Headlines for Friday, August 15, 2014

  • Days End Horse Rescue Farm to Hold Festival

    Days End Farm Horse Rescue invites the public to its fall festival celebrating 25 years of rescuing horses and educating people Sept. 19-20 in Woodbine, Md.

  • Mountaineer won't race in December.

    Mountaineer OK'd to Cut Races But Not Dates

    The West Virginia Racing Commission Aug. 15 upheld a hearing officer's recommendation that Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort can't abandon December racing, but it allowed leeway should purse money not be available.

  • Gary Stevens at Del Mar

    Stevens Walking Again After Knee Replacement

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens was on a bench at Del Mar near the stable area racing office the morning of Aug. 15. The right knee that he had surgically replaced exactly three weeks ago was on display for all to see.

  • Arlington Million Coverage 2014

    Blood-Horse Visuals Director Anne M. Eberhardt presents images from the Friday before Arlington Million day.

  • Online Poker Bills Shelved in California

    Another California legislative session will draw to close at the end of August without action on an Internet poker bill, but in this instance, it is a victory for the state's racing industry.

  • California Chrome Work: 8/15/2014

    California Chrome on track at Los Alamitos on August 15, 2014. Includes comments from trainer Art Sherman. Video Courtesy Los Alamitos

  • Longtime Florida Linemaker Chuck Streva Dies

    Chuck Streva, a longtime chart-caller and linemaker at South Florida tracks, passed away the morning of Aug. 15 at Miami's Baptist Hospital following a long illness.

  • Kingman tries for a fourth consecutive top-level win in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-VMCTK6V">Order This Photo</a>

    Kingman in Fine Fettle for Jacques Le Marois

    Trainer John Gosden has declared 3-year-old Kingman in peak fitness ahead of his bid for a fourth consecutive top-level win in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) Aug. 17 at Deauville.

  • Remington Park Meet Features Oklahoma Derby

    A daily purse structure of more than $200,000 and a 35-race stakes program worth $3.5 million have horsemen arriving from all over the country to Oklahoma City for the Remington Thoroughbred season that begins Aug. 15.

  • Illinois Racing: 'It's Home'

    View more from Chris Emigh, Chris Block, and other members of the Illinois racing community in 'Man Behind the Million,' our latest longform feature currently at www.BloodHorse.com/ArlingtonLongform

  • Illinois Racing: 'It's Home'

    View more from Chris Emigh, Chris Block, and other members of the Illinois racing community in ‘Man Behind the Million,’ our latest longform feature currently at www.BloodHorse.com/ArlingtonLongform.

  • Unbridled's Heart to Double Infinity in Texas

    Unbridled's Heart, a son of top sire Unbridled's Song, will relocate to Wes Melcher's Double Infinity Ranch in Texas for the 2015 breeding season. He is the first stallion for the operation near Sulphur Springs.