Headlines for Thursday, May 22, 2008

  • Jay Peg

    Similar Inbreeding, Jay Peg & Big Brown

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Danzig within the third generation and inbreeding to an influential dam is a pedigree pattern shared by Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown and international group I winner Jay Peg, a son of Camden Park. Jay Peg has won eight of 13 starts as a freshman and sophomore, including group I victories in his native Singapore, South Africa, and in Dubai.

  • Jiggs Coz returns to action after a 10 1/2-month layoff in the Connaught Cup (Can-III) May 25.

    Jiggs Coz Makes Return in Connaught Cup

    Jiggs Coz, third as the favorite in last year's Queen's Plate, returns to action after a 10 1/2-month layoff for trainer Sid Attard in the $150,000 Connaught Cup (Can-III) on the Woodbine turf course May 25.

  • Jockey Jack Lauzon was named the 2008 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award May 22.

    Jack Lauzon Wins Avelino Gomez Award

    Jockey Jack Lauzon, who retired last year as one of the most respected riders in Canada, was named the 2008 recipient of the Avelino Gomez Memorial Award May 22.

  • Preakness runner-up Macho Again is scheduled to meet Big Brown again in the Belmont Stakes.

    Denis of Cork, Macho Again Doing Well

    Two Churchill Downs-based 3-year-olds that are being pointed toward a battle against Big Brown in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) were reported to be doing well with just over two weeks remaining before the June 7 "Test of the Champion."

  • J&#39;ray, whose last victory was in the My Charmer in December, is one of two Pletcher entries in the Sheepshead Bay.

    Pletcher Eyes Another Sheepshead Bay Win

    Todd Pletcher seeks his unprecedented third consecutive victory in the $150,000 Sheepshead Bay Handicap (gr. IIT) May 24 at Belmont Park, and despite the loss of his top contender, the nation's leading trainer still has a pair of chances to make it happen.

  • CDI, Florida Horsemen Resume Meetings

    Churchill Downs Inc. and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association on May 21 held their first meeting this month on 2008 contracts for Calder Race Course.

  • Equine Equity Act Now Law

    Members of the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives voted May 22 to override a presidential veto of the 2007 Farm Bill exercised by George W. Bush. As a result, the 2007 Farm Bill is now law and it includes the Equine Equity Act, a provision that amends the depreciation schedule for racehorses to a uniform three years.

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    The Tin Man Enjoying Retirement

    The Tin Man, who has spent the last several months recovering from a fractured knee at Santa Anita Park, has been sent to Martin and Pam Wygod's River Edge Farm near Buellton, Calif., for his retirement.

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    Celebration of Barbaro Planned

    The group "Fans of Barbaro," is planning a days-long "Celebration of Barbaro" to be staged at venues around Delaware Park.

  • TrackNet Media is one of several ADW companies that are involved in simulcast signal disputes with horsemen&#39;s groups.

    Bettors Speak Out on 'Signal Wars'

    Some bettors are frustrated with the current dispute between horsemen groups, racetracks, and advance deposit wagering companies over revenue sharing. They feel they've been neglected in the process, and threaten to take their wagering dollars elsewhere.

  • Hong Kong Stewards Drop Doleuze Case

    The nightmare is over for jockey Olivier Doleuze, who emerged from a May 21 inquiry by Hong Kong Jockey Club stewards into a drug "irregularity" without a case to answer.

  • Nader: HK Jockey Club Must Avoid Repeat

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club has some serious thinking to do during the summer in a bid to ensure the latest jockey drug-related embarrassment is never repeated, according to executive director of racing Bill Nader.