Headlines for Tuesday, June 26, 2012

  • Moyglare Stud's Haefner dies at 101

    Moyglare Stud owner Walter Haefner has died in his native Switzerland at age 101. Born in Zurich in 1910, the renowned businessman and billionaire philanthropist, who set up the famed Irish stud farm in 1962, bred such luminaries as Refuse to Bend, Casual Conquest, Trusted Partner and Dress to Thrill.

  • Union Rags returns to worktab with half-mile breeze

    Union Rags recorded his first official workout since capturing the June 9 Belmont Stakes when breezing four furlongs Tuesday in :49 1/5 over the fast dirt track at Fair Hill. It was the fifth-fastest of 15 moves at the distance.

  • Emerald Downs Hikes Overnight Purses 5%

    Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash., has announced a 5% increase in overnight purses effective July 3. The increase, which does not affect the track's stakes, is retroactive to the April 13 opening day of the meet.

  • Saratoga Open House scheduled for July 15

    The familiar gates of Saratoga Race Course will open five days early as the New York Racing Association prepares to host its annual pre-season preview party, the 32nd annual Open House. A Saratoga tradition held prior to the start of racing season at North America's most historic thoroughbred racetrack, Open House returns to kick off a full day of fun and attractions on Sunday, July 15, to benefit dozens of local non-profit organizations.

  • Black Caviar's Diamond Jubilee rated 15 pounds below par

    Aussie sprinting star Black Caviar ran 15 pounds below her official rating in Australia -- the equivalent of five lengths in a sprint -- when narrowly winning Saturday's Group 1, six-furlong Diamond Jubilee Stakes at Royal Ascot last week.

  • Hollywood Notebook

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  • Salix (furosemide)

    For Regulators, Salix Debate Just Beginning

    Regulators around the country are examining the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission's move to phase out race-day furosemide in graded and listed stakes beginning in 2014, but there doesn't appear to be a rush to follow suit.