Headlines for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

  • New York Turf Writers Plan Ceremony for Moran

    The New York Turf Writers Association will honor the late racing journalist Paul Moran with a ceremony at Saratoga Race Course Sunday, July 20, which would have been his 67th birthday. Moran died Nov. 9 of lung cancer.

  • Aurelia's Belle faces 9 in the Arlington Oaks.

    Aurelia's Belle Heads Arlington Oaks

    Aurelia's Belle, Interrupted, and She's Offlee Good are among a group of 10 sophomore fillies entered July 19 in the $150,000 Arlington Oaks (gr. III) at Arlington International Racecourse.

  • My Conquestadory is the 122-pound highweight in the San Clemente.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2810705780&k=5fSHP3V">Order This Photo</a>

    Sandiva Tackles My Conquestadory in U.S. Bow

    Dual group III winner Sandiva, last seen finishing fifth in the Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot one month ago, makes her first United States start in the $200,000 San Clemente Handicap (gr. IIT) July 19 at Del Mar.

  • Emollient faces 9 in the TVG Diana Stakes.

    Emollient, Strathnaver Need Bit More in Diana

    The connections of a pair of turf females who just missed major scores in their previous starts, Emollient and Strathnaver, hope for better July 19 in the TVG Diana Stakes (gr. IT) on the first Saturday of the Saratoga meet.

  • Almost Famous breaks from post 4 in the Ohio Derby.

    Purse Increase Lures 12 to Ohio Derby

    With a $300,000 purse, the 1 1/16-mile Ohio Derby has taken a step in the right direction in returning to the days when Lost Code, Broad Brush, Skip Away, Milwaukee Brew and Smarten graced the winner's circle.

  • Bessie's Boy won the Tremont Stakes by 6 lengths at Belmont June 20.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Ntvbkc9">Order This Photo</a>

    Stakes Winners Clash in Saratoga's Sanford

    The $150,000 Sanford Stakes (gr. III) July 19 at Saratoga Race Course pits two undefeated stakes winners in Bessie's Boy, six-length winner of the Tremont at Belmont, and impressive Bashford Manor victor Cinco Charlie.

  • Up With the Birds won the Breeders' Stakes on the Woodbine turf last August.

    Up With the Birds Back Home for Nijinsky

    After two subpar efforts to begin the season, Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds returns to his home track at Woodbine with a chance to make amends in the $200,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Can-IIT) on the turf July 19.

  • NTRA Reports Improved Financials in 2014

    The 28-page report includes NTRA's audited financial statements. For fiscal year 2014, covering the period Feb. 1, 2013 through Jan. 31, 2014, the NTRA's net revenue was $667,477, which represents a $600,627 improvement.

  • Clenbuterol's Impact on Horses' Body Fat Percentage

    With any medication comes a risk of side effects. For instance, long-term phenylbutazone administration to treat a musculoskeletal issue can result in gastrointestinal problems; pergolide to treat Cushing's disease can cause a decreased appetite; and vaccine administration to protect against disease can cause injection site swelling and muscle sorenes...