Headlines for Monday, June 30, 2008

  • July 2:Talkin' Horses with Maryjean Wall

    Maryjean Wall retired in June after 35 years as racing writer for the Lexington Herald-Leader. Wall's interest in turf journalism evolved from her love of Thoroughbred racing, earning her three Eclipse Awards.

  • Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) winner Heatseeker(IRE) has been retired from racing. <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%3D3740298%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Grade I Winner Heatseeker Retired

    Grade I winner Heatseeker, who was scratched from the June 28 Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I), has been retired from racing due to a soft tissue injury.

  • Declan's Moon won the 2005 Santa Catalina (gr. II).

    Champ Declan's Moon Retired to Merryland

    Maryland-bred Declan's Moon, the 2004 Eclipse Award-winning champion juvenile colt and early favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) before an injury, has been retired from racing.

  • Big Brown at Belmont Park <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%3D4597334%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Brown's Belmont Drug Tests Negative

    Dr. George Maylin, the director of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board drug testing and research program at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., said the post-race test results on Belmont Stakes (gr. I) favorite Big Brown came back "clean" for any illegal medications.

  • Inside Track: Under the Wire

    Racing's photo-finish camera was invented for and first used at Del Mar -- and as Thoroughbred fans know, there are photo finishes virtually every day at the track, some of them so tight the phrase "won by a whisker" is literally true.

  • The Cliff's Edge

    First Winner for The Cliff's Edge

    Grade I winner The Cliff's Edge was represented by his first winner when his son Efficient Edge scored June 29 at Churchill Downs.

  • Hi Teck Man's First Winner

    Stakes winner Hi Teck Man's first winner, Lady Hi Teck, won June 29 at Lone Star Park in her initial start.