Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher, the national earnings leader with more than $12 million in purses, seeks to pad those figures with an invasion of Hollywood Park for the three richest races of the meet the next two weekends.
The name of Mill House's multiple stakes winner Brilliant was among nine dropped in the entry box on Wednesday for Saturday's $250,000-added Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.
The results of post-race blood tests in five horses that raced at Keeneland or Churchill Downs have raised some red flags in Kentucky.
- By Jack Shinar
Legislation that would change the current membership of the commission that oversees horse racing in California and require other "ethics reform" was introduced by State Senator Leland Yee June 26.
Jockey Julien Leparoux won six of the first eight races on a nine-race card at Churchill Downs June 27, including a dead-heat.
The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, the Monmouth University Scholarship Fund, Monmouth Park Charities, and other charities of local interest will be the beneficiaries when Breeders' Cup Ltd. hosts its 2007 Breeders' Cup Charity Celebration Oct. 26.
Thirteen individuals have been elected to the Breeders' Cup board of members and trustees from a field of 25 candidates, the organization announced June 27.
Veterinarians representing the American Association of Equine Practitioners' "On Call" program will support a busy summer television schedule of live Thoroughbred racing.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority has initiated an investigation after a search of the Keeneland barn of trainer Patrick Biancone.
- By Jon Forbes
Bettors in the Tucson, Ariz., area are again able to wager on horseracing simulcasts, but whether that will be the case in early September remains to be seen.
- By Dan Johnson
Wyandotte County, Kan., voters on June 26 approved a measure that will allow The Woodlands racetrack to install slot machines. The revenue eventually could push purses above the $200,000-per-day level at the once-bankrupt track.
- By Claire Novak
William J. Gallion and Shirley Cunningham Jr., the suspended lawyers and 20% owners of Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Curlin, along with suspended attorney Melbourne Mills Jr. pled not guilty June 21 in U.S. District Court to charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud against more than 400 plaintiffs in a lawsuit over the diet drug fen-phen.
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