Headlines for Wednesday, June 13, 2012

  • Coup won the Hilltop Stakes by a length on May 18.

    Coup One to Catch in Regret

    Coup, an Empire Maker filly and winner of Pimlico's Hilltop Stakes on Preakness day, has the top stakes experience in the field for the June 16 Regret Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Pachattack won the Doubledogdare by a neck.

    Pachattack May Try Luck On Turf in All Along

    Pachattack, winner of the Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) in her only start since finishing third in the 2011 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I), heads the field for the Edward P. Evans All Along Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 16.

  • McPeek takes a chance with Rogue Romance in Foster

    Rogue Romance could be one of the longest shots on the board for the Grade 1, $400,000 Stephen Foster Handicap on Saturday evening at Churchill Downs, but trainer Ken McPeek hopes for a top effort from his four-year-old son of Smarty Jones when he faces a group of some of the best older horses in training.

  • All Along, Colonial Turf Cup feature competitive fields

    Snow Top Mountain will attempt to get back to her winning form on Saturday while taking on 10 rivals in the Grade 3, $100,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/allalong12.html">All Along Stakes</a> at Colonial Downs. The gray mare scored a half-length victory in the Grade 3 Suwannee River at the beginning of the year, but has been unable to find the board in two starts since then.

  • Silver Max coasts in Oliver

    Dana Wells and Marc Bacon's Silver Max rolled to his fifth consecutive win Wednesday in the $211,100 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/oliver12.pdf">Oliver Stakes</a> at Indiana Downs. The Badge of Silver colt showed his customary speed from the start under Victor Lebron, was left untouched through splits of :23 4/5, :47 and 1:10 3/5, and drew off in the stretch to win by a lopsided margin of 6 3/4 lengths in track-record time of 1:33 4/5 for one mile on the firm turf.

  • Champion Royal Delta returns in Fleur de Lis

    Royal Delta will face just five rivals when she returns to competition on Saturday in the Grade 2, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/fleurdelis12.html">Fleur de Lis Handicap</a> at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile race is one of four stakes that comprise Churchill's Stephen Foster Downs After Dark racing program.

  • Wise Dan, Alternation highlight deep Stephen Foster

    While Game on Dude sits safely atop the West Coast's handicap division, a stellar field will vie for supremacy among those based in the eastern half of the country Saturday night in the Grade 1, $400,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/foster12">Stephen Foster Handicap</a> at Churchill Downs.

  • Chairman Robert Beck Jr. (second from left) addresses Salix issue.

    KY Approves Race-Day Salix Ban; Battle Looms

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission, by a 7-5 vote with one abstention June 13, approved an administrative regulation that would ban the use of furosemide on race day in graded and listed stakes over a three-year period.

  • Royal Delta makes her first start since returning from Dubai in the Fleur de Lis Stakes.

    Royal Delta Seeks Rebound in Fleur de Lis

    Besilu's Stable's Royal Delta looks to rebound off a disappointing run in the $10 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) when she takes on five others in the $150,000 Fleur de Lis Stakes June 16 at Churchill Downs.

  • Judy the Beauty returns to competition under the Twin Spires

    Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty, who has not raced since finishing second to Grace Hall in the Grade 1 Spinaway at Saratoga last September, will return off a more than nine-month layoff in Thursday afternoon's featured allowance race at Churchill Downs.

  • Belmont Notebook

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  • Jockey Club to introduce system identifying at-risk horses

    The Jockey Club on Wednesday announced plans to develop a statistics-based system that would notify track officials and regulatory veterinarians when a horse that has been entered in a race is facing a heightened risk of injury.

  • Pain Management in Horses

    Nobody likes to think of horses in pain, especially when there's something we can do to help. But reducing pain in horses has benefits beyond just making you and your horse feel better, such as maintaining the horse's appetite (so he keeps his energy up for healing) and reducing stress. How can you tell if your horse is in pain, and what's the best way to manage that pain? What shouldn't you do when managing pain?

  • Project to Identify At-Risk Horses Announced

    The Jockey Club June 13 announced plans to develop a statistics-based system that would notify track officials and regulatory veterinarians when a horse that has been entered in a race is facing a heightened risk of injury.

  • Ben&#39;s Cat

    Ben's Cat Hopes to Rebound in Parx Dash

    Ben's Cat, who parlayed a strong second-place finish in last year's Parx Dash Stakes into a victory in the grade III Turf Monster Handicap two races later, is one of nine entered in this year's $150,000 Parx Dash.