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YESTERDAY September 19, 2014
After swimming upstream against unbeaten stablemate Stopshoppingdebbie for the past two years, Goin to the Window and Blueberry Smoothie will finally get some relief from their nemesis when they start in Sunday’s featured eighth race at Emerald Downs.
The Breeders Sales Co. of Louisiana has cataloged 197 yearlings to its Tuesday auction, to be held at the Ike Hamilton Center in West Monroe. The sale put on by the Louisiana Thoroughbred Breeders Association will start at 11 a.m. Central.
Trainer Steve Flint has a number of quality 2-year-olds in his care, and a few of them could see stakes action soon at either Delta or Remington Park.
Santa Anita is adding two racing days to its upcoming autumn meeting – Thursday, Oct. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 29, track president Tom Ludt said Friday.
Grand Contender, who swept both graded races run this past meet at Lone Star Park, has resumed training following a freshening and could return to action this fall at Delta Downs, according to his trainer, Tom Amoss.
Happy My Way reintroduced himself to the Belmont main track Thursday morning by blazing five furlongs in 58.59 seconds in preparation for a start in the Grade1 Vosburgh here on Sept. 27.
Jess’s Dream, the first foal out of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and by 2007-08 Horse of the Year Curlin, worked three furlongs in 36.84 seconds Friday morning over Belmont’s main track.
On Friday, and for the first time since Aug. 29, Cavorting worked, breezing four furlongs in 47.49 seconds over a fast Belmont main track.
Transparent, unraced in the U.S. since a fourth-place finish in last year’s Pennsylvania Derby, came off an eight-month layoff to set a track record at Belmont Park.
Despite having had hard races in the Whitney and Woodward at Saratoga, Moreno remains revved up and raring to go for next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup, trainer Eric Guillot said Friday.