Champion female sprinter Musical Romance endured a tough beat in last year's
Princess Rooney Handicap
when nabbed at the wire by Sassy Image, who rallied from far back while racing
near the outer rail. The Bill Kaplan
trainee will be favored to make amends in Saturday's renewal of the $400,000
dash over six furlongs at Calder, the highlight of the Miami track's annual
Summit of Speed.
Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders' Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates prior to 11:59 p.m. (ET) July 15 for competition in this year's World Championships.
The Florida Division of Administrative Hearings ended a four-day hearing June 29 without issuing a ruling on whether Gretna Racing LLC can continue to use a Quarter Horse racing license to hold pari-mutuel barrel racing.
According to the results of a recent study, the effects of tapering--the practice of reducing exercise prior to a big competition commonly used in human athletics--could be beneficial to equine athletes as well.