Apprentice jockey Johnny Gihua of Peru earned his first victory in North America, guiding El Scorpio to a front-running 12-1 upset in an optional claiming allowance on the Hollywood Park turf June 16.
The California Horse Racing Board will resume audio-only webcasts of its regular monthly meetings for the first time this year June 22 at Hollywood Park.
Alphie's Bet attempts to rebound from a poor effort against older horses on the turf when he returns to the main track against eight fellow 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Affirmed Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park June 19.
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Mike Lakow, general manager of John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms, is leaving his position to pursue his own career in racing.
Multiple graded stakes winner Gozzip Girl heads a contentious field of seven fillies and mares in the $150,000 New York Stakes (gr. IIT), run at 1 1/4 miles on the Belmont Park turf.
Triple Crown competitors Jackson Bend and Schoolyard Dreams are among a field of six that will contest the $200,000 Pegasus Stakes (gr. III), the June 19 feature at Monmouth Park.
Overbrook Farm homebred Battle Plan, a grade II winner this year, has been retired from racing because of a torn suspensory in his right front leg.
Peter Redekop's Comedero looks to continue his push towards the head of the class for 3-year-old sprinters when he takes on six others in $400,000 Red Legend June 19 at Charles Town.
Keeneland and The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia will partner in order to mutually benefit from each other. Both facilities are hoping to attract new customers through the partnership.
Marty and Pam Wygod will disperse their California bloodstock at Barretts this coming October and eventually plan to sell their River Edge Farm near Buellton.
After missing nearly a year of training, I Want Revenge is nearly ready to make his 4-year-old debut, which will likely come in the $300,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) July 3 at Belmont.
Horsemen in southeast Florida are hoping that the 10% purse increase that Calder Casino & Race Course announced on June 12 will be followed by another increase this year.
The Ontario-bred champions of 2009 were honored June 12 at the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society annual awards at Copper Creek Golf Club near Kleinburg, Ontario.
Vannacide, a 9-year old mare by Slewacide, received Colorado Horse of the Year honors from the Colorado Thoroughbred Breeders Association.
French raider Byword led a Khalid Abdullah one-two by holding off a charging Twice Over to take the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) by a half-length at Royal Ascot June 16.
Ohio racetracks are considering a push for a 2011 ballot issue that would ask voters to repeal the casino bill recently signed by Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland.
Officials and horsemen at Finger Lakes Gaming & Racetrack are livid over a 12% purse cut they say was necessitated by the ongoing financial difficulties of New York City Off-Track Betting Corp.
The Ontario Racing Commission has overturned the disqualification of Robert Evans' Marsh Side from first to fourth in the 2009 Northern Dancer Stakes (Can-IT) at Woodbine and restored the original order of finish.
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