Headlines for Thursday, July 12, 2012

  • Dhaamer won the May 13 Round Table Stakes by 4 1/2 lengths.

    Dhaamer Chasing Grade in Closing Day Sunset

    Following his first United States victory for trainer Mike Mitchell, Dhaamer goes for his initial graded win in the $100,000 Sunset Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf July 15 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Mario Gutierrez

    Gutierrez Wins ESPY Award in Fan Vote

    Mario Gutierrez, who rode I'll Have Another to victories in the 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), was named top jockey at the ESPY awards on the evening of July 11.

  • Irish Mission, Dixie Strike return for Prince of Wales

    Only one horse stood between Irish Mission and victory in the Queen's Plate on June 24, and that colt will not be present on Sunday when a field of nine lines up in the C$500,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/princeofwales12.html"> Prince of Wales Stakes</a> at Fort Erie.

  • Caleb's Posse injured, retired to stud at Three Chimneys

    Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Caleb's Posse has been retired after exiting the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap with an injury and will enter stud in 2013 at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm, it was announced Thursday.

  • Woodbine Oaks winner Irish Mission was second in the  Queen&#39;s Plate.

    Irish Mission 5-2 Choice in Prince of Wales

    Irish Mission, runner-up in the Queen's Plate last month, takes on males once more in the $500,000 Prince of Wales Stakes as the 5-2 morning line favorite at Fort Erie racetrack in Ontario July 15.

  • Amarish won the June 16 Willard L. Proctor Memorial Stakes by 4 1/2 lengths.

    Amarish Towers Over Juvenile Champ. Foes

    Son of Scat Daddy's two wins, including the Willard Proctor Memorial Stakes, puts him atop the field for the $150,000 Hollywood Juvenile Championship (gr. III). The six-furlong event goes as the second race July 14.

  • Action Taken Over Incorrect Entry in KY

    Kentucky stewards have taken disciplinary action against two licensees in connection with a horse running under an incorrect trainer's name and suspended the trainer involved for a medication positive for the same horse.

  • Albarado Found Guilty of Assault

    A Jefferson District Court jury found jockey Robby Albarado guilty of fourth-degree assault July 12 after hearing evidence about an incident involving a former girlfriend, Carolina Martinez.

  • Miss Empire won the Cinderella Stakes by 4 3/4 lengths on June 16.

    Miss Empire Seeks Second Stakes Win

    Miss Empire will be seeking her second stakes win when she headlines the field of eight 2-year-old fillies entered in the $150,000, six-furlong Landaluce Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park July 14.

  • Democratic Sen. Tom Udall of New Mexico chaired the hearing.

    Federal Regulation Gets Push, With Caveats

    The Jockey Club isn't opposed to federal regulation of medication and penalties in horse racing but it would prefer Congress not tinker with the Interstate Horse Racing Act, an organization official said July 12.

  • Saratoga to stage College Day on July 27

    College students will be given a special welcome during Saratoga's fourth annual College Day on July 27. All college students will receive free grandstand admission with a valid college ID, and the first 1,000 college students to register on-track will receive a free commemorative College Day T-shirt.

  • THS: American Oaks Stakes 2012

    Tom and Pete handicap the American Oaks Stakes at Betfair Hollywood Park and the American Derby at Arlington Park. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the American Oaks.

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    Whitney or Forego Next for Shackleford

    Shackleford is scheduled to enter stud at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington following the 2012 racing season. But before he becomes a stallion, the 4-year-old son of Forestry still has plenty of work to do.

  • Grace Hall won the Gulfstream Oaks earlier this year.

    Grace Hall Headlines Delaware Oaks

    Anthony Dutrow will send out three of the seven runners in the July 14 Delaware Oaks (gr. II), including likely favorite Grace Hall, who has already banked $900,000 in her young career.