Headlines for Thursday, July 5, 2012

  • Jockey Jorge Herrera

    Jockey Herrera Killed at Pleasanton

    Jockey Jorge Herrera was killed when he was thrown from his mount in the eighth race July 5 at the Alameda County Fair in Pleasanton, Calif., a racing official confirmed.

  • GI Winner Into Mischief Sires First Winner

    Avalon Rose, a 2-year old filly from the first crop by grade I winner Into Mischief, became her sire's first winner when she rolled to an 8 1/2-length victory in a maiden special weight race at River Downs July 5.

  • Done Talking is the lone graded stakes winner in the Long Branch field.

    Long Branch Draws Seven Sophs in Need of Win

    With three weeks left until the Haskell Invitational (gr. I), seven sophomores will attempt to burnish their credentials for the $1 million event at Monmouth Park with a victory in the Long Branch Stakes July 8.

  • Flat Out will make his first start for trainer Bill Mott in the Monmouth Cup Stakes.

    Flat Out Starts for Mott in Monmouth Cup

    Preston Stables' Flat Out will make his first start for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott in the $200,000 Monmouth Cup Stakes (gr. III) July 7, having been transferred from the barn of Scooter Dickey.

  • Everest Wins Case Against Canani, Licht

    A California jury has determined that trainer Julio Canani and Roger Licht, a former chairman of the California Horse Racing Board, defrauded Jeffrey Nielsen's Everest Stables in a number of horse transactions in 2008.

  • Quiet Oasis won the Wilshire Handicap April 29 by a half-length.

    Quiet Oasis Can Make Some Noise in 'Heroine

    Just nudged in the Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) when caught late by Belle Royale, Quiet Oasis returns to Betfair Hollywood Park at a shorter distance in the $150,000 Royal Heroine Mile Stakes (gr. IIT) on the turf July 7.

  • Handicapping Insights

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  • THS: Suburban Handicap 2012

    Tom and Pete handicap the Suburban Handicap and the Princess Rooney Handicap this weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Suburban Handicap.

  • Blueskiesnrainbows scores as lone speed in Swaps

    After controlling the early tempo, Blueskiesnrainbows saved enough for the finish in Wednesday's Grade 2, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/swaps12.pdf">Swaps Stakes</a>, registering his first stakes victory with a near one-length decision. The chestnut son of English Channel established moderate early splits of :24, :48 and 1:12 4/5 while on a clear lead with Joe Talamo, and comfortably held fore over the Hollywood Park Cushion Track, completing 1 1/8 miles in 1:50 4/5.