Headlines for Thursday, August 5, 2010

  • Silver Charm's Dam, Bonnie's Poker, Dies

    Bonnie's Poker, dam of Kentucky Derby and Preakness (both gr. I) winner and Hall of Fame member Silver Charm, was euthanized Aug. 5 at Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Facility near Georgetown, Ky.

  • Quality Road has 3 consecutive wins in 2010, including the Met Mile.<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%3D9047698%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Whitney Attracts Blame, Quality Road Showdown

    Quality Road and Blame, sitting atop the national handicap division for much of the year, square off in what shapes up as a superb lineup for Saratoga's $750,000 Whitney Invitational Handicap (gr. I) Aug. 7.

  • Zenyatta won the 2009 Clement Hirsch by a head over Anabaa's Creation.<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%3D8394817%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Clement L. Hirsch: Will She Or Won't She?

    Undefeated champion Zenyatta is expected to seek her 18th victory against no losses after being entered in the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar Aug. 7. But trainer John Shirreffs isn't sure yet.

  • Hollywood Juvenile Championship winner J P's Gusto headlines the Best Pal.<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%3D9097250%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    A Best Pal with Gusto

    J P's Gusto, the odds-on winner of the July 5 Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III), will take the next step on his life's journey Aug. 8 at Del Mar in the Best Pal Stakes (gr. II).

  • THS: The Whitney and West Virginia Derby

    Tom, Evan, and Les Instone from twinspires.com preview the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) and the West Virginia Derby (gr. II). Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Whitney.

  • Card Games Aid Charles Town Handle Increase

    Pari-mutuel handle on live and simulcast racing has increased at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races since casino table games were added to the mix at the West Virginia facility, officials said Aug. 4.

  • Churchill Downs Inc. president and CEO Bob Evans

    Evans: HullabaLOU Was 'Expensive Education'

    Churchill Downs racetrack's move into the concert business proved to be an "expensive education," and despite an estimated $5 million loss on the HullabaLOU music festival there are plans to bring it back next year.

  • ADW Fee Cap Impacting Illinois Racing

    A 5% cap imposed by the Illinois Racing Board on account wagering fees charged by out-of-state racetracks to send their signals to customers in Illinois has led to a significant downturn in wagering from those sources.