Four additional cases of Potomac horse fever have been confirmed at two veterinary hospitals in Lexington, Ky.
- By Steve Haskin
Following the events of last Sunday, what we have in the 3-year-old division are Wyatt Earp, Wild Bill Hickok, and The Sundance Kid all walking toward each other for the inevitable shootout. Only these equine gunslingers are named War Emblem, Medaglia d'Oro, and Came Home.
Pin Oak Stable's See How She Runs, whose five-race undefeated streak was snapped when narrowly defeated in the $150,000 Iowa Oaks last time out, is the likely favorite among seven 3-year-old fillies entered for Saturday's $100,000 Singapore Plate (gr. III) over 1 1/8 miles at Arlington Park.
Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day enters Thursday's action just $131,031 behind the recently retired Chris McCarron on horse racing's list of all-time leading jockeys by purse earnings.
Augustin Stable's With Anticipation will try to become the third horse to win back-to-back runnings of the Sword Dancer Invitational when he faces 10 opponents Saturday at Saratoga.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be hosting the 2nd seminar of its "Guests in the Gallery" program on Wednesday August 14th at 11:00 a.m.
Not many times does a horse finish second in a maiden race, then win a $75,000 stakes race. But that's just what It's a Giggle did.
Penn National Gaming announced Wednesday it will acquire three more casinos for $780 million.
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will be hosting
the second seminar of its "Guests in the Gallery" program on
Aug. 14th at 11 am. Participants scheduled to attend the panel
discussion are trainers H. James Bond, Leah Gyarmati, Kiaran McLaughlin, Ken McPeek, and Tom Voss.
Del Mar announced a 5% increase in overnight purses for the remainder of its 43-day meeting. The increase is retroactive to the beginning of racing on July 24.
Leading Japanese stallion Sunday Silence, who underwent the latest of three operations July 18 at the Shadai Horse Clinic in Japan, is in critical condition after showing signs of laminitis.
Wednesday night's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale ended not with a bang but a whimper, as the highly anticipated Storm Cat colt--the last yearling through the ring--was bought back by consignor Robert Evans for $3.8 million.
A three-year-old drug-positive case against trainers David Donk, Todd Pletcher, and Mark Hennig has been dropped by the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.
Eureka Stud in the northern Australian state of Queensland is facing a Supreme Court action seeking $23 million (Australian funds) in lost earnings by deceased stallion Brave Warrior.
Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner War Emblem, who also has victories in the Kentucky Derby ( gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) this year, was back in his stall at Del Mar Wednesday morning, and already making it known he is a candidate for the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) on August 25.
Champion filly Xtra Heat headlines a five horse field in Saturday's $125,000 Straight Deal Breeders' Cup at Laurel Park, her home track.
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