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Waller Tallies Group I Double in Australia
Trainer Chris Waller enjoyed a group I double Sept. 20 in Australia, capturing the George Main Stakes (Aus-I) with Sacred Falls at Royal Randwick and the Underwood Stakes (Aus-I) at Caulfield with Foreteller.
Untapable Unstoppable in Grade I Cotillion
Winchell Thoroughbreds' Untapable rebounded off a fifth-place finish against males in her last start to hold off Sweet Reason for a one-length victory in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing Sept. 20.
Undrafted Returns in Kentucky Downs Turf Dash
For his first start back from Europe after a fourth-place finish in the Darley July Cup (Eng-I), grade III winner Undrafted will try the European-style turf course at Kentucky Downs.
Two Dates Added to Upcoming Santa Anita Meet
Santa Anita Park and the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) announced Sept. 19 that two additional race dates have been added to the track's upcoming autumn meet, which opens Sept. 26.
Top Filly Princess of Sylmar Retired
Four-time grade I winner Princess of Sylmar, a winner of more than $2 million, was retired Sept. 19, King of Prussia Stable managing partner Ed Stanco said.
TimeformUS: The G2 Pennsylvania Derby
Nominally a Grade 2, the $1,000,000 Pennsylvania Derby has a Grade 1 feel this year, as well as a Grade 1 purse, and that, of course, is due to the presence of 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome.
Thank You Marylou Coasts Clear in Dogwood
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Thank You Marylou took charge at the quarter pole and romped away to her first graded stakes victory in the $112,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Churchill Downs.
TVG Sweepstakes Offers Melbourne Cup Trip
Advance-deposit wagering site TVG is promoting its Australian racing platform by offering a trip to the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I).
Suffolk Open to Any Viable Plans for Racing
A Suffolk Downs executive told horsemen Sept. 20 the track would listen to any viable plans formulated by the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association to continue racing.
Slideshow: Game On Dude
A look back on the career of 8-time Grade I winner Game On Dude.
Sherman Says 'Chrome' Looks as Good as Ever
Trainer Art Sherman couldn't be more pleased with how California Chrome is coming up to the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Parx Racing Sept. 20.
Rocketts Mill Farm Founder Stevens Dead at 82
Thoroughbred breeder Ed Stevens, founder of Rocketts Mill Farm in Doswell, Va., died Aug. 6 at age 82.
Pedigree Analysis: Inbreeding Trends
Inbreeding is used to concentrate the genes of a top ancestor in hopes that more of its superior genes will be expressed, to 'fix the type.'
Muhtafal Retired from Stud in South Africa
Shadwell Estate Company announced Sept. 19 that South African-based sire Muhtafal has been retired from stud duties at age 22.
Moreno, Itsmyluckyday Work for Super Saturday
Several horses aiming for races on Belmont Park's TVG Super Saturday card Sept. 27 put in works at various tracks Sept. 20, including Itsmyluckyday and Moreno.
Miss Behaviour Romps in Charles Town Oaks
Miss Behaviour, the even-money favorite in the 10-horse field, rolled to a commanding victory in the $500,000 Charles Town Oaks (gr. III) at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races the evening of Sept. 20.
Keeneland September Day 12 Sees Declines
Keeneland September's 12th day saw losses, but the sale overall remains on track to beat last year's average and median.
Irish-Bred Pure Champion Wins in New Zealand
Irish-bred outsider Pure Champion repelled a strong challenge from favorite I Do and won the Windsor Park Plate (NZ-I) Sept. 20 at Hastings Racecourse in New Zealand.
Illinois Board Has Tough Call on 2015 Dates
The future of Illinois racing hangs in the balance as the Illinois Racing Board ponders a 2015 racing schedule for the Chicago area.
Game On Dude, Won Three Big 'Caps, Retired
Game On Dude, the only horse ever to win three runnings of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), has been retired, trainer Bob Baffert announced Sept. 18.
Former BH Librarian Theresa Fitzgerald Dies
Theresa C. Fitzgerald, who was a valuable resource to owners, breeders, fans, and writers during her 15-year tenure as librarian at Blood-Horse Publications, died Sept. 13 in Versailles, Ky., at age 87.
Filly First Winner for Line of David
After hitting the gate at the start, Rimsky was soon in command and romped to a five-length win in the fifth race at Gulfstream Park Sept. 19 to become the first winner for grade I winner Line of David.
Featured Horse Profile: Artemis Agrotera
3yo filly came running late in the Gallant Bloom to secure her 3rd win in row.
Divine Oath Holds Off Bashart in Kent Stakes
After being overmatched in last month's Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT), Divine Oath found himself back in the winner's circle when he held off Bashart to take the $150,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park.
Deadline Nears for OBS Racing Age Section
The deadline to enter horses for the racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sale Co. fall mixed sale is Sept. 22.
Coltimus Prime Versus Ami's Holiday Again
Coltimus Prime and Ami's Holiday, two of the best 3-year-olds in Canada this year, square off again in the $150,000 Ontario Derby (Can-III) at Woodbine Sunday, Sept. 21.
Big Gains Mark Keeneland Sale's Day 11
Strong 11th session Sept. 19 at the Keeneland September yearling sale kept the auction on pace to produce higher overall average and median.
Bayern Cruises to Pennsylvania Derby Win
Bayern seized a clear lead through a half-mile Saturday, Sept. 20, in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Parx Racing and drew off in the stretch for an easy victory, spoiling California Chrome's comeback.
Artemis Agrotera Gets Up to Win Gallant Bloom
Needing the entire length of Belmont Park's sandy stretch, heavily favored Artemis Agrotera got up to nail La Verdad on the wire to take the Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) by a head.
Another Walk in the Parx for Favorite Tale
Favorite Tale outgunned 3-5 favorite Fast Anna through a blazing opening quarter-mile and still had plenty left to deliver a 2 1/2-length victory in the $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes (gr. III) Saturday, Sept. 20 at Parx Racing.