Headlines for Tuesday, May 22, 2012

  • Velazquez picks up mount on Union Rags

    John Velazquez will replace Julien Leparoux aboard Union Rags as he seeks to end I'll Have Another's bid for the Triple Crown in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr .I).

  • Approximately 8.1 viewers saw I'll Have Another win the Preakness.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2012-Triple-Crown/Preakness-Stakes-137/23013252_TrG3NS#!i=1856016041&k=ZTHMFMq">Order This Photo</a>

    National TV Ratings For Preakness Decline

    More than eight million viewers tuned into the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 19, as ratings declined for the second leg of the Triple Crown. I'll Have Another figures to attract more viewers for the June 9 Belmont Stakes.

  • I'll Have Another continues to settle nicely at Belmont

    Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another was a "very happy horse" Tuesday morning as he continued to settle nicely into his new digs at Belmont Park, where on June 9 he will attempt to become the 12th horse to add the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Stakes to victories in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness.

  • I'll Have Another wins the Preakness Stakes.

    Goose Bumps - By Evan Hammonds

    If watching I'll Have Another reel in Bodemeister in the Pimlico stretch during the second jewel of the Triple Crown didn't stir the soul, perhaps you're in the wrong business.

  • Cuomo, New York leaders announces NYRA reorganization

    Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and the New York Racing Association (NYRA) on Tuesday announced an agreement to establish the NYRA Reorganization Board that will place NYRA under temporary public control in order to reform the association and transform oversight and management of horse racing in New York State.

  • Minnesota Makes Equine Drug-Testing Changes

    A new law that allows for an expansion of racetrack card clubs in Minnesota also permits the Minnesota Racing Commission to set threshold testing levels for therapeutic medications used in racehorses.

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    My Juliet Draws Short But Productive Field

    Five female sprinters with a combined 34 victories were entered in the $150,000 My Juliet Stakes, the May 26 feature that begins the 2012 stakes schedule in earnest at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania.

  • Equine Sarcoids Chromosomal Regions Identified

    Equine Sarcoids (ES), a common form of semi-malignant skin tumor, has long been recognized as having a genetic component, but how it's passed to offspring wasn't fully understood. Recently, a team of researchers conducting a whole-genome scan successfully located chromosomal regions associated with ES, bringing us one step closer to understanding ...