Headlines for Wednesday, September 23, 2015

  • Songbird won the Del Mar Debutante by 5 1/4 lengths.

    Songbird Takes Centerstage in Chandelier

    Songbird, Fox Hill Farms' unbeaten Medaglia d'Oro filly, faces three fillies she topped in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. II) Sept. 26 in Santa Anita's Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Beholder wins the Pacific Classic.

    Beholder Has Plenty to Accomplish in Zenyatta

    With another run against males in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) potentially in Beholder's future, it might be easy to overlook the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita, but that would be misguided.

  • Hard Not to Like will try for a third straight top-level stakes win in the Rodeo Drive Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Nsrp5Wq">Order This Photo</a>

    Hard Not to Like Stretches Out in Rodeo Drive

    A winner of grade I turf races on both coasts this season, Hard Not to Like will try for a third straight top-level stakes win when she starts Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • CHRB Commissioner's Filly DQ'd From Stakes

    California Horse Racing Board commissioner George Krikorian's Big Book has been disqualified from her victory in the July 25 Fleet Treat at Del Mar because of a test that showed elevated levels of acepromazine.

  • Rock Fall won the Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 1 by a nose.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-njQH5xk">Order This Photo</a>

    Rock Fall Hopes to Add Vosburgh Win to Pile

    Rock Fall will try for a second straight grade I victory and seventh consecutive win overall when he faces a half-dozen rivals in the $400,000 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 29 at Belmont Park.

  • Dame Dorothy

    Dame Dorothy, La Verdad Top Gallant Bloom

    Dame Dorothy, whose seven wins in 10 starts includes the Humana Distaff Stakes (gr. I), seeks a return to the winner's circle in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) after finishing sixth in the Ballerina (gr. I).

  • Fasig-Tipton October Catalog Available Online

    Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 1,485 yearlings for The October Sale, Oct. 19-22 at Newtown Paddocks near Lexington. The four continuous sessions, conducted Monday-Thursday, will begin each morning at 10 am.

  • Prat Walking, to Be Released From Hospital

    Jockey agent Derek Lawson was surprised when he walked into Flavien Prat's room at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center Sept. 23. His rider was standing up, by himself, looking him right in the eye.

  • Simple Verse Reinstated as St. Leger Winner

    In a major victory for Qatar Racing and trainer Ralph Beckett, a British Horseracing Authority disciplinary panel has overturned the disqualification of Simple Verse from her victory in the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I).

  • Alex Waldrop

    Waldrop Q&A: Safety and Integrity Alliance

    In an Aug. 29 Blood-Horse magazine story, National Thoroughbred Racing Association president Alex Waldrop and other industry leaders assessed the work of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.