prep, the seven-furlong Lisa M, as an 8-5 favorite five weeks earlier.

  • Bourbon Courage rallies for Super Derby score

    Bourbon Lane Stable and Wayne Lynn's Bourbon Courage bided his time in the rear of Saturday's Grade 2, $500,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/superderby12.pdf">Super Derby</a> at Louisiana Downs before coming with a four-wide rally rounding the second turn and drawing off for a five-length victory under jockey Leandro Goncalves. The Kellyn Gorder-trained sophomore was making only his sixth career start in the 1 1/8-mile contest, and stopped the clock in 1:51 2/5 on the fast main track.

  • Gold Edge wears down pacesetter La Song to win the Arlington-Washington Lassie.

    Arlington-Washington Lassie: Gold Edge Shines

    Dolphus Morrison's homebred Gold Edge remained unbeaten in three starts when she inched by La Song in the final yards to win the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie Stakes (gr. III) by a neck Sept. 8 at Arlington Park.

  • Feel So Good makes Korean history with maiden-claiming win at Calder

    At first glance, Thursday's <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/feelsogood9-6-12.pdf"> 3RD-race</a> triumph by the David Braddy-trained Feel So Good appeared to be little more than a non-descript midweek maiden-claiming victory at Calder, but the tremors that emanated from that win were felt from south Florida to east Asia as the gelding made Korean racing history by becoming the first Korean-bred horse to win a race outside its homeland.

  • Pataky Kid sprints home in the Arlington-Washington Futurity.

    Pataky Kid Shows Promise in A-W Futurity Win

    Pataky Kid continued his progress up the ladder and gave a hint of good things to come in the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity Sept. 8 at Arlington Park, earning his first stakes score for Swifty Farms.

  • Known Contender gives Court eventful first career victory

    Apprentice jockey Aaron Court earned his first career win on Saturday at Turfway Park, riding Known Contender to a 9 1/4-length score in the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/aaroncourt1stwin9-8-12.pdf"> 2ND race</a>. The ride was the 22nd of his nascent career. He also has one third-place finish, earned at Ellis Park.

  • Juvenile sings a winning 'Tune' to join the New York Watch

    Trainer Chad Brown initially thought Noble Tune was destined for the dirt before the colt posted a pair of &quot;exceptional&quot; breezes on Saratoga's Oklahoma turf course, and on&nbsp;Labor Day&nbsp;at the Spa the great-grandson of champion Serena's Song made it clear that he prefers the grass by unleashing a strong turn of foot to take his debut in the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/nobletunemdn9-3-12.pdf">1ST race</a> by 3 1/2-lengths.

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    Air Support Grinds Out Bowling Green Triumph

    Stuart S. Janney III's homebred Air Support found his best stride late in the Bowling Green Stakes Sept. 8 at Belmont Park, winning his first race of 2012 by a head and perhaps punching his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Turf.

  • Ramseys named top owner, breeder at TOBA Awards Dinner

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey took home a pair of major awards, National Owner of the Year and National Breeder of the Year, at Friday evening's Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's (TOBA's) 27th Annual National Awards Dinner at the Keeneland Entertainment Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

  • 2012 TOBA National Awards Dinner

    Video coverage of The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association 27th Annual National Awards Dinner from Keeneland in Lexington.