Wonder Again, who ran quite well in her 2005 debut, should be tough to handle Saturday at Belmont Park in the track's New York Handicap (gr. IIT).
The British-bred mare Katdogawn has faced many of the most talented turf fillies and mares from the U.S. and around the world throughout her career and the quality of the company she has kept has helped make her the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday's 24th running of the $150,000-added Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Churchill Downs.
Morton Grove, Illinois, a Chicago suburb once considered as the site of an off-track betting parlor, has modified its zoning laws to preclude any future incursions by wagering interests.
Better Talk Now will have some help in Saturday's $750,000 United Nations Handicap (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park with the prospect of a soft turf course and stablemate Shake the Bank.
David Cassidy, a well known entertainer and longtime Thoroughbred owner and breeder, will deliver the keynote speech during the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
A field of eight 3-year-old fillies has been drawn for Saturday's $100,000 Lone Star Oaks at 1 1/16 miles on turf.
Live racing returned to Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino June 29 after more than seven weeks following the May 12 shutdown due to surface concerns.
Fog City Stable partners Bill Bianco and David Shimmon are in the process of dissolving their partnership. The horses have been divided between the two partners with the exception of two -- Roman Ruler and Buzzards Bay. Roman Ruler is scheduled to start Monday in the Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park while Buzzard's Bay will be sold at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky in July.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced the Eclipse Awards, honoring Thoroughbred horse racing's human and equine champions, would be held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2006, 2007, and 2008.
Choosing Choice's first two winners are both from this year's 2-year-old crop.
Ellis Park has hired Josh Abner to serve as its communications manager. Abner will oversee the media relations and communications efforts of the Henderson, Ky. racetrack.
The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium board of directors met June 28 in Chicago, approving several measures including final recommendations for penalties.
Unbeaten River's Prayer, a 3 1/2-length winner of the June 4 Cinderella Stakes as the odds-on favorite, figures to draw heavy support again on Saturday when facing eight rival 2-year-old fillies in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Landaluce Stakes at six furlongs.
A field of nine, led by Cryptograph, is set to challenge Saturday's $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), going 1 1/8 miles.
Juddmonte Farms has assumed sponsorship of Keeneland's Spinster Stakes.The $500,000-guaranteed Juddmonte Spinster, to be run Oct. 9, is a grade I event for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up and one of the top stepping stones for the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) in October.
Team Valor Stables' Guillaume Tell is the 2-1 morning line favorite in a field of nine 3-year-olds for Saturday's $150,000 Arlington Classic, presented by Woodford Reserve (gr. IIIT).
Minelli, a winning daughter of Flying Spur, was the top-selling broodmare Wednesday during the William Inglis & Son mixed sale at Oaklands Junction in Australia.
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