Headlines for Friday, September 20, 2013

  • Enhanced Security for Jockey Club Gold Cup

    The New York State Gaming Commission and NYRA announced Sept. 20 enhanced security measures will be in place for horses competing in the September 28 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Mizdirection

    Mizdirection Works Over Santa Anita Turf

    Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) victress Mizdirection returned to the Santa Anita Park lawn with a four-furlong breeze Sept. 20, her second since a brief respite and first since going three furlongs on the Del Mar turf.

  • Fasig-Tipton Touts Maryland Incentives

    Fasig-Tipton says the recent announcement of major incentive increases to the owners and breeders of Maryland-breds could make the 87 Maryland-breds among the 390 yearlings in the Midlantic fall yearling sale more appealing.

  • RMTC Recommends Prohibition of Stanozolol

    The RMTC will recommend the anabolic steroid stanozolol, currently permitted for therapeutic use up to 30 days prior to racing, be eliminated from the list of substances with a recommended threshold level.

  • Brisnet.com's Gallant Bob Preview

    When handicappers note that "there is a lot of speed in this race" what they most typically mean is that there are a lot of front-running types--that is a horse who likes to race on or near the front end.

  • Ben's Cat

    Ben's Cat to Skip De Francis for Laurel Dash

    King Leatherbury said Sept. 20 he has decided to run his star Ben's Cat in the $100,000 Laurel Dash, a six-furlong turf sprint, rather than the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash on dirt Sept. 21 at Laurel Park.