A hearing into a complaint against a Sacramento, Calif. horse owner charged with improperly substituting jockey silks in the colors of the Confederate flag for a race at Cal Expo was continued to Aug. 26.
Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Sidney's Candy makes his turf debut in the $150,000 La Jolla Handicap (gr. IIT) at Del Mar Aug. 14.
After nine years of on-again, off-again movement, the Aqueduct casino project now seems all but certain to be a done deal.
Despite the return of the last three winners of the race, the 2010 edition of the Sword Dancer Invitational (gr. IT) lacks a true standout. That was made possible after the defection of probable favorite Take the Points.
Dance Teacher and Play all Day, two successful broodmares owned by Edward P. Evans, were euthanized in March because of complications from the infirmities of old age.
Seeking the Title and No Such Word, both graded winners entering off losses, will look to rebound in the $200,000 Monmouth Oaks (gr. III) Aug. 14 in New Jersey.
Jockey Robby Albarado suffered a fractured clavicle and left index finger when he fell from his horse during the gallop out of the first race at Saratoga on Aug. 11.
Trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. had a quartet of horses on Saratoga Race Course's main track the morning of Aug. 11 for six-furlong works: Trickmeister, D' Funnybone, Boys At Tosconova, and I Want Revenge.
MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter
West Virginia Derby winner Concord Point is the first graded winner with siblings Relaunch and Moon Glitter in his pedigree--a pattern to watch for in future pedigrees.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission hopes to expedite regulations for out-of-competition testing and have them in place in time for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs.
For the first time in recent memory, the minimum purse at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort has fallen under $8,000 because of a purse reduction.
- By Tom LaMarra
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A judge with the United States District Court in Maryland has denied Thoroughbred interests' partial motion to dismiss an anti-trust lawsuit filed by a harness track that has suspended operations.
Summertime temperatures are running wild across the United States this week, with Oklahoma hitting approximately 105°F, which is leading a number of equine owners to study their horse's heat tolerance with more than a little caution.
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