Articles posted June 15, 2012

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Gorham saddles 1,000th career winner

Trainer Robert Gorham, 57, saddled his 1,000th career winner Friday, sending out Banning to a 6 1/2-length win under Jeffrey Skerrett in Thistledown's 4TH race. The gelded son of Stephen Got Even is owned by Gorham's sister, Marion Gorham.

Royal Ascot - Marco Botti

Royal Ascot - Marco Botti

Trainer Marco Botti talks about his Royal Ascot horses, Jakkalberry, who runs in the Hardwicke Stakes, and Planteur, who runs in the Prince of Wales's Stakes.

Canterbury adds new $150,000 stakes

Canterbury Park's purses have increased by approximately 35 percent following Wednesday's approval by the Minnesota Racing Commission of a cooperative marketing and purse enhancement agreement between Canterbury Park and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community (SMSC). The purse structure will be enhanced by $2.6 million this season and approximately $75 million total over the next 10 years according to the terms of the agreement. The agreement also provides $8.5 million in joint marketing funds that will be used to cross-promote Canterbury Park and SMSC's Mystic Lake Casino, located less than four miles from the Shakopee, Minnesota, racetrack.

Believe You Can to ship by van for Mother Goose

The Grade 1, $300,000 Mother Goose at Belmont Park on June 23 is shaping up to be a rematch between the top two finishers of the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, with the winner, Believe You Can, and the runner-up, Broadway's Alibi, aiming for the 1 1/16-mile race.

Royal Ascot - Robert Cowell

Royal Ascot - Robert Cowell

Trainer Robert Cowell comments on his three King's Stand runners, last year's winner Prohibit, Spirit Quartz, and Monsieur Joe.

Royal Ascot - Derek Cruz

Royal Ascot - Derek Cruz

Derek Cruz talks about Joy and Fun's latest trackwork, as he prepares to run in the King's Stand Stakes at Royal Ascot on June 19.

Royal Ascot - William Haggas

Royal Ascot - William Haggas

Trainer William Haggas talks about his prospects for Royal Ascot, including Sentaril, Vow, Fast Or Free, Kahrumen, and Cape Classic.

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