Headlines for Tuesday, July 3, 2012

  • Ford Louden shares co-high weight with Trinniberg for the Carry Back Stakes.

    Carry Back Also an Option for Trinniberg

    Shivananda Racing's Trinniberg, who has returned to sprinting after a dismal effort in the Kentucky Derby, could be trying for his fourth graded stakes win if he takes on six foes in the Carry Back at Calder.

  • Canterbury Park

    Canterbury Park Reschedules July 4 Races

    Due to the extreme temperatures and heat index forecast for the afternoon of July 4, live racing and all festivities at Canterbury Park originally scheduled for that day would be canceled and rescheduled for July 7.

  • NYRA reduces field sizes for juvenile maiden races at Saratoga

    The New York Racing Association Inc. (NYRA) Board of Directors' Racing Committee announced on Tuesday that the field size of two-year-old maiden races at sprint distances during the upcoming Saratoga Race Course meet will be limited to eight starters. The field size for two-turn juvenile maiden races will be limited to 10 starters.

  • Gitchee Goomie charges late to take Penny Memorial

    Patsy Symons' Gitchee Goomie enjoyed a ground-saving trip to the stretch, switched outside right before the eighth pole and surged late to capture the Grade 3, $250,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/penny12.pdf">Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap</a>, the Tuesday feature at Parx Racing. Under Alan Garcia, the five-year-old mare returned $8.20, $3.20 and $2.40 as the 3-1 co-second choice, and completed 1 1/16 miles on firm turf in 1:41 1/5.

  • Hollywood Notebook

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">HOLLYWOOD PARK NOTEBOOK </font></b></i>

  • Churchill Gives Nearly $200,000 to Charities

    Churchill Downs has presented checks totaling nearly $200,000 to fundraising partners who joined the track in the celebrations of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) Friday, May 4, and the third annual "Taste of Derby" party May 3.

  • Churchill presents nearly $185,000 in charitable donations

    Churchill Downs Racetrack has presented checks totaling nearly $185,000 to fundraising partners who joined the track in the celebrations of its 138th running of the Kentucky Oaks on Friday, May 4, and the third annual &quot;Taste of Derby&quot; party the day before.

  • Scene from Secretariat; (L-R) Nelsan Ellis, John Malkovich, Otto Thorwarth

    Disney Files Secretariat Movie Lawsuit

    Walt Disney Pictures and Buena Vista Home Entertainment has filed a lawsuit in New York that seeks to prove the 2010 film Secretariat doesn't violate the publicity rights of former CBS track announcer Charles Anderson.

  • Trade Zone: EPM Update

    Few equine conditions cause as much consternation as equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM).

  • Record Kentucky Derby and unusual weather among themes for Churchill meet

    An eventful and memorable spring meet at Churchill Downs that included an attendance record for the Kentucky Derby; continued strength of &quot;Downs After Dark&quot; night racing that included the first running of the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap under the lights; and weather challenges posed by severe storms, hailstones and record heat wound to a close under the historic track's permanent lights on Sunday.

  • Musical Romance

    Musical Romance Stands Out in Princess Rooney

    In step with the trend from recent years, the July 7 Princess Rooney Handicap (gr. I) at Calder Race Course has attracted mostly local horses, highlighted by reigning champion female sprinter Musical Romance.

  • Racing Leaders

    <strong><i><font face="Arial" size="4">RACING LEADERS</font></i></strong>

  • Another Romance

    Another Romance, Citizen Advocate Top Azalea

    Nine 3-year-old filly sprinters, including the top two finishers from the Leave Me Alone Stakes, have been entered for the $150,000 Azalea Stakes (gr. III) going six furlongs on the July 7 "Summit of Speed" card at Calder.

  • Corticosteroid Use Discussed at CE Program

    Corticosteroid injections are overused on racehorses but don't contribute to catastrophic breakdowns, a medication consultant said during a June 27 continuing education program for licensed Thoroughbred horsemen in Indiana.