Headlines for Thursday, September 4, 2014

  • Qatar Buyers, Kool Kompany Top Doncaster Sale

    Qatar interests bought the four highest-priced horses at the two-day Doncaster September sale, and prominent 2-year-old Kool Kompany was bought privately shortly after he left the sales ring unsold on the final day, Sept. 4

  • That Handicapping Show: Super Derby

    Tom LaMarra and Frank Angst handicap the $400,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs and the $250,000 Dueling Grounds Derby at Kentucky Downs this week. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Super Derby.

  • Sea The Moon won the 2014 Germany Derby.

    Sea The Moon to Meet Elders at Baden-Baden

    Runaway German Derby (Ger-I) winner Sea The Moon is the hot favorite of the Grosser Preis von Baden (Ger-I), and he will have a new rider aboard when he takes on older runners for the first time Sept. 7 at Baden-Baden.

  • Massachusetts Sets Gaming Splits for Racing

    The Thoroughbred industry in Massachusetts will receive the lion's share of future expanded gaming revenue to be collected and allocated by the Race Horse Development Fund.

  • Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races

    Court Overturns Sanctions of Seven Jockeys

    A West Virginia circuit court has overturned the West Virginia Racing Commission's call for fines and suspensions for seven riders involved in a scandal alleging improperly reported riding weights at Charles Town in 2009.

  • NY to Give 10-Year Penalties for High Cobalt

    The New York State Gaming Commission Sept. 4 said it will issue a standard 10-year suspension to anyone who violates the harness racing rule prohibiting the use of substances that abnormally oxygenate a horse's blood.

  • Waterway Run
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    Waterway Run Home for 'PA Day at the Races'

    Grade III stakes winner Waterway Run will make her first start in her home state when she takes on fellow Pennsylvania-bred fillies and mares in the $100,000 Mrs. Penny Stakes on the grass Sept. 6 at Parx Racing.

  • Horsewoman Sandra Lovato Dies at Age 54

    Sandra Sweet Lovato, a horsewoman and wife of retired Eclipse Award-winning jockey Frankie Lovato, Jr., died Sept. 3 in Norwalk, Ohio, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. She was 54.

  • Total Wagering Down Slightly in August

    While the amount of money wagered on each U.S. race increased in August, a decline in the number of races offered proved too steep a hurdle as total wagering declined 0.37% compared with August 2013.

  • Narrow Victory Gives Sanchez 1,000 in Career

    Mid-Atlantic-based jockey Jesus Sanchez and Amabassador Satch rallied from sixth to score a head victory in the eighth race at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the night of Sept. 3 as the rider secured his 1,000th win.

  • Del Mar Racing

    Del Mar Posts Attendance, Handle Declines

    Ending with an impressive victory by American Pharoah in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club concluded its 36-day meet Sept. 3 with declines in average daily wagering and attendance.

  • Frank Mirahmadi

    Mirahmadi to Call Los Alamitos Fall Meet

    Frank Mirahmadi, the popular track announcer at Oaklawn Park and most of the Northern California fair circuit, will serve as the track announcer at the upcoming Los Alamitos fall Thoroughbred meet that opens Friday, Sept. 5.