Headlines for Sunday, May 20, 2012

  • Homesick Gutierrez almost left California

    Mario Gutierrez's fairytale journey that has carried him to within one victory of the Triple Crown almost never happened. The 25-year-old native of Veracruz, Mexico, who rode regularly at Hastings Park from 2006 to 2011, was so homesick for Vancouver, British Columbia, that he nearly left California despite having just won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby aboard I'll Have Another.

  • Alpha works for possible Belmont start

    On Saturday morning at Belmont Park, Godolphin Racing's Alpha turned in his first timed workout since a 12th-place finish in the May 5 Kentucky Derby. The son of Bernardini, a two-time stakes winner at Aqueduct this winter, covered four furlongs over the main track in :49.

  • I'll Have Another arrives at Belmont Park

    I'll Have Another, who on June 9 will attempt to become the 12th horse to sweep the Triple Crown when he competes in the $1 million Belmont Stakes, arrived in Barn 9 at Belmont Park at 2:53 p.m. (EDT) Sunday after vanning north from Pimlico Race Course in Maryland.

  • Keertana retired, bred to Arch

    Barbara Hunter's homebred Keertana, who last year became the first filly or mare to win the Grade 3 Louisville Handicap since Our Request in 1951, has been bred and is retired from racing.

  • Keertana

    Graded Winner Keertana Retired

    Barbara Hunter's homebred Keertana, who last year became the first female to win the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) since Our Request in 1951, has been retired from racing.

  • Chinchon scores poignant win in Singapore

    Two days after trainer Carlos Laffon-Parias had to fly home unexpectedly upon the death of his father, his globetrotting charge Chinchon lifted his spirits with an impressive victory in Sunday's Group 1 Singapore Airlines International Cup at Kranji.

  • Ato pinch-hits a home run in KrisFlyer Sprint

    Trainer Patrick Shaw watched his second-stringer Ato upset Sunday's Group 1 KrisFlyer International Sprint at Kranji. The Royal Academy colt was very much an understudy for his world-class stablemate, Rocket Man, the reigning KrisFlyer champion who was ruled out by injury this week.

  • Stealcase under Belmont Stakes consideration

    The morning after Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another ran down Bodemeister in the Pimlico stretch to capture the Preakness Stakes, trainer Mark Casse said he is considering running John Oxley's Stealcase in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes, the final jewel of the Triple Crown, on June 9 at Belmont Park.

  • Chinchon wins the Singapore Airlines International Cup.

    Chinchon Claims Singapore Airlines Cup

    French raider Chinchon took command with just over a furlong to go and rolled to an easy three-length victory in the $2.4 million Singapore Airlines International Cup (Sin-I) at Kranji Racecourse May 20.

  • I'll Have Another leaves Preakness for Big Apple

    I'll Have Another's connections loaded their Preakness Stakes winner onto a van Sunday morning at Pimlico Race Course to begin their journey to Belmont Park in their continuing quest to sweep racing's Triple Crown.

  • Zanjero Sires First Winner

    Zanjero, a two-time grade II winner, sired his first winner when his son Zambito scored May 18 at Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort in his initial start.

  • Selenium and Vitamin E to Alleviate Signs of Tying Up

    Exertional rhabdomyolysis, otherwise known as "tying up," is a term used to describe a variety of muscle disorders in the equine athlete. Horses affected by tying up have varying degrees of muscle cramping or muscle soreness, with the more severe cases accompanied by elevated respiratory and heart rates, dark colored urine, and reluctance to mov...