Trainer Richard Mandella says he's toying with the idea of running The Tin Man in the $750,000 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) following the 9-year-old gelding's impressive win in the Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Monday.
Grade I winner Kip Deville, who finished sixth -- beaten by about two lengths -- as the 7-to-5 favorite in the Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes (gr. IT) on the turf Monday at Hollywood Park, was supplemented for $5,000 Wednesday to the $250,000 Californian Stakes (gr. II) here Saturday. The 1 1/8-mile contest is on Cushion Track.
Horse Racing Radio Network, a national radio company founded to present major Thoroughbred stakes races each week on public radio, has purchased the exclusive radio rights to the 2007 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
Milk It Mick, an English champion at 2 and grade I winner at Santa Anita, has been retired from racing because of complications from an injury sustained in 2006
Suffolk Downs will reinstitute the historic Massachusetts Handicap this fall as part of a continued effort to return the East Boston racetrack to a secure financial position.
Empire Racing May 30 called for the specific placement of Saratoga Race Course and other nearby racing properties on the National and State Registers of Historic Places. A letter was sent Wednesday morning by Empire Racing chief executive officer Jeff Perlee to Saratoga Springs Mayor Valerie Keehn highlighting the request.
Shakespeare, winner of the 2005 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) and Belmont Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT), is back in training under the supervision of Kiaran McLaughlin after spending more than a year on the sidelines.
Polish Gift was represented by his first winner May 28 when his son Margo's Gift won at Emerald Downs.
Bidding on acclaimed artist Susan Sommer-Luarca's portrait "Barbaro" is up to $12,600 with bidding continuing on Ebay until June 1 at 10:00 a.m. (EST).
Street Sense, winner of the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), worked a half-mile May 30 at Churchill Downs as his owner, Jim Tafel, and trainer, Carl Nafzger, consider a possible start in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the final jewel of racing's Triple Crown.
A Redoute's Choice weanling sold for Aust$1,150,000 (U.S. $943,000) Wednesday during the opening session of the Magic Millions National Weanling Sale Wednesday.
- By Claire Novak
The lawsuit filed against Arlington Park by jockey Terry Houghton calls for no less than $10 million in punitive or exemplary damages.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick - The Tin Man and John Henry have more in common than grade I victories at the ripe old age of 9.
By John McEvoy - I have been caught in the squeeze between aggressive corporations battling for monopolistic control of "the product" while turning a frigid shoulder to the people who purchase the product.
A uniform on-track equine injury reporting system developed by Dr. Mary Scollay will be implemented as a pilot project at more than 30 racetracks beginning June 1.
Thoroughbred Charities of America has announced the appointment of five new directors to its current board of directors: Antony Beck of Gainesway Farm, Jimmy Bell of Darley at Jonabell, Gary Biszantz of Cobra Farm, Nadia Sanan Briggs of Padua Stables, and Jack Wolf of Starlight Stables.
Grade I winner Milwaukee Brew was represented by his first winner May 27 when Brewtiful Girl won at Delaware Park.
Trainer John Arnett started the Arapahoe Park meet off with a bang by winning 13 races during the first three days of racing at the Colorado track.
The president of the Saratoga Convention and Visitors Bureau will resign from the post June 29 to take the job of senior vice president of sales and market development for the New York Racing Association.
- By Tracy Gantz
After much deliberation, Santa Anita has chosen Cushion Track, the same surface as at Hollywood Park, for its synthetic track, it was announced May 23. The all-weather surface is to be installed this summer in time for the fall Oak Tree Racing Association meeting.
Legislation to authorize Instant Racing machines at Ohio's seven racetracks passed the state Senate May 23 and is headed to the House of Representatives.
- By Claire Novak
Leading Equine veterinarians Drs. Rustin Moore and Jim Belknap of The Ohio State University were the featured speakers during the inaugural web-based seminar -- or "webinar" -- presented by The Horse magazine May 23.
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