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  • Lenny's Place - 10/1/2014 - Episode 2

    Lenny Shulman and special guest Kenny Rice discuss super Saturday races and their implications for the Breeders' Cup. Kenny is also interview by Lenny about his experience interviewing Steve Coburn following the Belmont Stakes.

  • Hip 29 by Flatter was bought for $260,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale.

    Figures Decline at F-T Midlantic Fall Sale

    Hillwood Stable landed the top two highest-priced yearlings at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic fall sale, which saw declines in all three key economic indicators at the one-day sale Sept. 29

  • Suffolk Downs

    Plan in Works to Save Suffolk Downs Racing

    There may be a reprieve for live racing at Suffolk Downs even though the track's ownership group announced that they would not apply for dates in 2015.

  • Simulcast Conference: HD Options Progressing

    New York Racing Association director of television and interactive platforms Dan Silver said plans to offer racing fans their choice of unique perspectives could see NYRA surge past those sports in that area.

  • Chris Kay

    Kay Outlines Recent Successes to NYRA Board

    With an eye on the future, New York Racing Association president and chief executive officer Chris Kay extolled the successes of the present and the recent past at a meeting of NYRA's board of directors on Sept. 29.

  • Strategic Maneuver winning the Demoiselle Stakes.
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    Two-Time GI Winner Strategic Maneuver Dies

    Strategic Maneuver, a two-time grade I winner at 2 in 1993 was put down Sept. 24 at Betty Moran's Brushwood Farm in Pennsylvania. The 23-year-old daughter of Cryptoclearance produced two group or graded winners.

  • Shared Belief wins the Awesome Again Stakes.

    Haskin: Thoughts on a Super Saturday

    Although Super Saturday in New York and California had several twists that no one was expecting, it did help clarify the Breeders' Cup picture to some extent, but also raised questions as well.

  • Sea The Moon to Lanwades Stud

    Sea The Moon, 11-length winner of the 145th Deutsches (German) Derby (Ger-I) in July, will enter stud in 2015 at Lanwades Stud near Newmarket, England, in a deal brokered by Blandford Bloodstock.

  • What Causes Equine Grass Sickness?

    We all know that horses residing at pasture spend the majority of their days grazing. But did you know that, in certain parts of the world, grazing could put a horse at risk for contracting a potentially fatal disease? And what's more, researchers still aren't sure what causes the disease, called equine grass sickness (EGS).

  • Dr. Larry Bramlage

    Bramlage: America Must Give Up Furosemide

    Two of three distinguished veterinarians being honored by the Thoroughbred Club of American, Dr. Larry Bramlage and Dr. Gary Lavin, addressed medication use in racehorses during their acceptance speeches.

  • Victor Espinoza

    Espinoza Suspended for Awesome Again Ride

    Santa Anita Park stewards handed jockey Victor Espinoza a seven-day suspension Sept. 28 for his tactics in the handling of Sky Kingdom in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) the preceding day.

  • Bright Thought wins the John Henry Turf Championship.

    Bright Thought Back in Form in John Henry

    Bright Thought turned the tables on his heavily favored stablemate Big John B in the $200,000 John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) Sept. 28 at Santa Anita Park with his first win since March 2013.

  • Tonito M. wins the Oklahoma Derby.

    Tonito M. Delivers Upset in Oklahoma Derby

    Southern California shipper Tonito M. swept past the leaders to score a mild upset in the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) Sept. 28 at Remington Park, earning his first victory in six starts for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

  • Imperia wins the Pilgrim Stakes.
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    Imperia Breaks Maiden in Belmont's Pilgrim

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin took a shot with well-bred maiden Imperia in the $200,000 Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 28 at Belmont Park, and the colt now appears Breeders' Cup bound after uncoiling a big late charge.

  • After the Wire: Jockey Club Gold Cup

    Evan Hammonds recaps a plethora of graded stakes from the weekend. Learn how the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Awesome Again S., Zenyatta S., and FrontRunner S. will effect the Breeders' Cup.

  • After the Wire: Jockey Club Gold Cup

    Evan Hammonds recaps a plethora of graded stakes from the weekend. Learn how the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Awesome Again S., Zenyatta S., and FrontRunner S. will effect the Breeders' Cup.

  • Tonalist wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup.
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    Tonalist, Zivo Could Meet Again in BC Classic

    Tonalist and Zivo, first and second, respectively, in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), could meet up again in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), their trainers said the morning of Sept. 28.

  • Rajiv Maragh

    Jockey Maragh Has Surgery for Broken Arm

    Jockey Rajiv Maragh underwent surgery the morning of Sept. 28 at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., to repair a broken right arm suffered when he was unseated during the Jockey Club Gold Cup a day earlier.

  • Empoli Ends Long Drought in Preis von Europa

    Disqualified from his second in the 2013 edition of the Preis von Europa (Ger-I), Empoli won this year's race without controversy when he overhauled pacesetter Earl of Tinsdal in the shadow of the post at Cologne.

  • Angela Renee wins the Chandalier Stakes.

    Angela Renee Dominant in Chandelier Stakes

    Siena Farm's Angela Renee, beaten more than 19 lengths in the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) in her last start, rebounded in a big way with a victory in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at Santa Anita.

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    Tonalist Captures Jockey Club Gold Cup

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Tonalist returned to winning ways Sept. 27 at the site of his greatest triumph, defeating older horses in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Shared Belief overtakes Fed Biz late to win the Awesome Again.

    Shared Belief Goes Overland in Awesome Again

    Stuck wide every step of the way, odds-on choice Shared Belief stayed unbeaten in seven starts with a neck victory over a game Fed Biz in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Dreamsgonewild and Trevor McCarthy take the Laurel Dash.

    Dreamsgonewild Upsets Laurel Dash

    Trainer King Leatherbury was confident Ben's Cat would exit the Laurel Dash with another victory Sept. 27, but instead watched the 8-year-old gelding finish third behind longshots Dreamsgonewild and Bold Thunder.

  • Cigar Street leads the way in the Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs.

    Cigar Street Returns in Homecoming Classic

    Cigar Street returned to his winning ways when he easily held off favored Departing to take the $135,500 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs by 1 3/4 lengths.

  • Heart to Heart is in control in the Jefferson Cup at Churchill Downs.

    Heart to Heart Gate to Wire in Jefferson Cup

    Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart took command out of the gate before cruising unchallenged through the stretch to capture the $110,000 Jefferson Cup (gr. IIIT) on the turf Sept. 27 at Churchill Downs.

  • Main Sequence repels Twilight Eclipse to win the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-HnbXvVC">Order This Photo</a>

    Main Sequence Times Turf Classic Just Right

    Main Sequence earned his third consecutive grade I win in the United States since arriving from England when he narrowly outfought Twilight Eclipse in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (gr. IT) Sept. 27 at Belmont Park.

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    Stephanie's Kitten Surges to Flower Bowl Win

    Favored Stephanie's Kitten drove clear down the stretch on the outside to register her first win of the year Sept. 27 in the $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) on the grass at Belmont Park.

  • Vyjack gets by River Rocks to take the Kelso.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-WXSrhMh">Order This Photo</a>

    Vyjack Ends Stakes Drought in Kelso Victory

    Capitalizing on a good start and perfect ride from jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., Vyjack rallied from fourth to take the $400,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II) by a length over River Rocks.

  • Lucida, Elm Park Win BC Stakes at Newmarket

    Two-year-olds Lucida and Elm Park were impressive winners of group II races Sept. 26-27 at Newmarket, qualifying for starts at the Breeders' Cup World Championships next month at Santa Anita Park.

  • Tiggy Wiggy and Richard Hughes take the Cheveley Park Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-tdxVgGx">Order This Photo</a>

    Tiggy Wiggy Makes All in Cheveley Park Romp

    Tiggy Wiggy dashed to front from the gate and led all the way en route to a three-quarter-length triumph in the Connolly's Red Mills Cheveley Park Stakes (Eng-I) for 2-year-old fillies Sept. 27 at Newmarket.