Headlines for Wednesday, July 2, 2014

  • Undefeated Shared Belief takes on 6 in the Los Alamitos Derby.

    Shared Belief Highlights First Los Al Derby

    Los Alamitos Race Course produced a major drawing card for the first graded stakes of its new meet when 2013 juvenile champion Shared Belief was entered for the $500,000 Los Alamitos Derby (gr. II) to be run July 5.

  • Toast of New York makes his first start since winning the UAE Derby March 29.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/Dubai-2014/38085033_tQgx4h#!i=3148677182&k=DzqBPC4">Order This Photo</a>

    Toast of New York Invades for Belmont Derby

    Bettors who play name angles will have a hard time getting past group II winner Toast of New York when he makes his U.S. debut July 5 in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont Park.

  • Catesby Clay (left) with son Brutus Clay with Avaricity and her Hat Trick foal.

    TOBA June Member of the Month

    Runnymede Farm in Paris, Ky. is the matriarch of Bluegrass nurseries. Founded in 1867 by Colonel Ezekiel Clay, Runnymede has turned out stellar runners for nearly 150 years. Currently, Catesby Clay, carries on the legacy.

  • Kid Cruz won the 2014 Easy Goer Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-RWDgzKP">Order This Photo</a>

    Kid Cruz Draws Rail for Belmont's Dwyer

    Kid Cruz, overpowered in the Preakness (gr. I) this spring but a sparkling winner last time out in the Easy Goer, returns to Belmont Park in the $200,000 Dwyer Stakes (gr. III) July 5.

  • Joint Return is the 120-pound highweight in the Delaware Oaks.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3053562313&k=MHrRtJz">Order This Photo</a>

    Delaware Oaks Lures Joint Return, Vero Amore

    Main Line Racing Stable's Joint Return and Swilcan Stables' Vero Amore are among the top contenders in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies drawn for the $300,000 Delaware Oaks (gr. II) at Delaware Park July 5.

  • Rosalind will be seeking redemption after losing her jockey at Royal Ascot.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup/32986083_QMHXWK#!i=2873933616&k=mmd3Jgr">Order This Photo</a>

    Xcellence Heads Euro Invaders in Belmont Oaks

    The $1 million Belmont Oaks (gr. IT), formerly the Garden City Stakes, has found a new identity as part of the New York Racing Association's July 5 Stars and Stripes card, which also features the Belmont Derby (gr. IT).

  • I Spent It First Winner for Super Saver

    In his career debut at Belmont Park, I Spent It showed a good kick in the stretch to notch a three-quarter-length victory in a five-furlong maiden special weight race to become the first winner for freshman sire Super Saver.

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    Fan Group Critical of Belmont Day Experience

    A state-created fan advisory group has blasted NYRA for operations June 7 for Belmont Stakes (gr. I) day, saying problems that hit everything from parking lot to betting lines to lack of security hurt fan development.

  • AHC Annual Meeting in Washington Draws 200

    The 45th annual meeting of the American Horse Council held in Washington, D.C., in late June, drew nearly 200 attendees including industry leaders from 50 organizations, members of Congress and staff, and federal regulators.