Headlines for Thursday, September 19, 2013

  • Gulfstream Park

    Florida Million Day Moving to Gulfstream

    In what amounts to another victory in its battle with neighboring Calder Casino & Race Course, Gulfstream Park announced Sept. 19 it will hold the inaugural Sunshine Millions Preview Day on Nov. 9.

  • Arabian Race Approved; CHRB Grills BC

    Breeders' Cup was approved Sept. 19 to card a $150,000 stakes for Arabians on the first day of its World Championships, but not before the CHRB grilled the organization on its plan to shift all or part of the money to purses.

  • Churchill Downs

    Clark H. Heads Churchill Fall Stakes Schedule

    The 139th running of the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) is the premier event on a roster of nine stakes races with total purses of $1.625 million scheduled for Churchill Downs' Fall Meet

  • A Hi Five Wins First for Sire Andiron

    A Hi Five became the first winner for his sire Andiron, when he won race 2, a maiden special weight event at Manitoba's Assiniboia Downs Sept. 18.

  • CHRB OKs Hollywood, Los Alamitos Plans

    The California Horse Racing Board Sept. 19 approved the license for what will be the final live meet at Hollywood Park, and also signed off on Thoroughbred race meets at Los Alamitos in 2014 and 2015.

  • That Handicapping Show: The Pennsylvania Derby

    Tom and Claire preview the Pennsylvania Derby and the Cotillion Stakes on September 21, 2013 at Parx. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Pennsylvania Derby.

  • Customer Needs Focus of Simulcast Conference

    The International Simulcast Conference in Lexington will commence Monday, Oct. 7, with a series of sessions devoted to the urgent need to improve and enhance the customer experience at tracks and simulcast facilities.

  • South Florida Workers' Comp Plan Progresses

    Horsemen in southeast Florida are optimistic that Gulfstream Park and the Florida HBPA will have group workers' compensation insurance coverage for backstretch employees at Gulfstream early next year.

  • Our Double Play won the Prairie Mile at Prairie Meadows in June.

    Our Double Play Cuts Back for Researcher

    J C M Racing's Our Double Play will cut back in distance after a brief break from racing and seems to have found a good spot in the Researcher Stakes for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Sept. 21

  • Underwood Stakes Preview: Simon Zahra

    Trainer Simon Zahra talks about his prospects for Underwood Stakes Day, including Twilighting, Smackdown, Moparee, and Menage A Charge.

  • Grade I winner So Many Ways is the 123-pound highweight in the Charles Town Oaks. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2068394463&k=HFxM4j6">Order This Photo</a>

    Tough Fillies to Battle in Charles Town Oaks

    Ten 3-year-old fillies, including grade I winner So Many Ways and twice grade I-placed My Happy Face, are expected to compete in the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Sept. 21.

  • Klassy Briefcase at Old Friends

    Record-Setting Sprinter Klassy Briefcase Dies

    Klassy Briefcase, a record-setting sprinter and broodmare, died Sept.18 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement center near Georgetown, Ky. The daughter of Medieval Man out of the Pruner mare Leather Gallery was 28.

  • Rosie Napravnik

    Napravnik Wins Five at Kentucky Downs

    Rosie Napravnik, fifth-leading jockey in North America by earnings in 2013, rode five winners Sept. 18 on the 13-race card at Kentucky Downs to emerge as the leading rider at the all-turf meet in Franklin, Ky.

  • Withers Named to Fair Grounds Racing Position

    Howard "H" Withers, the OTB and casino operations manager for Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots' 11 off-track betting facilities in the New Orleans metropolitan area, has been named general manager of racing at the track.

  • Does Feeding Hay Before Grain Reduce Cribbing?

    Which comes first, the grain or the hay? You might love rewarding that excited nickering with a bucket full of sweet feed, followed by hay for hours of chewing pleasure. But according to recent research, if you’ve got a cribber, you’re probably better off doing the opposite.

  • Underwood Stakes Preview: Simon Zahra

    Trainer Simon Zahra talks about his prospects for Underwood Stakes Day, including Twilighting, Smackdown, Moparee, and Menage A Charge.