Headlines for Wednesday, September 3, 2014

  • American Pharoah wins the Del Mar Futurity.

    American Pharoah Rolls in Del Mar Futurity

    Trainer Bob Baffert scored his 12th victory in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) Sept. 3 when Zayat Stables homebred American Pharoah posted an impressive gate-to-wire victory over Calculator in the seven-furlong test.

  • Private Prospect

    'Prospect,' Sarah Sis Head Futurity, Lassie

    Arlington International offers two of the last stakes run on Polytrack in the United States this year, as 2-year-olds take the stage in the Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) and Arlington-Washington Lassie Sept. 6.

  • Jessica's Star

    Super Derby Attracts 11 in Wide-Open Affair

    This year's edition of the $400,000 Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs Sept. 6 drew a competitive filed of 11, headed by the one-two finishers of the Ohio Derby and the first three finishers of the Prelude Stakes.

  • Breaking & Training - Breaking Away

    Every step in the development of successful racehorses is important, but few are as crucial as the education they receive during breaking and early training.

  • Take Charge Brandi Set for Pocahontas

    Grade III-placed Take Charge Brandi will aim for her breakthrough stakes win Saturday, Sept. 6, when she faces an expected nine other 2-year-old fillies in the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Carve won the 2014 West Virginia Governor's Stakes.

    Carve Faces Only Four in Ack Ack

    Carve, riding a three-race winning streak, is the main danger in the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap Sept. 6 at Churchill Downs. The one-turn mile race for older horses drew only five runners.

  • Hashtag Bourbon won the 2014 Mountaineer Juvenile Stakes.

    Hashtag Bourbon Could Be Trending in Iroquois

    Bourbon Lane Stable's Hashtag Bourbon will try to add a second straight stakes win and more luster to the strong start by his freshman sire Super Saver in the Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Russell Baze

    Competition Planned for Jockeys Baze, Ricardo

    The top two jockeys by wins in the history of Thoroughbred racing, Russell Baze and Jorge Ricardo, are scheduled to square off in a five-race showdown being billed as the Champions Challenge on Sept. 18 in Brazil.

  • Sing Praises won the 2014 Florida Sire Dr. Fager Stakes, the first leg of the Florida Sire Stakes series. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-sn36Dvz">Order This Photo</a>

    Gold Has Six in Florida Sires Stakes Series

    When Stanley Gold saddled Sing Praises to win the Dr. Fager Stakes, the first leg of the Florida Sires Stakes series, the veteran trainer joined exclusive company in the annals of the series for 2-year-olds.

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    Medal Count Returns to Turf at Kentucky Downs

    Spendthrift Farm's Medal Count, a close third in this year's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and one-for-one on turf, will return to the grass Sept. 6 for the inaugural $250,000 Dueling Grounds Derby at Kentucky Downs.