Headlines for Tuesday, October 1, 2013

  • Winning Cause has won all 3 of his Keeneland starts.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2467745510&k=Pgx7J3w">Order This Photo</a>

    Phoenix Attracts Overflow Field of 14

    An overflow field of 14, highlighted by undefeated Keeneland contender Winning Cause, plus previous Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (gr. III) victors Sum of the Parts and Hoofit, are entered in this year's edition of the race.

  • Summer Stakes winner My Conquestadory heads a full field in the Alcibiades Stakes.

    Keeneland's Darley Alcibiades is Wide Open

    Grade II winner My Conquestadory heads an evenly matched field of 12 juvenile fillies in the Oct. 4 Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I). The two-turn Polytrack event is the first of nine graded stakes this weekend at Keeneland.

  • Mike Smith and Game On Dude

    Mike Smith Back on 'Dude' for BC Classic

    Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has been named by fellow Hall of Famer Bob Baffert to ride California-based handicap star Game on Dude in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Chris Kay

    Kay to Deliver Keynote Speech at Symposium

    Chris Kay, president and chief executive officer of the New York Racing Association, will deliver the keynote speech during the University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program Global Symposium on Racing and Gaming.

  • Trainer Shug McGaughey watches over Orb at Pimlico.

    Honoring Shug - By Evan Hammonds

    It was fitting that Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey was the Honored Guest at the Thoroughbred Club of America the evening of Sept. 29, as October 16 will mark the 20th anniversary of McGaughey's 5-graded-stakes-win day.

  • Keeneland Fall Meet Begins With Momentum

    Keeneland officials are expecting a typical fall meet from a horse-population perspective, and that's a good thing given increasing competition for racehorses at tracks around the country.

  • MHAF Hosts Fundraiser to Help Injured Rider

    The Maryland Horsemen's Assistance Fund, with The Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, presents a fundraiser at The Corner Stable in Columbia, Md., Oct. 17 to benefit a fund for injured exercise rider Jose Villegas.

  • Churchill Downs

    Churchill Meet Handle Exceeded $46 Million

    The decision by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission to grant racing dates to Churchill Downs for the month of September paid off, with total handle more than double the 16-day meet at Turfway Park in September 2012.

  • Study: Horses Able to Stay Fit When Kept at Pasture

    There are many theories on how to best manage performance horses during periods with no forced exercise (whether after sustaining an injury or just for a rest period), and owners are often left with a dilemma: stall rest or pasture turnout? To find the answer, a team of researchers recently completed a study evaluating how well horses maintain a certain f...

  • First Winner for Mikimoto's Mojo

    Mojo's Pristina became the first winner for her sire, Mikimoto's Mojo, when she posted a victory in her second start Sept. 25 in the third race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.