Headlines for Thursday, July 23, 2009

  • Charles Town and HRTV Reach Agreement

    Charles Town Races & Slots and HorseRacing TV have reached a new agreement which will allow the track's races to be shown live on the network through, at least, the end of the 2009 racing season.

  • Rafael Bejarano

    Bejarano Expected To Leave Hospital July 24

    Rafael Bejarano, who sustained serious facial injuries in a spill July 22 during the third race on Del Mar's opening-day program, was reported to be doing well at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla July 23 by his agent, Joe Ferrer.

  • That Handicapping Show: Eddie Read

    Jason and Les Instone from Brisnet preview the Eddie Read Handicap (gr. IT) at Del Mar on July 25. Plus, quick picks for the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I). Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Eddie Read.

  • Denali Stud to Launch Bloodstock Division

    Denali Stud president Craig Bandoroff announced July 23 that the farm is launching a bloodstock division, to be headed by Brian Collins. Collins will work toward developing Denali's clientele and will assist the farm's clients in all aspects of the Thoroughbred business.

  • Rahy's Attorney seeks his fourth graded stakes score at Woodbine in the Nijinsky Stakes.

    Several Can Make a Case in Nijinsky

    Rahy's Attorney, who got back on track last out with a win in the King Edward Handicap (Can-IIT), will seek his fourth graded stakes score at Woodbine when he faces a tough field in the $300,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) July 26 on the turf in Toronto.

  • A record crowd of 44,907 attended opening day at Del Mar.

    Del Mar Sets Attendance Record on Opening Day

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club reported a record crowd of 44,907 for the July 22 season opener, exceeding the previous all-time record crowd of 44,181 set in 1996 when Dare and Go upset Cigar in the Pacific Classic (gr. I).

  • Fabulous Strike has been nominated to the Governor's Cup.

    Big Names Nominated to Governor's Cup

    Tea Party Stable's Fabulous Strike, one of the top sprinters in the country, is one of 58 horses nominated for the 37th running of the $200,000 Pennsylvania Governor's Cup on Aug. 1 at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course.

  • Trainer Gary Stute with Papa Clem.

    Stute: Papa Clem Likely For Haskell

    Trainer Gary Stute said July 23 that he's "95 percent sure" Bo Hirsch's Papa Clem will make his next start in the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park on Aug. 2.

  • Drought Burdens Texas Horse Rescues

    <P>Texas' worst drought in 50 years has burnt up pasture and raised the price of hay, leaving horse rescues to cope with an increase in abandonment and neglect cases as owners struggle to feed their horses. <P>"The cost of hay is going up, if you can even find it," said Jennifer Williams, PhD, president and executive director of Texas' Bluebonnet Equine...

  • Cutting Horse Costs a Focus of UK Welfare Group Publications

    <P><B></B> <P>The UK's<B> </B>National Equine Welfare Council (NEWC) has produced two new brochures on responsible horse management in response to the high number of requests for help that their members are receiving from horse owners struggling financially. The new publications cover "<A href="http://www.newc.co.uk/home/documents/ResponsibleRe-homing.pd...

  • Registering a Thoroughbred Foal? Remember Retirement Program

    <P>The majority of Thoroughbred registration applications were recently mailed to the breeders fo 2009 live foals. The Jockey Club is reminding owners and breeders that they can contribute to the post-racing care of Thoroughbreds through a voluntary checkoff program that benefits Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foun...