Headlines for Monday, June 28, 2010

  • Protecting Racehorses for Second Careers

    A panel on transitioning Thoroughbred racehorses to second careers during the Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit June 28 stressed the importance of protecting horses while they're on the track.

  • Ohio Tracks in Line for Gaming Machines?

    LetOhioVote.org said June 28 it has asked the state to remove its referendum on racetrack video lottery terminals from the November ballot, possibly clearing the way for gaming at Ohio's seven racetracks.

  • Data: Fatalities Similar Across All Surfaces

    An initial analysis of equine injury data released earlier this year shows no statistically significant difference in the risk of fatalities in Thoroughbreds on different racing surfaces, officials said June 28.

  • Mine That Bird zipped five furlongs in :59 2/5 over a muddy track at Churchill Downs on June 28.

    Mine That Bird Works; May Race This Weekend

    Mine That Bird, the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, zipped five furlongs in :59 2/5 over a muddy track at Churchill Downs on June 28 as he completed preparations for his first start of 2010.

  • Dubakella Mountain Dead

    Dubakella Mountain, a two-time Oregon Broodmare of the Year, died June 5, shortly after foaling a full brother to three-time Oregon Horse of the Year Ex Mountain Cop.

  • Good Reward stands at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky.

    First U.S. Winner by Good Reward

    Good Reward, a two-time grade I winner, came through with his first winner in the United States when his Washington-bred son Tactician triumphed at Emerald Downs June 27.