Following a sweep of the stable areas of four California racetracks Wednesday, inspectors from the state labor commissioner's office and the U.S. Labor Department began pouring over records in search of violations, according to the Los Angeles Times.
The Lexington-Fayette (Kentucky) Urban County Council approved a plan which is designed to preserve area farm land from urban sprawl.
Heritage of Gold was back out on Churchill Downs' main strip Wednesday morning.
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Based on reports from the Los Angeles Times, Louisville Courier-Journal, New York Times, and NYRA.
Jerry Bailey was on the verge of owning Belmont Park on Saturday. The jockey won his fourth straight race and second consecutive stakes when he guided Trippi to an easy win in the Riva Ridge Stakes (gr. II).
David Copperfield won his turf debut in stellar fashion Saturday at Hollywood Park, setting all the pace before drawing off to a four-length victory in the $107,600 Cinema Handicap (gr. IIIT).
Michael Langford's Fan the Flame led at every pole on the way to a 3 1/4-length victory in Saturday's $125,000 Round Table Stakes (gr. III) at Arlington International.
Lemon Drop Kid, always prominent while debuting in blinkers, stormed home in the $250,000 Brooklyn Handicap (gr. II) a 7 1/4-length winner over Lager Sunday at Belmont Park.
Stud Old Dog Stable's Big Ten, making his second start in the country for trainer Richard Mandella, pressed the early pace of Scooter Brown on the way to a 3/4-length win over Early Pioneer in Sunday's $250,000 Californian Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park.
Saoirse pressed the early pace of Runaway Venus, took the lead after a 1/2-mile run in :45.14 seconds, was headed in the stretch by the late charging Quanah, and drew clear late to a 1 1/2-length victory in the $170,325 Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr.III) Sunday at Arlington International.
Robbie Davis made a bold move between horses, then shot up the rail to win the True North Handicap (gr. II) with Intidab by a length over Brutally Frank.
Under a patient ride by Corey Nakatani, Manndar came flying once a hole opened in deep stretch to win the Manhattan (gr. I) at Belmont Park Saturday.
Jerry Bailey had nowhere to go until deep stretch, but he found daylight at the right time to get heavily favored Perfect Sting home in the Just a Game Breeders' Cup (gr. III), the first stakes on the Belmont Stakes Day undercard.
Finder's Fee, who encountered trouble in her last two starts, had clear sailing Friday and came charging down the stretch to win the Acorn Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.
Yonaguska, purchased earlier this year at a 2-year-old auction for $1,950,000, ran his record to two-for-two with an easy win in The Flash Stakes Friday at Belmont Park.
Former trainer Don Wiggins died Saturday morning at Hermann Hospital in Houston after suffering a fall in the back yard of his home on Friday.
A triple dead-heat for fourth in the night race at Penn National Race Course on Saturday resulted in three separate superfecta payoffs for tickets correctly having the first-fourth place winners.
A 2-year-old Pembroke colt zipped a quarter mile in :21 1/5 as the fastest time during Sunday's "Under Tack Show" for Tuesday's June sale of 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age to be conducted by the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company in Florida.
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Grindstone was represented by his first winner as a sire when Tricky Elaine, a half-sister to Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner and 2-year-old champion Favorite Trick, won the third race Sunday at Churchill Downs.
Joseph Sullivan's homebred turf star The Vid was found dead in his stall early Friday morning at Noel Hickey's Irish Acres farm in Ocala, Florida.
Egyptband, a 3-year-old Dixieland Band filly trained by Criquette Head, charged to a three-length win in Sunday's Prix de Diane Hermes--French Oaks (Fr-I) at Chantilly.
The Aga Khan's Sinndar won the 1 1/2-mile Vodafone (Epsom) Derby (Eng-I) Saturday at Epsom, England.
Trainer Henry Cecil won the Vodafone (Epsom) Oaks (Eng-I) for the seventh time Friday when Lordship Stud's Love Divine posted a two-length triumph as the 9-4 favorite.
The Aga Khan's Daliapour, the 11-8 favorite ridden by Kieren Fallon, defeated Fantastic Light, ridden by American Chris McCarron, by three-quarters of a length in Friday's Coronation Cup (Eng-I) at Epsom, England.
Joe Orseno-trained Golden Missile is scheduled to make his next start in Saturday's Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.
Top American jockey Jerry Bailey will reportedly ride for Godolphin Racing in England during the Royal Ascot meet later this month.
During the days leading up to Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I), most of the media attention was focused on Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up Aptitude, the morning-line favorite, as well as Unshaded, who was supplemented at a cost of $100,000, and Impeachment, third in both the Derby and Preakness. Very little consideration was given to D. Wayne Lukas-trained Commendable, who had one win to his credit prior to Saturday's classic.
As expected, with no 3-year-old shooting for a Triple Crown for the first time in the past four years, the overnight television rating and total handle on Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) declined.
Eleven 3-year-olds were entered Wednesday morning for Saturday's Belmont Stakes.
Grade I winners Lite the Fuse and Smart Strike were represented by their first winners from their first crop of foals.
A combination of factors—the injury Saturday to Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus and a solid workout Monday—led owner James B. Tafel and trainer Carl Nafzger to conclude that Unshaded should contest the $1-million Belmont Stakes.
Jockeys Frankie Dettori and Ray Cochrane were recovering Friday at a Cambridge, England hospital from injuries they suffered Thursday in a plane crash that killed pilot Patrick Mackey (see photo above).
Trainer H. James Bond confirmed Thursday morning that Behrens missed his scheduled workout over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga and will be scratched from Saturday's Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II).
Citing the 3-year-old gelding's inexperience, trainer Carl Nafzger announced Wednesday that Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) winner Unshaded will not run in the June 10 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and instead will return to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. on Thursday.
In the paddocks of picture-perfect Stonerside Farm near Paris, Ky., the radiant glow from the faces of owners Robert and Janice McNair is powerful enough to warm most of Central Kentucky.
Vinery Australia will stand French champion Way of Light at its New South Wales base after being overwhelmed with inquiries for the services of the 4-year-old Mr. Prospector grandson.
A multiple stakes winner and sire of 14 added-money winners, To the Quick died of natural causes at Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine Ranch near Stillwater on May 4.
Irish stallion Sadler's Wells, who ranks as England/Ireland's all-time leader by number of pattern wins and by number of stakes winners, recently reached two more historic milestones.
Keeper Hill and Rings a Chime, both of whom were grade I winners in Kentucky, have been retired from racing after disappointing added-money efforts.
It only took a little more than 24 seconds for trainer Carlos Morales to see his life flash before his eyes.
Daniel Wildenstein's Kingsalsa won Tuesday's Prix du Chemin de Fer du Nord (Fr-III) at Chantilly by a half-length over Banyumanik and five other runners.
The passage of an account wagering bill in Louisiana poses a problem for the TV Games Network, and it could become an issue in other jurisdictions should some racetracks opt not to use the TVG wagering hub in Oregon.
The Maryland Horse Breeders Association is finalizing plans to investigate the use of medication in juvenile racing prospects offered at public auction.
Keeneland's July select yearling sale continues to shrink.
Lazy Lane Farms has announced that Kittiwake, a daughter of Sea Bird--Ole Liz who was one of the most broodmares in the 1970s and 1980s, has died at the Upperville, Va. farm at age 32.
The trainers of Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus and Peter Pan Stakes runner-up Unshaded still have not made decisions on whether their colts will compete in the June 10 Belmont Stakes.
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