Headlines for Thursday, July 14, 2011

  • Banned is the morning line favorite for the Virginia Derby.<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%3D9569271%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Banned One to Beat in Virginia Derby

    Banned, who has prospered after being switched to grass racing after just one start on the main track, heads a field of 12 in the 14th running of the $600,000 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) Saturday, July 16.

  • Quarter Horse Meet in KY Canceled

    Citing a lack of horses, The Red Mile harness track in Lexington received approval July 14 to cancel the two-day Quarter Horse racing scheduled for July 22-23.

  • Willard Proctor Memorial Stakes winner Majestic City takes on 7 in the Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes.

    Pair of Graded Stakes to Close Hollywood Meet

    Precocious Majestic City heads the field for the Hollywood Juvenile Championship Stakes (gr. III) while Acclamation stands out in the Sunset Handicap (gr. IIIT) as the Hollywood Park spring/summer meet ends July 18.

  • Utopia Sires First Winner

    Major international stakes winner Utopia sired the first winner from his first crop when his 2-year-old son No Flaws won at Belmont Park July 14.

  • Corey Johnsen

    Johnsen: Instant Racing to Boost Industry

    The president of Kentucky Downs says action by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission July 14 approving a new form of exotic wagering that uses electronic machines will provide an economic and morale boost to the industry.

  • Hippolytus finished 2nd in the Queen's Plate at 61-1.

    Hippolytus Favored in Prince of Wales Stakes

    Queen's Plate runner-up Hippolytus, 61-1 in Canada's opening jewel of the Triple Crown, heads a field of seven Ontario-bred colts and geldings in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes at Fort Erie July 17.

  • Video: THS: Delaware Handicap 2011

    Tom, Evan and James Scully of TwinSpires.com handicap the Delaware Handicap and Virginia Derby. Both notable grade II races this weekend.

  • THS: Delaware Handicap 2011

    Tom, Evan, and James Scully of TwinSpires.com handicap the Delaware Handicap and Virginia Derby. Both notable grade II races this weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Delaware Handicap.

  • Dynamic Holiday has won 4 in a row, including the Hercomesthebride Stakes (shown).<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%3D9446693%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dynamic Holiday Seeks Dynamic VA Oaks Run

    Dynamic Holiday has been on a roll in her last four starts, and she is looking to carry over her win streak into her first start at Colonial Downs in the July 16 Virginia Oaks (gr. IIIT).

  • Heza Wild Guy Sets Earnings Record in Loss

    Will Carson and Jerry Pint's Heza Wild Guy failed in his attempt to win his fourth consecutive A.J. Foyt Stakes at Indiana Downs July 13 but did earn enough money to become the all-time leading Indiana-bred money winner.

  • TVG to Present Del Mar Coverage

    TVG, America's Horseracing Network, will be the exclusive broadcast network of the 2011 Del Mar race meet, offering live, on-site coverage beginning opening day, Wednesday, July 20.

  • First Dude in the Hollywood Gold Cup.

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    First Dude Finally Scores First Grade I

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br /> First Dude's grade I win in the Hollywood Gold Cup brings honor to a less-heralded branch of the same female family as A.P. Indy -- his own grandsire. By Avalyn Hunter

  • Transportation Tip: Check Tires Before Hauling Horses

    The leading factor in roadside emergencies is tires. Tires can lose their footing long before they&#39;re worn out. Tests conducted by Consumer Reports show that tread can give up a significant amount of grip when it&#39;s still at the halfway point. Because of this, USRider reminds equestrians and others who travel with horses to check the tires on tow v...