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Run Away Wins Unconventionally in Barretts Juvenile

Sun, 2017-09-24 04:11
When asked how he felt aboard Kaleem Shah's heavily favored Run Away in the turn of the $100,000 Barretts Juvenile Sept. 23 at Los Alamitos Race Course, jockey Flavien Prat didn't get out a word as much as he let out a sound.

Pinch Hit Holds on for Dogwood Win

Sun, 2017-09-24 04:11
Klein Racing's Pinch Hit and jockey Jon Court raced along unhurried near the back of the field for most of the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes Sept. 23 at Churchill Downs, but showed an impressive rally in the stretch and held on to win by a neck.

Sharp Azteca Goes Gate to Wire in Kelso Handicap

Sun, 2017-09-24 04:11
Sharp Azteca went straight to the lead and held that position gate to wire in the $300,000 Kelso Handicap (G2), going one mile Sept. 23 at Belmont Park.

West Coast Dominates Pennsylvania Derby

Sun, 2017-09-24 04:11
Gary and Mary West's West Coast once again put on an eye-catching display against his age group Sept. 23 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1), and put himself in a position to seriously challenge top-level older horses later in the year.

Double-digit Bumps in Average for Top Keeneland Sires

Sun, 2017-09-24 04:11
The top five sires by average price (minimum of three sold) all experienced double-digit percent increases in average between 21.5% and 48.5% when compared with their 2016 sale results.

Coal Front Digs In to Win Gallant Bob Stakes

Sun, 2017-09-24 04:11
Coal Front looked beaten as he sprinted down the Parx Racing homestretch in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (G3) Sept. 23, but the son of Stay Thirsty was able to come back to win by a half-length.

It Tiz Well Upsets Abel Tasman in Cotillion

Sun, 2017-09-24 04:11
Refusing to let her multiple grade 1-winning competition get away in the stretch, It Tiz Well dug in and held on to pull off a two-length victory in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (G1) at Parx Racing Sept. 23 against favorite Abel Tasman. 

Off Limits Goes Last to First in Noble Damsel

Sun, 2017-09-24 04:11
Already a stakes winner in her native Ireland, Off Limits (IRE) picked up her first stakes victory in the United States Sept. 23 in a sweeping last-to-first move in the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (G3T) at Belmont Park.

Trapeze Artist Upsets Australia's Golden Rose

Sun, 2017-09-24 04:11
Trapeze Artist was unwanted at the sales and forgotten by punters, but was simply too good in the De Bortoli Wines Golden Rose (G1) at Rosehill Sept. 23.

Keeneland September Ends With Highest Gross Since 2008

Sun, 2017-09-24 04:11
With a new format and vibrant activity from start to finish, Keeneland completed its marathon September yearling sale Sept. 23 with record average and median and gross receipts that were the best since the pre-recession 2008 auction.

Emcee Gets First Winner With Another Level

Sat, 2017-09-23 16:07
New York stallion Emcee earned his first winner via his 2-year-old Ohio-bred filly Another Level, who took a maiden special weight race on the grass at Retama Park in Texas Sept. 22. 

Gunnevera Logs First Post-Travers Workout

Sat, 2017-09-23 16:07
Margoth's Gunnevera returned to the work tab at Gulfstream Park West Sept. 23 for the first time since his runner-up finish in the Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.

Weekend Stakes Rundown: Grade 1 Double at Parx

Sat, 2017-09-23 04:07
Consider this your weekly guide to the best stakes races in North America. This week a pair of grade 1 contests at Parx Racing will likely be a factor in the race for each 3-year-old divisional championship.

Ramsey Farm Swamped by Inquiries for Kitten's Joy

Sat, 2017-09-23 04:07
Owner/breeder Ken Ramsey said he worked the phone all day Sept. 22 to field calls from multiple stud farms in England, plus other inquiries from Ireland, Canada, and Qatar, interested in standing his homebred leading sire Kitten's Joy.

Champagne Room Ready for Return in Remington Park Oaks

Sat, 2017-09-23 04:07
In the few months since champion Champagne Room returned to training, Peter Eurton has observed a change in the large bay filly.

Litfin: Handicapping Stakes at Parx, Belmont

Sat, 2017-09-23 04:07
Two championships may be decided Sept. 23 at Parx Racing, of all places.

Assimilate, Invader Carry WinStar's Australian Hopes

Fri, 2017-09-22 16:04
Winstar Farm's Elliott Walden might be occupied with the Keeneland September sale, but his attention will turn to Australia Sept. 23.

Gio Ponti Filly Tops Sept. 22 Keeneland Sale Session

Fri, 2017-09-22 16:04
A filly by Gio Ponti sold for $115,000 to John Brocklebank, agent for R 3 Stable, to top the Sept. 22 penultimate session of Keeneland's September yearling sale.

Highway Star On Track for Gallant Bloom

Fri, 2017-09-22 16:04
Chester and Mary Broman's Highway Star, beaten a head last time in the Ballerina (G1) at Saratoga, cuts back to 6 1/2 furlongs for the Sept. 24 Gallant Bloom Handicap (G2).

Keeneland September Sale Exceeds $300 Million

Fri, 2017-09-22 04:04
Gross sales for Keeneland September yearling sale exceeded $300 million for the first time since 2008 with the sale of Hip 3313 during the Sept. 21 session of the 12-day auction.