Headlines for Thursday, July 28, 2005

  • Alleged Ruler Faces Champs in Seagram Cup

    Alleged Ruler, a 4-year-old son of A.P. Indy, takes on five rivals, including champions One for Rose and Wake at Noon, in Saturday's $161,100 Seagram Cup (Can-III) at Woodbine.

  • Southern Cal Racetrack Chaplaincy Launches Web Site

    The Southern California Thoroughbred Racetrack Chaplaincy has launched a Web site, www.racetrackbiblestudy.com, offering streaming audio, outreach program information, and bible study information.

  • Bobby Frankel sends Miesque winner Louvain into Saturday's San Clemente 'Cap.

    Memorette, Louvain Battle in San Clemente

    Memorette, yet to win in 2005 while piling up earnings of $243,932, is among 14 3-year-old fillies entered for Saturday's $150,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) at one mile on the Del Mar turf. Ten will go to the post.

  • Horse Investment Bill Initiated in U.S. Senate

    A bill designed to promote investment in the horse industry by removing provisions of federal law that favor other investments was introduced by U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell July 28.

  • Lukas Points Grand Reward Toward Forego

    The D. Wayne Lukas-trained Grand Reward might have finished third in a conditioned allowance/optional claiming race on the opening day of the Saratoga meeting, but the Hall of Fame trainer has bigger things in mind for the regally-bred son of Storm Cat

  • Spinaway Could be Next for Fifth Avenue

    After closing to take second in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga on opening day, Fifth Avenue is now pointed toward the Aug. 26 Spinaway Stakes (gr. II).

  • Wonder Again to Defend Diana Title at Spa

    Wonder Again will return to Saratoga Saturday to defend her title against a field of nine other top-class fillies and mares in the $500,000 Diana Stakes (gr. IT), formerly the Diana Handicap.

  • Zito To Saddle A Pair in Short Jim Dandy Field

    Trainer Nick Zito will send two of his 2005 Triple Crown contenders into action in Saturday's $500,000 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course. Belmont Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Andromeda's Hero and barnmate Noble Causeway lead the field of six entered.

  • Woodbine to Build Entertainment Complex

    Woodbine Entertainment Group enters a new era in horse racing and entertainment with its announcement today that, in partnership with American-based The Cordish Co., the Toronto track will build a $310 million, 25-acre entertainment district on the track's property.

  • Perfect Drift Heads Rich Washington Park

    Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift, a grade I winner with earnings in excess of $3 million, looms as the overwhelming favorite over six rivals in the $300,000 Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) Saturday at Arlington Park.

  • Belmont Stakes winner Afleet Alex has been sidelined by a condylar fracture.

    Afleet Alex Sidelined by Condylar Fracture

    Cash Is King's Afleet Alex, dramatic winner of the Preakness and runaway winner of the Belmont Stakes (both gr. I), was operated on Wednesday at the New Jersey Equine Clinic after suffering a condylar fracture. The 3-year-old son of Northern Afleet is now out of consideration for the upcoming Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I) and Travers Stakes (gr. I) but could return for a fall campaign.

  • Horse Industry Groups to Fund Economic Study

    Three Kentucky horse industry groups have agreed to finance an economic impact study to help determine how a new state breeders incentive fun should be crafted.

  • WinStar Farm's Tiznow

    Tiznow Moves to Top of Freshman List

    The victory by Folklore in the July 27 Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) opening day at Saratoga was more than just her first stakes win. It also was the first to represent her sire, Tiznow, the 2000 Horse of the Year.

  • McCarron Chooses TRF Retirees for Racing Academy

    Hall of Fame jockey Chris McCarron has entered into an agreement with the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation to supply horses for the North American Racing Academy, a riding school McCarron plans to open later this year.

  • ReRun Launches New Program to Benefit Former Racehorses

    ReRun, the national non-profit Thoroughbred adoption group, will launch its new fundraising program Running for ReRun at Saratoga Race Course July 30. The first horse signed up for the program is Cooking the Books owned by ReRun's vice-president, Felice Busto's Sea Horse NJ Stables.

  • Racing Officials Launch Accreditation Program

    The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program and the University of Louisville Equine Industry Program have joined forces with a broad coalition of racing industry organizations to launch the Racing Officials Accreditation Program.