Headlines for Thursday, July 20, 2006

  • CHRB Focuses on Jockey Safety Issues

    The California Horse Racing Board turned its attention to jockey protection at its meeting July 20 at Del Mar, moving along one rule change that would make safety reins mandatory and a second that revises criteria for vest standards.

  • Amorama Seeks Defense of Mabee Crown

    Looking for her third victory over Del Mar's Jimmy Durante Turf Course, Amorama will take on six other fillies and mares in Saturday's 49th running of the grade I, $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap at 1 1/8 miles on the grass.

  • CCA Oaks Poses Dilemma for Jockey Castellano

    Javier Castellano did not have an easy time choosing between Pine Island and Sugar Shake -- two fillies he had ridden to victories at the meet -- in Saturday's 90th running of the grade I Coaching Club American Oaks, the closing day feature of Belmont Park's spring/summer meet.

  • Kentucky Oaks winner Lemons Forever goes in Saturday's CCA Oaks.

    Pine Island Heads CCA Oaks Field

    Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey doesn't rush his horses into stakes races. So when Pine Island ran in the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) after just two starts--granted two wins--is was clear he thought a lot of the daughter of Arch.

  • Fundraiser Planned for ReRun, MAHR

    An Aug. 18, 2006, fundraising event is planned to benefit two nonprofit adoption and rescue organizations, ReRun and the Mid-Atlantic Horse Rescue.

  • Stream Cat Lukewarm Favorite in American Derby

    Fab Oak Stable and Team Derby Dreams Stable's Stream Cat has been installed as the lukewarm 9-2 morning line favorite in the 14-horse field of 3-year-olds entered for Saturday's $250,000 American Derby (gr. IIT), presented by Jack Daniel's, at Arlington Park.

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    A Memorable Date: First Seven-Figure Yearling Sold

    Thirty years ago, on July 20, 1976, the first yearling ever sold for $1 million or more went through the ring at the Keeneland July sale. By Secretariat, the half-brother to champion Dahlia was sold by Nelson Bunker Hunt and purchased by a group of Canadians for $1.5 million.

  • Author Peter Chew Dead at 82

    Peter Thomas Chew, an author, journalist and former correspondent for <i>The Blood-Horse</i> died July 16 at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, D.C., of complications from a heart attack. He was 82.

  • TCA to Receive Portion of BreyerFest Proceeds

    Breyer Animal Creations has chosen Thoroughbred Charities of America(TCA) to receive a portion of the proceeds from the auctions and raffles at the 17th annual BreyerFest at the Kentucky Horse Park July 28-30, 2006.

  • Appeal Filed Over Malakoff's Prince of Wales DQ

    Stronach Stable and jockey Todd Kabel have appealed separately to the Ontario Racing Commission the Fort Erie stewards decision to disqualify Malakoff from Sunday's $500,000 Prince of Wales.