Headlines for Friday, June 15, 2012

  • Indiana Downs Gets OK to Resume Live Racing

    Indiana Downs got the go-ahead to resume training June 16 and live racing June 18 after the Indiana Horse Racing Commission ruled horsemen's assertions the dirt surface is unsafe were "unfounded and uncorroborated."

  • OBS June Sale Kicks Off With Under Tack Show

    A filly by Exclusive Quality and colts by Bernstein and Unbridled's Song sped eighths in :10 flat, fastest at the distance at the first session of the Under Tack Show for Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2012 June sale.

  • 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 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/gorham1000thwin6-15-12.pdf"> 4TH race</a>. The gelded son of Stephen Got Even is owned by Gorham's sister, Marion Gorham.

  • 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 Park

    Canterbury Hikes Purses, Adds Turf Derby

    Canterbury Park raised purses 35% and added a $150,000 stakes after the Minnesota Racing Commission approved a purse and marketing pact between the racetrack and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.

  • 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

    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

    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

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

  • Irish Mission

    Irish Mission Shows Classic Canadian Breeding

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />From an owner's point of view, there is no better time for a 3-year-old to make rapid improvement than when the spring classics are on the line, as Irish Mission did in winning the Woodbine Oaks.

  • Master Rick won the Northern Spur Stakes on April 14.

    Master Rick Back to Two Turns in Matt Winn

    Richard Davis' Master Rick, far back in the one-turn Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) in his last start May 12, returns to two turns at Churchill Downs June 16 in the $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds.