Headlines for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

  • Hip No. 539, a Rockport Harbor filly, brought $210,000 at the second session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale.

    Rockport Harbor Filly Tops OBS June Session

    A Rockport Harbor filly commanded the top price of the second session of Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale June 18, bringing $210,000 from Patrice Miller, EQB Inc.

  • Lady Ten is the only graded stakes winner in the Eatontown field.

    Orion Moon Can Make the Grade in Eatontown

    Orion Moon, who missed her first graded stakes win by a neck in the recent Beaugay Stakes (gr. IIIT), should be the one to beat in the $100,000 Eatontown Stakes (gr. III) June 21 over the turf at Monmouth Park.

  • Merry Meadow seeks her second straight grade III victory in the Bed o' Roses Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-xR2FBXw">Order This Photo</a>

    Consistent Merry Meadow Lands in Bed o' Roses

    Merry Meadow, who has placed in 18 of 20 career starts, will try to post a second straight grade III victory when she faces an expected 10 other older fillies and mares in the Bed o' Roses Handicap June 21 at Belmont Park.

  • Experience Santa Anita

    BloodHorse.com's engaging insider's tour of Santa Anita Park with photos, interviews and video features.

  • My Titania Among Dozen for Coronation Stakes

    Three-year-old fillies get the spotlight June 20 in the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot, where Christopher Tsui's My Titania is the early favorite for a top-level breakthrough in the field of 12.

  • EHM Death Leads to Restrictions at Suffolk

    Following the recent death of one horse stabled at Suffolk Downs from equine herpes myelitis, no horses are being allowed to leave the track, though no official quarantine has been imposed.

  • R.A.C.E. Fund to Hold Online Auction

    The R.A.C.E. Fund launches its 2014 drive with an online auction on eBay starting June 21 at 8 p.m. ET and ending on June 28 at 8 p.m. to help raise funds for racehorse retirement and rescue.

  • PA Audit: Ag Department Misused Racing Funds

    The Pennsylvania racing fund, which pays for regulation of horse racing in the state, has been misused by the state Department of Agriculture and is close to bankruptcy, according to a state audit released June 18.

  • What Makes Horses More or Less Likely to Miss Training Days?

    The next time your equine athlete is on stall rest, don't ask why his barnmates seem so much sounder than him unless you really want to hear the answer: Researchers recently determined that several factors—from the animal's history to your own training and management techniques—appear to make horses more or less likely to miss training...

  • The Fugue wins the Prince of Wales's Stakes June 18.
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    The Fugue Wins at Royal Ascot, Treve Third

    The Fugue easily handled a stellar field in the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I) June 18 at Royal Ascot, winning in record time over Magician, while European Horse of the Year and heavy favorite Treve struggled in for third.