Articles posted June 28, 2012

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Bodemeister to stand at WinStar Farm

Leading three-year-old Bodemeister, a runaway winner of the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and a close second in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, will stand stud at WinStar Farm at the conclusion of his racing career. A partnership was formed between WinStar and the colt's owners, Ahmed Zayat and Michel & Tiffany Moreno, who will continue to race the colt.

Mitchell will undergo brain surgery

Trainer Mike Mitchell was diagnosed Monday with a brain tumor, according to his wife Denise. A 17-time leading conditioner on the Southern California circuit, the 64-year-old will undergo surgery Friday to remove it.

THS: Dwyer Stakes 2012

THS: Dwyer Stakes 2012

Evan and Pete handicap the Dwyer Stakes and Bashford Manor Stakes for the coming weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Dwyer Stakes.

Fair Grounds increases purses for eight stakes

Fair Grounds has boosted the purses of eight open-company races on its 2012-2013 stakes schedule released Thursday, marking the third straight year the average stakes purse has increased at the New Orleans racetrack. Last season the track raised purses on 19 stakes events.

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