Headlines for Tuesday, June 19, 2012

  • Frankel They Said It

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  • Frankel delights Royal Ascot with 11-length romp in Queen Anne

    Frankel kicked off the 2012 Royal Ascot meeting in dynamite fashion Tuesday, strolling to an 11-length thrashing in the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. The unbeaten superstar delivered arguably a career-best performance while extending his mark to 11 straight.

  • Skip a Smile

    Skip a Smile Honored As Tops in Texas

    Rose Mary Chandler, owner/breeder of 2011 Texas Horse of the Year Skip a Smile, and the owners and breeders of five other Texas-bred divisional champions were honored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association.

  • Secretariat credited with stakes-record Preakness time

    The Maryland Racing Commission voted Tuesday afternoon in a special hearing at Laurel Park that 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat, who set records that still stand at the Kentucky Derby and the Belmont States, also set the record in the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course 39 years ago.

  • Penny Chenery reacts to the ruling at the hearing.

    Secretariat's Preakness Time Changed

    After investigating the timing of 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat's Preakness Stakes, the Maryland Racing Commission voted unanimously to change the official time from 1:54 2/5 to 1:53, a stakes record.

  • Carlton House Carries Royal Hopes for Queen

    Carlton House will try to notch his first group I victory and add glory to an already banner year for The Queen when he takes on So You Think and nine others in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot June 20.

  • Velazquez released from hospital

    Jockeys' Guild Chairman John Velazquez was released by his doctors at Norton Audubon Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky, Tuesday afternoon. Velazquez was transported to the hospital on Saturday after the horse he was riding in the ninth race at Churchill Downs broke down.

  • Hollywood Notebook

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">HOLLYWOOD PARK NOTEBOOK </font></b></i>

  • Equine Health a Topic at Indiana CE Program

    Diagnosing and treating upper and lower respiratory issues and the use of corticosteroids in racehorses will be discussed as part of a continuing education seminar for trainers June 27 at Indiana Downs.

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    Hong Kong Raider Takes King's Stand Stakes

    Hong Kong raider Little Bridge hit the front a furlong from the wire and easily held off the late charge of Bated Breath to win the $542,500 King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I) by three-quarters of a length at Royal Ascot June 19.

  • Royal Ascot - Craig Williams (Ortensia)

    Comments from jockey Craig Williams after Ortensia's 9th-place finish in the King's Stand Stakes. Plus comments about future plans for horse and rider.

  • Carlton House seeking to give Queen a Royal Ascot victory

    On Wednesday at Royal Ascot, the middle distance horses take center stage in the Group 1 Prince of Wales's Stakes with So You Think looking to go one better than he managed last year against The Queen's Carlton House and French challenger Reliable Man.

  • Royal Ascot

    Royal Ascot Preview - Opening Day

    Reports from Royal Ascot on the opening day of races. Including Frankel in the Queen Anne, the King's Stand and more!

  • Royal Ascot Preview - Opening Day

    Reports from Royal Ascot on the opening day of races. Including Frankel in the Queen Anne, the King's Stand and more!

  • Joy &amp; Fun grazing.

    Top Sprinters Square off in King's Stand

    Twenty-three of the top sprinters in Europe are set to line up in the $542,500 King's Stand Stakes (Eng-I), a five-furlong turf dash that is the second of three group I races on the opening day at Royal Ascot.