Articles posted May 24, 2012

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CHRB hands down 45-day suspension to O'Neill

The California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) met in closed session Thursday to consider the recommended decision of the Hearing Officer in the case involving Doug O'Neill, the trainer of Argenta, a filly that finished eighth in the 6TH race at Del Mar on August 25, 2010.

I'll Have Another jogs ahead of Belmont

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes hero I'll Have Another, who on June 9 will attempt to become racing's 12th Triple Crown winner in the $1 million Belmont Stakes, had a second tour of Belmont Park's main track Thursday morning, jogging 1 1/2 miles in company with a pony.

Gosden discusses Epsom team

John Gosden, who won the Group 1 Derby with Benny the Dip (1997), worked three horses during Thursday morning's Breakfast with the Stars at Epsom. Last year's Group 1 St Leger winner Masked Marvel (William Buick) goes for the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Coronation Cup June 2, while Joviality (Robert Havlin) targets the Group 3 Princess Elizabeth Stakes on the Derby Festival's opening day, June 1. There was also a lead horse, partnered by Saleem Golam. Masked Marvel finished ahead of the lead horse with Joviality in third after none was pushed hard.

The Black Lillies featured in Paddock Concert Series

A Paddock Concert Series performance by The Black Lillies on Friday evening kicks off a festive four-day holiday weekend at Churchill Downs that includes a special Memorial Day racing program on Monday, infield fun Saturday-through-Monday with the first Bluegrass Art Experience, and another "Family Fun" Sunday Presented by Kroger.

THS: Sheepshead Bay Stakes 2012

THS: Sheepshead Bay Stakes 2012

Tom LaMarra and Evan Hammonds handicap the Sheepshead Bay Stakes from Belmont Park this weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Sheepheads Bay Stakes.

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