Headlines for Sunday, June 17, 2007

  • Tacit Agreement Bought for Melbourne Cup

    American distance specialist Tacit Agreement, a winner of three straight stakes races at Calder in his last three starts by more than 31 combined lengths, has been purchased privately and will ship to Australia to prepare for the 2007 US$4.2 million Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) on Nov. 6.

  • Desert Code, ridden by Richard Migliore, storms to the wire in the Affirmed Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1444276%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Desert Code Wires Affirmed Handicap

    Desert Code, beaten in photo finishes in his last two starts, left nothing to chance this time, scooting to a front-running 1 3/4-length victory under jockey Richard Migliore in Sunday's $106,600 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park.

  • More Than Ready Colt Has Fastest OBSC Workout Sunday

    A colt by More Than Ready zipped an eighth in :10 flat to post the sale's fastest work at the distance at the second and final session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 June Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.

  • Pitino to Deliver Hall of Fame Speech

    University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino, a Thoroughbred owner for two decades, will be the guest speaker at the 2007 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame induction ceremony on Monday, Aug. 6.

  • Indian Flare and Javier Castellano win the Vagrancy Handicap, Sunday at Belmont.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1440666%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Indian Flare Lights Up in Vagrancy

    Juddmonte Farms' favored Indian Flare found a little bit extra when she needed it most Sunday to beat Oprah Winney by a half-length in the 150,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Belmont Park.

  • Sherman, Koriner Draw CHRB Complaints

    Trainers Art Sherman and Brian Koriner face California Horse Racing Board complaints for allegedly exceeding regulatory thresholds in post-race medication tests reported by the University of California-Davis' Maddy Laboratory.

  • Jump Start Filly Posts Fastest Time at OBSC Workouts

    A filly by Jump Start sped a quarter in :21 flat to post the fastest work at the distance at the first session of the Under Tack Show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age.