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  • Oversight Board Reviews NYRA Finances

    California Chrome may have lost the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), but the potential for a Triple Crown winner helped to drive up the New York Racing Association's overall pari-mutuel handle in the first half of 2014.

  • Lenny's Place - Episode 1 - 9/17/2014

    Welcome to Lenny's Place! In this episode Lenny catches up with Moreno's trainer Eric Guillot. Lenny also shares a few thoughts on expanding the Saratoga race meet, includes a top 5 list, and looks at the Breeders' Cup.

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez to Ride Euro Charline in QEII

    Euro Charline will have the services of Racing Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez when she pursues a second straight grade I victory Oct. 11 in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland.

  • Trade Storm wins the Woodbine Mile.

    Trade Storm Reigns With Woodbine Mile Upset

    Third in last year's Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) behind Wise Dan, British invader Trade Storm came from off the pace to claim the top prize over Kaigun on the turf at the Toronto-area track Sept. 14.

  • Hip 1482 by Smart Strike sold for $700,000 at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

    Keeneland September Book 2 Sees Big Gains

    A $700,000 Smart Strike filly from champion Heavenly Prize's family was the top-priced horse Sept. 14 as the Keeneland September sale's two-day Book 2 portion concluded with across-the-board gains in its second session.

  • Alert Bay wins the British Columbia Derby.

    Alert Bay Strikes in British Columbia Derby

    Alert Bay took command in the drive and posted a comfortable two-length win in the $135,225 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse Sept. 14 as owner Peter Redekop won the race for a third straight year.

  • Deceptive Vision wins the Canadian Stakes.

    Deceptive Vision Sweeps to Canadian Tally

    Deceptive Vision earned a berth to the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after taking the $305,250 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 14 over the Woodbine turf.

  • Lubash wins the Ashley T Cole Stakes.
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    Lubash, Invading Humor Take NY-Bred Stakes

    Separated by only a head in West Point Stakes last month, Lubash and King Kreesa once again slugged it out through the stretch before Lubash proved a neck better to take $125,000 Ashley T. Cole Stakes Sept. 14 at Belmont.

  • Baltic Baroness Wins Vermeille, Treve Fourth

    Baltic Baroness, a 22-1 longshot, handed Pomology her first defeat Sept. 14 in winning the Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) by a short head at Longchamp. Defending Arc winner Treve was fourth as the even-money choice.

  • Cursory Glance wins the Moyglare Stud Stakes.
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    Cursory Glance, Gleneagles Win at Curragh

    Two-year-olds got some spotlight on the Irish St. Leger (Ire-I) card Sept. 14 at the Curragh, with the filly Cursory Glance winning the Moyglare Stud Stakes and Gleneagles taking the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes.

  • After the Wire: Noble Damsel, Sands Point

    Evan Hammonds recaps several big turf races from the weekend. Hear thoughts on the Noble Damsel S., Sands Point S., and The Grey Gatsby's win in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown.

  • Barretts Adds Fall Paddock Sale at Del Mar

    In cooperation with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Barretts will conduct its inaugural Fall Paddock Sale of Horses of Racing Age Nov. 8, the first Saturday of the seaside track's new autumn meet.

  • Ball Dancing and Joe Bravo take the Sands Point Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-pWVN5Wr">Order This Photo</a>

    Ball Dancing On Her Toes in Sands Point Win

    French import Ball Dancing, making her United States debut, surged late from between horses to edge stablemate Xcellence in the $500,000 Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) Sept. 13 at rainy Belmont Park for trainer Chad Brown.

  • Suntracer holds off Pyrite Mountain to win the Kentucky Cup Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-m9PS5wq">Order This Photo</a>

    Suntracer Has His Day in Turf Cup Thriller

    Suntracer, beaten by 20 lengths in his last start, was all out to hold off the closing Pyrite Mountain by a nose to win the $347,400 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) over the twisting Kentucky Downs turf course Sept. 13.

  • Long On Value rolls to victory in the Mystic Lake Derby.

    Long On Value Captures Mystic Lake Derby

    Wachtel Stable and George Kerr's Long On Value, who won the first three starts of his career at 2, finally returned to the winner's circle in the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby for 3-year-olds at Canterbury Park Sept. 13.

  • Sistas Stroll and Drayden Van Dyke streak home in the Pucker Up.

    Sistas Stroll Gives Van Dyke First Graded Win

    Five Fillies Stable's Sistas Stroll gave jockey Drayden Van Dyke his first graded stakes score Sept. 13 as Tom Proctor trainees ran 1-2 in the $150,000 Pucker Up Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Conquest Typhoon runs away from the competition in the Summer Stakes.

    Conquest Typhoon Gallops in Summer Stakes

    Maiden Conquest Typhoon capped a big day for Conquest Stables in a big way at Woodbine Sept. 13, galloping clear in a dominant performance over seven other 2-year-olds in the $211,673 Summer Stakes (Can-IIT).

  • Annecdote flies home to win the Noble Damsel Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-68Mxwhb">Order This Photo</a>

    Annecdote Goes Last to First in Noble Damsel

    George Bolton and Peter Leidel's Annecdote, in her first start in the United States, went from last to first in a field of nine to win the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 13 at Belmont Park.

  • Conquest Harlanate overtakes Isabella Sings to win the Natalma Stakes.

    Conquest Harlanate Takes Natalma, B.C. Slot

    Conquest Harlanate, tracking Isabella Sings into the stretch, eventually wore the persistent favorite down to win the $229,816 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) for 2-year-old fillies on the Woodbine turf Sept. 13.

  • Calgary Cat comes home strong to take the Bold Venture.

    Calgary Cat Rallies to Take Bold Venture

    Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman's Calgary Cat, a former claimer, exited allowance company in a big way with a strong victory in the $144,692 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) on Polytrack at Woodbine Sept. 13.

  • The Grey Gatsby gets by Australia to take the Irish Champion Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-bVTJBjz">Order This Photo</a>

    The Grey Gatsby Shocks Australia in Ireland

    Last entering the stretch, The Grey Gatsby unleashed a fierce rally and stunned dual Derby winner Australia in a last-gasp victory in the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) Sept. 13 at Leopardstown.

  • California Chrome Work 09/13/2014

    California Chrome works 6 furlongs in 1:13 4/5 on September 13 at Los Alamitos, includes comments from Art Sherman. Video Courtesy Los Alamitos

  • Kingston Hill comes running late to take the Ladbrokes St. Leger.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-hhbkzqJ">Order This Photo</a>

    Kingston Hill Convincing St. Leger Winner

    Roger Smith's Kingston Hill charged past runner-up Romsdal with a mighty late run and won the Ladbrokes St. Leger, the third jewel in England's Triple Crown, Sept. 13 at Doncaster.