Headlines for Wednesday, June 10, 2009

  • Mervyn LeRoy winner Ball Four is co-high weight for the Californian.<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%3D8086985%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Even Dozen to Clash in Californian

    Ball Four, who proved too tough for the previously undefeated Rail Trip on the front end in the Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) one month ago, is back as the 120-pound co-high weight for the $250,000 Californian (gr. II) at Hollywood Park June 13.

  • Obrigado is one of the co-high weights in the Round Table Handicap.

    Marathon Round Table 'Cap Draws Five Entrants

    Just five horses, including supplemental entry Plug Me In, are set to go in an uninspiring renewal of the $100,000 Round Table Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf June 13. At 1 3/4 miles, the Round Table is the longest race of the Hollywood Park meet.

  • Penn Pick Three Recalculated After Glitch

    Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course said it will make good on a pick three result that was calculated in error June 5 because of a breakdown in tote communications before post time of the second race in the sequence.

  • Pollard's Vision Gets First American Winner

    Pollard's Vision, whose first winner won in Italy, came through with his initial North American winner when his son Closing Vision scored by 8 1/2 lengths.

  • There are parallels in the pedigrees of Acorn winner Gabby's Golden Gal (shown) and Belmont winner Summer Bird.<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%3D8223203%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Classic Parallels

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Similarities in the pedigrees of Summer Bird (by Birdstone) and Gabby's Golden Gal (by Medaglia d'Oro) provide some insights into the bloodlines of their young sires.

  • Grade I winner Music Note makes her 4-year-old seasonal debut in the Ogden Phipps Handicap.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4967530%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Music Note Battles Stablemate in Ogden Phipps

    Music Note, one of the top fillies in the nation last year when she was a three-time grade I winner, makes her 4-year-old seasonal debut in the $300,000 Ogden Phipps Handicap (gr. I) at Bemont Park June 13.

  • Einstein is the likely favorite for the 2009 Stephen Foster.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7865360%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Einstein Seeks History in Stephen Foster

    Einstein, a leading candidate for 2009 Horse of the Year midway through the season, will try to make history by becoming the first horse to win grade I events on dirt, turf and synthetics in the same year in the $600,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) June 13 at Churchill Downs.

  • NYRA Confirms One Winning Pick 6 Ticket

    There was only one person who correctly selected the winners of all six graded stakes races for the Pick 6 on Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Day, June 6, resulting in a payout of $969,345.

  • Robert N. Clay

    Clay Re-Appointed to NTRA Board

    Robert N. Clay, owner of Three Chimneys Farm in Midway, Ky., and an original member of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's board of directors, was re-appointed to the NTRA Board to represent The Jockey Club following an board meeting last week in New York.

  • Emirates Renews Breeders' Cup Sponsorship

    The Breeders' Cup and Emirates Airline announced June 10 a renewal of their sponsorship agreement at the "Premier Partner" level through which Emirates will continue as the official commercial airline of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Anabaa Colt Tops Session In Australia

    An Anabaa-Botticelli Chic colt brought Aust$140,000 (approximately $111,196) to top the second session of the Magic Millions national yearling sale June 10 on the Gold Coast of Australia. Singapore-based buyer Mark Yong purchased the colt from Attunga Stud.

  • Kentucky to Test Electronic Foal Paper System

    In an effort to cut down on the number of scratches that occur because a horse's foal papers are not on file at a track where it is scheduled to run, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has approved a plan to test a system in which the papers are maintained electronically.

  • Florida Vet Clinic Hosting Free Hurricane Expo for Horse Owners

    <P>Thanks to support received from the ASPCA as well as many other local and professional groups, Surgi-Care Center for Horses of Brandon, Fla., will host an expo June 13 to help area horse owners learn how to prepare for hurricanes and other disasters. <P>Lectures will include: <UL> <LI>Introduction to hurricane and disaster preparedness <LI>The r...

  • Equine Online CE Courses Available from OSU

    <P>The Ohio State University's online continuing education (CE) Web site became available last February, bringing versatility to CE in the fast-paced veterinary profession. All courses are about an hour to 90 minutes in length and range in cost from $40 to $60. <P>Three new equine courses are now available via Online CE. Walter Threlfall, DVM, MS, PhD, ...

  • Kentucky Farm to Disperse 200 Thoroughbreds

    <P>The major Kentucky Thoroughbred farm that houses the great stallion Storm Cat announced Tuesday it is selling off nearly its entire stock of about 200 horses. <P>Overbrook Farm owner Bill Young Jr. explained he just wasn't cut out to continue operating a thoroughbred breeding facility with the same drive as his late father, William T. Young, who foun...

  • Kester News Hour, AAEP 2008

    <P>Every year equine veterinarians flock to the Kester News Hour session at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) convention for reports on research that are too brief or new to be included in the scientific program. For the past two years, the fast-paced news broadcast format has been anchored by three renowned equine experts: <UL> <...