Headlines for Sunday, July 8, 2012

  • My Adonis scores in Long Branch; Royal Currier takes Mr. Prospector

    My Adonis moved to the lead along the backstretch, drew off in the stretch and then held off a hard-charging Macho Macho to capture the $99,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/longbranch12.pdf">Long Branch Stakes</a> by a half-length as Royal Currier scored by the identical margin in the $75,500 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/mrprospector12.pdf">Mr. Prospector Stakes</a> on Sunday at Monmouth Park.

  • Hollywood Claiming Activity Hot and Heavy

    As often happens at this time of year, the claiming box at Betfair Hollywood Park has been busy with 64 slips put in for 17 runners since July 4. Horsemen are preparing for the Del Mar summer meet and its higher purse levels.

  • First Winner by Champion War Pass

    War Pass, champion 2-year-old male of 2007, was represented by his first winner when his son Java's War won a maiden special weight race at a mile on turf at Ellis Park July 8.

  • My Adonis wins the Long Branch Stakes.

    My Adonis Holds On for Long Branch Victory

    My Adonis, rebounding from an eighth-place finish in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) last month, opened up a big lead in the homestretch of the $99,000 Long Branch Stakes and held on tight to win July 8 at Monmouth Park.

  • Marketing Mix wins the Dance Smartly Stakes.

    Marketing Mix Slides By for Dance Smartly Win

    Marketing Mix continued her recent dominance of Canada's female turf ranks when she used a seam along the inside to capture the $352,020 Dance Smartly Stakes (Can-IIT) as the 3-5 choice July 8 at Woodbine.

  • Mucho Macho Man taking it easy at the Spa

    Trainer Kathy Ritvo said Sunday that Mucho Macho Man emerged from his impressive victory in Saturday's Grade 2 Suburban in good order and was relaxing at the Spa.

  • Holy Bull pensioned

    Hall of Famer and successful sire Holy Bull has been pensioned from stud duty at the age of 21, Darley announced on Sunday. The 1994 Horse of the Year, who has put the precarious Plaudit sire line on a firmer footing, will live out his days at Sheikh Mohammed's Jonabell Farm near Lexington, Kentucky.

  • Working to Understand Equine Laminitis

    Equine laminitis can be a devastating result of many different disease processes in the horse, including sepsis and endocrinopathies. The two primary types of endocrinopathic laminitis are equine metabolic syndrome (EMS, seen most often in the obese horse), and Cushing&#39;s syndrome (also known as pituitary pars intermedia disorder) in older horses (char...

  • Holy Bull

    Stallion Holy Bull Pensioned

    1994 Horse of the Year and successful stallion Holy Bull, who counts 2005 Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo among his progeny, has been pensioned and will retire at Sheikh Mohammed's Jonabell Farm, Darley announced July 7.