Headlines for Saturday, October 12, 2013

  • Verrazano<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2662607600&k=c3tFwXz">Order This Photo</a>

    Verrazano Works Bullet for BC Dirt Mile

    Let's Go Stable and Coolmore partners' Verrazano worked a bullet five furlongs in 1:01.08 Oct. 12 on the dirt training track at Belmont Park, gearing up for the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Pianist leads the way to victory in the Athenia.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2828320625&k=Vr4v2Rz">Order This Photo</a>

    Stalking Pianist Scales Athenia With Style

    Pianist put away pacesetter Assateague in upper stretch and scurried home two lengths in front for her second graded win of the year in the $200,000 Athenia Stakes (gr. IIIT) oct. 12 at Belmont Park.

  • Kitten's Dumplings comes home strong to win the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2828359755&k=D8SP3kf">Order This Photo</a>

    Kitten's Dumplings Quirky Winner of QEII

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten's Dumplings proved a quirky winner of the $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup over 8-5 favorite Alterite at Keeneland Oct. 12 to pick up her first grade I victory.

  • No stopping Scandalous Act in the My Dear Girl Stakes.

    Scandalous Act Trounces Rivals to Sweep FSS

    Scandalous Act won the $300,000 My Dear Girl Stakes in a romp Oct. 12 at Calder Casino & Race Course to complete her sweep of the female division of the Florida Stallion Stakes for owner/breeder Gilbert G. Campbell.

  • Za Approval rolls home to win the Knickerbocker Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2828217410&k=Zng5KXN">Order This Photo</a>

    Za Approval Solid in Knickerbocker Score

    Za Approval ran to his recent form and easily captured the $200,000 Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park Oct. 12, coming off recent runner-up efforts behind Wise Dan and Obviously.

  • Long John, Atlantic Jewel Star at Caulfield

    Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum's Long John narrowly held back a storming late run from Divine Calling for a half-length win in the BECK Caulfield Guineas (Aus-I) Oct. 12 at Caulfield.

  • Mucho Macho Man

    Solid Santa Anita Work for Mucho Macho Man

    Mucho Macho Man, fresh off his first grade I victory for trainer Kathy Ritvo, posted a half-mile workout Oct. 12 at Santa Anita Park, where he is expected to make a return start in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Ed Stanco (right) with Princess of Sylmar.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2491692711&k=7wm7CH4">Order This Photo</a>

    Stanco Hoping 'Princess' Runs in Distaff

    Owner Ed Stanco says he is "expecting and hoping" top 3-year-old filly Princess of Sylmar will run in the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) following the filly's half-mile breeze in :49 3/5 at Belmont Oct. 12.

  • Royal Delta, will be seeking third straight Distaff.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2723309224&k=ktzJkfV">Order This Photo</a>

    Royal Delta Sparkles in Belmont Park Breeze

    Two-time champion Royal Delta sizzled four furlongs in :46.50 before the maintenance break at Belmont Park Oct 12 as she prepped for an attempt at her third straight Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).