Trainer Joe Woodard, who has saddled seven consecutive winners at Churchill Downs, can tie the track record Thursday.
Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Giacomo stretched his limbs on his first visit to the Hollywood Park main track Wednesday morning since arriving Sunday following a third-place finish in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in Baltimore on Saturday.
Juliesugardaddy, unbeaten in three turf starts, could be just the tonic that ailing trainer Barry Abrams needs when the gray colt seeks his first graded stakes victory Saturday in the $100,000-added Will Rogers Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Hollywood Park.
Multiple stakes winner Miss Terrible, who returned to action after a long layoff with back-to-back graded stakes wins, will ship west for the $350,000-added Gamely Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park on Monday.
Jockey Eddie Zuniga guided Shrewd Maria to a nose victory for his 1,000th career victory in the second race at Indiana Downs May 24.
Jim Gagliano, executive vice president of Maryland racing operations for the Maryland Jockey Club, resigned today.
Sam Krasner was named the 2005 Avelino Gomez Memorial Award winner. The award is given to the person, Canadian-born, Canadian-raised or regular rider in the country for more than five years, who has made significant contributions to the sport.
- By Jack Shinar
The California Horse Racing Board plans to eliminate 12 Thoroughbred racing dates this summer that belonged to the state fair and reduce the number of competing Northern California dates by four days.
The United States Trotting Association and Harness Tracks of America will become partners in NTRA Purchasing, officials announced May 25.
Exchange Rate had his first career winner when British Bow won in Italy May 20.
Trainer Todd Pletcher is pointing grade I winner Lion Tamer toward the May 30 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III). The 1 1/16-mile race is the centerpiece of the 12-race Memorial Day program.
Youbet.com handled more than $3.5 million on Preakness day, May 21, up 75% from the $2 million wagered on the same day in 2003, the last year the online wagering service offered the race.
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