An Eclipse Award and World Cup (UAE-I) winner, he was a successful stallion.
Rightly So will try to carry her speed seven furlongs when she faces seven other fillies and mares in the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. III) July 5 at Belmont Park.
J P's Gusto, who earned his maiden victory in the Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes, tops a field of eight 2-year-olds in the $100,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III) July 5 on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track.
Hall of Fame jockey John Sellers, who rode for more than 20 years, died July 2 at a nursing home in Fayetteville, Ark. He was 72.
Owner and breeder Bruno Schickedanz has been barred from entering or stabling horses at the Canadian track following 13-year-old Wake At Noon's catastrophic breakdown.
Jockey Norberto Arroyo Jr. will serve 2 1/2 years in a New York state prison for cocaine possession, a Saratoga County judge ruled July 2.
The Canadian operation's three runners are Hotep, Giant's Tomb, and Dark Cloud Dancer.
Dual Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti is expected to defend his title in the $600,000 Man o' War Stakes (gr. IT) July 10 at Belmont. The 5-year-old horse worked five furlongs in 1:02 July 1.
He began riding Quarter Horses when he was 9 years old and got his jockey's license to ride Thoroughbreds at age 16 in 1971.
The auction will be held Aug. 7-8 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
- By Steve Haskin
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A failed alcohol breath test at Canada's Woodbine Racetrack on July 1 proved costly to jockey Kent Desormeaux, whose scheduled mount Hold Me back won the Dominion Day Handicap (Can-III) under replacement rider Tyler Pizarro.
Rachel Alexandra, who won the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park last season en route to being named Horse of the Year, will return to the New Jersey racetrack July 24 for the Lady's Secret Stakes.
With no logical dirt race to choose from, D. Wayne Lukas has decided on the Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT), a turf contest July 4 at Churchill, as the starting point for Mine That Bird--or at least he is thinking about it.
Informed Decision, last year's champion female sprinter, returns to Arlington Park to to defend her title in the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (gr. III).
Black Tie Affair, the 1991 Horse of the Year, was euthanized July 1 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, Ky., due to the effects of laminitis. He was 24.
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