Equine millionaires Bold Chieftain and Delightful Kiss head the field for the $100,000 Berkeley Stakes (gr. III), the headline event of Memorial Day weekend at Golden Gate Fields May 31.
Evening Jewel, a grade I winner on Polytrack who finished a nose shy to Blind Luck in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) one month ago, makes her turf debut in the $150,000 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park May 31.
Freshened up since his sensational 12 3/4-length length triumph in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) nearly four months ago, Quality Road is the one to beat in the $500,000 Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park May 31.
Eight-year-old Karelian, who scored the biggest win of his career in the Maker's Mark Stakes (gr. IT) last month, bids for consecutive grade I victories when he battles nine rivals in the $250,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT).
Mambo Meister, fresh off a graded stakes win at Calder Casino and Race Course, heads a field of six in the May 31 Memorial Day Handicap (gr. III) at Calder for 3-year-olds and up.
Belmont Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Stately Victor arrived at Belmont Park a few hours behind schedule May 27, but no worse for the trip.
Martin Racing Stable and Dan Morgan's Dubai Majesty will try to defend her title in the Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) but will have to face grade I winner Hot Dixie Chick, who is the lone 3-year-old in the sprint.
A grade I winner on Polytrack as a juvenile, Negligee tries to proves her talent on turf against seven 3-year-old fillies, including a pair of recent grade III winners in the Sands Point Stakes on Memorial Day at Belmont.
Seven stakes, including the $300,000 Lone Star Park Handicap and the $200,000 Ouija Board Distaff Handicap (both gr. III), top Lone Star Million Day on May 31 at the Grand Prairie, Texas track.
Maram, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner from 2008, makes her season debut off a layoff when facing six fillies and mares in the $150,000 Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT) in Monmouth Park's Memorial Day feature.
The New York Racing Association has announced it will offer a $1 million guaranteed "All Graded Stakes Pick 4" and a $1 million guaranteed "All Graded Stakes Pick 6" on Belmont Stakes Day June 5.
Perhaps the most talented older horse in the country, Quality Road returns in the Met Mile on Memorial Day. Read Blog
- By Ron Mitchell
Jockey Randy Romero and three horses--Azeri, Best Pal, and Point Given--have been elected into the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. for 2010.
MI Developments announced on May 27 that Ken Dunn will leave his position as Gulfstream Park president and general manager effective May 28.
- By Tom LaMarra
Revenue from alternative forms of gaming now accounts for almost one-third of total Thoroughbred purses in United States, but despite a decrease in handle, the percentage of handle that goes to purses has remained steady.
The Magic Millions National Weanling Sale ended May 28 in Australia with increases of 66.7% in gross revenue and 71% in average price from a year ago during its third session.
When Indiana Downs didn't card a scheduled $75,000 stakes May 26 due to a shortage of entries, red flags were raised as to whether there was another reason the race wasn't run.
The first 2010 case of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) in Florida's Marion county was confirmed May 24. A horse in the northwestern part of the county contracted EEE and was euthanized, according to a spokesperson for the Marion County Health Department.
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