Headlines for Tuesday, June 2, 2009

  • NetJets Partners Again With NYRA

    NetJets, the world's leading private aviation company, will partner with the New York Racing Association for the second consecutive year on an extensive, multi-tiered presence at Saratoga for the 2009 racing season.

  • Chip Woolley and 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%3D8185221%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Mine That Birds Papers Stolen from Truck

    Trainer Chip Woolley Jr., who trains Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird, woke up the morning of June 2 to find out his truck had been burglarized and Mine That Bird's registration papers missing.

  • D. Wayne Lukas with Flying Private

    Haskin's Belmont Report: The D. Wayne Reign

    Remember when D. Wayne Lukas won an amazing six Triple Crown races in a row and seven of eight from 1994 to 1996? Remember when Lukas sent out one of the most improbable Belmont Stakes winners ever in Commendable? Well, before you dismiss Lukas' pair of longshots this year, remember who you're dealing with.

  • Delosvientos, shown winning the 2008 Brooklyn, will try to repeat in 2009.

    Delosvientos Seeks to Defend Brooklyn Title

    Giuseppe Iadisernia's Delosvientos. will try to become the first horse since Waquoit in 1987-88 to win back-to-back runnings of the grade II, $200,000 Brooklyn Handicap at 1 1/2 miles at Belmont Park June 5.

  • Affirmatif has won two of three starts on three different turf courses.

    Nine Entered for Grade III Hill Prince

    With nine horses entered in the main body and Dubinsky entered for the main track only, the one-mile Hill Prince (gr. IIIT) at Belmont on June 5 is loaded with horses that have shown talent in tough company.

  • Mine That Bird and Calvin Borel, shown working on June 1 at Churchill Downs, will feature prominently in ESPN's Belmont coverage.<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%3D8184986%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    ESPN to Provide Belmont Coverage

    ESPN and ABC will offer seven hours of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) coverage starting at noon ET--including ABC's two-hour race broadcast June 6 at 5 p.m.--as jockey Calvin Borel attempts to complete an unprecedented personal Triple Crown.

  • Racing Patriarch Tex Cauthen Dead

    Ronald "Tex" Cauthen, whose sons Doug, Kerry, and Steve have reached prominent positions in racing, died June 1 in his sleep at his farm near Walton, Ky.

  • Calvin Borel

    Goodrich on Board to Assist Team Borel

    As hot jockey Calvin Borel rides a wave of media exposure, trainer-turned-money-manager Clint Goodrich is assisting him in sorting out appearance, book, and endorsement opportunities.

  • CEM Investigation Finds 21 Positive Stallions

    The ongoing investigation into venereal disease contagious equine metritis has now located 21 stallions--one of which is now a gelding--positive for the causative organism Taylorella equigenitalis.

  • Spectaculardynasty Dead

    Spectaculardynasty, one of the last remaining sons at stud of the great champion Spectacular Bid, died May 31 of a heart attack.

  • Grade I Producer Immerse Dead

    Immerse, dam of grade I winner Stephen Got Even, was euthanized May 14 because of foaling complications.

  • Markane Colt Tops General Session

    A Markane colt brought Aust$17,000 (approximately $13,732 in U.S. funds) to top the general session of the national weanling sale on the Gold Coast of Australia June 2. New Zealand-based Poplar Lodge purchased the colt from Egmont Park Stud.

  • CEM Investigation Finds 21 Positive Stallions

    <P>The ongoing investigation into venereal disease <A href="http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=460">contagious equine metritis</A>&nbsp;(CEM) has now located 21 stallions--one of which is now a gelding--positive for causative organism <I>Taylorella equigenitalis.</I> According to the USDA, the 21 positive stallions were found in seven states: one...

  • Contracted Tendons and "Tippy-Toed" Foals

    If you see your mare&#39;s newborn filly prancing around the stall like it is wearing invisible high heels, you might be a little concerned that your foal is dreaming of being a ballerina instead of a barrel racer or hunter jumper. But don&#39;t worry; one of the most common deformities that equine veterinarians deal with in newborns is contracted digital...