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The Illinois Racing Board Sept. 17 threatened to deny Arlington International Racecourse racing dates for 2020 unless its owner, Churchill Downs Inc., can demonstrate within one week a concrete commitment to racing.
The grade 1 winner remains ranked No. 1 by 287 votes.
Bulletin was quick to find success on the racetrack, posting victories in his first three races, all turf sprint stakes. And after two losses, the he is entered for his first start on the main track in Parx Racing's $300,000 Gallant Bob Stakes.
Maximum Security, the first Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) winner to be disqualified for a racetrack foul, will not be running Sept. 21 in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) due to a large colon nephrosplenic entrapment.
Michael Wrona will serve as track announcer for the inaugural commercial race meet at Grants Pass Downs in Oregon, beginning Sunday, Sept. 22.
Two-time grade 1 winner Maximum Security is out of the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx Racing because of a large colon nephrosplenic entrapment that developed shortly after the colt returned from a morning work Monday, Sept. 16.
In addition to a $1 million purse and a paid-berth in the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2 as part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series, the Sept. 21 Cotillion Stakes (G1) at Parx carries championship implications.
The Stronach Group announced today that Mike Lakow has been appointed Vice President of Racing Operations at Gulfstream Park.
Hotshot Anna gave owner-trainer Hugh Robertson back-to-back wins in the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes (G2) Sept. 16, when she outran Talk Veuve to Me in the Presque Isle Downs stretch to win by 1 1/4 lengths.
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Peter and Patty Searles' City Man will try to maintain a perfect record Sept. 20 when he lines up against four other 2-year-olds in the $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes at Belmont Park.