Headlines for Thursday, July 1, 2010

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    Mandella, Drysdale Pursue 4th American 'Cap

    Hall of Fame trainers Richard Mandella and Neil Drysdale will each be going for their fourth win in Holywood Park's American Handicap (gr. IIT), the Inglewood, Calif. track's Fourth of July feature.

  • CHRB to Pay Former Steward Pam Berg $400,000

    The California Horse Racing Board must pay former steward Pamela Berg $400,000 in an out-of-court settlement of a 2009 lawsuit she filed against the agency alleging discrimination and harassment based on age and gender.

  • Thunder Puddles Dies at 31

    New York champion Thunder Puddles, the only New York-bred to sire a New York-bred millionaire, died June 29 at Carl Lizza Jr. and Joseph Bartone's Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y.

  • Discreetly Mine won the Risen Star in March.

    Discreetly Mine Cuts Back in Jersey Shore

    Grade II winner Discreetly Mine, most recently runner-up in the Woody Stephens (gr. II) last month, will face five rivals including filly Christine Daae in the $200,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) July 4 at Monmouth.

  • Hotep will break from post 11 of the 13-horse field in the Queen's Plate.

    Hotep the One to Beat in Queen's Plate

    Hotep, a full brother to 2009 Queen's Plate winner Eye of the Leopard, has been installed as the 3-1 morning line favorite for the $1 million (Canadian funds) Queen's Plate at Woodbine July 4.

  • Roan Inish prepping for the Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

    Trainer Costigan Trying for Queen's Plate

    Trainer Carolyn Costigan was flying high in the winner's circle at Woodbine on June 13. Her filly Roan Inish had just pulled a mild upset in the $500,000 Woodbine Oaks presented by Budweiser.

  • THS: The United Nations

    Jason, Tom, and James Scully of twinspires.com preview the United Nations (gr. IT) at Monmouth Park on July 3. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the United Nations.

  • PNGI Closes on Deals in Ohio, Maryland

    Penn National Gaming Inc. said July 1 it has closed on two key deals: the purchase of Beulah Park in Ohio, and its investment in a joint venture with MI Developments in the Maryland Jockey Club.

  • Pensioned Stallion A. P Jet Dies

    A. P Jet, who got into a fight with fellow stallion Gold Token at Howard and Susan Kaskel's Sugar Maple Farm near Poughquag, N.Y., in April 2006, was euthanized June 9.