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Wonder Gal Seeks Rebound in Frizette Stakes
After a troubled third-place finish in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga, Wonder Gal will try to nail down her first grade I victory in the $500,000 Frizette Stakes on Oct. 4.

Wise Dan Faces Stiff Shadwell Turf Mile Test
Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan faces the stiffest challenge of his remarkable return from colic surgery when he takes on Seek Again and Silver Max among seven rivals in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 4.

Will Wise Dan Win Again in Shadwell Turf Mile
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps six grade I races at Keeneland, Belmont, and Santa Anita.

Wicked Strong to Sit Out Rest of Year
Centennials Farms' Wicked Strong, who clipped heels in the Jockey Club Gold Cup and unseated jockey Rajiv Maragh, will not be sent to Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup and will be put away for the remainder of the year.

Tracks Find Human Touch Key With New Apps
In trying to introduce customers to new technology such as track wagering apps and web-based platforms, racetracks are finding a human touch-and a little cash -- still helps.

Thoroughbred Makeover is Bigger, Interactive
A national event promoting second careers for Thoroughbreds, being held at Pimlico Oct. 3-5, will feature an interactive "American Idol"-type competition being streamed live on BloodHorse.com.

TCA Draws Balanced Field of Distaff Sprinters
Recent grade II winners Stonetastic and R Free Roll top a solid field of fillies and mares entered in the Oct. 4 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) that is part of Keeneland's opening weekend stakes extravaganza.

Status Quo Dates OK'd for Illinois in 2015
The Illinois Racing Board has approved a 2015 racing schedule similar to this year, with questions remaining about how purses for those dates will be funded.

Small Foal Crops Will Challenge Racing
While it already has faced many hurdles, if the declining North American foal crop is not turned around soon, North American racing will require creative solutions from racetracks and horsemen or face further contraction.

Shedding My Mask
Thoroughbred Charities of America Youth Essay Contest co-winner Mary Eddy writes about the life lessons learned at Old Friends at Cabin Creek.

Sea The Stars Filly Tops Day 2 of Orby Sale
The Goffs Orby Sale in Ireland concluded Oct. 1 with an 8% increase in average and a 23% median gain as another yearling brought a final price in excess of seven figures.

RRP Thoroughbred Makeover
Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover Live Stream

New Meet, New Racing Surface
Keeneland will begin its fall meet Oct. 3 with return to dirt racing.

New England Horsemen Submit Dates Application
The New England Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association submitted an application Oct. 1 to the Massachusetts Gaming Commission to conduct a live meet at Suffolk Downs next year.

Marchman Returns From Short Rest in Woodford
Martin Racing Stable's Marchman, winner of the Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland earlier this year, returns to the Lexington track for the $150,000 Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select Stakes (gr. IIIT) Oct. 4.

Lenny's Place - Episode 2
Lenny Shulman and special guest Kenny Rice discuss Super Saturday races and their implications for the Breeders'Cup. Kenny is also interviewed by Lenny about his experience interviewing Steve Coburn following the Belmont.

Keeneland Secures Seventh Simulcast Award
Keeneland earned its seventh Simulcast Award for production excellence Sept. 30 at the International Simulcast Conference in Delray Beach, Fla.

Hashtag Bourbon Tough in Breeders' Futurity
With a clean trip, Bourbon Lane Stable's Hashtag Bourbon will be tough to beat as part of a 12-horse field in the $500,000 Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 4.

Galileo Colt Leads Strong Goffs Orby Session
Irish owner, breeder, and trainer Jim Bolger's Remondstown House Stud sold the session topper on day one of the Goffs Orby yearling sale, a Galileo colt for E1.5 million ($1,894,368 in United States funds).

Cup Winners Secret Circle, Goldencents Clash
Secret Circle and Goldencents, a pair of indomitable Breeders' Cup winners from last year, clash in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) Oct. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

Classy Yanks vs. Euro Invaders in Hill Prince
You wouldn't be out of line if you called the $500,000 Hill Prince Stakes for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park Oct. 4 the best grade III race of the year.

Champagne Stakes is Next Step for I Spent It
Trainer Tony Dutrow isn't sure if I Spent It will start in the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). He's just focused on Saturday's $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

Bustin It Heads New York Breeders' Futurity
Rockville Centre Stakes winner Bustin It heads a field of nine for the $252,098 New York Breeders' Futurity Oct. 4 at Finger Lakes.

Black Type On the Line in Indiana Oaks
The $200,000 Indiana Oaks (gr. II) has drawn a field of 11 fillies vying for grade II status going 1 1/16 miles Oct. 4.

Better Lucky Seeks to Repeat in First Lady
Seven graded stakes winners will face off in the First Lady at Keeneland, with plenty of speedy fillies and mares perhaps setting the race up for a closer.

Atreides Gets Distance Test in Indiana Derby
Stonestreet Stables' Atreides, winner of his first three starts by a combined 25 3/4 lengths, will make his first start around two turns in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds the evening of Oct. 4.

Alcibiades Kicks Off Return to Keeneland Dirt
Fashion Alert heads a field of 13 2-year-old fillies set for the $400,000 race Oct. 3, opening day of the fall meet, which marks the first season of a new dirt surface.

Added-Gaming Funds More Than Third of Purses
According to a Thoroughbred Racing Associations study, money from added-gaming sources now accounts for more than one-third of the purse money awarded in U.S. Thoroughbred racing.

A Great Ambassador
Thoroughbred Charities of America Youth Essay Contest co-winner Kayla Urbasik writes about her ex-racehorse, who became a talented show horse and good friend.

2015 Dates Conflict at Two Kentucky Tracks
A conflict over 2015 dates' requests for Churchill Downs and Kentucky Downs arose Sept. 30 when the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's dates committee held the first of several meetings to consider the state's calendar.

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Thoroughbred Jockeys' Leaderboard: Mount Earnings
1.   Javier Castellano $19,845,832
2.   Joel Rosario $17,256,348
3.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. $14,981,682
4.   John Velazquez $12,943,254
5.   Jose L. Ortiz $11,434,974
6.   Mike Smith $10,732,910
7.   Rosie Napravnik $10,727,445
8.   Rajiv Maragh $9,551,131
9.   Jose Lezcano $9,077,185
10.   Victor Espinoza* $8,967,257
As of 09/30/14
*non-Member
 
 
Thoroughbred Jockeys' Leaderboard: Wins
1.   Javier Castellano 260
2.   Russell Baze 251
3.   Antonio Gallardo 227
4.   Paco Lopez 221
5.   Edgard Zayas 216
6.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. 209
7.   Richard Eramia 207
8.   Trevor McCarthy* 196
9.   Rafael Manuel Hernandez 185
10.   James Graham 184
As of 09/30/14
*non-Member
 
 
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Mount Earnings
1.   G. R. Carter $2,403,651
2.   Cody Jensen $2,340,850
3.   Ramon Sanchez $2,210,643
4.   Larry Gamez* $2,139,253
5.   Omar Reyes $1,866,490
6.   Jimmy Dean Brooks $1,783,373
7.   John Hamilton $1,479,100
8.   Ricky Ramirez $1,447,060
9.   David A. Alvarez* $1,405,344
10.   Sergio Becerra* $1,351,406
As of 09/30/14
*non-Member
 
 
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Wins
1.   G.R. Carter 117
2.   John Hamilton 101
3.   Cruz Mendez 97
4.   Cesar DeAlba 89
5.   David Alvarez* 88
6.   Omar Reyes 77
7.   Agustin Silva 75
8.   Luis L. Vivanco 69
9.   Ramon Sanchez 66
10.   Alfonso Lujan 66
As of 09/30/14
*non-Member
 
 

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