Headlines for Thursday, June 28, 2012

  • CHRB Taking Longer Look at Exchange Wagering

    Exchange wagering seems to be getting all the scrutiny it can handle from the California Horse Racing Board. Nearly two years after the concept was signed into law, the board decided to delay implementation June 28.

  • 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.

  • Turallure seeks his first win of 2012 in the Firecracker Handicap.

    Turallure Towers Over Firecracker Field

    Four D Stable's homebred Turallure seeks his first win of 2012 in the $150,000 Firecracker Handicap (gr. IIT) July 1 at Churchill Downs, taking on five other older turf contenders as the 122-pound highweight.

  • Royal Ascot performances help shape current Cartier standings

    Many commentators said they had witnessed the best-ever renewal of Royal Ascot when the five-day spectacular ended on June 23. With plenty of outstanding performances on the track, it is all change in the latest standings for the 2012 Cartier Racing Awards.

  • 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.

  • Ruthenia won Monmouth's May 28 Violet Stakes over Unbridled Humor and other fellow Eatontown contender Pinch Pie.

    Three Graded Victors Vie for Eatontown Win

    The June 30 Eatontown Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park has attracted a diverse group of fillies and mares, with graded stakes winners Ruthenia, Heavenly Landing, and Unbridled Humor being the standouts.

  • Fair Grounds Boosts 2012-13 Stakes Purses

    Fair Grounds Race Course has boosted the purses of eight open-company races on its 2012-2013 stakes schedule released June 28, marking the third straight year the average stakes purse has increased at the New Orleans oval.

  • Handicapping Insights

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  • 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.

  • Arvin, Lynch, Willmott Named to TCA Board

    Thoroughbred Charities of America announced that Shannon Arvin, Braxton Lynch, and Peter Willmott have been named to three-year terms on its board of directors.

  • The Science Behind Equine Nasal Strips

    For athletic horses sporting increasingly popular nasal strips, the phrase &quot;winning by a nose&quot; carries new meaning. Research studies evaluating these accessories&#39; efficacy, however, have produced mixed results.

  • Website Features Drug Reform Testimonials

    Claiborne Farm's Seth Hancock and trainer D. Wayne Lukas are among those featured in a series of video testimonials posted on the cleanhorseracing.org website.