Headlines for Wednesday, October 5, 2016

  • Lord Nelson wins the Bing Crosby

    Lord Nelson Seeks Third Straight Grade I Win

    Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson appears set to continue his tear through the top-level sprints on the Southern California circuit in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) Oct. 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Nonna Mela wins the 2016 Adirondack Stakes

    Nonna Mela Seeks Stakes Double in Frizette

    St. Elias Stable's Nonna Mela routed a field of well-meant juvenile fillies Aug. 19 in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at nearly 9-1 odds, but the daughter of Arch will be no bargain Oct. 10 in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Effinex will try to secure his most lucrative win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes

    Effinex Heads Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes

    While this year's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) lacks superstar power, the field of six older horses is an interesting mix of consistent veterans and less consistent types who have at times flashed talent.

  • Lady Eli

    Lady Eli Centerpiece of Flower Bowl

    The New York Racing Association's racing office was only able to drum up five rivals for Lady Eli in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (gr. IT) for older fillies and mares Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.

  • Keeneland Launches Merchandise Pavilion

    The Keeneland Shop will unveil an all-new Merchandise Pavilion featuring a wide assortment of Keeneland-branded apparel and accessories for patrons to commemorate their race-day experience during the 2016 Fall Meet, to be held Oct. 7-29.

  • Champion Tepin is set for a return to Keeneland

    Tepin's Tour Returns to Keeneland

    Tepin aims to become the first horse to win the First Lady (gr. IT) in consecutive seasons. Her connections hope the race sets her up for a Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) repeat Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Pure Sensation won Jaipur Invitational June 11 on Belmont Park turf

    Pure Sensation Aims to Extend Win Streak

    Pure Sensation will try for a third straight stakes win sprinting on the grass when he faces an expected nine other starters in the $150,000 Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational Stakes Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.

  • Mondialiste Heads Deep Cast in Shadwell Mile

    An extremely deep roster will take a crack at the $1 million purse of the Shadwell Turf Mile. Last year's winner Grand Arch will tackle invaders from every direction as a half dozen grade I winners square off.

  • ABR Profiles Horseplayer Avila

    America's Best Racing (ABR), a multimedia fan-development and awareness-building platform of The Jockey Club, today released a new feature video, "ABR Wired: Playing the Ponies at Santa Anita Park."

  • 2017 Preakness Logo

    New Preakness Logo Unveiled

    The Maryland Jockey Club today unveiled the official logo for the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes (G1), to be run Saturday, May 20 at historic Pimlico Race Course.