Headlines for Wednesday, September 25, 2013

  • Del Mar Futurity winner Tamarando tries two turns in the FrontRunner Stakes.

    Tamarando Leads 11 Juveniles in FrontRunner

    After displaying a wicked late kick in winning the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), Tamarando attempts two turns for the first time against 10 opponents in the $250,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 28 at Santa Anit

  • Yeats Yearling Tops Tattersalls Ireland Sale

    The Castlebridge Consignment offered the top-priced horses on both days of a dynamic Tattersalls Ireland September yearling sale, with their Yeats colt bringing the sale's overall highest price on closing day Sept. 25.

  • Paynter is back in California for the Awesome Again.

    Paynter, Mucho Macho Man Clash at Santa Anita

    Grade I winner Paynter, whose comeback from life-threatening illness more than a year ago was stalled in the Woodward Stakes (gr. I), will attempt to atone at Santa Anita Sept. 28 in a race named for his sire, Awesome Again.

  • Dayjur in the 1990 Breeders' Cup Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/22651042_hrMBZZ#!i=2790452740&k=TX5mHnj">Order This Photo</a>

    European Champion and Sire Dayjur Dead

    European champion and sire Dayjur was euthanized Sept. 25 at Shadwell Farm in Lexington due to the infirmities of old age, according to an announcement from the farm. He was 26 and had been pensioned since 2010.

  • Graydar comes into the Kelso off a six-month absence.

    Kelso Could Make it Four Straight for Graydar

    Graydar will take on veteran runners Jackson Bend and Hymn Book and the South American importBrujo de Olleros, in the Sept. 28 Kelso Invitational Handicap (gr. II) hoping to score entry to the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).

  • And They're Off: Late September Edition

    Lenny and Steve discuss the Jockey Club Gold Cup, the Beldame matchup of Royal Delta and Princess of Sylmar, new Breeders' Cup races, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Laughing won the Matchmaker Stakes in 2012.

    Laughing No Punch Line in Flower Bowl

    Richard Santulli's Laughing has emerged as a middle-distance grass star this year, and hopes to add the Flower Bowl Sept. 28 at Belmont Park to victories in the Diana, Ballston Spa, and Eatontown.

  • Big Blue Kitten tries for his 3rd straight grade I win in the Joe Hirsch Classic Invitational Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2706549462&k=nQcVJZB">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Blue Kitten Stalks Third Straight Grade I

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey homebred Big Blue Kitten will try to secure his third straight grade I win when he faces an expected nine rivals in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Classic Invitational Stakes Sept. 28 at Belmont Park.

  • Tampa Bay Downs

    Tampa Bay to Offer Record Purses for 2013-14

    A revamped Festival Day celebration featuring three graded races worth $700,000, three cards offering three major stakes apiece, and a record $2,695,000 in purse money highlight Tampa's stakes schedule for the 2013-14 meet.

  • Shotiche

    Grade III Winning Stallion Shotiche Dies

    The last reported son of Northern Dancer standing at stud, Shotiche, died Sept. 8 at Boehlke Ranch near Waverly, Minn., where he stood for 10 seasons. The graded stakes-winning stallion died from natural causes.

  • VA Commission Adopts Model Drug Rules

    The Virginia Racing Commission Sept. 25 unanimously adopted the Association of Racing Commissioners International model medication rules, which set uniform thresholds for a list of 24 controlled therapeutic medications.

  • Slideshow: Art Preston

    A companion to the 'Art In Motion' feature in the September 28 issue of The Blood-Horse, this slideshow provides a look at the career of owner Art Preston.

  • The renovated Mezzanine at Santa Anita Park.

    Santa Anita Shows Off $15M Renovation

    When the Breeders' Cup World Championships returns to Santa Anita Nov. 1-2, several key areas of the grandstand will sport new, updated looks, including the Chandelier Room in the turf club.

  • Lady of Fifty

    Clement Hirsch Winner Lady of Fifty Retired

    Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) winner Lady of Fifty has been retired and will not start in the Sept. 28 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, according to trainer and co-owner Jerry Hollendorfer.

  • TwinSpires.com Suspends Taking Bets in Texas

    TwinSpires.com announced that it is suspending wagering activity from Texas residents effective Sept. 25, following the dismissal of a federal lawsuit in which it challenged that state's ban on Internet gambling.