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YESTERDAY September 17, 2014
Projected purse payments at the Fair Grounds 2014-15 Thoroughbred meeting will be reduced, at least temporarily, by about $2.7 million because of a lawsuit filed by a group of Quarter Horse owners, trainers, and jockeys, Fair Grounds announced Wednesday.
As the first Kentucky Derby winner to be stabled here since Smarty Jones in 2004, California Chrome was indeed a sight to behold Wednesday morning.
Lone Star Park near Dallas will again host the richest race in Texas during the course of its Quarter Horse meet that opens Friday night.
The powerful Bigstormbrewin’ has been working up a storm for his return from a summer break. He should prove tough to catch in Friday’s Woodbine headliner, a second-level optional claimer scheduled for seven furlongs on the grass.
Class Leader will return to action Friday night in a $43,000, second-level allowance that anchors a 10-race Downs After Dark program at Churchill.
Coming off a strong Humboldt County Fair meet, California Authority of Racing Fairs racing secretary Tom Doutrich is looking forward to the San Joaquin Fair, which opens a six-day meet Friday in Stockton.
Departing was scheduled to have a final breeze this weekend in preparation for the $125,000 Homecoming Classic at Churchill Downs, the highlight of closing weekend next Saturday, Sept. 27.
Wise Dan and the last horse to beat him, Silver Max, appear headed for a showdown in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile on Oct. 4 at Keeneland.
When Fiftyshadesofgold and jockey Robby Albarado were assigned post 2 in a field of 10 3-year-old fillies for the seven-furlong Dogwood Stakes at Churchill Downs this weekend, Bret Calhoun was not very pleased – but not surprised, either.
On Friday at Los Alamitos, Appealing Resume will try to make it 15 wins in race 7, a starter allowance for fillies and mares who have raced for a $25,000 tag or less since the start of 2013 and have not won at the level since.