Articles posted June 30, 2008

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Champ Declan's Moon Retired to Merryland

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Champ Declan's Moon Retired to Merryland

Maryland-bred Declan's Moon, the 2004 Eclipse Award-winning champion juvenile colt and early favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) before an injury, has been retired from racing.

Big Brown's Belmont Drug Tests Negative

Big Brown's Belmont Drug Tests Negative

Dr. George Maylin, the director of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board drug testing and research program at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., said the post-race test results on Belmont Stakes (gr. I) favorite Big Brown came back "clean" for any illegal medications.

Inside Track: Under the Wire

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Inside Track: Under the Wire

Racing's photo-finish camera was invented for and first used at Del Mar -- and as Thoroughbred fans know, there are photo finishes virtually every day at the track, some of them so tight the phrase "won by a whisker" is literally true.

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