Headlines for Friday, July 1, 2011

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

    N.J. Gov. Vetoes Racing Subsidies

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a move by the state Racing Commission to provide $15 million in state subsidies for Thoroughbred and harness racing purses.

  • Don Cavallo dominates the Dominion Day Stakes.

    Don Cavallo Rolls in Dominion Day

    Stronach Stables' homebred Don Cavallo took the lead with a half-mile to go and rolled to a 3 3/4-length victory in the 10-furlong Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) July 1 at Woodbine.

  • Filly Blind Luck is among those nominated to the Hollywood Gold Cup.<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%3D9570174%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Blind Luck Among 14 Gold Cup Nominees

    Californian (gr. II) winner Twirling Candy, Santa Anita Handicap upsetter Game On Dude (gr. I), talented filly Blind Luck (gr. I), and defending titleholder Awesome Gem are among 14 nominees for the Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I)

  • River Jetez - Video Profile

    A profile of South African group I winning mare River Jetez, whose future plans include the Beverly D at Arlington Park.

  • River Jetez

    A profile of South African group I winning mare River Jetez, whose future plans include the Beverly D at Arlington Park.

  • Soldat<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%3D9423449%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Soldat to Get Some Time Off

    Fountain of Youth (gr. II) winner Soldat has been given some time off and will possibly return to racing in the fall, according to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin July 1.

  • General Quarters won the 2010 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic on the Churchill Downs' turf.<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%3D8937818%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    General Quarters Leads Crowded Firecracker

    General Quarters, who scored the biggest turf win of his career last year at Churchill Downs, returns as the 119-pound high weight in the $175,000 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) on closing day of the 38-day spring meet.

  • Advancements in Understanding Airway Diseases

    Breathe in, breathe out. One of the main functions that keep us (and the horses we love) alive is also one of the easiest and mindless tasks we carry out on a daily basis. But for horses with airway diseases, breathing is more difficult than it seems. Recently, researchers have made strides in understanding these diseases and what helps (or does not help)...