The decision by stewards to disqualify German-bred Zollner from first in Monday's Grosser Muller Brot-Preis (Ger-II) and award the race to Royal Dragon has been overturned on appeal.
The Jockey Club has launched an inquiry into whether artificial insemination was used at Valley Creek Farm in California, which is co-owned by Jack Liebau, one of its members. Additionally, the Jockey Club has agreed to conduct a hearing into the fraudulent registration of four Palomino Thoroughbreds.
There's no good news in the weather forecast for racing fans whose favorite Belmont horses favor off tracks.
Ireland's Coolmore Stud reportedly is attempting to purchase all or part of Golan, the Sagitta Two Thousand Guineas winner who is expected to go off as one of the favorites in Saturday's Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I) in England.
- By Scott Davis
Hialeah Park has transferred $585,000 of the remaining $1.3 million held in horsemen's accounts to Calder Race Course.
- By Steve Haskin
We're going to venture out on that precarious and proverbial limb, even at the risk of leaving certain trainers dumfounded over our out-of-the-norm audacity. We're not going to be brazen enough to state emphatically that Point Given is the biggest lock in the Belmont Stakes since Secretariat. But...
OK, so you don't like Point Given, who by the way handled himself very well Thursday morning on his first excursion around Belmont Park, except for some typical gawking during his gallop. That's fine, as there is plenty to choose from.
Team Valor, the racing partnership that will be represented by longshot Dr Greenfield in Saturday's Belmont Stakes, is establishing a scholarship program to benefit children of racetrack backstretch workers.
Advice from Bob Douglas, PhD, owner of BET Labs in Kentucky, who specializes in working with veterinarians and farm owners to assist in reproductive problems of mares and stallions.
Uncertainty stemming from mare reproductive loss syndrome, and the subsequent moratorium on prospective foal insurance that has been in effect since early May, are expected to impact the no-guarantee stallion-season market in 2002.
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