Headlines for Friday, June 1, 2012

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    Cuomo Backs Off Aqueduct Casino Project

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is backing off plans to construct a massive casino and convention center with a Malaysian-based gambling conglomerate on the grounds of the Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • O'Neill happy with I'll Have Another's exercise; Five Sixteen works

    With Belmont Park's vast oval practically to himself, Triple Crown hopeful I'll Have Another had his customary 1 1/2-mile jog and gallop Friday morning as trainer Doug O'Neill continued to express pleasure with the way the colt is coming into the $1 million Belmont Stakes on June 9.

  • Fasig-Tipton July Sale to Offer 338 Yearlings

    Fasig-Tipton has cataloged 338 yearlings for the 2012 July Sale of selected yearlings at its Newtown Paddocks headquarters in Lexington, Ky., an increase of nearly 12% over last year's catalog.

  • Becky Maker Joins Eaton Sales Team

    Rebecca (Becky) Maker has accepted a position with Eaton Sales in client services, the Lexington, Ky., company announced June 1. Additionally, she will oversee yearling preparation at Eaton Farms.

  • There Was an upset in the Oaks

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien sought to surround Friday's Group 1 Oaks at Epsom with a five-pronged attack, and the strength in numbers approach paid dividends. His lightly-raced 20-1 shot Was made the most of an astute ride by Seamie Heffernan to spring an upset in a messy renewal, continuing Ballydoyle's hot streak in this season's classics.

  • Ziegler Named Executive Director of TAA

    Mike Ziegler, executive director of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance, has been named to the same post for the Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

  • Malibu Moonshine Moves to Peekskill Farm

    Malibu Moonshine, a seven-time stakes winner by Malibu Moon, has moved to Peekskill Farm in Sharon Springs, NY, for the remainder of the 2012 breeding season. He will stand there for the 2013 season as well.

  • Hemingway Joins Team Valor

    Michelle Whitaker Hemingway, 28, formerly an assistant trainer in South Africa, has been hired by Team Valor International.

  • Winning Belmont Stakes Patterns Since 1978

    Belmont Stakes charts since the last Triple Crown was won show that it is almost imperative to be in the top three with a quarter-mile left in the race -- and to be on the lead at the furlong marker.

  • Hurricane Season Resources for Horse Owners

    As today (June 1) marks the official start of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season, the staff at TheHorse.com took a look through our archives to find some important horse care articles, downloads, and videos that can help you prepare yourself, your horse, and your farm for the storm season.