Headlines for Sunday, May 29, 2011

  • Twirling Candy

    Twirling Candy, Setsuko to Resume Rivalry

    Twirling Candy and Setsuko, participants in a series of bumping incidents through the stretch of a roughly run Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) March 5, are to resume their rivalry in the $150,000 Californian (gr. II) June 4.

  • Stormy Lord wins the Connaught Cups Stakes.

    Stormy Lord Reigns Over Connaught Cup

    Relishing the soft condition of Woodbine's turf course, Stormy Lord led every step of the way to take the $172,802 Connaught Cup (Can-IIT) for the first graded stakes victory of his career May 29.

  • Alternation

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    Alternation to Skip Belmont Stakes

    Pin Oak Stable's homebred Alternation, winner of the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont May 14, is no longer under consideration for the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Donnie Von Hemel announced May 29.

  • Del Mar

    Del Mar Introduces Ship and Win Program

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced a unique incentive program for this summer to encourage owners--both from inside and outside California--to bring horses to the state for Del Mar's 37-day meet beginning July 20.

  • Orfevre wins the Japanese Derby

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    Favored Orfevre Wins Japanese Derby

    Sunday Racing Company's Orfevre became the first horse in five years to win the first two legs of the Japanese Triple Crown when he won the Japanese Derby (Jpn-I) before a crowd of 82,240 May 29 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • New EHV-1 Case Confirmed, Not Related to Outbreak

    The Texas Animal Health Commission issued a press release late Friday (May 27) indicating that a new case of equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) had been confirmed in the state; however, animal health officials do not believe that the new case is related to the ongoing EHV-1 outbreak.