Headlines for Monday, June 8, 2009

  • Penn National Race Course

    United Tote Addressing Penn National Glitch

    A United Tote official said June 8 the company is working with Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course on tote communications failures that have led the track to stop taking wagers when the first horse is loaded into the starting gate for each race.

  • Calvin Borel

    Jockey Borel Promotes Slots at KY Tracks

    Jockey Calvin Borel, who has been in the spotlight over the last five weeks as a result of victories in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and BlackBerry Preakness Stakes (gr. I), is assisting in the effort to obtain video lottery terminals at racetracks in Kentucky.

  • Mine That Bird has returned to Churchill Downs.

    Mine That Bird Back at Churchill

    Mine That Bird, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), arrived back at Churchill Downs Monday morning after his third-place finish in Saturday's Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Rachel Alexandra

    Asmussen on Rachel Work: 'She Went Beautiful'

    BlackBerry Preakness Stakes and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Rachel Alexandra turned in solid six-furlong workout June 8 at Churchill Downs as the team behind the 3-year-daughter of Medaglia d'Oro considers her next start.

  • Farriery: Past, Present, and Future

    Bill Moyer, DVM, professor of sports medicine and head of the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University, and the current AAEP vice president, began his discussion during the "Putting Science into Farriery" session at the 2008 Convention of the American Association of Equine Practitioners by describing the state of ...

  • Horses Fine Following Belmont Efforts

    <P>Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird obviously loves New York. He loves it so much that he might return this summer to run at Saratoga Race Course in the Aug. 1 Jim Dandy Stakes and the Aug. 29 Shadwell Travers Stakes. <P>"We've discussed the Jim Dandy and the Travers with the owners (Drs. Kalarikkal and Vilasini Jayaraman)," said winning trainer Tim Ic...