Headlines for Thursday, June 19, 2008

  • Heros Reward appears to be the one to beat in the Scotts Highlander Stakes.

    Another Canadian Swing for Heros Reward

    After successfully invading Canada twice last year for Maryland-based trainer Dale Capuano, Heros Reward appears to be the one to beat in a contentious group for the $200,000 Scotts Highlander Stakes (Can-III) on the Woodbine grass course June 22.

  • Joey P., a multiple stakes winner, seeks his first victory outside of New Jersey.

    Joey P. Headlines Charles Town Dash

    What is viewed as the strongest "open" racing card in the history of Charles Town Races & Slots will be held June 21, with the centerpiece of the evening a $200,000 invitational at the West Virginia track's signature 4 1/2-furlong distance.

  • Plate Trial winner Not Bourbon heads a field of 15 in the Queen's Plate.

    Not Bourbon Tops Queen's Plate Field

    Plate Trial winner Not Bourbon heads a field of 15 Canadian-bred 3-year-olds looking for a victory in the prestigious $1-million Queen's Plate, the oldest continuously run stakes in North America. The 149th Queen's Plate, a 1 1/4-mile event on the Woodbine Polytrack, will be race 9 and is set to go to post at 5:06 p.m. EDT June 22.

  • Members of the Horseracing community testify at Congressional Hearing.

    Hearing Shows Racing at Critical Point

    Drugged equines, grisly catastrophic breakdowns, greedy breeders, damaged racehorses with nowhere to go, inaction and confusion, and industry leaders more concerned with holding onto power than doing the right thing -- a congressional subcommittee heard it all June 19 during a hearing in Washington, D.C.

  • Connaught Cup winner Rahy's Attorney will try to make it back-to-back stakes victories in the Singspiel Stakes.

    Rahy's Attorney Makes Case in Singspiel

    Rahy's Attorney, a surprise winner of the Connaught Cup (Can-III) last month, will try to make it back-to-back stakes victories on the Woodbine turf course in the $150,000 Singspiel Stakes (Can-III) June 22. The race marks the return to action of 2007 Queen's Plate victor Mike Fox.

  • Evans: CDI Committed to End ADW Dispute

    A leading executive of Churchill Downs Inc. told a gathering of shareholders June 19 that he didn't know when a nasty revenue-sharing dispute with horsemen would be resolved, but promised the company would do its part in reaching a satisfactory conclusion for all.

  • Mauralakana seeks her fourth stakes victory of the season in the New York 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%3D4621974%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Red-Hot Mauralakana Eyes New York 'Cap

    Robert Scarborough's Mauralakana looks to increase her value as a future broodmare even more when she seeks her fourth stakes victory of the season June 21 in the $250,000 New York Handicap (gr. IIT) at Belmont Park.

  • Jockey Tammi Piermarini

    Jockey Piermarini Sidelined Indefinitely

    Jockey Tammi Piermarini will be sidelined indefinitely due to injuries suffered when she was unseated from her mount in the ninth race at Suffolk Downs June 18.

  • Yeats win his third consecutive Gold Cup (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 19. <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%3D4887864%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Yeats Makes History in Gold Cup

    Classy campaigner Yeats secured his place in history by becoming just the second horse to capture three consecutive renewals of the Gold Cup (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 19.

  • Jess Jackson, owner of Stonestreet Farm and majority owner of 2007 Horse of the Year Curlin, testifies before Congress on June 19, 2008.

    Industry on Notice at Start of Hearings

    Members of a Congressional subcommittee looking into practices of the horse racing and breeding industries began a hearing June 19 with warnings that they need to get their house in order to ward off government involvement.

  • Racing Groups Have Say Before Washington Hearing

    <P>As the House Subcommittee on Commerce and Consumer Protection prepared for a June 19 hearing on the horseracing industry, groups continued to weigh in on various issues, including use of anabolic steroids in racehorses. <P>On June 18, the Lexington-based Association of Equine Racetrack Veterinarians said it supports recommendations by The Jockey Club...