Headlines for Wednesday, May 30, 2012

  • Game On Dude

    Californian: Game On Dude Meets Morning Line

    Game On Dude makes his first start since he was unplaced in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) when he takes on Mervyn LeRoy Handicap (gr. II) winner Morning Line in the Californian Stakes (gr. II) June 2 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Three graded stakes offered on Downs after Dark program at Churchill

    The Bret Calhoun-trained trio of Beat the Blues, Speedacious and Gleaming lead a field of eight fillies and mares entered for the ninth running of the Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/winningcolors12">Winning Colors</a> to be run under the lights on Saturday at Churchill Downs as part of the Downs After Dark program.

  • Beat The Blues

    Calhoun Trio Heads Winning Colors Field

    The Bret Calhoun-trained trio of Beat the Blues, Speedacious, and Gleaming highlight a field of eight fillies and mares entered for the June 2 Winning Colors (gr. III) to be run under the lights at Churchill Downs June 2.

  • MM National Weanling Sale Opens Strongly

    The gross and average price each rose 45.6% from the previous year during the opening session of the Magic Millions national weanling sale in Australia May 28. The clearance rate increased to 76% from 66% in 2011.

  • Union Rags

    'Stakes' Barn to Be Used for Belmont Horses

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has issued a set of protocols for horses running in the Belmont Stakes, the most notable one being the use of a stakes barn, to which all Belmont starters must go beginning June 6.

  • Suffolks Downs

    Suffolk Downs Meet Opens June 2

    Suffolk Downs will open for its 2012 live racing season June 2 and the horsemen and track management are expressing a new sense of optimism since the legalization of expanded gambling in Massachusetts last fall.

  • Doug O&#39;Neill

    O'Neill, Turner Discuss Belmont Preparations

    As he continues to prepare I'll Have Another for the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), trainer Doug O'Neill on May 30 recounted a conversation he had with trainer Billy Turner, who trained 1977 Triple Crown winner Seattle Slew.

  • Dr Kendall Hansen

    Kendall Hansen Reveals Future Plans

    Dr. Kendall Hansen, the owner/breeder, who is known for pulling such wacky acts as dying his champion colt Hansen's tail blue prior to the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), recently revealed some other unusual plans

  • Racino

    Ohio Judge Rules in Favor of Racinos

    Just as the state's first racino prepares to open June 1, an Ohio judge has ruled against a group that filed suit challenging the legality of the casinos that fall under auspices of the Ohio Lottery Commission.

  • Belmont Notebook

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  • Strict protocols installed for Belmont participants

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has put forth a comprehensive protocols for horses running in the June 9 Belmont Stakes in order to ensure the safety of horses and riders, and to ensure that the integrity of the sport is upheld.

  • Del Mar Starting Gate

    Del Mar Teams With Tiffany & Co.

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club has announced a partnership with Tiffany & Co. in which the jeweler will create a new line of trophies for presentation to its stakes winners this summer.