Headlines for Wednesday, May 23, 2012

  • Schneiderman Pushing Ahead in TRF Lawsuit

    With affidavits from a whistleblower and a veterinarian, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pushing ahead with efforts to oust the board of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

  • Romans hoping to spoil Triple Crown bid with Dullahan

    While Grade 1 winner Dullahan has never competed at Belmont Park and has yet to win on dirt, trainer Dale Romans believes the colt will deliver a top performance in the Belmont Stakes on June 9. If, in the process, the Even the Score colt manages to spoil I'll Have Another's Triple Crown bid, Romans won't feel any remorse.

  • I'll Have Another jogs at Big Sandy

    Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another returned to the track for the first time since Saturday's Preakness Stakes victory, jogging around Belmont Park's 1 1/2-mile oval Wednesday morning shortly after the renovation break with exercise rider Hector Ramos aboard.

  • Aruna won the grade I Spinster in 2011.

    Aruna Looks to Get Back On Beam in Sheepshead

    No factor in her only start this year, Aruna looks to get back on the beam for trainer Graham Motion in the $200,000 Sheepshead Bay Stakes (gr. IIT), scheduled for the inner turf course at Belmont Park May 26.

  • Mr. Commons tops American

    After producing convincing wins this winter in the Grade 2 Arcadia and Grade 2 Sir Beaufort, Mr. Commons was upset at odds-on in the Grade 1 Frank E. Kilroe Mile on March 3, finishing second by a neck. The John Shirreffs-trained colt will look to rebound when he squares off against 10 rivals in Saturday's Grade 2, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/american12"> American Handicap</a> at Hollywood Park.

  • Aruna faces distance specialists in Sheepshead Bay

    A dull last of six in her season debut in the Grade 1 Jenny Wiley last month, the five-year-old Aruna will attempt to rebound Saturday in the Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/sheepsheadbay12">Sheepshead Bay</a> at Belmont Park. The 1 3/8-mile test is scheduled for the grass, but the threat of persistent rain through the weekend has enticed four main-track-only entrants into the field in addition to the 10 fillies and mares in the main body of the race.

  • Belmont Notebook

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">BELMONT NOTEBOOK</font></b></i>

  • On Fire Baby

    On Fire Baby Leads Acorn Probables

    Among the list of current Acorn probables is Anita Ebert-Cauley's homebred filly On Fire Baby, who is looking to redeem a lackluster fifth-place effort in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Jockey Abel Castellano was the leading jockey for the meet.

    Live and Export Handle Increase at Pimlico

    The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its spring meeting at Pimlico, posting average wagering figures which were 9% higher than the 2011 spring meet. The average daily handle went from $4.72 million to $5.17 million.

  • Belmont Report

    <i><font face="Arial" size="4"><b>BELMONT REPORT</b></font></i>

  • Handle, attendance up at Pimlico

    The Maryland Jockey Club concluded its spring meeting at Pimlico last weekend, posting average wagering figures which were 9 percent higher than the 2011 spring meet. The average daily handle went from $4.72 million to $5.17 million. The stand featured 29 live racing dates and 21 simulcast days.