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A front-running 6 3/4-length win by Cyndy McKee's Direct the Cat in the Sept. 22 Rachel's Turn Stakes for West Virginia-bred juvenile fillies at Charles Town resulted in the first black-type stakes winner for stallion Redirect.
Thirteen months after his first graded stakes win in last August’s Saratoga Special Stakes (G2), Damon’s Mound has another. He captured the Gallant Bob Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds Sept. 23 at Parx Racing.
Even Tropical Storm Ophelia couldn't stop the Next train in the Sept. 23 Greenwood Cup (G3) at Parx Racing. The ivory-colored gelding soared to his third consecutive stakes victory emphatically for owner Michael Foster and trainer Doug Cowans.
Dark Afternoon became the first black-type stakes winner for stallion Black Bear in taking the $50,000 Remington Park Turf Sprint the evening of Sept. 22. He rallied past Twentyone N Change late to win by three-quarters of a length.
Officials canceled racing Sept. 23 at Aqueduct Racetrack, Pimlico Race Course, and Delaware Park due to high winds and significant rainfall forecast in portions of the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
The New York Racing Association pre-emptively canceled racing Sept. 23 at Aqueduct Racetrack due to high winds and significant rainfall forecast to create hazardous weather conditions in the New York metropolitan area on Saturday.
After multiple findings for the banned substance diisopropylamine in horses trained by Milton Pineda in June and July, the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit has suspended the trainer for a dozen years.
Jessica Paquette has weathered plenty in her almost-year on the job at Parx Racing. She's handled the ups and downs, learning the craft as the track announcer at the racetrack that hosts the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) and a supporting card Sept. 23.
Keeneland welcomes Bank of America, one of the world’s leading financial institutions, as the sponsor of the $300,000 Valley View Stakes (G3T) Oct. 27.
Grandview Equine purchased a colt by Lookin At Lucky for $120,000 to lead the Sept. 22 session at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale on the next-to-last day of the auction.
In addition to a highly anticipated return to a conventional Pick Six, horseplayers will be greeted by an all-new wager during Santa Anita's 19-day Autumn Meet: a $3 Santa Anita Pick 3, comprised of the final three turf races on each day's card.
Blue Rose Farm's dual grade 1 winner Arcangelo breezed five-eighths Sept. 22 over the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga Race Course in preparation for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park.
The filly will run first in the Oct. 7 Sun Chariot Stakes (G1).
The rider went down in the seventh race Sept. 21 at Remington Park. His agent, Jose Santos Jr., reported Friday that Cabrera will be "out for awhile" due to a broken femur sustained in the fall.
Mike Man's Gold won 26 races at Emerald Downs. He was moved to Old Friends after owner/breeders Keith and Jan Swagerty sold their Swag Stables.
Proposed changes the racetrack safety program of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority has submitted to the Federal Trade Commission for review address many of the safety issues the sport experienced this year.
Oaklawn Park announced Sept. 22 that Matt Dinerman has been hired as the track announcer for the upcoming Thoroughbred racing season, which begins Dec. 8.
The Challenge, Presented by Gainesway
Choctaw Racing acquired a filly by Bolt d'Oro for $127,000 to record the highest price of session 10 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale, Sept. 21. Consigned by Paramount Sales, the filly is half sister to stakes winner Empress Tigress.
The CHRB also sought to amend a rule that prohibits the manipulation of a horse's ear for the purpose of controlling the horse.