Headlines for Thursday, July 9, 2009

  • Trainer Doug O'Neill sends out filly Necessary Evil against the boys in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship.

    O'Neill Filly to Battle Boys in Juvenile Test

    One day after Life Is Sweet tests males in the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I), the Doug O'Neill-trained filly Necessary Evil will do the same in the $100,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) July 12.

  • Diamond Diva<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%3D5037128%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Diamond Diva Faces Possible Retirement

    Diamond Diva, who captured the CashCall Mile Invitational Stakes (gr. IIT) and the Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) in 2008, was shipped from California to Kentucky July 8 following the recurrence of a suspensory injury, according to Daily Racing Form.

  • THS: The Princess Rooney

    Jason, Tom, and Tim Holland from Twinspires/Brisnet preview the Princess Rooney (gr. I) at Calder on July 11. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Princess Rooney.

  • Lee-Butte Dogwood Dominion Award Winner

    Mary Lee-Butte, executive director of the Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy, is the winner of the 2009 Dogwood Dominion Award, which is given by Dogwood Stables. She is the 17th recipient of honor, which annually recognizes one of racing's "unsung heroes." She will receive $5,000 and a bronze statue of the former Dogwood runner Dominion at a luncheon at the Reading Rooms in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Cape Town to Brazil

    Cape Town, who has stood his entire career at Overbrook Farm near Lexington, has been sold for stallion duty in Brazil.

  • Eye of the Leopard was a determined winner of the Queen's Plate.

    Eye of the Leopard Favored in Prince of Wales

    Queen's Plate winner Eye of the Leopard, who won a tight decision over Mr. Foricos Two U and the filly Milwaukee Appeal in an exciting finish last month, has been installed as the 9-5 favorite in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes. The second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown is July 12 at Fort Erie.

  • F-T Fall Mixed Sale Set for Nov. 9-10

    The Fasig-Tipton Kentucky fall select mixed sale will be conducted during two evening sessions on Nov. 9 and 10, a Monday and a Tuesday, in Lexington. That format is a change from recent years, when the auction had been held on a Sunday night.

  • Coolcullen Times, a 3-year-old son of Rock of Gibraltar, brought the top price of of 155,000 guineas at the Tattersalls July mixed auction.

    Seitz Buys Tattersalls Sale Topper

    Coolcullen Times, a 3-year-old son of Rock of Gibraltar, brought the top price of the day and the sale of 155,000 guineas as the Tattersalls July mixed auction ended its three-session run July 9 in England.

  • Monba won the 2008 Blue Grass Stakes.<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%3D4155539%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Grade I Winner Monba Retired

    Starlight Stable and partners' Monba, winner of the 2008 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, has been retired from racing because of an injury to his left hind leg.

  • Mushka was purchased for $2.4 million at auction last November by Elizabeth Moran's Brushwood Stable.

    Mushka Spotted for Action in Dance Smartly

    Purchased for $2.4 million at auction last November by Elizabeth Moran's Brushwood Stable, Mushka attempts to win her first stakes for her new connections in the $300,000 Dance Smartly (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine turf July 11.

  • F-T New York Preferred Sale Has 235 Horses

    Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 235 horses for its New York-bred preferred yearling sale, which will be held the evenings of Aug. 15 and 16 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. The number is up 3.5% from last year's total of 227.

  • Hollywood Park Project OK'd in Inglewood

    The Inglewood City Council, as expected, gave final approval on July 8 to several zoning and specific plan amendments allowing the owners of Hollywood Park to replace the track with a massive real estate development.

  • Pioneerof the Nile's biggest win came in the Santa Anita Derby.<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%3D7986529%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Injury Ends career of Pioneerof the Nile

    Zayat Stables' Pioneerof the Nile, winner of four consecutive graded stakes and second in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), has been retired due to a soft tissue injury to his left front leg.

  • Study Examines Problem of Unwanted Horses

    The findings from the Unwanted Horse Coalition's "Study on Contributing Factors Surrounding the Unwanted Horse Issue" are now available at www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org. According to the organization, the study is the first of its kind to assess the causes and magnitude of the unwanted horse population in the United States.

  • Kempton Park Stages Unique 'Classical Canter'

    The horse Action Impact was spurred on by the sound of music to win the world's first horse race run to a live musical soundtrack at Britain's Kempton Park Wednesday, 8 July.

  • New York Breeders Plan Pro-VLT Effort

    Representatives of the New York Thoroughbred breeding industry plan to give away horseshoes at the State Capitol building in Albany on Monday, July 27, in protest of inaction over Aqueduct VLTs.

  • Industry Groups Pledge Support to TRF

    The New York Racing Association and many members of the Jockeys' Guild who ride at its three racetracks, along with the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and The Jockey Club, have jointly pledged more than $100,000 in financial support in 2009 to the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation,

  • Papa Clem is looking to get back on the winning track in the Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park July 11.<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%3D8113174%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Papa Clem Preps For Haskell in Long Branch

    Bo Hirsch's Papa Clem, fourth in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum Brands (gr. I) and sixth in the Preakness Gr. I), is looking to get back on the winning track in the $175,000 Long Branch Stakes at Monmouth Park July 11

  • Pure Clan hopes to get her first win of the year in the Modesty Handicap at Arlington Park.<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%3D4831900%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Modesty 'Cap: Pure Clan Primed For Big Effort

    Lewis Lakin's Pure Clan, fully recovered from a minor injury suffered earlier this season, seems primed to begin her run towards the top of the older female turf division and the climb will start July 11 in the $200,000 Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Arlington Park, where she will carry top weight of 122 pounds.

  • New Wagering Platform Unveiled by Del Mar

    A new wagering platform called DelMarBets.com that allows bettors to make wagers online or by phone on Del Mar and other racetracks in the country year-round began operation July 1.

  • Zensational

    Sophomore Standouts Best Elder Rivals

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter Holiday weekend racing featured 3-year-old sprinters Munnings and Zensational, who both captured prestigious graded wins over older horses.

  • Del Mar to Again Offer 'Super High Five'

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will offer a betting menu for its 2009 meet that includes a return of the Super High Five, which made its local debut last summer and proved a popular "nitecap" for those who like to take a swing at a big payoff.

  • Summit of Speed on Radio, TV

    Calder's $1.45 million "Summit of Speed" July 11 will be carried live by HRTV and the Horse Racing Radio Network.

  • NYTHA Donates $10,000 to Rescue Organization

    The New York group that is caring for horses rescued from Center Brook Farm has received a $10,000 donation from the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association to support the organization's programs and services for animals that are unwanted, neglected, lost and/or abused.

  • Unwanted Horse Survey Results Released

    <P><B></B> <P>The results of a survey on perceptions of factors surrounding the unwanted horse issue are now <B></B><A href="http://www.unwantedhorsecoalition.org/resources/UHC_Survey_07Jul09b.pdf" target=_blank>available from the Unwanted Horse Coalition</A><B>. &nbsp;</B><B></B> <P>The study assessed the causes and magnitude of the unwanted horse pop...

  • Equine Respiratory Disease Diagnosis Aided by Fluid Evaluation

    <P>Respiratory disease in horses can be accurately assessed through laboratory evaluation of respiratory fluids, according to a new review by French and Belgian researchers. <P>When combined with clinical examinations, bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and tracheal washes reveal important information leading to the diagnosis and proper treatment of respirato...

  • Commentary: Horse Health Research Needs Funding

    <P>Research is an important, but not always visible, part of the horse industry. Basic research is often conducted in laboratories away from horse farms and racetracks. However, results from basic research are frequently the starting point for clinical research discoveries used in veterinary practices all over the world. <P>The Department of Veterinary ...