Headlines for Wednesday, July 13, 2011

  • Ultra Blend

    Ultra Blend Faces Baffert Trio in A Gleam

    A starting spot in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) is at stake when a field of nine lines up for the $200,000 A Gleam Handicap (gr. II) at Hollywood Park July 16.

  • Bizzy Caroline

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    Grade I Glory On Line in American Oaks

    Distance ability is the key as Star Billing, runner-up in last month's Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT), leads the field in the $250,000 American Oaks (gr. IT) over the Hollywood Park turf July 16.

  • Richard Mandella was present at the meeting.

    California Racing Execs Address Online Gaming

    As California eyes potential revenue from Internet gaming, horse racing executives made it clear to a state senate committee in Sacramento July 12 they want to be part of any legislation that may result.

  • Funds Still Needed for Noor to Old Friends

    In my last blog post, I mentioned that sufficient funds had been raised for the body of Hall of Famer Noor to be transferred to Old Friends. It has been brought to my attention that this not the case, however.

  • Instant Racing VLT

    Ohio Racetrack VLTs Called 'Moving Target'

    With Republican Gov. John Kasich preparing to sign legislation authorizing racetrack video lottery terminals and horse industry representatives already discussing strategy, a public policy group is ready to fight the plan.

  • Richard L. Duchossois

    Equine Advocates to Honor Duchossois

    Richard L. Duchossois will receive the Ellen and Herbert Moelis "Equine Savior Award for Philanthropy" at the Equine Advocates' 10th annual awards dinner and charity auction Aug. 4 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Fasig-Tipton July Yearling Sale Wrap-Up

    Esther Marr recaps the Fasig-Tipton July Select Yearling Sale and the first phase of the Heiligbrodt dispersal.Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales

  • Caring For Horses in Extreme Heat

    As nearly half the United States is battling extreme summer temperatures, many horse owners are struggling to help their horses adjust, stay healthy, and remain comfortable. TheHorse.com caught up with Nancy Loving, DVM, an equine practitioner in Boulder, Colo., to find out what the most important things to consider are when caring for horses in extreme h...