Headlines for Monday, June 3, 2013

  • Novak, MacAdam Win Hirsch Writing Awards

    Claire Novak and Mike MacAdam earned honors in fourth annual Joe Hirsch Memorial Writing Contest, named after legendary Turf scribe, for articles chronicling 2012 Belmont Stakes.

  • Rood and Riddle to Purchase Saratoga Equine

    Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital is purchasing Saratoga Equine Veterinary Service in New York and will service increasing number of clients that are expanding into the Empire State.

  • Unlimited Budget
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    Unlimited Budget Will Get Her Shot at History

    Filly Unlimited Budget will take on the boys in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) when she is saddled by Todd Pletcher, the only living trainer to win the 1 1/2-mile race with a filly. Pletcher saddled 2007 winner Rags to Riches.

  • Incognito jogs at Belmont Park.

    Haskin: More to Incognito Than You Think

    McLaughlin is relying strictly on pedigree in his belief that the regally bred son of A.P. Indy - Octave, by Unbridled's Song has some sort of chance of making an impact on the finish of the mile and a half race.

  • Belmont Charity Auction Adds Frankel Halter

    The June 6 Belmont Stakes Charity Celebration hosted at Bobby Flay's Bar Americain will feature an auction to benefit the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.

  • Ruler On Ice

    Belmont Winner Ruler on Ice Targets Brooklyn

    Two years after winning the Belmont Stakes, George and Lori Hall's Ruler On Ice will again travel the full circuit of the Belmont Park main track oval June 7 when he starts in the 1 1/2-mile Brooklyn Handicap.

  • PNGI Invests in Planned PA Racetrack Casino

    Penn National Gaming Inc., in partnership with another company, has submitted a plan to build a racetrack casino in Lawrence County, Pa., not far from its proposed Hollywood Mahoning Valley Race Course near Youngstown, Ohio.

  • Dialed In at Darby Dan Farm

    TOBA Breeding Clinic Takes Place in Lexington

    From May 31 to June 2 owners and breeders from all corners of the U.S., and Canada, converged in Lexington to spend three days immersed in all aspects of the Thoroughbred breeding process.

  • Equine Gastrointestinal Health Reviewed

    All horses'—from young to old, high-performance to sedentary, rescued to syndicated, and everywhere in between—gastrointestinal (GI) tracts function in the same manner. And owners of all types of horses should take the same steps to help keep their animals' GI systems functioning optimally.