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Nonios, making his stakes debut for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, overcame some early trouble to post a 15-1 upset by a half-length over Liaison in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap at Betfair Hollywood Park June 3.
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Champion Acclamation emerged from his June 3 workout "fine," according to trainer Don Warren and will enter the $250,000 Charles Whittingham Memorial Handicap (gr. IT) at Betfair Hollywood Park in California June 9.
The first round of nominations for the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) and the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) have risen for a third consecutive year.
Grade I winner Richard's Kid is scheduled to make his first start in the United States in more than 20 months in the $70,000 Prove It Stakes June 8 at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Irish Mission provided trainer Mark Frostad his fourth win in the Woodbine Oaks - Presented by Budweiser when she edged away from her rivals in the final strides June 3.
Maiden River Rush, rallying from last along the inside for jockey James McAleney, registered a 21-1 upset in the $145,229 Plate Trial while setting a track record at Woodbine June 3.
John Ferguson, the bloodstock manager for Dubai's ruler Sheikh Mohammed, has joined the British Racing School's board of trustees, it was announced recently in England. The board has 12 members.
I'll Have Another visited the paddock at Belmont Park the morning of June 3, standing briefly in the saddling enclosure and walking several times around the paddock.
Outsider Saonois found room between horses and raced into the clear in the final yards to post a 33-1 upset in the Prix du Jockey-Club (Fr-I) at Chantilly June 3.
Following his three mounts at Churchill Downs June 3, jockey Manny Cruz will return to Calder Casino & Race Course, where he is the all-time leading rider with 1,956 victories at the Miami track.
Strong Return came from off the pace to capture the $2.6 million Yasuda Kinen (Jpn-I), Japan's spring championship event for turf milers, in record time at Tokyo Racecourse June 3.
With the rain having moved out of the New York area, the June 3 work tab at Belmont Park was busy, with five contenders for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) putting in their final workouts.
Editor's note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 Alltech Symposium, held May 21-23 in Lexington, Ky.
While firefighters work to contain a massive wildfire in New Mexico, the blaze has forced few horse evacuations, according to agricultural authorities in that state. But national authorities believe 2012 could see an increase in wildfire frequency and have cautioned horse owners to prepare for fires before they occur.
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