Headlines for Saturday, September 28, 2013

  • Fort Larned delivers victory in the Homecoming Classic.

    Fort Larned Coasts to Homecoming Classic Win

    Owner/breeder Janis Whitham's Fort Larned, winner of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), prepped for another shot at the race with a wire-to-wire score in the inaugural $191,275 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Sept. 28.

  • Mucho Macho Man rolls to victory in the Awesome Again under Gary Stevens.

    Awesome Again: Mucho Macho Man Flexes Muscles

    Mucho Macho Man earned his long-anticipated first grade I victory and stamped his return ticket to the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with an impressive performance in the $250,000 Awesome Again Stakes Sept. 28.

  • Beholder is all alone at the finish of the Zenyatta Stakes.

    Beholder Dominates Foes in Zenyatta Stakes

    Beholder left no doubt that she is ready to take on the best distaffers on the continent after easily going gate-to-wire in the Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) against a salty group of shippers and older fillies and mares.

  • Tiz Flirtatious gets the jump on the competition to win the Rodeo Drive Stakes.

    Tiz Flirtatious Wins Rodeo Drive at Wire

    Tiz Flirtatious flew on the outside and caught pacesetter Vionnet and Marketing Mix nearing the finish line to win $250,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) Sept. 28 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Secret Compass gets up late under Rosie Napravnik to win the Chandelier Stakes.

    Secret Compass Lights Up Chandelier

    Westrock Stables' Secret Compass prevailed over favorite She's a Tiger in the $250,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Sept. 28 for trainer Bob Baffert.

  • Laughing cannot be caught in the Flower Bowl.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2796564561&k=gm2d9k5">Order This Photo</a>

    Laughing Goes Gate-to-Wire in Flower Bowl

    Laughing, half of a Richard Santulli-owned and Alan Goldberg-trained favored entry, led from start to finish and held off a furious charge from stablemate Tannery to win the Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT).

  • Graydar is in control at the finish of the Kelso Handicap.
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    Graydar Too Strong in Kelso Comeback

    In his first start back from injury, Graydar spurted to the early lead and held on to win the $400,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II) by three-quarters of a length over Brujo de Olleros Sept. 28 at Belmont Park.

  • Wired Bryan cruises to victory in the New York Breeders Futurity.

    Wired Bryan Wires Field in NYB Futurity

    Anstu Stables' Wired Bryan made short work of four other foes to take home a hefty paycheck in the $237,457 New York Breeders Futurity for 2-year-olds at Finger Lakes Casino & Racetrack Sept. 28.

  • Princess of Sylmar leaves Royal Delta behind to win the Beldame.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2796274024&k=c7Jhnzg">Order This Photo</a>

    Princess of Sylmar Defeats 'Delta' in Beldame

    Princess of Sylmar, facing older foes for the first time, sprung a mild upset Sept. 28 when the 3-year-old filly collared two-time champion Royal Delta and went on to win the $400,000 Beldame Invitational Stakes (gr. I).

  • Preakness Tickets On Sale Tuesday

    Infield seats include Preakness InfieldFest, a multi-entertainment festival featuring national headlining artists on two stages and unique attractions throughout the day to give fans an unparalleled entertainment experience.

  • Vorda (left) goes by Princess Noor to win the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2795848423&k=HpRMScz">Order This Photo</a>

    Classy Vorda Takes Cheveley Park Stakes

    French filly Vorda struck the front in the closing stages, scooting past the leading Princess Noor to win the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-old fillies Sept. 28 at Newmarket.

  • Sky Lantern runs away from the others to take the Sun Chariot Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2795848032&k=2SpBFdB">Order This Photo</a>

    Sky Lantern Shines Bright in Sun Chariot

    Sky Lantern powered from last and overhauled Integral in the inside final furlong for a one-length win in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes (Eng-I) Sept. 28 at Newmarket.