Headlines for Friday, June 17, 2016

  • Hip 926, a colt by City Zip, brought $800,000.

    Record-Priced City Zip Colt Tops OBS Sale

    Topped by a sale record $800,000 City Zip colt purchased by Frank Fletcher Racing, the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s June 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale ended on a strong note June 17.

  • American Pharoah

    Famous Horse Halters Auctioned for CKRH

    The 35-year-old program at the Kentucky Horse Park offers equine-assisted activities and therapies to people of all ages. The halters are part of the silent auction in CKRH's annual gala fundraiser, Night of the Stars.

  • Qemah wins Coronation Stakes June 17 at Ascot.

    Qemah Gives Rouget Second Straight Coronation

    After earning a classic placing in her previous start in France, Al Shaqab Racing's Qemah would not be denied June 17 as she powered home in the final furlong of the £226,840 Coronation Stakes (Eng-I) to score a 1 3/4-length victory.

  • Unified wins the 2016 Peter Pan Stakes.

    Unified Set for Two-Turn Pegasus

    Colt's connections could have urged for a Belmont (gr. I) run June 11 off the 3-year-old colt's May 14 score in the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), but trust in their down-to-earth trainer and a long-term goal kept them grounded.

  • Woodbine's new Tapeta surface was developed by trainer Michael Dickinson

    Woodbine Planning for Development

    Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) announced June 16 that it has selected SWA Group, a leading landscape architecture, planning and urban design firm, to create a master plan to guide overall development and expanded entertainment.

  • Saratoga Race Course, one of three NYRA tracks

    Extension of State Control for NYRA Looms

    Unable to break a negotiating logjam, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers have tentatively agreed to extend the state's control of the New York Racing Association for another year rather than return it to private hands.

  • Golden Gate in Northern California

    Golden Gate Apologizes for Pick 6 Situation

    California racing officials June 16 acknowledged a possible communications breakdown in regard to two races being taken off the turf on the final day of the Golden Gate meet and apologized to bettors for how the move impacted the Golden Pick 6.

  • Nyquist worked a half-mile in :48 3/5

    Nyquist Works Back at Santa Anita

    In his first timed move since the Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Reddam Racing's Nyquist worked a half-mile in :48 3/5 under the watchful eye of trainer Doug O'Neill June 17 at Santa Anita Park.