Headlines for Sunday, May 31, 2009

  • Well Monied wins the Honeymoon Handicap at Hollywood Park in her graded stakes debut..<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%3D8175302%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Well Monied Serves Notice in Honeymoon Score

    Well Monied made it look easy in her graded stakes debut, taking over in upper stretch and sprinting home for a 1 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) May 31 on the Hollywood Park turf.

  • Stewart Files Action Over Kentucky Suspension

    Dr. Rodney Stewart, who was suspended five years by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission for violating various medication violations including possession of cobra venom, has filed has filed an action in Franklin (Kentucky) Circuit Court.

  • Stravinsky Filly Shines in Australia

    A Stravinsky filly sold for Aust$200,000 (approximately $160,294 in U.S. funds) to top the opening day of the Magic Millions national weanling sale on the Gold Coast of Australia May 31. Queensland-based Figtree Thoroughbreds purchased her from Coolmore Stud.

  • Flores Notches 4,000th Win

    Jockey Jose Luis Flores won his 4,000th race May 30 when he guided Abulletforfrank to victory in the third race at Philadelphia Park.

  • Flores Notches 4,000th Win

    Jockey Jose Luis Flores won his 4,000th race May 30 when he guided Abulletforfrank to victory in the third race at Philadelphia Park.

  • Mine That Bird's Owners Check In

    Mine That Bird's entourage grew a bit the morning of May 31 as Mark Allen and Dr. Leonard Blach, the New Mexico-based co-owners of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, made a quick stop in Louisville en route to New York for the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Charitable Man

    Charitable Man, Dunkirk Post Final Moves

    Charitable Man and Dunkirk, who could be the second and third choices behind Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), turned in their final works May 31 for the 1 1/2-mile race.

  • Viva Pataca winning the Citi Champions & Chater Cup (HK-I)

    Viva Pataca in Line For Hong Kong HOY

    John Moore made an impassioned case for Viva Pataca to be named Hong Kong's Horse of the Year after the famous stayer clawed his way to a third win in the Citi Champions & Chater Cup (HK-I) May 31.

  • New Horse Owners Learn About Breeding Process

    If there's one thing the horse industry needs, its new blood to fuel the sport. The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders' Association (TOBA) works each year to accomplish just that through its new owner seminars and breeding clinics, the most recent of which took place at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., May 29. The three-day clinic will...