Headlines for Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Silver Max makes his 2014 debut in the Firecracker Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1829086852&k=s66rft8">Order This Photo</a>

    Silver Max Could Make Noise in Firecracker

    Dale Romans will play a strong hand on June 28 when he sends out the accomplished duo of millionaire Silver Max and 2010 winner Guys Reward in a bid to win this year's $200,000 Firecracker Stakes (gr. IIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable faces 5 in the Mother Goose.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-F58H6LD">Order This Photo</a>

    Untapable Set for Return in Mother Goose

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Untapable will make her first start since cruising to a 4 1/2-length victory in that top Churchill Downs test when she faces an expected five other 3-year-old fillies in the Mother Goose.

  • Game On Dude won the Gold Cup in 2012 and 2013 (shown) when it was run at Hollywood Park.

    Game On Dude Seeks Third Straight Gold Cup

    Game On Dude, who topped the first edition of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings for 2014, heads the field for the 75th renewal of the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I) June 28 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Blood-Horse Publications Cold Water Challenge 2014

    PM Advertising has challenged Blood-Horse Publications to a cold water challenge. We respond with a donation to the Thoroughbred Charities of America and forward the challenge to the NTRA.

  • Breeders' Cup officially announced June 24 that Keeneland will host the event in 2015.

    Breeders' Cup: Churchill, NYRA Still Options

    A three-year plan of upcoming Breeders' Cup sites does not include eight-time host Churchill Downs or the New York Racing Association, a five-time host; but Cup officials said the schedule should not be seen as a snub.