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  • Heart to Heart Among Eight for Jefferson Cup

    Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart is unbeaten in two turf starts at a mile this year and will bid for his first graded stakes win in the Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT) Sept. 27 going that distance on the Churchill Downs lawn.

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    Departing, Carve Set for Homecoming Classic

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Departing and Michael Langford's Carve, both based at Churchill Downs, are among six entered in the $125,000 Homecoming Classic at 1 1/8 miles Sept. 27 at the Kentucky racetrack.

  • Kingman won the 2014 St. James's Palace Stakes <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-VMCTK6V">Order This Photo</a>

    Juddmonte's Elite Miler Kingman Retired

    Khalid Abdullah's multiple group-I winning miler Kingman, who had been a candidate for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, has been retired and will stand in 2015 at Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket

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    WVRC Seeks Bill to Allow Flexibility on Dates

    The West Virginia Racing Commission is taking comments on a proposed resolution that would notify lawmakers it would like to see legislation in 2015 to change the required number of live racing dates to 185 each year.

  • Indiana Immediately Suspends Two Licensees

    The Indiana Horse Racing Commission has summarily suspended a licensed veterinarian and assistant trainer/owner for an alleged illegal race-day injection of a 3-year-old filly before a race at Indiana Grand Racecourse.

  • Barretts Sets 2015 Auction Schedule

    The first 2-year-olds in training sale of 2015 will be conducted by Barretts on Monday, Feb. 23, at Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif., with the training preview scheduled for Feb. 20.

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    Tonalist, V. E. Day Work at Belmont Park

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist and Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner V. E. Day breezed Sept. 22 over the training track at Belmont Park in preparation for the Sept. 27 Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I).

  • Stopshoppingdebbie won the 2014 Emerald Distaff.

    Stopshoppingdebbie to Start in LA Woman

    Stopshoppingdebbie, Northwest Farm's undefeated homebred daughter of Curlin, will make her first start outside Washington state when she goes postward in the LA Woman Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park on Oct. 4.

  • Goldencents won the 2014 Pat O'Brien Stakes.

    Goldencents to Remain in California

    After working on the grass Sept. 20, Goldencents' trip to Keeneland to face Wise Dan in the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 4 has been canceled, said majority owner Glenn Sorgenstein.

  • Study: Low-Dose Omeprazole and Gastric Ulcers

    If you’ve ever had to deal with equine gastric ulcers, you—and your wallet—will likely be happy that researchers have learned that a much lower dose of one omeprazole formulation could be just as effective in treating the condition as the standard dose.

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    Champion Will Take Charge Retired

    Will Take Charge, last year's champion 3-year-old male, has been retired and will take up stud duty at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. The colt has a mild strain to a branch of his suspensory apparatus.

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    Princess of Sylmar to Fasig-Tipton Sale

    King of Prussia Stable announced that four-time grade I winner Princess of Sylmar will be consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency as a broodmare prospect at the Fasig-Tipton November sale Monday, Nov. 3.

  • Irish Presence wins the Las Madrinas Stakes at Los Alamitos September 21, 2014.

    Los Alamitos Concludes First Fall Meet

    The first fall Thoroughbred meet at Los Alamitos ended Sept. 21 with average daily all-sources handle of $5,768,238 for 11 days, a 26.3% increase over the 13-day meet a year earlier conducted by Barretts at Fairplex Park.

  • Wicked Strong and V. E. Day in the Travers Stakes.
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    Fields Shaping Up for Super Saturday Card

    Belmont Park's TVG Super Saturday card Sept. 27 looks to be shaping up as a stellar day of racing with a number of elite runners listed as likely to compete in six graded stakes worth combined purses of $3.4 million.

  • Florida Won wins the Ontario Derby.

    Florida Won Steals Ontario Derby Show

    Live Oak Plantation's Florida Won rallied from last and outkicked Canadian classic winner Coltimus Prime in the final sixteenth to win the Ontario Derby Stakes (Can-III) Sept. 21 at Woodbine.

  • Keeneland September Yearling Sale Wrap 2014

    Evan Hammonds recaps the two week Keeneland September yearling sale with numbers, sale toppers, and leading participants. Also, comments from Keeneland's Associate Director of Sales Tom Thornbury. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales

  • Will Take Charge #7 (R) with Luis Saez riding won the $1,000,000 Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania on Saturday June 21, 2013.

    Will Take Charge

    Relive moments from the racing career of Will Take Charge.

  • Jon Court

    Jockey Court Eyes Return to Race Riding

    Jockey Jon Court, who suffered a broken right hand May 3 in the final race at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) Day, hopes to return to race riding at the track Sept. 26.

  • Miss Behaviour and Jevian Toledo take the Charles Town Oaks.

    Miss Behaviour Romps in Charles Town Oaks

    Miss Behaviour, the even-money favorite in the 10-horse field, rolled to a commanding victory in the $500,000 Charles Town Oaks (gr. III) at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the evening of Sept. 20.

  • Thank You Marylou comes home strong to win the Dogwood Stakes.

    Thank You Marylou Coasts Clear in Dogwood

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Thank You Marylou took charge at the quarter pole and romped away to her first graded stakes victory in the $112,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 20 at Churchill Downs.

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    Suffolk Open to Any Viable Plans for Racing

    A Suffolk Downs executive told horsemen Sept. 20 the track would listen to any viable plans formulated by the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association to continue racing.

  • Artemis Agrotera (outside) catches La Verdad late to win the Gallant Bloom.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-gH5kZQx">Order This Photo</a>

    Artemis Agrotera Gets Up to Win Gallant Bloom

    Needing the entire length of Belmont Park's sandy stretch, heavily favored Artemis Agrotera got up to nail La Verdad on the wire to take the Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) by a head.

  • Bayern rolls to victory in the Pennsylvania Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-spvQZCq">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayern Cruises to Pennsylvania Derby Win

    Bayern seized a clear lead through a half-mile Saturday, Sept. 20, in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Parx Racing and drew off in the stretch for an easy victory, spoiling California Chrome's comeback.

  • Untapable gets the victory in the Cotillion Stakes at Parx.

    Untapable Unstoppable in Grade I Cotillion

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Untapable rebounded off a fifth-place finish against males in her last start to hold off Sweet Reason for a one-length victory in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing Sept. 20.

  • Favorite Tale comes home strong to win the Gallant Bob Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-htMPS69">Order This Photo</a>

    Another Walk in the Parx for Favorite Tale

    Favorite Tale outgunned 3-5 favorite Fast Anna through a blazing opening quarter-mile and still had plenty left to deliver a 2 1/2-length victory in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Sept. 20 at Parx Racing.

  • Divine Oath and Jose Caraballo take the Kent Stakes at Delaware Park.

    Divine Oath Holds Off Bashart in Kent Stakes

    After being overmatched in last month's Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT), Divine Oath found himself back in the winner's circle when he held off Bashart to take the $150,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park.

  • Waller Tallies Group I Double in Australia

    Trainer Chris Waller enjoyed a group I double Sept. 20 in Australia, capturing the George Main Stakes (Aus-I) with Sacred Falls at Royal Randwick and the Underwood Stakes (Aus-I) at Caulfield with Foreteller.