Headlines for Monday, July 13, 2009

  • Rachel Alexandra covers the 5 furlong work at the Oklahoma Training Track in Saratoga Springs.<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%3D8322404%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rachel Alexandra in Bullet Work at Saratoga

    BlackBerry Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Rachel Alexandra worked five furlongs in 1:01.38 over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga Racecourse July 13.

  • Mr. Sidney, winner of the Firecracker at Churchill Downs.

    Grade I Winner Mr. Sidney to Race in 'Million

    Mr. Sidney, winner of the grade I Maker's Mark Mile at Keeneland and grade II Firecracker Stakes at Churchill Downs, will make his next start in the Aug. 8 Arlington Million (gr. IT), owner Lee Einsidler said July 13.

  • Nicanor is the morning-line favorite for the Virginia Derby.

    Nicanor Favored For Virginia Derby

    Battle of Hastings will line up against Nicanor and eight others in the $750,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) July 18 at Colonial Downs.

  • Dashing Debby

    Jackson Buys Another Medaglia d'Oro Filly

    California vintner Jess Jackson has privately acquired the Medaglia d'Oro filly Dashing Debby, who won her career debut, the July 11 J J'sdream Stakes at Calder Race Course, in commanding fashion by 10 1/4 lengths.

  • Slot Machine

    Ohio VLTs Progress; Horsemen Concerned

    Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland signed a directive July 13 instructing the director of the Ohio Lottery to immediately begin taking steps to implement video lottery terminals at the seven racetracks in Ohio. But questions remain as to how the racing and breeding industry will benefit.

  • Colonial Downs Racetrack

    TRF Fundraiser Set for Colonial Downs

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River will hold "An Evening in the Winner's Circle" July 17 at Colonial Downs racetrack in New Kent County. The event is a fundraiser to benefit Greener Pastures at James River, a Second Chances program of the TRF.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird continued his preparation for a return to competition in the Aug. 1 West Virginia Derby with a strong five-furlong work July 13th at Churchill Downs.

    Mine That Bird in Strong Five-Furlong Work

    Mine That Bird continued his preparation for a return to competition in the Aug. 1 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) with a strong five-furlong work July 13 at Churchill Downs.

  • Montblanc Added as Breeders' Cup Partner

    The Breeders' Cup and Montblanc announced they have entered into a partnership, designating Montblanc as the exclusive promotional partner in the timing category for the 2009 Breeders' Cup. The 26th Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. on Nov. 6-7.

  • Big Drama Turns in Bullet Work at Monmouth

    Big Drama, whose late August goal is the seven-furlong King's Bishop Stakes (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in a bullet 1:00 4/5 at Monmouth Park July 13 in preparation for either the Haskell Invitational Aug. 2 or the West Virginia Derby (gr. III) the day before

  • Rock of Gibraltar Colt Tops Japan Sale

    A Rock of Gibraltar colt brought 145 million yen (approximately $1,567,161) July 13 to top the Japanese Racing Horse Association yearling sale, which turned in a solid performance at the Northern Horse Park on the Japanese island of Hokkaido.

  • Lunarpal's First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Lunarpal came through with his first winner when his son Derickhand won July 11 at Evangeline Downs in his initial start.

  • Funny Cide Hits the Road

    <P>Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide, currently a resident of the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park, expanded his résumé Saturday when he traveled to Ellis Park Race Track in Henderson, Ky. <P>The track star and ambassador found a new role as promoter of Funny Cider, a beverage from Park neighbor Evan Orchards, marketed by Jack Knowlton, one o...

  • Québec Eastern Equine Encephalitis Outbreak of 2008 Reviewed

    <P><I>Following is a report by the animal health surveillance network (RAIZO) of the Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec. </I> <P>Only two cases of Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) had been reported in Québec in the past 35 years until the fall of 2008, when the province experienced an outbreak of the disease. The fi...