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  • Appealing Cat and Kendrick Carmouche take the Mrs. Penny Stakes.

    Appealing Cat Rides Rail to Parx Victory

    Augustin Stable's Appealing Cat, part of an owner/trainer entry, rode the rail to win the $100,000 Mrs. Penny Stakes for Pennsylvania-bred fillies and mares on Pennsylvania's Day at the Races at Parx Racing Sept. 6.

  • Recount (inside) holds off his rivals to win the Arlington-Washington Futurity.

    Recount Wires Arlington-Washington Futurity

    Recount led from the gate but had to fight out the finish of the $125,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) with familiar rival Private Prospect for a head-bobbing victory Sept. 6 at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • Lucky Player holds off Bold Conquest to win the Iroquois Stakes.

    Lucky Player Hits Big in Iroquois Surprise

    Lucky Player outfought stablemate Bold Conquest through the Churchill Downs stretch to win the $115,500 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) and give trainer Steve Asmussen the winning exacta Sept. 6.

  • Don't Tell Sophia comes home strong to win the Locust Grove Stakes.

    Don't Tell Sophia Sharp in Locust Grove

    Trainer Phil Simms and Jerry Namy's Don't Tell Sophia, who hadn't raced since a third-place finish in the grade II Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park in March, circled the field to win the $108,200 Locust Grove at Churchill.

  • Bradester rolls to victory in the Ack Ack Stakes.

    Bradester No Second Fiddle in Ack Ack Win

    After playing second fiddle in his prior two starts, favored Bradester finished on top in the $107,300 Ack Ack Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 6 from Churchill Downs, holding off Carve in a front-running effort by 1 3/4 lengths.

  • Churchill Releases 2015 Derby, Oaks Logos

    Churchill Downs released the official logos for Kentucky Derby 141 and Kentucky Oaks 141 Sept. 6, and introduced a selection of officially licensed apparel featuring the new marks.

  • Sarah and Ken Ramsey

    Ramseys Win National Breeder, Owner Awards

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey took home honors as national owner of the year and national breeder of the year for 2013 during the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association National Awards Dinner in Lexington the evening of Sept. 5.

  • 2014 TOBA Awards Dinner

    Watch the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association 29th Annual National Awards Dinner, held in Lexington, Kentucky on September 5.

  • 2014 TOBA Awards Dinner

    You are watching the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association 29th Annual National Awards Dinner, held in Lexington, Kentucky. TOBA honors owners and breeders from 23 states and Canada. Also honored are four Regional Owners of the Year, National Owner of the Year, National Breeder of the Year, Broodmare of the Year, Rood & Riddle Sport Horse of the Year, and the Robert N. Clay Award.

  • Golden Ticket gets up late to win the Left Bank.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-hBdrtv6">Order This Photo</a>

    Golden Ticket Up in Time for Left Bank Score

    Golden Ticket and Alpha, dead-heat winners of the 2012 Travers Stakes (gr. I), met up again in the Left Bank Stakes on opening day of the Belmont Park fall meet Sept. 5, but this time Golden Ticket was the clear victor.

  • Michael Ritvo

    Apprentice Ritvo Moves Tack to Mid-Atlantic

    Apprentice jockey Michael Ritvo, the leading bug rider at Gulfstream Park, plans to ride at Laurel Park, Delaware Park, Parx Racing, and Penn National during the fall and winter months.

  • Kentucky Ponders Sire-Based Purses, Bonuses

    The Kentucky Thoroughbred Development Fund Advisory Committee Sept. 5 approved formation of a subcommittee to explore possible purse bonuses or races for horses sired by Kentucky-based stallions.

  • Palace Malice won the 2013 Belmont Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2013-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-145/29744699_jpqpwR#!i=2562968408&k=TqQX6Hp">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace Malice Injured, Retired

    Dogwood Stable's classic winner Palace Malice (by Curlin), a winner of four of five starts this year at 4 including the Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I), has been retired from racing.

  • Wester Named CDI VP of Government Relations

    Elizabeth Wester has been promoted to vice president of government relations for Churchill Downs Inc., and will be responsible for the development and implementation of the company's political and legislative strategies.

  • Street Cry

    Lameness Sidelines Stallion Street Cry

    Darley Australia said Sept. 5 that major international stallion Street Cry is suffering from lameness and is not covering mares as scheduled for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season that began Sept. 1.

  • 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.