Chinook Pass, an 11-time stakes winner and the only Washington-bred to win an Eclipse Award, was euthanized May 31 at owner Jill Hallin's farm in Maple Valley, Wash.
- By Ron Mitchell
A judge in California has denied a request to extend a temporary stay he granted trainer Jeff Mullins from serving a suspension handed down by the California Horse Racing Board.
Jockey Stewart Elliott was named the 2010 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award June 1.
Thirty-four horses, including 25 head consigned by Leprechaun Racing as agent for Stonewall Farm and Related Entities, have been added to the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's June sale.
HRTV and the Horse Racing Radio Network both plan on-site coverage of the $1 million Belmont Stakes (gr. I), final leg of racing's Triple Crown that will be run at Belmont Park on June 5.
Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra is scheduled to make her next start June 12, with four different races, including the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) against males, under consideration.
Graded stakes winner Old Forester was represented by his first winner when his daughter Golden Gilda won May 30 at Woodbine
Acclamation, easy winner of the Jim Murray Memorial Handicap on May 15, drops back in distance when he faces 11 opponents in the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park on June 5.
Nordic Truce, undefeated in three career starts, has been installed the 3-5 morning-line choice in the June 4 Hill Prince Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park.
Edward P. Evans' homebred American Dance, installed as the lukewarm 3-1 morning line favorite for the June 4 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II), will face stiff challenges from stablemate Tiger's Rock and Eldaafer.
If people think there is nothing historical about this year's Belmont, they are greatly mistaken.
- By Tom LaMarra
As the National Thoroughbred Racing Association prepares for its June 3 board of directors meeting in New York amid a changing landscape, the organization's biggest challenge could very well be industry perception.
The opening section of the 2010 Magic Millions national broodmare sale ended its three-session run June 1 with a gross that was up 18.1% from a year ago, but the average price declined 7.5%.
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Tom Durkin relives some of his calls of the failed Triple Crown bids in the Belmont Stakes. Watch Video
The Klein family of Louisville, Ky., has been represented by many graded stakes winners, but Stay Put will be their first classic starter when he competes in the June 5 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).
In an equine study using "proteomic" technology that systematically analyzed the proteins in skeletal muscle biopsies, a research team from The Netherlands identified a form of the protein creatine kinase that could be a marker for acute tying-up in horses.
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