Headlines for Monday, July 6, 2009

  • Seigenfeld Leaving Triple Crown Productions

    Ed Seigenfeld will step down as executive vice president of Triple Crown Productions (TCP) at the end of August. He has led the organization since March 1990, overseeing the Chrysler and Visa sponsorships of the Triple Crown and managing the network television negotiations for the series.

  • Leroidesanimaux's First Winner

    Champion Leroidesanimaux was represented by his first winner when his son Marfach won July 6 at seven furlongs at Roscommon in Ireland.

  • Dick and Janene Watson

    Horsemen Wary of 'Arbitrary' Exclusions

    The growth of casino-style gaming at racetracks has brought with it executives with little or no experience in horse racing, something horsemen said makes them more vulnerable to exclusionary practices.

  • Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird with exercise rider Leo Atempa, works out July 6 at Monmouth Park.

    Summer Bird, Papa Clem Work for Haskell

    Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Summer Bird and Arkansas Derby (gr. II) winner Papa Clem had their first works over the Monmouth track July 6 in preparation for the $1-million Haskell Invitational Aug. 2.

  • No Man o' War for Better Talk Now

    New York Racing Association stakes coordinator Andrew Byrnes said trainer H. Graham Motion confirmed that 10-year-old Better Talk Now would skip the July 11 Man o' War (gr. IT).

  • Quality Road

    Quality Road Continues on Comeback Trail

    Edward P. Evans' Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Quality Road continued on the comeback trail as he breezed July 5 for the first time since being transferred to the stable of trainer Todd Pletcher on June 15.

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    Rachel Alexandra Breezes Over Oklahoma Track

    BlackBerry Preakness (gr. I) winner Rachel Alexandra breezed July 6 over the Oklahoma Training Track at Saratoga Race Course in her first workout since her record-setting victory in the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) eight days ago.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird.

    Wet Track Delays Mine That Bird's Workout

    A wet track July 6 prompted trainer Chip Woolley to delay by a day a scheduled work at Churchill Downs for Mine That Bird, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • RMTC Board Approves New Testing Standards

    The Racing Medication and Testing Consortium board of directors has approved new national laboratory standards for testing, the implementation of a laboratory accreditation program and a new independent Equine Quality Assurance Program.

  • Retired jockey Merlin Volzke

    Pincay Award to Retired Jockey Volzke

    Retired jockey Merlin Volzke will become the first of his profession to receive the Laffit Pincay Jr. Award in a presentation by the Hall of Fame rider during the July 11 TVG/Betfair Hollywood Gold Cup program at Hollywood Park.

  • Roman Ruler

    Roman Ruler Sires First U.S. Winners

    Grade I winner Roman Ruler, whose first two winners won outside the United States, was represented by three winners in the U.S. July 5.

  • Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy Resources Available

    <P>A 74-page report on equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy (EHM), for which equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) has been identified as a causative agent, was released by the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services, Centers for Epidemiology and Animal Health in July 2008. <P>The report, "Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy: Mitigation Experiences...

  • New Strangles Vaccine Research in Progress

    <P>There are about 150,000 horses in Montana, about one-sixth the number of people living in the state. Whether they are used for pleasure riding, racing, ranching, or hunting, all of these horses are susceptible to strangles. <P>"Most horses will get strangles eventually, so it is very critical to find a vaccine," said Benfang Lei, PhD, assistant profe...