Headlines for Wednesday, July 11, 2012

  • Union Rags sidelined

    Belmont Stakes winner Union Rags is out for at least the rest of the year.

  • Silver Max seeks to extend win streak in American Derby

    In five starts on turf this season, no horse has been able to head Silver Max. Whether that trend continues will be determined Saturday when the streaking three-year-old heads a field of 10 in the Grade 3, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/amderby12">American Derby</a> at Arlington Park.

  • American Oaks headlines Hollywood's closing weekend

    Before Del Mar gets underway next Wednesday, Hollywood Park will wrap up its spring/summer meet this weekend and Saturday's penultimate program features a strong card with four stakes races, including the Grade 1, $350,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/americanoaks12">American Oaks</a>. The 1 1/4-mile turf affair for three-year-old fillies shares the spotlight with the Grade 2, $200,00 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/agleam12">A Gleam Handicap </a>for filly and mare sprinters; the Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/holjuv12">Hollywood Juvenile Championship </a>for two-year-olds; and the $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/landaluce12">Landaluce Stakes </a>for two-year-old fillies.

  • Treasure Beach trying to follow in Cape Blanco's Man o' War hoofsteps

    Treasure Beach could be following the same path as 2011 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/manowar12.html">Man o' War</a> winner and eventual champion turf male Cape Blanco when he enters the gate in Saturday's Grade 1 contest at Belmont Park.

  • I&#39;ll Have Another retirement ceremony.

    I'll Have Another's Treatment 'Routine Care'

    A review of the medications administered I'll Have Another between the Preakness and Belmont Stakes (both gr. I) are consistent with the veterinary treatment of most racehorses, according to three licensed veterinarians.

  • And They're Off Summer Sizzling Edition

    Lenny and Steve look at the older horses, tie up some loose ends, salute Joey Chestnut, and present the Top 10 Reasons why Bob Baffert is winning again. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • My Gi Gi defeated Lady of Shamrock and Stormy Lucy in the Honeymoon on June 9.

    Competitive Field Set for American Oaks

    My Gi Gi, Lady of Shamrock and Stormy Lucy, the 1-2-3 finishers in the June 9 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) at Betfair Hollywood Park, will square off again July 14 in the $350,000 American Oaks (gr. IT).

  • Musketier won the Singspiel Stakes at Woodbine on June 24.

    Musketier Heads Stars and Stripes Field

    Stella Perdomo's Musketier, three-time winner of the Singspiel Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Woodbine Race Course, headlines a field of 11 turf marathoners in the $150,000 Stars and Stripes Stakes (gr. IIIT) July 14 at Arlington.

  • And They're Off Summer Sizzling Edition

    Lenny and Steve look at the older horses, tie up some loose ends, salute Joey Chestnut, and present the Top 10 Reasons why Bob Baffert is winning again. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Borderland Derby winner Isn&#39;t He Clever faces 5 in the Jersey Shore.

    Sophomores Seek Graded Score in Jersey Shore

    Six sophomores seeking their first graded stakes score head postward in the $100,000 Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) July 14, sprinting six furlongs at Monmouth Park. Isn't He Clever is the lone stakes winner in the field.

  • Boisterous will carry high weight of 122 pounds in the Arlington Handicap.

    Boisterous to Invade Arlington Park

    Phipps Stable's Boisterous, third in the Manhattan Handicap on the Belmont Stakes undercard, will carry high weight as he heads a field of 11 turf specialists in $200,000 Arlington Handicap (gr. IIIT) July 14.

  • Upperline won the Arlington Matron on Polytrack on May 26.

    Upperline Highweight in Modesty

    Two-time 2012 stakes winner Upperline carries top weight of 121 pounds July 14 in the 1 3/16-mile Modesty Handicap (gr. IIIT). The Modesty is one of four stakes on Arlington's 'Million Preview Day.'

  • Belmont Notebook

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  • Treasure Beach won the 2011 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington Park.

    O'Brien Sends Treasure Beach After Man o' War

    f Americans are going to have any chance against the mighty Europeans in this year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), they're going to have to show what they're made of. They can start July 14 in the $600,000 Man o' War Stakes.

  • Christophe Clement trains Team, who makes her stakes debut in the Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes.

    Team Tackles Tougher on Delaware Park Turf

    Lewis Schaffel, Jim Collins, and Joel Schwartz' Team, winner of three of four starts this year, will make her stakes debut July 14 in the $200,000 Robert G. Dick Memorial Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Delaware Park.

  • Doug O&#39;Neill

    Trainer O'Neill to Serve 45-Day Suspension

    Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Doug O'Neill said he will drop his appeal of a 45-day suspension in California stemming from a carbon dioxide overage in one of his horses in 2010 and will serve the suspension Aug. 19-Sept. 27.

  • Lookin At Lucky to Shuttle to Chile

    Lookin At Lucky, who shuttled last year to John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Australia, will shuttle to Haras Paso Nevado near Santiago, Chile, for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • Falmouth attracts deep field

    Dual classic winner Golden Lilac is among 11 declared runners for a top-quality renewal of the Group 1, £160,000 Falmouth, the feature race of Friday's July Festival program at Newmarket.

  • Grade I Winner Key Contender Dies

    Key Contender, winner of the 1995 Suburban Handicap (gr. I), died June 29 at Old Friends NY at Cabin Creek-the Bobby Frankel Division in Greenfield Center, N.Y., because of complications from colic.

  • Study Shows Omeprazole Prevents Ulcers in Young Racehorses

    Gastric ulcers are an occupational hazard for Thoroughbreds, with up to 90% of all active racehorses currently affected. Omeprazole paste is currently licensed for treating and preventing gastric ulcer recurrence in horses, but until now researchers have not studied its efficacy in preventing ulcers from forming in young Thoroughbred racehorses.