Headlines for Saturday, September 7, 2013

  • Cleburne (inside) holds off stablemate Smart Cover to win the Iroquois.

    Cleburne Tops All-Romans Surprise in Iroquois

    A pair of longshots trained by Dale Romans for Donegal Racing swept the exacta in the $171,750 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 7 at Churchill Downs when Cleburne edged a fast-closing Smart Cover by a neck.

  • Untapable outfinishes Stonetastic to win the Pocahontas Stakes.

    No Stopping Untapable in Pocahontas Victory

    Untapable, under a patient ride from Rosie Napravnik, collared favored Stonetastic in deep stretch and edged away to a half-length victory in the $150,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 7 at Churchill Downs.

  • Hot Bloodlines at Keeneland September Sale

    A look through the 2013 Keeneland September catalog shows the usual depth of promising yearlings. This list spotlights yearlings out of grade I-winning mares who already have produced at least one stakes winner.

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    Departing Wins by Daylight in Super Derby

    There's no doubt Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's 3-year-old Departing is a talented runner, and he reinforced that point Sept. 7 by winning the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) by four lengths at Louisiana Downs.

  • Hyper holds off Finnegans Wake to win the Bowling Green Handicap.
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    Hyper Extended in Narrow Bowling Green Tally

    Hyper had his consistency rewarded with his first graded stakes victory in the $250,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) on the inner turf at Belmont Park Sept. 7 as odds-on favorite Boisterous fizzled in the stretch.

  • Solitary Ranger comes home alone to win the Arlington-Washington Futurity.

    Solitary Ranger Takes Arlington-Washington

    Solitary Ranger returned from a layup to take the $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) in solid fashion Sept. 7 at Arlington Park, becoming his sire's first stakes winner in the process.

  • Are You Kidding Me rolls home to win the Kent Stakes.

    Are You Kidding Me No Joke in Kent Stakes

    Are You Kidding Me shipped across the border and won outside Canada for the first time, powering home by four lengths to take the $200,000 Kent Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park Sept. 7 in near-record time.

  • La Collina Halts Winless Skid in Matron Upset

    La Collina, the only group I winner in the Coolmore Fusaichi Pegasus Matron Stakes (Ire-I) field, sprung a 25-1 upset at Leopardstown Sept. 7, which was also a big day for American and European champion Ouija Board.

  • Noon Shadow First Winner for Noonmark

    New York-based stallion Noonmark picked up his first winner Sept. 7 when Noon Shadow posted a one-length victory in the first race at Suffolk Downs, a maiden special weight test.

  • 2013 TOBA Awards

    Coverage of the 2013 TOBA Awards held in Lexington, Kentucky, on September 6, 2013.

  • Keeneland Sept: Hip 541 Indian Charlie Filly

    Hip 541, Indian Charlie filly out of G1 winner Take Charge Lady who is a half to Travers winner Will Take Charge and G1 winner Take Charge Indy. Consigned by Hill 'n' Dale.

  • 2013 TOBA Awards

    Coverage of the 2013 TOBA Awards held in Lexington, Kentucky, on September 6, 2013.

  • Equine Osteochondrosis Terminology Revamped

    If you’ve ever been confused by the differences between osteochondrosis and osteochondritis dissecans, or wondered whether these are the same as developmental orthopedic disease (DOD) or just examples of it, you’re not alone. For decades, diseases of the bones, joints, and cartilage in young horses have sparked many word-slinging debates among...