Headlines for Wednesday, June 22, 2011

  • A tornado damages barns at Churchill Downs.

    Tornado Hits Churchill Downs

    At least five barns were damaged and horses were running loose at Churchill Downs Wednesday night, June 22, after a powerful storm that spawned tornadoes blew through Louisville.

  • Plum Pretty

    Plum Pretty Lands in Hollywood Oaks

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Plum Pretty, coming off an illness that knocked her out of consideration for the Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) in New York June 25, was entered instead in the $150,000 Hollywood Oaks (gr. II).

  • Shocktime

    Texas-Bred Shocktime Leads Debutante

    Led by undefeated Texas-bred Shocktime, a field of eight 2-year-old fillies was drawn for the $100,000 Debutante (gr. III) June 25 at Churchill Downs. It is the first graded race of the year for juvenile fillies.

  • Grand Adventure

    Grand Adventure Looks for King Edward Repeat

    Grand Adventure, who captured the most lucrative win of his career in last year's King Edward Stakes (Can-IIT), is back to defend his title in the one-mile turf event worth $250,000 at Woodbine June 25.

  • Joyful Victory

    Joyful Victory Stands Out in Mother Goose

    After Plum Pretty and Royal Delta were taken out of consideration for the $250,000 Mother Goose (gr. I), Joyful Victory is the lone standout in the race for 3-year-old fillies June 25 at Belmont Park.

  • And They're Off: Summer Time Edition

    Lenny and Steve review the Triple Crown season, which horse divisions are the best currently, assess the BC Juvenile Sprint and Royal Ascot.

  • Public Input Sought by CHRB on Proposed Rules

    Rules to void a claim, provide veterinary records to the postmortem program, and revise the penalties for certain drug overages are under consideration by the California Horse Racing Board, which is seeking public comment.

  • And They're Off: Summer Time Edition

    Lenny and Steve review the Triple Crown season, which horse divisions are the best currently, assess the BC Juvenile Sprint and Royal Ascot.Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm