Articles posted July 11, 2012

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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 American Oaks. The 1 1/4-mile turf affair for three-year-old fillies shares the spotlight with the Grade 2, $200,00 A Gleam Handicap for filly and mare sprinters; the Grade 3, $150,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship for two-year-olds; and the $150,000 Landaluce Stakes for two-year-old fillies.

And They're Off Summer Sizzling Edition

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.

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.

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.

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