Headlines for Wednesday, July 12, 2006

  • Dubai Escapade Towers Over 'Rooney Field

    Darley Stable's Dubai Escapade, a winner of four straight in 2006, will carry top weight of 122 pounds when she faces six rivals in the $500,000 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr I) Saturday at Calder Race Course.

  • Kelly's Landing Tries 'The Fog' Again; 13 Enter

    Summerplace Farm's Kelly's Landing will face a big job on Saturday when he takes on sprint champion Lost in the Fog and 11 other rivals in the $500,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) in the Summit of Speed at Calder Race Course in Miami.

  • Filly Asaawir Tops Day 2 at Tattersalls July

    Listed-placed 3-year-old filly Asaawir (GB), by Royal Applause (GB), topped day two of Tattersalls' July Sale in Newmarket July 12 when bought for 170,000gns by local agent Richard Frisby for the Ptarmigan Bloodstock investment partnership.

  • Rajeem Shocks Falmouth Field

    Clive Brittain pulled off another big race surprise when his 3-year-old filly, Rajeem, landed the UAE Equestrian and Racing Federation Falmouth Stakes (Eng-I) at odds of 50-1 at Newmarket on Wednesday.

  • McCarron Discusses NARA Details, Goals

    Chris McCarron had the birth of an idea nearly 20 years ago. The Hall of Fame jockey had a vision for a first-ever jockey's school in the United States. Now, as director of the North American Racing Academy, McCarron has set Sept. 11 as the date his dream will officially be implemented, as the school will open its doors for the first time at the Kentucky Horse Park.

  • "Road" Shows on ESPN Grab More Viewers

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Wednesday that television viewership for the first four shows of its "Road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships -- Powered by Dodge" was up 45% over last year's numbers.

  • Breeders' Incentive Program Announces New Developments

    The Kentucky Breeder's Incentive Program, which is comprised of sales tax on stud fees and awarded its first check during Kentucky Derby week, is kicking into high gear to get more mares registered and is expanding its efforts to include non-race breeds.

  • Twilight Racing At Saratoga Debuts Sept. 1

    Saratoga Race Course will offer a full card of Thoroughbred racing Sept. 1 with a different twist. For this one day only during the Spa's 36-day meet, the first race post will be at 3 p.m.

  • Jockey Alex Solis, confident in hiring decisions made by The Jockeys' Guild.

    Solis Says Jockeys' Guild Committed to Turnaround

    Jockey Alex Solis, who was instrumental in bringing sports agent and rare-coin collector Dwight Manley to the attention of the Jockeys' Guild, said he's committed to turning around the Guild and hopes to bring it back to prominence in the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Researchers Contemplate Role of Vesiviruses in MRLS

    Oregon State University (OSU) researchers announced last month that they linked vesiviruses to abortions seen during Central Kentucky's bout with mare reproductive loss syndrome in 2001 and concluded that vesivirus-specific reagents should be included in the diagnostic panel for aborting mares. A University of Kentucky researcher disagrees with the findin...