Headlines for Monday, June 25, 2012

  • Matz leaning toward Haskell with Union Rags

    Michael Matz, the trainer of Belmont Stakes hero Union Rags, confirmed that the road to the three-year-old championship will likely run through the Grade 1 $1 million Haskell Invitational, to be renewed this year for the 45th time, at Monmouth Park.

  • Monmouth Park

    NJ Horsemen Hopeful on Breeders' Cup Bid

    New Jersey horsemen are working with Monmouth Park on a bid for the track to secure the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships and would not make an issue out of the Breeders' Cup medication policy.

  • MJC to host Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show at Pimlico

    The Maryland Jockey Club and Adena Springs will host the Totally Thoroughbred Horse Show on the Pimlico Race Course infield on July 14. Admission is free. Proceeds from the event will benefit three local Thoroughbred aftercare programs.

  • Camelot looms large in Irish Derby

    Camelot will be a hot favorite when bidding for a third straight classic in Saturday's Group 1 Irish Derby. Unbeaten in four career starts, the Aidan O'Brien-trained colt opened 2012 with a neck score in the Group 1 English Two Thousand Guineas and exits a five-length romp in the Group 1 English Derby.

  • NYRA announces 2012 giveaways at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association, Inc. will continue its tradition of iconic giveaways with four Sunday giveaway days scheduled for the summer 2012 meet at Saratoga Race Course. Each emblazoned with the Saratoga Race Course logo, the 2012 giveaways include returning favorites and one new offering. The schedule is as follows:

  • I'll Have Another
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    Another Sunday Silence?

    There are several eerie similarities between I'll Have Another and Sunday Silence, both dual classic winners that were sold to Japanese interests to begin their stallion careers.

  • Salix (Furosemide)

    Furosemide Topic of Talkin' Horses Podcast

    The controversial subject of furosemide, the anti-bleeder medication widely used in North American racing, will be the subject of the next "Talkin' Horses with The Blood-Horse" live podcast at 2 p.m. EDT, Tuesday, June 26.

  • Feeding Horses Post-Colic

    Editor's note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 Kentucky Equine Research Conference, held May 17-18 in Lexington, Ky.