Headlines for Thursday, June 11, 2009

  • THS: The Stephen Foster

    Jason, Tom, and the Wizard analyze the 2009 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I). Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Stephen Foster.

  • Presious Passion is one of 2 grade I winners entered in the Monmouth Stakes.<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%3D7790279%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Six Graded Winners Entered in Monmouth Stakes

    The second running of the $200,000 Monmouth Stakes June 13, a 1 1/8-mile turf event that has the look of a graded event, figures to serve as a solid prep for the $750,000 United Nations Stakes (gr. IT), the New Jersey track's top grass offering of the season on July 4.

  • Powerscourt Sires First Winner

    Irish champion Powerscourt sired his first winner when his daughter Termagant won June 11 at Leopardstown in Ireland.

  • Belmont National TV Ratings Tumble

    Without a Triple Crown on the line, this year's TV coverage of the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) attracted approximately half the number of viewers as last year, when Big Brown was attempting to win the Triple Crown at Belmont Park.

  • Three Chimneys Promotes Donworth

    Richie Donworth, who has worked at Three Chimneys Farm as broodmare manager at the Old Bradley Place division, has been named the division's new general manager.

  • Tattersalls Millions Race Series Revamped

    Tattersalls and Newmarket Racecourses in England have revamped the Tattersalls Millions race series for graduates of Book 1 of this year's Tattersalls October yearling sale.

  • Mine That 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%3D8225653%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mine That Bird Returns to Track

    Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird returned to the racetrack for the first time since finishing third in the June 6 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) by leisurely back-tracking once around the Churchill Downs oval June 11 under exercise rider Charlie Figueroa.

  • WinStar Farm's Advice makes his turf debut against seven 3-year-old rivals in the Jefferson Cup June 13 at Churchill Downs.

    Advice Tries Turf in Jefferson Cup

    WinStar Farm's Advice, most recently 13th in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), makes his turf debut against seven 3-year-old rivals in the $150,000 Jefferson Cup (gr. IIT) June 13 at Churchill Downs.

  • Bonus Scheme Will Reward Yearling Buyers

    Sellers of yearlings in Britain and Ireland are working to put together a bonus fund worth £2-million (approximately $3,269,400 in U.S. funds) for the connections of nominated horses that win maiden races next year for 2-year-olds. Each bonus will be worth £10,000 ($16,347), and it is hoped that up to 200 races will be supported. Some of the bonus money also will be made available to 3-year-olds.

  • Happy Ticket, seen here winning the Chicago Breeders' Cup Handicap at Arlington Park in 2005, died May 3.

    Louisiana Great Happy Ticket Dies

    Stewart Madison's Happy Ticket, who started her career with nine straight wins and later was a grade I winner at Saratoga, died May 3.

  • Calvin Borel was one of the central figures in this year's bid for the Triple Crown.

    Haskin's Triple Crown Wrap: Final Thoughts

    All the obvious thoughts on this year's bizarre, but memorable Triple Crown have been discussed regarding the major players. But there were unsung heroes as well who did not wind up in the winner's circle, yet contributed to the memories.

  • Charges Filed in Texas Cruelty Case

    <P>A Texas woman accused of maltreating 57 horses remains in jail after failing to post bond on cruelty charges. <P>Carol Paselk faces one count of cruelty to animals and one court of cruelty to livestock. The Class A misdemeanors each carry penalties up to $4,000 and one year in the county jail. <P>The charges stem from the May 9 removal of 57 allege...

  • Sign Up: Free Webinar on Managing Noninfectious Respiratory Problems

    <P>This is the last week to sign up before our next Webinar, <A href="http://www.thehorse.com/Videos.aspx?tab=webinar">Managing Noninfectious Respiratory Problems</A>, on Thursday, June 18, at 8 p.m. ET. This Webinar is sponsored by <A href="http://www.bi-vetmedica.com/divisions/equine_division.html" target=_blank>Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc</A>. ...

  • Kentucky Horse Industry Plans Rally at Capitol

    <P>The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) is organizing a rally June 17 in the Capitol Rotunda to drum up support for legislation that would financially assist the horse industry. <P>The rally begins at 10 a.m. EDT on the third day of a special legislative session in Frankfort, the state capital. On the call for the session is legislation to autho...

  • Daughters of Man Accused of Cruelty Relinquish Licenses

    <P>Kristen and Jennifer Paragallo, the daughters of Ernie Paragallo who faces 22 counts of animal cruelty, have relinquished their owners' licenses. <P>"The surrendering of the two licenses from (Paragallo's) daughters came during our suitability review," said Joe Mahoney, a spokesperson for the New York State Racing and Wagering Board, on June 10. "Tha...