Headlines for Thursday, July 6, 2006

  • Lukas' Pegasus Wind Debuts in Bashford Manor

    Circular Quay, an easy winner for trainer Todd Pletcher in his lone start, and unbeaten Chace City, the Steve Asmussen-trained winner of the $125,000 Victoria Stakes at Canada's Woodbine, head a field of eight horses entered for Saturday's $150,000-added Bashford Manor Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

  • Richwoman, Chagall Vie in Churchill Debutante

    Richwoman, winner of the Cinderella at Hollywood Park for trainer Steve Asmussen, faces Chagall and Come Together, a pair of rivals from the barn of two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher in Saturday's $100,000-added Debutante Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs.

  • Foster Upsetter Seeks California Gold Next

    Seek Gold, 91-1 upset winner of the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) in his last start, arrived at Hollywood Park from Louisville on Wednesday afternoon with a new giant to slay – Lava Man in Saturday's Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I).

  • 83 Pre-Entered for July 15 Claiming Crown

    Sinners N Saints, winner of six of his last eight starts, headlines a solid group of 83 horses pre-entered for the 2006 Claiming Crown, to be run on July 15 at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minn.

  • Better Talk Now and Ramon Dominguez (middle) teamed to win the grade II Dixie at Pimlico May 20.

    Motion Seeks Repeat of 2005 United Nations

    While New Jersey legislators and the governor close in on an agreement for the state budget that would allow racing at Monmouth Park this weekend, a field of seven was entered for the $750,000 United Nations (gr. IT) Saturday over 11 furlongs on the grass.

  • Stallion Premiership Dies in Canada

    Premiership, who led the nation by 2-year-old winners as a freshman sire, died in June at Cam and Sherisse Ziprick's Ziprick Thoroughbreds near Russell, Manitoba, Canada.

  • KEEP Passes 10,000 Member Mark

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project has passed its 10,000 member mark this month. KEEP, the lobbying group representing all breeds of horses in the state, reached its goal in just a little over two years since it was formed in May 2004.

  • Sign at Monmouth Park informs patrons that the track is closed for live and simulcast racing.

    Jersey Standoff Threatens Major Racing Day

    New Jersey racetracks were closed for live racing and simulcasting Thursday due to a continuing budget standoff in the state capital of Trenton. It was the first live card lost at Monmouth Park and the third at Meadowlands, which offers nighttime harness racing.

  • Stewards Uphold Results of Palomar at Del Mar

    California stewards issued a unanimous decision July 5 that Intercontinental, official winner of the Palomar Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) at Del Mar last September, "did not gain an unfair advantage when it raced with a late treatment of pre-race bleeder medication."