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  • One Great Cat to Walmac Pennsylvania

    One Great Cat, an English group II runner whose dam is a full sister to successful sire Fusaichi Pegasus, will enter stud in 2009 at Walmac Pennsylvania at Regal Heir Farm near Grantville, Pa.

  • Rainbow View dominates the Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile at Ascot.

    Rainbow View Iridescent in Fillies' Mile

    Rainbow View remained perfect with a dominating 2 1/2-length victory in the Meon Valley Stud Fillies' Mile (Eng-I) at Ascot Sept. 27. The victory was one of two group I wins on the day for trainer John Gosden and jockey Jimmy Fortune, who also teamed up to capture the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Sponsored by Sony) (Eng-I) with Raven's Pass.

  • Raven's Pass earns his first group I victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes.

    'Raven' Soars to Victory in QEII

    A slight change in tactics made the difference as Raven's Pass turned the tables on longtime rival Henrythenavigator to earn his first group I victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (sponsored by Sony) (Eng-I) at Ascot Sept. 27.

  • Aljabr

    Aljabr to Ascot Stud in Canada

    Aljabr, a Cartier Award winner, will stand in 2009 at Ascot Stud near Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada.

  • Mauralakana looks to add to her already dazzling resume in the Flower Bowl Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4911451%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mauralakana Looking for Flower Bowl Win

    Mauralakana, the leading filly and mare turf runner in the country, looks to add to her already dazzling resume in the $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park Sept. 27.

  • Aussies Fear EI Outbreak

    There is no need to fear or panic...well, maybe just a little need, as the arriving shipment of overseas horses to the now infamous Eastern Creek Quarantine facility in Sydney revealed a health risk Sept. 24.

  • Australian Sire Secret Savings Sidelined

    Secret Savings, a son of Seeking the Gold standing at Emirates Park in New South Wales, Australia, has been withdrawn from service because of a back complaint that is preventing him from covering mares.

  • King of the Roxy

    Grade II Winner King of the Roxy Retired

    Team Valor's 4-year-old King of the Roxy has been retired from racing. The sprint specialist took the Futurity Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park at 2 and the Hutcheson Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park at 3.

  • Krazy Koffee Perks Up in B.C. Derby Win

    Krazy Koffee circled the field on the final turn and swept past the leaders in the short homestretch to win the $304,769 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 21 at Hastings Park for his fifth straight win.

  • Lecturing Lynn Favored in B.C. Oaks

    Lecturing Lynn, winner of the Hong Kong Jockey Club Handicap in her most recent start, is the 9-5 morning line choice in the $125,000 British Columbia Breeders' Cup Oaks (Can-III) at Hastings Park in Vancouver, Canada Sept. 20.

  • Council Member to Special T in CA

    Stakes winner Council Member, a member of the second-last crop of foals by Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew, will enter stud in 2009 at Rick and Kathy Taylor's Special T Thoroughbreds near Temecula, Calif.

  • Viva Pataca

    For Viva Pataca, It's All About 'Cup'

    The new season group races cannot come soon enough for trainer John Moore and jockey Darren Beadman, who believe world-rated stayer Viva Pataca is "better than ever" as he builds up for a revenge tilt at the HK$20 million Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup.

  • Cetewayo

    Millionaire Cetewayo Sires First Winner

    Grade I winner and millionaire Cetewayo came through with his first winner when his son J D's Firecracker won Sept. 13 at Penn National.

  • Zarkava Produces a Vermeille Zinger

    Undefeated Zarkava gave the Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) field a good head start and still ran off with a two-length victory for her sixth consecutive win Sept. 14 at Longchamp.

  • C Karma and Jono Jones take the Natalma.

    C Karma's Fortunes Soar in Natalma Win

    C Karma seized the lead in the final furlong and held off the late surging 45-1 shot Freyga by a neck to capture the $157,853 Natalma Stakes (Can-III) on a soft Woodbine turf course Sept. 14.

  • Champali

    Champali's First Winner

    Millionaire Champali's first winner, Champ Laila, won Sept. 12 at Turfway Park.

  • Septimus Superb in Irish St. Leger

    Septimus powered his way to a 13-length victory in the Irish Field St. Leger (Ire-I), enabling trainer Aidan O'Brien to sweep all five Irish classic races this season. In doing so, O'Brien became the first trainer in 73 years to accomplish such a feat.

  • No one's gaining on Conduit in the St. Leger.

    Conduit Channels Victory in St. Leger

    Sir Michael Stoute had won every other British classic at least twice, but a victory in the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I) had always eluded him. After 34 years of training, that omission from his resume was corrected when Frankie Dettori guided 8-1 shot Conduit to a comfortable three length win at Doncaster Sept. 13.

  • The Green Monkey

    The Green Monkey to Stand for $5,000

    The Green Monkey, whose $16 million price is the highest ever for a horse sold at public auction, will begin his stallion career for a fee of $5,000 in 2009.

  • Shakespeare's Sis Makes Jump in Natalma

    Lady Shakespeare, a full sibling to multiple grade I winner Shakespeare, is the most intriguing of the 11 2-year-old fillies entered for the $150,00 Natalma Stakes (Can-III) over the Woodbine turf course Sept. 14. The Natalma is the first "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup Challenge series race for the inaugural running of the $1 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita Park Oct. 24.

  • Klaus Jacobs of Newsells Park Dead

    Klaus Jacobs, who built Newsells Park Stud into a successful breeding and racing operation in England, has died in Zurich following a lengthy illness.

  • Number of Foals Down About 5%

    Fewer foals this year probably means fewer racehorses for the future. The Jockey Club reported that 3,638 stallions covered 61,262 mares in North America during 2007.

  • Showing Up

    Showing Up to Stand at Adena Springs

    Showing Up, a millionaire and multiple grade I winner for Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stables, has been retired from racing and will stand in 2009 at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs South near Williston, Fla.

  • Student Council, shown winning the Pimlico Special (gr. I) <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4532482%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Student Council to Stand for $20,000

    Student Council, a grade I winner on dirt and synthetic surfaces for Ro Parra's Millennium Farms, will begin his stallion career in 2009 for a fee of $20,000.

  • Goldikova Surprises in Prix du Moulin

    Goldikova continued the tremendous season for trainer Freddie Head when she rolled to her second group I victory over a high class field in the Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Fr-I) Sept. 7. Left in her wake were fellow group I winners Henrythenavigator, Darjina, Sageburg, and Natagora.

  • Rahy's Attorney reaches for the finish line in the Woodbine Mile (Can-IT).

    Rahy's Attorney Steals Woodbine Mile

    Rahy's Attorney pulled off a shocker in the $1-million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 7, taking over in mid-turn and then powering to a 1 1/4-length victory under Slade Callaghan while 1-2 favorite Kip Deville faded to fifth.

  • Champs Elysees pulls away in the Northern Dancer.

    Champs Elysees Wins Northern Dancer

    Champs Elysees not only won the Sept. 7 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-IT) at Woodbine, but became the fifth grade/group I winner out of the grand mare Hasili.

  • Lady of Venice captured the 2007 Cash Call Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1673102%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Millionaire Lady of Venice Retired

    Martin S. Schwartz' Lady of Venice, who won last year's CashCall Mile Invitational Stakes (gr. IIT) and placed in the race this year, has been retired from racing.

  • BBAG Sale Figures Drop

    Germany's premier yearling sale, held by BBAG at Baden-Baden over two days, ended Sept. 4 with substantial declines despite a much expanded catalogue.

  • Street Boss will stand at Darley Stud at the conclusion of his racing career. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5295781%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Street Boss to Stand at Darley

    Grade I winner Street Boss, the leading West Coast sprinter of 2008, will stand at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington at the conclusion of his racing career.

  • Midshipman and Tyler Baze take the Del Mar Futurity by a nose over Coronet of a Baron.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5777088%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Baffert Wins Eighth Futurity

    Robert and Janice McNair just might change their minds about getting out of racing now that their homebred Midshipman won the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) Sept. 3 closing day. The photo finish victory at seven furlongs over the synthetic surface came just several days after the McNairs announced they were selling their horses and Central Kentucky farm to Sheikh Mohammed's Darley operation.

  • Repent

    Repent to Stand at Vinery in Kentucky

    Repent, a leading Florida stallion last year with his first crop, will relocate to Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington from Vinery's Florida farm near Summerfield.

  • Royal North Stakes winner Akronism tries the main track in the Seaway Stakes.

    Akronism Good Fit in Seaway

    If Akronism runs the way she did when she won the Royal North Stakes (Can-IIIT) at six furlongs at Woodbine, she stands a good chance of winning the Sept. 6 Seaway Stakes (Can-III) at the Toronto track.

  • Numbers Decline at Canadian Sale

    Steady and solid was the theme of the 2008 selected session of the Woodbine yearling sale on Sept. 2, hosted by the Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society.

  • Southern Exchange won the Colin Stakes at Woodbine July 19.

    Southern Exchange Tough in Futurity

    Canadian invader Southern Exchange might not be favored in the Sept. 3 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) closing day, but he's the only one of the 11 contestants with as many as three wins.

  • Sought After to Rancho San Miguel

    Sought After, who is closely related to 2006 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Jazil, has been moved to Tom and Nancy Clark's Rancho San Miguel near San Miguel, Calif.

  • Darley Buys Stonerside from McNair

    Stonerside Stable has been sold to Sheikh Mohammed's Darley. Included in the transaction will be approximately 80 horses in training, plus another 170 or so broodmares, yearlings and weanlings, as well as the main 2,000-acre farm near Paris, Ky., and the training center in Aiken, S.C.