Headlines for Wednesday, July 17, 2013

  • Essence Hit Man holds off Dimension to win the Bold Venture Stakes.

    Essence Hit Man Scores Bold Venture Repeat

    Essence Hit Man had to survive a claim of foul after holding off 28-1 shot Dimension in deep stretch by a neck to score a repeat victory in the $162,002 Bold Venture Stakes (Can-III) July 17 at Woodbine.

  • Jeranimo takes on 9 in the Eddie Read, including French invader Sofast.

    French Raider Sofast May Shake Up Eddie Read

    French invader Sofast adds a new face to the $300,000 Eddie Read Stakes, which attracted a familiar group of Southern California-based middle-distance turf runners to the first grade I event of the season July 20 at Del Mar.

  • Seaneen Girl won the 2012 Golden Rod Stakes.

    Wide Open Field of Fillies for Arlington Oaks

    An open field of experience, including graded stakes winners Seaneen Girl and Gold Edge, makes up the field of seven 3-year-old fillies that will go from the gate for the $150,000 Arlington Oaks (gr. III) July 20.

  • Royal Delta won the 2012 Delaware Handicap by a neck.

    Royal Delta Seeks Redemption in Del 'Cap

    Champion racemare Royal Delta aims for a title defense July 20 in the $750,000 Delaware Handicap (gr. I), seeking redemption after a five-length loss in the June 15 Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.

  • Sign winning the 2012 Pocahontas Stakes.

    Sign Reinstated as 2012 Pocahontas Winner

    The 2012 Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) win by Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's filly Sign was reinstated following a settlement announced July 17 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

  • NYRA CEO Chris Kay

    New NYRA CEO Kay Addresses Media

    Despite a press conference that was at times contentious, New York Racing Association president and CEO Chris Kay said that he hopes to be at the helm of NYRA for a long, long time.

  • Mike Lee Stakes winner Amberjack<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2548187890&k=kjNL69N">Order This Photo</a>

    Amberjack Tops New York Derby Lineup

    Mike Lee Stakes winner Amberjack looks to take the next leg of the Big Apple Triple in the $150,000 New York Derby July 20 at Finger Lakes, the $250,000 bonus for the three-race series still within his reach.

  • Princess of Sylmar makes her first start since winning the Kentucky Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2491586352&k=rQDZXKM">Order This Photo</a>

    Princess of Sylmar in Tough for CCA Oaks

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) victress Princess of Sylmar and Unlimited Budget, who recently ran sixth in the June 8 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), top a quality field of five for the $300,000 TVG Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I).

  • Horsemen Force Contract Issue With Calder

    The Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has told Calder Casino & Race Course it will withhold its consent for simulcast approval effective July 25 because the group has no purse contract with the track.

  • Saginaw

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    McLellan, Saginaw Honored by National HBPA

    Reid McLellan, executive director of the Groom Elite Program, and Saginaw, a winner of nine stakes since his claim for $30,000 in March 2012, were honored by the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • Equine Collapse Reviewed

    There are few things more frightening for an owner than watching their horse collapse without warning or apparent cause. By the same token, unraveling the cause behind an equine collapse often presents veterinarians with a diagnostic challenge, and in many cases the root cause of a horse's collapse can't be determined.