Headlines for Saturday, September 21, 2013

  • So Many Ways comes home strong to win the Charles Town Oaks.

    So Many Ways Gets Back on Track in CT Oaks

    Maggi Moss' So Many Ways got back on track with a strong off-the-pace victory in the $400,000 Charles Town Oaks for 3-year-old fillies at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Sept. 21.

  • Take It Like a Man comes on late to win the Researcher Stakes.

    Take It Like a Man Upset Winner of Researcher

    Take It Like a Man gave his owners their first stakes victory when he rallied from off the pace to take the $400,000 Researcher Stakes for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races Sept. 21.

  • Ben's Cat (left) overcomes Mr. Online to win the Laurel Dash.

    Ben's Cat Prevails in Laurel Dash

    The Jim Stable's Ben's Cat was put to the test while being floated extremely wide down the lane and still got up to register victory Sept. 21 in the $100,000 Laurel Dash Stakes at Laurel Park.

  • My Pal Chrisy comes home strong to win the Musical Romance.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2780785068&k=qMdcvcV">Order This Photo</a>

    My Pal Chrisy in Musical Romance Upset

    Trainer Marty Wolfson sent out four horses in the $100,000 Musical Romance Stakes at Gulfstream Park Sept. 21, and hit the board with two of them when My Pal Chrisy won and Starship Truffles came in third.

  • Sky Girl (right) gets up late to win the Dogwood at Churchill.

    Sky Girl Soars to Dogwood Victory

    After being purchased privately for a lofty but undisclosed sum, Sky Girl provided new owner John Clay's Alpha Delta Stables with a quick return on investment in the $110,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 21 at Churchill Downs.

  • Will Take Charge streaks to victory in the Pennsylvania Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2780888318&k=w4CQdNr">Order This Photo</a>

    Will Take Charge Wins Pennsylvania Derby

    Willis D. Horton's Will Take Charge has long been referred to as a horse who makes one powerful run, and on Sept. 21 that run landed him in the Parx Racing winner's circle with a victory in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby.

  • City of Weston and jockey Paco Lopez upset the Gallant Bob Stakes.

    City of Weston Upsets Gallant Bob Field

    City of Weston and jockey Paco Lopez found room along the rail to rally past four horses and register a 30-1 shocker in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 21 at Parx Racing.

  • Close Hatches rolls home to win the Cotillion Stakes.

    Second Straight Grade I Win for Close Hatches

    Close Hatches secured a second straight grade I victory Sept. 21 when she passed Test Stakes (gr. I) winner Sweet Lulu turning for home and held off all challengers in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I).

  • Cluster of Stars is in control in the Gallant Bloom Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2780832028&k=3WgvBqR">Order This Photo</a>

    Cluster of Stars Wires Gallant Bloom

    Turtle Bird Stable's Cluster of Stars improved her undefeated record to six wins at the cost of Dance to Bristol in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. III) Sept. 21 at Belmont Park.

  • Xanadu Bests Mufhasa at Hastings

    Third in last year's Windsor Park Plate (NZ-I), Block Partnership's Xanadu took this year's edition in a clear victory over two-time New Zealand Horse of the Year Mufhasa Sept. 21 at Hastings.

  • Groupie Doll<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1793234127&k=sdMmCj8">Order This Photo</a>

    Groupie Doll Turns in Easy Half-Mile Work

    Champion Groupie Doll continued preparations for the Oct. 5 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. I) and a Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) defense with a half-mile move over the slop at Churchill Sept. 21.

  • Successful Dan<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1837287748&k=mrwbnK6">Order This Photo</a>

    Successful Dan to Bypass Homecoming Classic

    The inaugural Homecoming Classic on Sept. 28 at Churchill Downs still has reigning Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) winner Fort Larned at the top, but Successful Dan will bypass the race.

  • Heartbreak for Atlantic Jewel at Caulfield

    Atlantic Jewel came close to retaining her unbeaten record in the Hyland Race Colours Underwood Stakes (Aus-I) Sept. 21 at Caulfield, but It's a Dundeel edged her at the finish in a heartbreaker for the star mare.