Headlines for Thursday, July 12, 2007

  • Long Branch Big Step for Frankel's First Defence

    Juddmonte Farms homebred First Defence, a late-developing 3-year-old who was not ready for this year's Triple Crown events, steps it up Saturday for trainer Bobby Frankel in the $150,000 Long Branch Breeders' Cup, Monmouth's local prep for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 5.

  • Patriot Act to Stand for Questroyal

    New York State-based Questroyal Stud has acquired the breeding rights in William S. Farish's homebred stakes winner Patriot Act.

  • Go Deputy, shown winning the 2006 Sword Dancer, has been retired from racing and will stand at Lammerskraal Stud in South Africa.

    Millionaire Go Deputy to South Africa

    Go Deputy, a millionaire and grade I turf winner, has been retired from racing for stallion duty at Mike and Norma Rattray's Lammerskraal Stud in South Africa.

  • Santa Anita's Wood to Step Down as Track Super

    Santa Anita Park announced July 12 that long-time track superintendent Steve Wood will leave his position at the Arcadia, Calif., track affective July 15 in order to devote more time to his other industry obligations.

  • Derby Winner Calvin Borel has added an ESPY to his trophy case.

    Borel Wins ESPY Award for Top Jockey

    Jockey Calvin Borel was the recipient of this year's ESPY award for top jockey and received the award during a presentation ceremony at Hollywood's Kodak Theatre July 11, said the jockey's agent, Jerry Hissam.

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    Dominican Returns Saturday in Arlington's Round Table

    Silverton Hill Stables' Dominican, who defeated eventual Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands winner Street Sense when capturing the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland this April, will make his first start since finishing a troubled 11th in the Kentucky Derby when he heads to post as the 8-5 morning line favorite in Saturday's $100,000 Round Table Stakes at Arlington Park.

  • TVG to Televise Racing From Del Mar

    TVG will kick off the 2007 season at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club with live on-site coverage beginning July 18. TVG will broadcast live from Del Mar throughout the meet's opening week and every weekend, Friday through Sunday, until the season's conclusion Sept. 5. Special programming will include live editions of some of TVG's most popular shows and exclusive airings of several of the summer's premier Thoroughbred races.