The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium has hired Dr. Dionne Benson as executive director and chief operating officer.
The 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships, which will take place Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park, has partnered with Children Mending Hearts as the primary charitable beneficiary of this year's event.
Silver Max, who is riding a five-race win streak, returns to Arlington Park for the American Derby (gr. IIIT) Saturday, July 14.
Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags is out for at least the rest of the year.
Grade 1 heroine Grace Hall tops a field of seven sophomore fillies entered in Saturday's Grade 2, $400,000 Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park.
In five starts on turf this season, no horse has been able to head Silver Max. Whether that trend continues will be determined Saturday when the streaking three-year-old heads a field of 10 in the Grade 3, $200,000 American Derby at Arlington Park.
Before Del Mar gets underway next Wednesday, Hollywood Park will wrap up its spring/summer meet this weekend and Saturday's penultimate program features a strong card with four stakes races, including the Grade 1, $350,000 American Oaks. The 1 1/4-mile turf affair for three-year-old fillies shares the spotlight with the Grade 2, $200,00 A Gleam Handicap for filly and mare sprinters; the Grade 3, $150,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship for two-year-olds; and the $150,000 Landaluce Stakes for two-year-old fillies.
Treasure Beach could be following the same path as 2011 Man o' War winner and eventual champion turf male Cape Blanco when he enters the gate in Saturday's Grade 1 contest at Belmont Park.
A review of the medications administered I'll Have Another between the Preakness and Belmont Stakes (both gr. I) are consistent with the veterinary treatment of most racehorses, according to three licensed veterinarians.
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My Gi Gi, Lady of Shamrock and Stormy Lucy, the 1-2-3 finishers in the June 9 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park, will square off again July 14 in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT).
Rodrigo de Torres brought the top price of 75,000 guineas ($122,178 in U.S. funds) during the opening session of the Tattersalls July sale in England.
Stella Perdomo's Musketier, three-time winner of the Singspiel Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Woodbine Race Course, headlines a field of 11 turf marathoners in the $150,000 Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 14 at Arlington.
Lenny and Steve look at the older horses, tie up some loose ends, salute Joey Chestnut, and present the Top 10 Reasons why Bob Baffert is winning again. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.
Six sophomores seeking their first graded stakes score head postward in the $100,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) July 14, sprinting six furlongs at Monmouth Park. Isn't He Clever is the lone stakes winner in the field.
Phipps Stable's Boisterous, third in the Manhattan Handicap on the Belmont Stakes undercard, will carry high weight as he heads a field of 11 turf specialists in $200,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 14.
Two-time 2012 stakes winner Upperline carries top weight of 121 pounds July 14 in the 1 3/16-mile Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT). The Modesty is one of four stakes on Arlington's 'Million Preview Day.'
f Americans are going to have any chance against the mighty Europeans in this year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), they're going to have to show what they're made of. They can start July 14 in the $600,000 Man o' War Stakes.
Lewis Schaffel, Jim Collins, and Joel Schwartz' Team, winner of three of four starts this year, will make her stakes debut July 14 in the $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park.
Retired jockey John "Johnny" Wirchainski, who exercised major winners Sir Gaylord and Cicada, died July 4 of congestive problems in Dublin, Ohio.
Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O'Neill said he will drop his appeal of a 45-day suspension in California stemming from a carbon dioxide overage in one of his horses in 2010 and will serve the suspension Aug. 19-Sept. 27.
Lookin At Lucky, who shuttled last year to John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Australia, will shuttle to Haras Paso Nevado near Santiago, Chile, for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Union Rags has sustained a minor suspensory injury and will miss the remainder of the 2012 season.
Dual classic winner Golden Lilac is among 11 declared runners for a top-quality renewal of the Group 1, £160,000 Falmouth, the feature race of Friday's July Festival program at Newmarket.
The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said July 11 no dermorphin, a pain-killer more powerful than morphine, was found in samples tested from some horses that raced in this year's Derby and Oaks.
Jim Shoemake has been elected chairman of the American Horse Council board of trustees, the organization announced July 10.
The New York Thoroughbred Breeders is urging horse industry stakeholders to take part in a survey it says will help display the importance of the equine industry to New York's economy.
Duke of Marmalade, a two-time champion in both England and Ireland, was represented by his first winner when his 2-year-old son Count of Limonade won at Roscommon in Ireland
Key Contender, winner of the 1995 Suburban Handicap (gr. I), died June 29 at Old Friends NY at Cabin Creek-the Bobby Frankel Division in Greenfield Center, N.Y., because of complications from colic.
Gastric ulcers are an occupational hazard for Thoroughbreds, with up to 90% of all active racehorses currently affected. Omeprazole paste is currently licensed for treating and preventing gastric ulcer recurrence in horses, but until now researchers have not studied its efficacy in preventing ulcers from forming in young Thoroughbred racehorses.
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