Headlines for Friday, June 22, 2012

  • First Winners Noted for Sire Spring at Last

    Grade I winner Spring At Last has already sired two winners from his first crop of 2-year-olds to race, including the impressive filly Seaneen Girl, who won handily by 5 3/4 lengths at first asking June 22 at Woodbine

  • I'll Have Another to take up stud duty in Japan

    Kentucky Derby and Preakness hero I'll Have Another has been sold to Shigeyuki Okada's Big Red Farm in Japan and is scheduled to take up stud duty in 2013, the <i>Daily Racing Form</i> reported Friday.

  • Belmont cancels after 4TH race

    Due to a storm that resulted in a loss of power at Belmont Park, live racing on Friday was canceled after the 4TH race. Simulcasting at Aqueduct and the Belmont Cafe were to continue as scheduled.

  • Fields for Dwyer, New York Stakes coming together

    Unstoppable U, who in his third career start finished sixth in the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes, will likely return to the races June 30 in the Grade 2 Dwyer at Belmont Park. The gray son of Exchange Rate will have his first breeze since the Belmont either Saturday or Sunday in preparation for the 1 1/8-mile Dwyer, said Ken McPeek's assistant, Lars Becdelamotte.

  • Steve Asmussen

    Oklahoma Hall of Fame Announces 2012 Class

    Steve Asmussen, Don McNeill, David Vance, Kip Deville, and Highland Ice are the 2012 Thoroughbred class set for induction into Oklahoma's Horse Racing Hall of Fame. They will be honored Sept. 26 at Remington Park.

  • Royal Ascot - Trainer John Gosden

    Comments from Trainer John Gosden who saddled three winners at Royal Ascot on June 22, Fallen For You in the Group I Coronation Stakes, Newfangled in the Group III Albany Stakes, and Gatewood in the Wolferton Handicap. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.

  • Royal Ascot - Trainer John Gosden

    Comments from Trainer John Gosden who saddled three winners at Royal Ascot on June 22: Fallen For You, Newfangled, and Gatewood. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.

  • Black Caviar highlights Royal Ascot's final day

    Australian superstar Black Caviar will face 14 rivals when she puts her unbeaten record on the line in Saturday's Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot. It marks the first international foray for the Peter Moody-trained mare, and Black Caviar is currently recognized as the greatest sprinter in the world and the second highest-rated horse behind miler Frankel, a spectacular winner of the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes on Tuesday's opening-day program.

  • Royal Ascot - King Edward VII Press Conf

    Comments from Jockey Johnny Murtagh and Trainer Sir Henry Cecil after Thomas Chippendale's victory in the Group II King Edward VII Stakes. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.

  • First Starter a Winner for Big Brown

    Big Brown, winner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) in 2008, was represented by his first winner June 15 at Kazan International Equestrian Complex and Race Track in Russia.

  • Royal Ascot - Albany Stakes Press Conf

    Comments from jockey William Buick after Newfangled's win in the group III Albany Stakes at Royal Ascot. Sponsored by AmWest Entertainment.

  • Tiz Wonderful Sires First Winner

    Spendthrift Farm stallion Tiz Wonderful sired the first winner from his debut crop when 2-year-old filly Scammony earned an impressive debut victory in a $57,000 maiden special weight June 21 at Churchill Downs.

  • Grazing Management During Drought

    Much of Kentucky has been behind on rainfall since spring began, but the drought has been exceptional in Western Kentucky with some cities 8 and 9 inches below normal rainfall totals. With some of the state&#39;s historically driest months ahead, good pasture management is critical for livestock producers, said forage extension specialists from the Univer...