Headlines for Friday, June 12, 2009

  • Gulfstream Donates to Charitable Causes

    Earlier this month, Gulfstream Park announced its pledge to donate $10,000 to a pair of National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Charities -- Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.

  • Belmont Stakes 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%3D8205347%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Both Birds, Charitable Man Eye Travers

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Summer Bird, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird, and Peter Pan winner (gr. II) winner Charitable Man are all targeting the Shadwell Travers (gr. I) later this summer at Saratoga, but will take different paths to the "Mid-Summer Derby."

  • Dunkirk

    Dunkirk Resting Comfortably After Surgery

    Dunkirk, a brave second to Summer Bird in the June 6 Belmont Gr. I), continues to recuperate nicely in his stall from surgery to insert a screw in a non-displaced condylar fracture in his left rear cannon bone.

  • 2008 Poker winner Kip Deville is back to try again in 2009.<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%3D5116175%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Kip Deville Gets Back to Business in Poker

    After disappointing his connections with an uncharacteristically poor showing in the $5-million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I), Kip Deville returns to Belmont Park in hopes of reprising one of his most authoritative victories in the $100,000 Poker Stakes (gr. IIIT) on June 14.

  • Snack, shown winning the 2005 WEBN.

    Snack Stakes Has Special Meaning for Lauer

    Mike Lauer would like nothing more than to win the Snack Stakes, which is named after one of the best Indiana-bred 3-year-olds to race. Snack was euthanized in March 2005 in a stakes that might have determined whether he would have participated in Triple Crown events.

  • Wolfson, Ziadie Headline Summit Preview Day

    Trainers Marty Wolfson and Kirk Ziadie will saddle multiple sprint contenders in the Summit Preview stakes June 13 at Calder Race Course as leading local division leaders bid for a berth in one of the rich stakes to be run on the $1.45 million Summit of Speed program on July 11.

  • First Winner for Champion Mobil

    Canadian champion Mobil was represented by his first winner when his son Mobthewarrior scored by 6 1/4 lengths June 11 at Woodbine in his initial start.

  • Midway Road's First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Midway Road came through with his first winner when his daughter Midif won June 10 at Evangeline Downs.

  • Kentucky Horse Council Offers Listening Sessions

    <P>Horse owners throughout the Commonwealth will have the opportunity to network and discuss horse community issues through a series of listening sessions conducted by the Kentucky Horse Council (KHC). Aptly named The Horsemen's Dialogue: Conversations with Kentucky Horse Owners, the meetings will be facilitated by Lori Garkovich, PhD, of the University o...

  • Dunkirk Resting Comfortably after Surgery

    <P>Dunkirk, a brave second to Summer Bird in the June 6 Belmont, continues to recuperate nicely in his stall from surgery to insert a screw in a non-displaced condylar fracture in his&nbsp;left rear cannon bone. <P>The surgery was performed June 9 by Patricia Hogan, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, at the new Ruffian Equine Medical Center across the street from Belmont...