Headlines for Wednesday, July 21, 2010

  • Queen's Plate winner Big Red Mike will take on the second leg of the Canadian Triple Crown, the Prince of Wales Stakes.

    Plenty to Like About Mike in Prince of Wales

    Queen's Plate winner Big Red Mike will attempt to add the second jewel of Canada's Triple Crown to his record when he goes to post as the 6-5 favorite in the July 25 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie Racetrack.

  • Lookin At Lucky<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8709529%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lookin At Lucky On Track for Haskell

    Trainer Bob Baffert was less than enthused about the Del Mar track condition as Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Lookin At Lucky worked six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 over the Polytrack in the mist on the morning of July 21.

  • Victor's Cry won the Shoemaker Mile on May 31.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9035395%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Victor's Cry Primed Again for Eddie Read

    Four grade or group I winner are among the compact field of seven set to contest the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IT), the first graded stakes on the Del Mar summer program July 24.

  • Devil May Care won the Mother Goose in her most recent start.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9083208%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Devil May Care Headlines CCA Oaks

    The top three finishers of the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I), including winner Devil May Care, top a field of eight in a historic edition of the Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 24 on opening weekend at Saratoga.

  • And They're Off: July 21, 2010

    Lenny and Steve discuss the opening of racing at Del Mar and Saratoga, the 3-year-olds, including a preview of the Haskell. the travels of Rail Trip, and more.

  • Swaps winner Skipshot<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D9110110%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Skip Away's Skipshot Surprises in Swaps

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The cross that produced Swaps Stakes surprise winner Skipshot appears to be based on an affinity of Skip Away for Halo-line mares.

  • Fantasy Sports: An Opportunity & A Competitor

    Horse racing needs to pay close attention, given the magnitude and growth trajectory of the fantasy-sports market. This segment of sports entertainment represents an increasingly important competitor for the gaming dollar.

  • Rachel Alexandra, shown galloping at Monmouth Park on July 21, takes on 6 in the Lady&#39;s Secret.

    Rachel Towers Over Lady's Secret Field

    It's not the race most people would have anticipated for her, but reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra will continue her 2010 campaign in the Lady's Secret Stakes July 24 at Monmouth Park.

  • NTRA Meetings to Coincide With Symposium

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is scheduling its Annual Meeting and Marketing Summit to coincide with the University of Arizona's Race Track Industry Program's annual Racing and Gaming Symposium.

  • KHRC Approves Reduction in Turfway Dates

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission on July 20 approved a request from Turfway Park to cut four Wednesday cards from its fall meet, reducing the meet from 20 to 16 days and all but one stakes race.