Headlines for Wednesday, June 15, 2011

  • Illinois Derby winner Joe Vann meets 7 in the Matt Winn.

    Joe Vann, Uncle Brent Top Matt Winn Field

    Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner Joe Vann leads a field of eight 3-year-olds entered in the $125,000 Matt Winn Presented by Emirates Equestrian Federation Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs June 18.

  • Giant Oak will carry top weight of 122 pounds in the Stephen Foster.<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%3D9395106%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Stephen Foster Key Race in Handicap Division

    Nearly six months into the season, the handicap division is still looking for a clear-cut leader. With a breakout performance in the Stephen Foster Handicap June 18, there is an opportunity for someone to assume that role.

  • Royal Ascot Interview: Aidan O'Brien

    Simon Burgess talks with Aidan O'Brien following So You Think's loss in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 15. Sponsored by Ramsey Farm

  • Royal Ascot Interview - Aidan O'Brien

    Simon Burgess talks with Aidan O'Brien following So You Think's loss in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 15.

  • Rajiv Maragh

    Maragh Suspended for Belmont Ride

    Stewards in New York June 15 issued jockey Rajiv Maragh a 10-day suspension for careless riding in connection with his handling of Isn't He Perfect in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Rewilding (right) overtakes favorite So You Think to win the Prince of Wales's Stakes.<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%3D9566463%26

    Rewilding Stuns So You Think at Royal Ascot

    Under a relentless drive by Frankie Dettori, Rewilding overhauled the favorite So You Think within the shadow of the wire to claim a neck victory in the $655,660 Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 15.

  • Ruler On Ice wins the 2011 Belmont Stakes.

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    Mr. Prospector's Dominance in the Belmont

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />In no race is the blend of speed with stamina more important than in the Belmont. Mr. Prospector contributed the right stuff to produce descendants capable of dominating the 'Test of the Champion'.

  • Things That Make You Go Hmmmm (9)

    Have you ever watched National League MVP Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds at the plate? Tom Lamarra offers thoughts on topics ranging from the Medication Summit to Handle