Headlines for Monday, July 16, 2012

  • Acclamation serves notice with work for Eddie Read

    On Monday, the six-year-old son of Unusual Heat put the finishing touches on his preparation for Saturday's Eddie Read by working six furlongs in 1:14 2/5 on the Jimmy Durante Turf course under jockey Patrick Valenzuela.

  • Keeneland announces fall stakes

    The fall race meeting, to be held October 5-27, will feature 17 stakes with purse money totaling $4.5 million. The Shadwell Turf Mile is one of six Grade 1 stakes, the others being the Alcibiades, Breeders' Futurity, First Lady, Spinster and Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, among the 15 graded races featured this fall.

  • Game on Dude shines as the brightest star at Hollywood meet

    After guiding Game on Dude to an easy victory in the Grade 2 Californian June 2, Sutherland became the first female rider to win the Gold Cup aboard the five-year-old Awesome Again gelding, defeating stablemate Richard's Kid by 1 1/2 lengths.

  • International field of 12 on tap for King George

    The betting market for the Group 1, £1 million contest is headed by St Nicholas Abbey, a wide-margin winner of the Coronation Cup at Epsom, and runaway Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes hero Sea Moon.

  • Del Mar raises curtain on 75th season

    For the first time since 2008, the traditional opening-day feature, the Oceanside Stakes, has garnered enough entries to be split into two divisions. Each division of the one-mile turf affair for three-year-olds, who have not won a stakes worth $50,000 to the winner so far this year, carries a purse of $100,000.

  • Slot Machine

    Illinois Awaits Action on Gambling Bill

    The clock is running on what could be a final push to authorize Illinois racetracks to run slot machines many in the industry see as vital to survival.

  • Del Mar

    TVG Expands Del Mar Production

    TVG has announced that in addition to televising the 37-day meet at Del Mar, the network will also produce the track's simulcast and on-track broadcasts for the first time.

  • Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    Report: NYRA Board Intact Through Saratoga

    Despite Gov. Andrew Cuomo's stinging criticism of its abilities, the New York Racing Association's board of directors will not be replaced before the start of NYRA's financially crucial Saratoga Racecourse meet.