Articles posted June 25, 2008

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Daytona Ready to Roar in American 'Cap

Daytona Ready to Roar in American 'Cap

Daytona does nothing but win, usually running on the front end. But last time out in the Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) the 4-year-old Irish bred proved he doesn't have to have the lead in order to get it done. You can't help but wonder if his seven rivals in the $250,000 American Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) June 28 at Hollywood Park have much chance at all.

Hamelback Named Adena Springs GM

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Eric Hamelback, who has been with Frank Stronach's Adena Springs twice during his career, has been named general manager of the Kentucky property.

Heat-Seeking Missile Ready to Strike

Heat-Seeking Missile Ready to Strike

With the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) to be run Saturday, the question is, can anyone beat Heatseeker, who has emerged as the top older horse in the West and a major threat in this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) run over a synthetic track, which he apparently loves?

Z Fortune Looks For Return to Form

Z Fortune Looks For Return to Form

After lackluster performances in both the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the May 31 Ohio Derby (gr. II), Z Fortune has raised questions. On June 27 in the $250,000 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows, the son of Siphon looks to provide some answers when he faces seven rivals.

RFE Recognized by White House

The Race For Education, a Lexington, Ky.-based non-profit, was recognized by The White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, along with the President's Council on Financial Literacy, among a small group of "innovative and effective programs and partnerships that promote financial literacy among Americans of all ages."

Horse Greeley to Stand at Claiborne

Horse Greeley to Stand at Claiborne

Horse Greeley, a grade II winner at 2 and one of the highest-weighted runners on the Experimental Free Handicap, has been retired and will enter stud next year at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

CHRB Seeks Comments on Steroids Rules

CHRB Seeks Comments on Steroids Rules

The California Horse Racing Board will vote in July on regulatory changes that would result in stricter penalties for anabolic steroids violations, and is soliciting public comment prior to a July 17 hearing at Del Mar.

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