Articles posted June 14, 2012

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Presious Passion calls it a career

The career of multiple Grade 1 winner and grass specialist Presious Passion, who finished second in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Turf and has been a longtime favorite at Monmouth Park, has come to an end.

Royal Ascot - Jane Chapple-Hyam

Royal Ascot - Jane Chapple-Hyam

Trainer Jane Chapple-Hyam talks about Secret Asset, who is expected to run in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 19.

Giant Ryan euthanized

Grade 1 winner and reigning New York-bred Horse of the Year Giant Ryan was euthanized at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center due to the onset of laminitis, Shivananda Parbhoo confirmed late Thursday afternoon. The 6-year-old son of Freud broke both sesamoid bones in his left front fetlock during the running of Saturday's Grade 2 True North Handicap at Belmont Park.

Lopresti reports Wise Dan 'full of himself' ahead of Foster

Wise Dan, an easy winner of last fall's Grade 1 Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs who recently broke a track record at Keeneland in his 10 1/2-length romp in the Grade 3 Ben Ali, was reported to be full of himself Thursday morning and trainer Charlie Lopresti said his star is ready for Saturday's Grade 1, $400,000 Stephen Foster Handicap under the Twin Spires.

NYRA, NBC Sports Group announce 'Summer at Saratoga' schedule

The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and the NBC Sports Group have announced the schedule for this year's "Summer at Saratoga" series, with five live broadcasts from Saratoga, starting on August 11 and running through September 1, and including such marquee races as the Alabama, Travers and Woodward.

THS: Stephen Foster Handicap 2012

THS: Stephen Foster Handicap 2012

Tom LaMarra and Evan Hammonds handicap the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs this weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Stephen Foster.

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