The top older female worked the fastest out of 39 other horses at Hollywood Park.
Rapid Redux will attempt to win his 17th consecutive race Sept. 16 when he goes to post in a $20,000 starter allowance test at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in West Virginia.
I hope to start a new series remembering fall racing from past years. Some of the stories, such as this one, will be a combination of recycled older columns, with a good deal of new material added read blog
The son of Giant's Causeway won his first graded stakes and his third consecutive win.
Winter Memories turned in her final workout in preparation for her grade I debut in the Sept. 17 Garden City at Belmont Park, breezing five furlongs in 1:03.48 Sept. 11 over the New York track's inner turf course.
Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out both of his star Mike Repole-owned 3-year-olds for Sunday workouts, Sept. 11, as they prepare for their next assignments.
Nyala Farm's Banrock, voted New York-bred champion turf male and older male in 2009, will be retired from racing,
Galikova stepped out from big sister Goldikova's shadow with an impressive victory in the $477,631 Qatar Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) at Longchamp Sept. 11.
Excelebration earned a well-deserved group I victory when he overcame the testing course conditions to win the $614,097 Qatar Prix du Moulin de Longchamp (Fr-I) Sept. 11.
Jerry Namy's Shared Property had just enough to get by Take Charge Indy to win the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) Sept. 10 at Arlington Park.
Ariana D. made a tremendous late run in Presque Isle Downs' marquee race, but she could not catch the daughter of Concorde's Tune.
Zayat Stables' Prayer for Relief held off Populist Politics and Awesome Bet in the stretch to win the $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) in wire-to-wire fashion Sept. 10 at Louisiana Downs.
Grassy took over from Center Divider in mid-stretch and notched his first win of the year in the $150,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) on opening day of the Belmont Park fall meet Sept. 10.
For the second consecutive year Greta Kuntzweiler was aboard the decisive winner of the $150,000 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT), this time guiding odds-on favorite Rahystrada to a 3 3/4-length victory Sept. 10 at Kentucky Downs
Jukebox Jury and Duncan provided a scintillating finish to the $296,000 Irish Field St. Leger (Ire-I), hitting the wire together to dead-heat in the last Irish classic race of the season Sept. 10.
Masked Marvel drew clear in the final furlong on his way to a decisive three-length victory in the $780,000 Ladbrokes St. Leger Stakes (Eng-I) at Doncaster Racecourse Sept. 10.
On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, The New York Racing Association will conduct a special ceremony prior to the start of Sunday's live racing card at Belmont Park.
Trainer Rodney Faulkner hit the 1,000 career-win milestone Sept. 9 when Fire Chief won the second race at Thistledown.
Three-year-olds from all over the country compete in the Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs. Will it be a shipper, or a local favorite? Predict the Order
Tizway, the leader of the handicap division, breezed an easy five furlongs over Saratoga's Oklahoma Training Track Sept. 9 as he continues to prepare for the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr. I) next month.
The winners of the Emerald Downs Derby and the local Richmond Derby Trial Handicap lead a field of 12 in the $200,000 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) Sept. 11 at Hastings Park. It's Western Canada's premier race of the year.
Del Mar, California's summer boutique race meet, saw a slight decrease in attendance and a more significant slide in handle for its 37-day meeting that concluded Sept. 7.
German-bred Sanagas, the 2-1 morning-line favorite, goes for his first graded stakes win when facing six other turf males in the $150,000 Bowling Green Handicap (gr. IIT) on opening-day of the Belmont Park fall meet Sept. 10.
Blind Luck recorded her first work in more than three weeks Sept. 8 at Hollywood Park, clocking four furlongs in :47 2/5.
With the Susquehanna River Valley receiving a record nine inches of rain in the past 24 hours, live racing has been cancelled for Thursday night, Sept. 8, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.
Bob Baffert-trained Drill wins a roughly run Del Mar Futurity over favored Creative Cause. His victory gave Baffert his 10th score in the Futurity since 1996.
Native American tribes, racetracks square off in New York over competing plans to expand casino gambling.
Jenny's So Great has a chance to add additional luster to her name as she totes co-high weight of 123 pounds in the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (gr. II).
Juveniles of both sexes take the spotlight Sept. 10 at Arlington Park, with the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III) and the $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie (gr. III) each sharing top billing.
Seeking the third graded stakes win of his career, 7-year-old Rahystrada headlines a field of 10 in the $150,000 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) Sept. 10 on opening day of Kentucky Downs' four-day stand.
Led by grade II winners Alternation and Prayer for Relief, a well-rounded field of nine was drawn for $500,000 Super Derby (gr. II) Sept. 10 at Louisiana Downs.
Rustin and Juliana Kretz jumped into horse ownership after trip to last year's Kentucky Derby. read blog
Live racing returns to Laurel Park on Friday, Sept. 9, for the fall meeting with a nine-race card.
Heavy rains and local street flooding have caused the cancellation of live racing at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course Wednesday, Sept. 7.
Calder Casino & Race Course has reinstated trainer Kirk Ziadie, two years after it barred him for reasons it now says are related to positive drug tests on horses and late payments to vendors.
Blind Luck, who hasn't recorded an official work since Aug. 17, is expected to breeze Sept. 7 at Hollywood Park, co-owner and trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said.
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Winning for the first time since April 2010, City to City came from off the rail in the lane to sweep past pacesetter Medaglia d'Amour in deep stretch and captured the $150,000 Palomar Handicap (gr. IIT) at Del Mar Sept. 5.
A gelded son of Parker's Storm Cat swept Pennsylvania's top turf sprints when he captured the $350,000 Turf Monster Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Parx Racing.
On-track wagering posted a strong gain over 2010 as the 143rd race meet at Saratoga Race Course wrapped up Sept. 5, though all-sources handle dipped over the course of the 39-day stand.
Emerald Beech overhauled pacesetter Dynaslew past mid-stretch to register her fourth consecutive victory by 1 1/2 lengths in the $102,000 Glens Falls (gr. IIIT), the final stakes event of the 2011 Saratoga season Sept. 5.
Favored Currency Swap handled sloppy conditions at rainy Saratoga better than any of his nine juvenile rivals in the $250,000 Three Chimneys Hopeful Stakes (gr. I), edging a persistent Trinniberg on closing day Sept. 5.
With his front-running 6 1/2-length victory at the Maryland State Fair in Timonium, Rapid Redux joined a couple of all-time greats with his 16th consecutive victory Sept. 4.
Jockey Carlos H. Marquez Jr. was taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center after being injured when his horse Break the Glass went down during the running of the third race Sept. 5 at Monmouth Park.
Shipping to Southern California for the first time, the well-traveled Banned outfought Midnight Interlude by a nose in a taut finish to the $250,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) on the turf Sept. 4.
Eclipse champion sprinter Big Drama returned from a layoff of more than 6-Â½ months with a 2 1/4-length victory in the $72,750 Whippleton Stakes Sept. 4 at Calder Casino & Race Course.
Favored Yummy With Butter, ridden with procession by Paco Lopez, made it consecutive grade III wins on the Monmouth Park turf with a 3 1/4-length tally in the $100,500 Cliff Hanger Stakes Sept. 4.
Back on turf after trying the Triple Crown trail this spring, Charlotte Weber's Brilliant Speed kicked clear in the final eighth of a mile to win the $103,000 Saranac Stakes (gr. IIIT) by 2 1/2 lengths
Untried Grace Hall won the Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) like a true professional Sept. 4, stalking the leaders into the stretch and sweeping past favored Judy the Beauty to handily win the $250,000 event at Saratoga.
Unbeaten graded stakes winners Majestic City and Creative Cause square off in the $250,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) on closing day of the seaside track's 2011 season Sept. 7.
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