Articles posted August 22, 2012

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The Fugue faces seven in Yorkshire Oaks

Impressive Goodwood scorer The Fugue heads a select field of seven for Thursday's Group 1 Yorkshire Oaks at York. John Gosden's charge bounced back to winning form in the Group 1 Nassau over 10 furlongs at the Glorious meeting, but will be stepping back up to 1 1/2 miles for Thursday's Ebor meeting fixture.

Dullahan settles in at Del Mar

Grade 1 Blue Grass winner Dullahan shipped in from Kentucky with no problems on Sunday, and has acclimated well to his new surroundings during his first 72 hours at Del Mar.

Alpha favored in 11-horse Travers

Eleven three-year-olds are set for the 143rd edition of the "Midsummer Derby," Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Travers Stakes at Saratoga, and Grade 2 Jim Dandy hero Alpha has been installed the 5-2 favorite on the morning line. The Kiaran McLaughlin-trained colt will break from post 6 in the 1 1/4-mile event with Ramon Dominguez.

Bodemeister retired

Grade 1 winner Bodemeister was diagnosed with an injury to his left shoulder, and upon deliberation among veterinarians and the owners, the decision was made for him to retire to stud at WinStar Farm. Bodemeister has begun treatment and a full recovery is expected in the coming months, but the three-year-old son of Empire Maker would not have been able to return in time for major races at the end of 2012.

Oaklawn to offer record overnight purses in 2013

Stall applications are now available for Oaklawn Park's 2013 live meet, which will be the richest in the track's 109-year history with purses totaling close to $20 million during the 56-day season. Oaklawn, which runs January 11 through April 13, announced a record $5.7 million stakes schedule several weeks ago.

The Jockey Club's Games Draw Interest

The Jockey Club announced Aug. 22 that its "Major League Horse Racing" interactive game attracted more than 1,200 players during its first week and that the game "Thoroughbred World" has attracted more than 2,000 players.

Jockey Club launches interactive games

The Jockey Club on Wednesday announced the launch of "Major League Horse Racing," an interactive game that combines the skill of fantasy sports and the fun of social media with the excitement of horse racing, and "Thoroughbred World," a game focused on the breeding, owning and training aspects of the sport.

Ortensia heads large Nunthorpe field

Aussie star sprinter Ortensia is among a huge field of 20 runners in the Group 1 Nunthorpe at York on Friday. Ortensia blitzed the opposition in the Group 1 Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai back in March, and while she failed to find her best form on her first couple of outings in Britain, she came good at Glorious Goodwood last time in the Group 2 King George.

Frankel romps to extend win streak to 13

The awesome Frankel made a seamless transition to the about 1 1/4-mile distance in Wednesday's Grade 1 Juddmonte International Stakes, rolling to a facile seven-length triumph over Farhh and St Nicholas Abbey in the opening-day of the Ebor Festival at York.

Hansen out of Travers

Last year's champion juvenile Hansen has been ruled out of consideration for this Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Travers at Saratoga Race Course.

Saratoga Diary: Slipping By

Saratoga Diary: Slipping By

Time seems to fly by more quickly the older you get. That's because a mere day represents a larger percentage of the time you have left than it did when you were young. read blog

Surgical Options for Managing Roaring in Horses

You might not be able to see a roarer from a mile away, but you sure can hear them. Horses with recurrent laryngeal neuropathy (RLN, often referred to as roarers due to the sound they make breathing) frequently require surgical intervention to both reduce the noise produced during exercise and to increase the amount of air they can take in while working.

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