Headlines for Wednesday, September 4, 2013

  • Hard Enough

    Hard Enough Seeks Third Straight in Kent

    Virginia-bred Hard Enough faces Michael With Us and Saint Vigeur as he goes for a third straight stakes score, and first graded win, in the $200,000 Kent Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park Sept. 7.

  • Boisterous
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    Boisterous Looks to Rebound in Bowling Green

    Phipps Stable's Boisterous, winner of the Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) and Monmouth Stakes (gr. IIT) this summer, is looking to get back to the winner's circle in the Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park Sept. 7.

  • Pants On Fire

    Pants On Fire Hopes to Stay Hot in Ack Ack

    After winning a graded stakes for the first time since 2011 in his previous start, Pants On Fire will try for two straight when he starts in the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) Sept. 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Departing

    Departing Looms Large in Super Derby

    Trainer Al Stall Jr. has his 3-year-old War Front gelding primed for another strong effort, and has seen the increase in maturity one would expect in a sophomore runner as the seasons have turned.

  • Still Racing Real Estate Gets First Winner

    Real Estate was represented by his first winner Aug. 29 when his first starter, Sharp Razor, emerged victorious in the first race at Hollywood Casino At Charles Town Races, a maiden special weight event.

  • 279 Cataloged for Fasig-Tipton Fall Sale

    Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 279 head for its fall mixed sale at Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Monday, Oct. 7. Included in the offerings are 110 weanlings, 103 in-foal mares, and 59 horses of racing age and/or broodmare prospects.

  • John Mattos' vintage-inspired official primary image for the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

    Mattos Named Breeders' Cup Official Artist

    Illustrator John Mattos has been named the official artist for the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships. The multiple award-winning artist will create two art deco images for the Nov. 1-2 event at Santa Anita Park.

  • Wagering, Purses Have Healthy August

    Wagering on United States races was strong in August, with a 4.69% increase from the same month in 2012, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Economic Indicators released by Equibase Sept. 4.

  • Joel Rosario

    Rosario On Track for Early October Comeback

    Jockey Joel Rosario continues to recover from the foot injury that caused him to miss major mounts over the Aug. 24 weekend, and is on course for a comeback around the first week in October, agent Ron Anderson said Sept. 4.

  • Studying the Rider-Saddle-Horse Interface

    Horses are big, sturdy animals capable of carrying hundreds of pounds of weight. They've hauled us around for centuries, across battlefields, farmland, and show rings. But just how do the forces applied by saddle and rider affect a horse's performance and welfare? With advent of electronic pressure-measuring devices, researchers are now able to an...