Headlines for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

  • Obviously was an easy winner in the American Stakes on May 17.

    Obviously, Winning Prize Clash in Shoemaker

    Fresh off a front-running romp in the American Stakes one month ago, Obviously faces fellow grade I winner Winning Prize and several other talented older runners in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (gr. IT) June 14 at Santa Anita.

  • Grace Hall ships to Southern California to contest the Vanity Stakes.

    Grace Hall Continues Her Comeback in Vanity

    Grade I winner Grace Hall, a good second in her initial start in 13 months for trainer Bill Mott, ships to Southern California to take on a well-matched field in the $300,000 Vanity Stakes (gr. I) June 14 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Rampart Stakes winner Gamay Noir faces 7 in the Obeah.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3155827374&k=DqP33jz">Order This Photo</a>

    Gamay Noir Looks to Again Make Grade In Obeah

    After posting an upset victory in this year's Rampart Stakes, Gamay Noir will try to secure her second grade III win of the season when she faces an expected field of seven other fillies and mares in the Obeah Stakes June 14.

  • Eugene Melnyk

    Owner-Breeder Melnyk to Retire from Racing

    Prominent U.S. and Canadian owner-breeder Eugene Melnyk announced June 11 his retirement from the sport of horse racing, with his racing and breeding stock to be dispersed July 14 at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky.

  • California Chrome
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    California Chrome Taking it Easy at Los Al

    No news is good news for California Chrome, who is healing up at trainer Art Sherman's Los Alamitos Race Course barn following a courageous Triple Crown bid that ended with a defeat June 7 in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

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    Commissioner to Undergo Ankle Surgery

    WinStar Farm's Commissioner, runner-up by a nose in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), has a small chip in his front left ankle and will undergo surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.

  • Smarty Jones

    Smarty Jones 2-Year-Olds Sell in Uruguay

    Twenty-six 2-year-olds by Smarty Jones have been sold at public auction in Uruguay, where the dual classic winner has shuttled for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season the past three years.

  • A foal by Galileo out of Mariah's Storm.

    Mariah's Storm Produces Galileo Filly

    The last foal of the 2014 breeding season at Coolmore Ireland was foaled June 1 when 23-year-old Mariah's Storm produced her 13th live foal--a filly by perennial European champion sire Galileo.