Headlines for Tuesday, July 17, 2012

  • Zippy Chippy on Tour in Central Kentucky

    Racing's losingest horse will be at the Old Friends Thoroughbred retirement center in Georgetown, Ky., this summer. Zippy Chippy traded places with Commentator, who was shipped to the organization's New York farm.

  • Saratoga kicks off 2012 season

    The nation's finest horses, top jockeys and best trainers will once again gather in upstate New York when historic Saratoga Race Course commences its 144th season of racing on Friday, with the Grade 1, $1 million Travers the centerpiece of a glittering 40-day meet that runs through Labor Day, September 3.

  • TwinSpires.com offers $20,000 Beat the Champ Challenge

    TwinSpires.com, the official advance-deposit wagering service for Churchill Downs Incorporated, is offering its players a unique opportunity to take on the 2012 DRF/NTRA National Handicapping Champion, Michael Beychok, in a competition featuring more than $20,000 in cash and prizes.

  • Jackson Bend won the 2011 James Marvin Stakes.

    Jackson Bend Seeks James Marvin Repeat

    Defending winner Jackson Bend looks for a repeat July 20 in the $100,000 James Marvin Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga Race Course. As usual, he'll have to tangle with a giant to get the job done.

  • Laurel to have higher purses, more stakes

    The Maryland Jockey Club unveiled the 2012 Laurel fall schedule Tuesday after reaching agreement with both the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and Maryland Horse Breeders Association. The schedule was approved by the Maryland Racing Commission earlier Tuesday at its monthly meeting.

  • Roger Attfield

    Talkin' Horses: Trainer Roger Attfield

    Trainer Roger Attfield, who will be be inducted into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame this year, was the guest on the latest edition of BloodHorse.com's popular Talkin' Horses podcast July 17.

  • Farhh to face Frankel in Sussex

    Godolphin's Farhh, trained by Saeed bin Suroor, will be supplemented to the Group 1 Sussex and take on the unbeaten Frankel in the Goodwood mile race on August 1, provided the ground is not too fast.

  • TOBA to Conduct Seminars at Saratoga

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association will conduct a Pedigree and Conformation Clinic on Monday, Aug. 6, and a Thoroughbred Ownership Seminar on Thursday, Aug. 9, in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

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