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Slideshow: The Week in Photos for 09/16/2014

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Woodbine, Kentucky Downs, Belmont Park, Europe, Australia, Los Alamitos & More. Read More...

‘Gold Hopes to Keep Churchill Record Intact

Blood-Horse | 7 days ago
Three-time stakes winner Fiftyshadesofgold will look to keep her perfect Churchill Downs record intact when she tops the field of 10 fillies entered in the $100,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. III). Read More...

What’s Going On Here: Solid at the Core

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Growth in the median is the Keeneland sale's best news. Read More...

Fast Anna Get Class Relief in Gallant Bob

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Fast Anna, who came tantalizingly close to winning in the King's Bishop (gr. I) last time out in his stakes debut, takes another crack at a breakthrough stakes victory in the Gallant Bob (gr. III) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Fast Anna Gets Class Relief in Gallant Bob

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Fast Anna, who came tantalizingly close to winning in the King's Bishop (gr. I) last time out in his stakes debut, takes another crack at a breakthrough stakes victory in the Gallant Bob (gr. III) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Curlin Colt Tops Strong Keeneland Session

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Topped by a Curlin colt with a strong female family, the Sept. 15 seventh session of the Keeneland September yearling sale saw increases comparable to those generated during the first six sessions. Read More...

Top 3-Year-Old Fillies to Battle in Cotillion

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The grade I Cotillion Stakes, which figures to have a major impact on the 3-year-old filly championship, attracted some of the top members of the division and few interesting wild cards for its Sept. 20 renewal at Parx. Read More...

Flashback Retired to Stand at Hill ‘n’ Dale

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Flashback, a grade II-winning son of leading sire Tapit, has been retired and will stand in 2015 at Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington. Read More...

Equine Encephalitis Reported in New York

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
New York officials are recommending that all horses be vaccinated against Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) after six cases of the deadly virus have been confirmed in the state. Read More...

California Chrome Draws Rail in PA Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I), will break from the rail in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Parx Racing. Read More...

Churchill, Yum! Brands Ink 5-Year Agreement

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Churchill Downs and restaurant company Yum! Brands Inc. have signed a five-year agreement that extends the company's role as the presenting sponsor of the $2 million Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Read More...

Oversight Board Reviews NYRA Finances

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
California Chrome may have lost the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), but the potential for a Triple Crown winner helped to drive up the New York Racing Association's overall pari-mutuel handle in the first half of 2014. Read More...

First Reported Winner for Pleasant Strike

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Graciela Mia uncorked a furious stretch rally Sept. 13 at La Rinconada racetrack in Venezuela and won the Clasico Lanzarina to become the first winner for Florida-based stallion Pleasant Strike. Read More...

Velazquez to Ride Euro Charline in QEII

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Euro Charline will have the services of Racing Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez when she pursues a second straight grade I victory Oct. 11 in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland. Read More...

Three-Time Grade I Winner Behrens Dies

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Behrens, one of the top handicap horses of the late 1990s, died Sept. 14 at Old Friends at Cabin Creek retirement farm in Cabin Creek, N.Y. He was 20. Read More...

Ip New HKJC Chairman; Stevenson Retires

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
The Hong Kong Jockey Club has appointed Simon Ip as its new chairman, replacing Brian Stevenson who has retired after four years in the role. Read More...

Author Roberts to Speak at Keeneland Library

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
On consecutive September nights, author Paul Roberts will discuss a pair of books he authored or co-authored: Racecourse Architecture and The Spa: The Legendary Saratoga Race Course. Read More...

Instant Racing Push to Continue in Nebraska

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
A ballot measure to allow machine betting in Nebraska on previously run horse races may have died in court this year, but supporters are already looking ahead to press the issue in 2016. Read More...

Wake Up Nick Wins Again in Barretts Juvenile

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Unbeaten Wake Up Nick rallied to win the $103,900 Barretts Juvenile by 2 3/4 lengths Sept. 14 at Los Alamitos Racecourse, improving to 5-for-5 in his young career. Read More...

Keeneland September Book 2 Sees Big Gains

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A $700,000 Smart Strike filly from champion Heavenly Prize's family was the top-priced horse Sept. 14 as the Keeneland September sale's two-day Book 2 portion concluded with across-the-board gains in its second session. Read More...

Alert Bay Strikes in British Columbia Derby

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Alert Bay took command in the drive and posted a comfortable two-length win in the $135,225 British Columbia Derby (Can-III) at Hastings Racecourse Sept. 14 as owner Peter Redekop won the race for a third straight year. Read More...

Deceptive Vision Sweeps to Canadian Tally

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Deceptive Vision earned a berth to the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after taking the $305,250 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 14 over the Woodbine turf. Read More...

Lubash, Invading Humor Take NY-Bred Stakes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Separated by only a head in West Point Stakes last month, Lubash and King Kreesa once again slugged it out through the stretch before Lubash proved a neck better to take $125,000 Ashley T. Cole Stakes Sept. 14 at Belmont. Read More...

Trade Storm Reigns With Woodbine Mile Upset

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Third in last year's Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) behind Wise Dan, British invader Trade Storm came from off the pace to claim the top prize over Kaigun on the turf at the Toronto-area track Sept. 14. Read More...

Super Ninety Nine to Country Life for 2015

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Graded stakes winner Super Ninety Nine has been retired from racing and will stand in 2015 at Josh and Mike Pons' Country Life Farm near Bel Air, Md., as the property of Spendthrift Farm and Country Life. Read More...

Baltic Baroness Wins Vermeille, Treve Fourth

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Baltic Baroness, a 22-1 longshot, handed Pomology her first defeat Sept. 14 in winning the Prix Vermeille (Fr-I) by a short head at Longchamp. Defending Arc winner Treve was fourth as the even-money choice. Read More...

After the Wire: Noble Damsel, Sands Point

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Evan Hammonds recaps several big turf races from the weekend. Hear thoughts on the Noble Damsel S., Sands Point S., and Grey Gatsby's win in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown. Read More...

Cursory Glance, Gleneagles Win at Curragh

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Two-year-olds got some spotlight on the Irish St. Leger (Ire-I) card Sept. 14 at the Curragh, with the filly Cursory Glance winning the Moyglare Stud Stakes and Gleneagles taking the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes. Read More...

Sheikhzayedroad Surges to Northern Dancer Win

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English invader Sheikhzayedroad made a successful North American debut when he held off Dynamic Sky in a tight finish in the $282,711 Northern Dancer Turf Stakes (Can-IT) Sept. 14 at Woodbine. Read More...

Dual Grade I Winner Wigmore Hall Euthanized

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
International traveler Wigmore Hall, a two-time grade I winner in North America, was euthanized Sept. 13 after sustaining an injury in a race at Doncaster on the Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I) undercard. Read More...

Brown Panther Pounces in Irish St. Leger

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A heady ride propelled 14-1 longshot Brown Panther to a commanding victory in the Palmerstown House Estate Irish St. Leger (Ire-I) Sept. 14 at the Curragh. Read More...

Barretts Adds Fall Paddock Sale at Del Mar

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
In cooperation with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Barretts will conduct its inaugural Fall Paddock Sale of Horses of Racing Age Nov. 8, the first Saturday of the seaside track's new autumn meet. Read More...

Mixed Results for Keeneland Book 2 Opener

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Juddmonte Farm purchases a $600,000 Trappe Shot colt, a three-quarters brother to Tapizar, at Keeneland September's Book 2 opener, which posted mixed results Sept. 13. Read More...

Long On Value Captures Mystic Lake Derby

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Wachtel Stable and George Kerr's Long On Value, who won the first three starts of his career at 2, finally returned to the winner's circle in the $200,000 Mystic Lake Derby for 3-year-olds at Canterbury Park Sept. 13. Read More...

Suntracer Has His Day in Turf Cup Thriller

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Suntracer, beaten by 20 lengths in his last start, was all out to hold off the closing Pyrite Mountain by a nose to win the $347,400 Kentucky Cup Turf (gr. IIIT) over the twisting Kentucky Downs turf course Sept. 13. Read More...

Cinco Charlie, Galiana Romp at Delaware Park

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Grade III winner Cinco Charlie and local standout Galiana won two of the four Delaware Certified stakes on Owner's Day at Delaware Park Sept. 13. Read More...

Sistas Stroll Gives Van Dyke First Graded Win

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Five Fillies Stable's Sistas Stroll gave jockey Drayden Van Dyke his first graded stakes score Sept. 13, as Tom Proctor trainees ran 1-2 in the $150,000 Pucker Up Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Arlington International Racecourse. Read More...

Sprint Champ Black Caviar Foals Filly

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Australian sprint star Black Caviar delivered her highly anticipated first foal in the early morning hours Sept. 13 at an undisclosed location in New South Wales. Read More...

Conquest Typhoon Gallops in Summer Stakes

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Conquest Typhoon capped a big day for Conquest Stables in a big way at Woodbine Sept. 13, galloping clear in a dominant performance over seven other 2-year-olds in the $200,000 Summer Stakes (Can-IIT). Read More...

Hallowed Crown, Dissident Score in Australia

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Gooree Stud's Hallowed Crown remains unbeaten after winning the AUS$1 million De Bertoli Wines Golden Rose (Aus-I) Sept. 13 at Rosehill Gardens. Read More...

Ball Dancing On Her Toes in Sands Point Win

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French import Ball Dancing, making her United States debut, surged late from between horses to edge stablemate Xcellence in the $500,000 Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) Sept. 13 at rainy Belmont Park for trainer Chad Brown. Read More...

Keeneland September Book 1 Notebook

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A look behind the scenes at some of the newsmakers during sale's first four days. Read More...

Annecdote Goes Last to First in Noble Damsel

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
George Bolton and Peter Leidel's Annecdote, in her first start in the United States, went from last to first in a field of nine to win the $200,000 Noble Damsel Stakes (gr. IIIT) Sept. 13 at Belmont Park. Read More...

Margano Edges Out PTHA President’s Cup Score

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Margano edged out a determined victory over Holiday Star in the the $200,000 PTHA President's Cup Stakes Sept. 13 at Parx Racing, earning his first victory of 2014 by a nose. Read More...

Conquest Harlanate Takes Natalma, B.C. Slot

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Conquest Harlanate, tracking Isabella Sings into the stretch, eventually wore the persistent favorite down to win the $129,816 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) for 2-year-old fillies on the Woodbine turf Sept. 13. Read More...

Calgary Cat Rallies to Take Bold Venture

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Stephen Chesney and Cory Hoffman's Calgary Cat, a former claimer, exited allowance company in a big way with a strong victory in the $150,000 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) on Polytrack at Woodbine Sept. 13. Read More...

The Grey Gatsby Shocks Australia in Ireland

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Last entering the stretch, The Grey Gatsby unleashed a fierce rally and stunned dual Derby winner Australia in a last-gasp victory in the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) Sept. 13 at Leopardstown. Read More...

First Winner for Oklahoma Sire Affirmatif

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
V B and Me became the first reported winner for Oklahoma sire Affirmatif when the 2-year-old romped by 5 3/4 lengths in his debut against maidens the evening of Sept. 12 at Remington Park. Read More...

Sportswriter Harlan Abbey Passes

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Harlan C. Abbey, who had a long career as a local sportswriter, newspaper editor, author and avid horseman, died Sept. 8 at his home in Clarence, N.Y. He was 84. Read More...

V. E. Day, Wicked Strong Breeze for Gold Cup

Blood-Horse | 1 week ago
Travers (gr. I) winner V. E. Day worked seven furlongs in 1:28.30 at approximately 8 a.m., with TwinSpires.com Wood Memorial (gr. I) victor Wicked Strong going six furlongs in 1:15.93 at 9:45 a.m. Read More...