Horse of the Year Curlin will make his turf debut in the $500,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) July 12, trainer Steve Asmussen said Tuesday.
Tactical Cat, a son of Storm Cat and sire of 20 stakes winners, has been purchased by Randy Gammill for stallion duty at his Diamond G Ranch near Edmond, Okla.
Speed will be the order of day going into Saturday's Carry Back Stakes (gr. II) at six furlongs at Calder Race Course.
Brandon Meier stepped into the winner's circle, his mouth bloodied and teeth fractured. His grin was ear-to-ear, reminiscent of a boxer who had just survived a 12-round unanimous decision.
Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Proud Spell tosses name into field for Delaware Oaks (gr. II) July 12 at Delaware Park.
The Breeders' Cup announced July 1 the full 2008 TV schedule in for the 2008 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series that begins this weekend at Monmouth Park. Each of the 57 Breeders' Cup Challenge races will be televised, highlighted with telecasts on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 in addition to telecasts on TVG and HRTV.
Breeders' Cup announced the launch of its first fantasy sports game, the Breeders' Cup Fantasy Challenge. The Breeders' Cup Fantasy Challenge coincided with the Breeders' Cup Challenge that began July 5.
The Breeders' Cup and ESPN announced June 2 that the Oct. 24-25 Breeders' Cup World Championships from Santa Anita Park will receive an unprecedented nine hours of live coverage including, for the first time, 2.5 hours of live coverage on ABC.
Breeders' Cup and Emirates Airline have announced a renewal of their sponsorship agreement through which Emirates, an intercontinental airline based in the United Arab Emirates, will become title sponsor of the $3-million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at the 2008 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The Summit of Speed program at Calder Race Course in South Florida will be broadcast live with on-site coverage by HRTV July 12.
An application for an owner's license for reigning Horse of the Year Curlin has been received by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, board spokesman Dan Toomey said July 8.
The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association issued a statement July 8 thanking Calder horsemen who "took the full brunt" of purse cuts during a 2 1/2-month dispute with track owner Churchill Downs Inc.
Windfields Farm, birthplace of the great Canadian-bred Northern Dancer, will cease to operate as a commercial venture and will revert to being a family operation.
Vincent "Vinnie" Garibaldi, an 81-year-old former longshoreman who is now an Ocala, Fla.-based horse farm worker, is this year's winner of the Dogwood Dominion Award.
Dream Rush, caught by Looky Yonder in the stretch during the Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont May 25 at 4-5, figures to to be the one beat again Saturday in her second start off a layoff in the six-furlong Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) at Calder Race Course.
Five-year-old Welsh Cake (by Fantastic Light), a half-sister to Prix du Rond-Point (Fr-II) winner Trans Island (by Selkirk), topped breeding stock-orientated first session of the Tattersalls July sale in Newmarket, England July 8.
Dancing Allstar looks to be the belle of the ball entering the $250,000 Azalea Stakes (gr. III) at Calder Race Course July 12. The chestnut Millennium Allstar filly has won her last six races, all of which have come in stakes company, and she leads a field of seven 3-year-old fillies who will contest the six-furlong Azalea.
The Lavington Stud's Rosinka, winner of five of her last six starts, looms a tough-to-defeat probable favorite in the July 12 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park.
Though the July 12 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) at Calder Race Course will host an impressive cast of seasoned performers, Benny the Bull has clearly stated his case as the top contender in the group.
The Ohio State Racing Commission said July 8 that most Ohio racetracks would probably install Keno terminals at their facilities when the game launches in the state Aug. 4.
Penn National Gaming Inc. said July 7 it has secured an exclusive 18-month option to purchase about 36 acres in Cecil County, Md., for the purpose of constructing a slot-machine casino.
Calder Race Course posted entries July 7 for its July 12 Summit of Speed, a card with a quartet of six-furlong graded stakes that has become the highlight of the year at the South Florida track.
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