Headlines for Thursday, June 30, 2005

  • Katdogawn Tops Competitive Field in Locust Grove

    The British-bred mare Katdogawn has faced many of the most talented turf fillies and mares from the U.S. and around the world throughout her career and the quality of the company she has kept has helped make her the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday's 24th running of the $150,000-added Locust Grove Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Churchill Downs.

  • Better Talk Now, winning the Fort Marcy, is favored in the United Nations.

    Better Talk Now Favored in United Nations

    Better Talk Now will have some help in Saturday's $750,000 United Nations Handicap (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park with the prospect of a soft turf course and stablemate Shake the Bank.

  • Evangeline Downs Reopens

    Live racing returned to Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino June 29 after more than seven weeks following the May 12 shutdown due to surface concerns.

  • Santa Anita Derby winner Buzzards Bay will be sold at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky in July.

    Fog City Dissolving Partnership; Buzzards Bay to Sell in July

    Fog City Stable partners Bill Bianco and David Shimmon are in the process of dissolving their partnership. The horses have been divided between the two partners with the exception of two -- Roman Ruler and Buzzards Bay. Roman Ruler is scheduled to start Monday in the Dwyer Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park while Buzzard's Bay will be sold at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky in July.

  • Eclipse Awards Remain in California Through 2008

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced the Eclipse Awards, honoring Thoroughbred horse racing's human and equine champions, would be held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif., in 2006, 2007, and 2008.

  • Undefeated River's Prayer Faces Eight in Landaluce

    Unbeaten River's Prayer, a 3 1/2-length winner of the June 4 Cinderella Stakes as the odds-on favorite, figures to draw heavy support again on Saturday when facing eight rival 2-year-old fillies in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Landaluce Stakes at six furlongs.

  • Cornhusker Handicap challenger Musique Toujours, winning the Ocala Breeders' Sales Classic.

    Field Of Nine to Challenge Cornhusker

    A field of nine, led by Cryptograph, is set to challenge Saturday's $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II), going 1 1/8 miles.

  • Juddmonte Farms to Sponsor Spinster Stakes at Keeneland

    Juddmonte Farms has assumed sponsorship of Keeneland's Spinster Stakes.The $500,000-guaranteed Juddmonte Spinster, to be run Oct. 9, is a grade I event for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up and one of the top stepping stones for the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) in October.