Headlines for Wednesday, June 7, 2006

  • Acorn next step on comeback trail for Adieu.

    Adieu Resumes Her Comeback in Acorn

    Adieu makes her second start of the year for trainer Todd Pletcher in the $250,000 Acorn (gr. I) for 3-year-old fillies at one mile Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Bold Ruler win propels rebounding Tiger into True North.

    Healthy Tiger Back for More in True North 'Cap

    Tiger tries to stay unbeaten against stakes rivals when he meets seven others in the $200,000 True North Handicap (gr. II) at six furlongs on the Belmont Park main track.

  • Jenny Wiley winner Wend among five taking on Gorella as she faces a field of fillies in Saturday's Just a Game 'Cap.

    Gorella Back With Distaffers in Just a Game

    Gorella, beaten less than two lengths by English Channel and Cacique five weeks ago in Churchill's Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT), will be the one to beat Saturday in the $300,000 Just a Game Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Belmont Park Widener Turf course.

  • Too Much Bling Takes on eight rivals in Saturday's Woody Stephens.

    Too Much Bling Gets Rail for Woody Stephens

    Too Much Bling returns to action for the first time since his powerful nine-length victory in Aqueduct's Bay Shore (gr. III) two months ago, facing eight rivals in the $250,000 Woody Stephens Breeders' Cup (gr. II) at Belmont Park Saturday.

  • Woodford Reserve winner English Channel top choice for Saturday's Manhattan.

    English Channel Tops Stellar Manhattan Field

    English Channel leads a stellar cast in the $400,000 Manhattan Handicap (gr. IT) on the Belmont Park turf Saturday, the race that precedes the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Barbaro to be Featured in Belmont Telecast

    Coverage of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on ESPN networks and ABC Sports June 8-10 will include more footage than ever before of the details surrounding a horse that will not be present for the third leg of the Triple Crown.

  • Favorite Trick, the 1997 Horse of the Year, died in a barn fire Tuesday.

    Favorite Trick, Saratoga Six Die in Barn Fire

    Favorite Trick, the 1997 Horse of the Year as a 2-year-old, and Saratoga Six, a grade I winner, died last night in a barn fire at Jim and Marilyn Helzer's JEH Stallion Station near Hondo, N.M.