Headlines for Monday, July 23, 2012

  • QIPCO to sponsor British Champions Series for five more years

    <a target="_blank" href="http://www.qipco.com.qa">QIPCO Holding</a>, one of the leading private investment companies in Qatar, has signed a new contract to extend its sponsorship of the British Champions Series and British Champions Day for a further five years.

  • Paynter rips another bullet ahead of Haskell

    Belmont Stakes runner-up Paynter posted his fourth consecutive bullet work on Monday, motoring six furlongs in 1:11 4/5 at Del Mar, as he eyes Sunday's Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth.

  • Tammi Piermarini

    Piermarini Becomes Third-Leading Woman Rider

    Jockey Tammi Piermarini, who last year became just the fifth woman to reach the 2,000-win milestone, recorded three victories Monday at Suffolk Downs to surpass Patti Cooksey as the third-leading female rider of all-time.

  • Liaison joins Jim Dandy cast; Neck 'n Neck works

    Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has confirmed his Grade 1 CashCall Futurity winner Liaison as a starter for Saturday's Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy for three-year-olds at Saratoga.

  • Winter Memories, Fort Larned breeze

    Winter Memories and jockey Javier Castellano hit the Oklahoma turf course Monday morning to turn in a :59 4/5 five-furlong breeze in the lead up to Saturday's Grade 1, $600,000 Diana for fillies and mares.

  • Peaks and Valleys dies at 20

    Peaks and Valleys, Canada's Horse of the Year and champion three-year-old colt of 1995, has died at the age of 20. The Grade 1-winning millionaire and sire, who had been standing at Gardiner Farms in Ontario since 2006, succumbed to the infirmities of his age.

  • Metanovic active at Del Mar Paddock Sale

    Mersad Metanovic Bloodstock was the top bidder on the three leading sellers at Del Mar's inaugural Paddock Sale. The auction of race-ready horses was conducted following racing Sunday evening under the auspices of Barrett.

  • Tony Leonard at Keeneland

    Tony Leonard's Photo Collection Purchased

    John Adger, David Sorrell, and Bobby Shiflet have purchased the complete collection of prints and negatives of the late Tony Leonard, the leading equine photographer of the 20th century.

  • Slot machines at Aqueduct Racecourse.

    NY Racinos: Payments Outpace Vegas and AC

    New York's racetracks say they contributed more in various tax and revenue-sharing funding during the first six months of the year than the casinos on the Las Vegas strip and Atlantic City combined.