California Thoroughbred Trainers seated three directors and unanimously elected James Cassidy as its new president at its annual transition meeting July 6 held at Betfair Hollywood Park.
Trinniberg will run in the $150,000 Carry Back Stakes (gr. III) at Calder Casino & Race Course July 7 rather than in the Florida oval's $400,000 Smile Sprint Handicap (gr. II) the same day, his owner said July 6.
In the aftermath of a jockey's death as the result of a massive brain injury July 5 at the Alameda County Fairgrounds in Pleasanton, Calif., management has agreed to staff its track ambulance with a licensed paramedic.
Though trainer Monte Thomas is stabled at Calder, and his four-year-old filly Becausei'mworthit exits a local stakes win just three weeks ago in the Cool Air, the daughter of Indian Express had to take to the road in advance of Saturday's $100,000 Bob Umphrey Turf Sprint, shipping down from Ocala on Tuesday.
With the complexion of Saturday's Grade 2 Smile Sprint appearing to hinge on the decision of whether or not star sophomore sprinter Trinniberg is going to run there or in the Grade 3 Carry Back Stakes, at least one trainer isn't all that concerned about the possible presence of the lightning-quick colt. In fact, trainer Ron Faucheux, the conditioner of Louisiana-invader Gantry, is kind of hoping to see Trinniberg in the Calder starting gate for the Smile.
Trainer Christophe Clement sent last-out allowance winner Barocci for a half-mile breeze Friday morning over Belmont Park's fast main track as he ponders the next start for the Japanese-bred colt.
Carried Interest, a half-length winner of a deep two-year-old maiden special weight on Thursday at Belmont Park, is likely to make his second start in either the Grade 2 Saratoga Special on August 12 or the Grade 2 Hopeful on September 3, according to trainer Rick Violette.
The Fasig-Tipton July select sale is where a well-conformed yearling that might not have the very best pedigree can shine. The auction is scheduled for July 10 in Lexington.
Madelyn Millard, who manages the equine division at Waterwild Farm near Lexington, has been awarded this year's Van Ness Award for leadership and service to the horse community in Kentucky.
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The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation has scheduled a hearing next week on "Medication and Performance Enhancing Drugs in Horse Racing."
After posting record wagering on this year's Kentucky Derby and Oaks, the 38-day spring meet at Churchill Downs ended with a 3.31% decline in total and average daily handle.
There are several reasons to be hopeful about the yearling selling season, which gets started July 10 in Lexington with the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky select yearling sale.
Kris Kin, winner of the 2003 Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I), has been sold to stand at Al Shaab Stud near Tripoli, Libya.
Now the winner of four consecutive races, Strait of Dover not only went gate to wire to defeat Irish Mission but set a new Woodbine track record of 2:01.99 for the Polytrack surface.
Dave Palone became the all-time leading Standardbred driver by victories at 15,181 when he won the eighth race at The Meadows Racetrack & Casino in western Pennsylvania July 5.
Get your ice buckets ready: a recently completed study has shown that submerging laminitic horses' hooves in ice and water (a practice termed digital hypothermia or cryotherapy) after the onset of clinical signs can slow the progression of internal damage caused by the disease.
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