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First Jewel of Triple Tiara is Mother Goose

Six talented fillies will contest Saturday's $300,000 Mother Goose (gr. I) at Belmont Park, including the top two finishers from the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), Ashado and Island Sand. The other two legs of the Triple Tiara include the $500,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) on July 24th, and the $750,000 Alabama (gr. I) on Aug. 21st.

Laura's Lucky Boy in Cinema Spotlight

Laura's Lucky Boy, a four-length winner of last month's Will Rogers (gr. IIIT) in stakes record time, will seek his fourth straight victory on Saturday in Hollywood Park's $150,000 Cinema Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles on turf.

Gold Mine to New Zealand

Gold Mine, a 5-year-old son of Mr. Prospector, has been purchased by Mark and Denny Baker's Hallmark Stud for stallion duty at that farm near Te Kauwhata, New Zealand.

Deadline for Reporting Mares Bred is Aug. 1

The Jockey Club reminds stallion owners that all Reports of Mares Bred (RMB's) should be submitted on or before Sunday, Aug. 1. This is the first step in the registration process for foals of 2005 and timely submission of RMB's has a direct bearing on the subsequent issue of Service Certificates.

Groom Elite Program Receives TCA Donation

Thoroughbred Charities of America has awarded a $3,000 grant to the Groom Elite Program, its first from the Delaware-based charity founded by Herb and Ellen Moelis.

Grade II Winner Puzzlement Dead

Puzzlement, a multiple graded stakes winner as a homebred for Joseph V. Shields Jr., was euthanized June 16 at Palm Beach Equine near West Palm Beach, Fla., because of a tendon infection.

On-Track Figures Improve at Bay Meadows

Bay Meadows concluded its 2004 55-day spring meeting with increases in both on-track attendance and on-track handle, but overall handle declined by 4%.

Cot Campbell Books to Benefit Equine Research

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is now selling two of Cot Campbell's popular equine books, with the profits going to veterinary research beneficial to the horse. Lightning in a Jar and Rascals and Racehorseswere published by Eclipse Press and provided at cost by the publisher.

Audit: Kentucky Panel 'Messy,' But No Intent to Defraud

Though the old Kentucky Racing Commission has been called "messy and sloppily run," with lax management and a disregard for standard business practices, the organization did nothing that calls for involvement by law enforcement agencies, according to an audit report released June 22.

Zito Gearing Up For Second-Half Assault

Zito Gearing Up For Second-Half Assault

Nick Zito has been busy recently trying to come up with a schedule for his talented arsenal of 3-year-olds. Even with the loss of Eurosilver, Zito is loaded as he sets his sights on a number of major stakes, beginning with the July 11 Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park.

Business or Sport?

Business or Sport?

By Ray Paulick -- Currently playing across America's racing landscape are two stories that reflect the difficult decision owners of championship-level racehorses face concerning when to have their stars "call it a career."

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