Headlines for Monday, June 18, 2012

  • Hansen

    Travers Long-Range Goal for Hansen

    Dr. Kendall Hansen, majority owner of 2011 2-year-old champion Hansen, winner of the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), said the son of Tapit will target the $1 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 25.

  • Frankel highlights Queen Anne in Royal Ascot opener

    Frankel goes for his 11th straight victory as he bids to get Royal Ascot off to the best possible start in Tuesday's Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. Sir Henry Cecil's superstar colt has carried all before him so far and heads into the first race of five glorious days as the long odds-on favorite.

  • McAleney believes in Queen's Plate contender River Rush

    Jim McAleney, who has captured 2,247 races in a storied career, will try to capture one major Canadian race that has eluded him when he leaves the gate aboard Plate Trial winner River Rush in Sunday's $1 million Queen's Plate at Woodbine.

  • Rachel Alexandra was  prepared for racing by Texas horseman Ed Dodwell and his wife, Caroline.

    Texas Horseman Ed Dodwell Dies

    Texas horseman Ed Dodwell, who with his wife, Caroline, prepared Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra for racing, died June 17 at Presbyterian Hospital in Greenville, Texas, as a result of a heart attack.

  • Guineas Winners Clash in St. James's Palace

    Lucayan, upset winner of the Poule d'Essai des Poulains (Fr-I), and Power, winner of the Abu Dhabi Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I) will square off in the St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 19.