Headlines for Wednesday, May 26, 2010

  • Tuscan Evening will try to add Grade I winner to her resume in the Gamely.<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%3D8896391%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tuscan Evening Seeks First Grade I in Gamely

    For all of Tuscan Evening's success in the past two seasons, the one thing that has eluded her is a grade I victory, an omission she'll try to correct in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes May 29 at Hollywood Park.

  • 2009 Arlington Matron winner Euphony is back to defend her title in 2010.

    Euphony to Defend Title in Arlington Matron

    Defending champ Euphony and last year's Arlington Oaks (gr. III) winner Peach Brew, both trained by Donnie K. Von Hemel, are among 12 entered in the $150,000 Arlington Matron Stakes (gr. III) May 29.

  • Tar Heel Mom is the probable favorite for the Vagrancy.<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%3D8896116%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tar Heel Mom Enters Vagrancy 'Cap Off Big Win

    Alex Rankin's Tar Heel Mom, the Distaff Handicap (gr. II) winner last month at Aqueduct, will tote top weight of 119 pounds as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II) May 29 at Belmont.

  • Smart and Lucky Make a Great Combination

    Hammer Time: Lookin At Lucky's connections were smart enough to figure out Lookin At Lucky could overcome his physical deficiencies and be a top runner.

  • Gran Estreno returns to his favorite track for the Hanshin Cup Stakes.

    Gran Estreno Heads Lineup for Hanshin Cup

    Gran Estreno, a former claimer who registered his first graded stakes victory at Arlington Park last summer to cap a six-race winning streak, returns to his favorite track for the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Stakes (gr. III) May 29.

  • Cat Moves makes her first start in seven months in the My Juliet 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%3D8298602%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Cat Moves Makes Seasonal Bow in My Juliet

    Grade I winner Cat Moves, making her first start in seven months, is the 5-2 morning line favorite among a strong field of nine older fillies and mares for the $250,000 My Juliet Stakes May 29 at Philadelphia Park.

  • First Dude<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%3D8956748%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    First Dude Earnings to Fund Equine Research

    Donald Dizney, breeder and owner of First Dude, has pledged 1% of earnings from graded stakes victories to the foundation, traditionally the leading source of private funding for veterinary research to benefit the horse.

  • Sunland Park

    Sunland Park Rule Changes Approved

    On May 19, the New Mexico Racing Commission approved several key rule changes that were advocated by Sunland Park for its accreditation application to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Safety and Integrity Alliance