An abscess caused by a stone bruise has knocked Key Lory out of Saturday's $500,000 United Nation's Handicap (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park, trainer Dennis Manning reported Friday.
Lazy Lane Farm's Blues In Seattle is the early line favorite in Saturday's $100,000-added Debutante Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.
Amherst Stable and Spruce Pond Stable's Volponi benefited from an equipment change as he rolled past Saint Verre to win the grade III, $111,200 Poker Handicap at Belmont Park on Friday.
Megahertz, the English-bred 3-year-old filly who has developed into a budding superstar for Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel, faces an international cast in Saturday's inaugural running of the $500,000 American Oaks at Hollywood Park.
- By Steve Haskin
So, who's going to set the pace in Saturday's $500,000 Suburban Handicap? With only five horses expected to be entered, it appears obvious that someone is going to have to deviate from his normal running style to prevent all five horses from running head and head most of the way.
It looks like trainer Bob Baffert and fiancee Jill Moss will be honeymooning on the Jersey Shore Aug. 4, watching Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner War Emblem run in the $1-million Haskell Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.
Belterra is being taken out of training and will miss the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships. Wagering on the Unbridled filly in the Breeders' Cup Future Wager has been suspended.
Sprint king Kona Gold is the heavy 3-5 favorite in a field of 10 heading toward Saturday's grade II, $300,000 Triple Bend Breeders' Cup Handicap at Hollywood Park.
A revamped Indiana Horse Racing Commission granted approval July 2 for the proposed Indianapolis Downs to build and operate an off-track betting parlor in Evansville, not far from Ellis Park in Kentucky.
Street Cry, Azeri, and Officer and Swept Overboard were the favorites for their respective races after the first day of betting for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Future Wager.
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