Headlines for Wednesday, July 31, 2013

  • Fort Larned winning the 2012 Whitney Invitational Handicap.
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    Fort Larned Draws Post 3 for Whitney Defense

    Janis Whitham's 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Fort Larned was assigned post 3 and installed as the 7-5 morning-line favorite over seven others for the Aug. 3 Whitney Invitational (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • New York Equine Safety Rules Approved

    Racing regulators in New York Aug. 1 made permanent a set of equine safety rules and conditionally approved two new wagers requested by the New York Racing Association, which is now a state-run entity.

  • Out of Options, Gaines to Begin Serving Ban

    Trainer Carla Gaines is to begin a 30-day suspension Aug. 1 in connection with two testosterone positives after an attempt to get a court injunction stopping the penalty was denied by a Los Angeles Superior Court judge.

  • Alpha Bettor won the 2012 Seagram Cup.

    Seagram Cup Welcomes Past Two Winners

    The past two Seagram Cup Stakes (Can-III) winners will meet in this year's edition when 2012's Alpha Bettor and 2011's James Street start Aug. 3 in the 1 1/16-mile race at Woodbine.

  • Murty Brothers Plead Not Guilty to Charges

    Former international bloodstock agents Otis Wayne Murty and Anson Duane Murty have each pleaded not guilty to seven counts of second-degree animal cruelty after several neglected horses were found to be under their ownership.

  • New Thoroughbred Incentive Awards Offered

    The Thoroughbred Incentive Program, which encourages the retraining of Thoroughbreds into other disciplines after racing or breeding careers, is offering a performance award pilot program for the second half of 2013.

  • Toronado (right) takes the QIPCO Sussex Stakes at Goodwood Racecourse. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2668584011&k=7h6jBv8">Order This Photo</a>

    Toronado Bests Dawn Approach in Showdown

    Toronado wore down classic winner Dawn Approach in the final furlong and finally got the best of his rival on the third try in their QIPCO Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) showdown July 31 at Goodwood.

  • Elaine Klein

    Owner Elaine Klein Dies

    Elaine Klein, who had great success racing and breeding horses with her husband, Bertram, and son, Richard, died July 31 after a battle with cancer.