Headlines for Wednesday, June 8, 2016

  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo

    Cuomo Submits NYRA Privatization Plan

    The New York Racing Association would be returned to private hands, though with a leash from state government that has controlled its operations over the past four years, according to legislation proposed June 8 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

  • Lexie Lou (pink silks) wins Nassau Stakes

    Lexie Lou Carries Casse's Just a Game Hopes

    With reigning champion grass mare Tepin across the Atlantic Ocean, trainer Mark Casse will turn to another champion in Canada's 2014 Horse of the Year Lexie Lou for the $700,000 Longines Just a Game Stakes (gr. I) June 11 at Belmont Park.

  • Cathryn Sophia, the morning after her Kentucky Oaks victory.

    Cathryn Sophia, Go Maggie Go Tangle in Acorn

    Cash is King's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia will make her first appearance since that career-high victory when she takes on Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) winner Go Maggie Go in the $700,000 Acorn Stakes (gr. I) June 11 at Belmont.

  • Belmont Draw: Post 11 for Exaggerator

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator drew post 11 June 8 for the upcoming June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I). Co-owner Matt Bryan discussed the final jewel of the Triple Crown, televised Saturday on NBC at 5 p.m. ET.

  • Trainer Brian Lynch

    Troubles for Trainer Lynch; Private Zone Out

    With trainer Brian Lynch facing a positive marijuana test affecting his good standing, multiple grade I winner Private Zone will be scratched from the $250,000 True North Stakes (gr. II) June 10 at Belmont Park.

  • Tepin

    Tepin Settles In to Prepare for Queen Anne

    Robert Masterson's Tepin has touched down in England and is safely ensconced at the Lambourn stable of David Lanigan as she continues her preparations for the group I Queen Anne Stakes June 14, first day of the prestigious Royal Ascot meet.

  • Flintshire, winning last year's Sword Dancer

    Brown Enters Four in Manhattan Stakes

    After finishing one-two last year, the Chad Brown-trained duo of Slumber and Big Blue Kitten will aim for more success in those familiar conditions June 11 in the $1 million Knob Creek Manhattan Stakes (gr. IT) on the inner turf at Belmont.

  • Hip 745, Thisone’sfor Ang, a filly by Cool Coal Man—Raphaela, was one of those who worked an eighth in :10.

    Wavertree Juveniles Shine at Under Tack Show

    The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s 2-year-olds in training and horses of racing age sale continued with seven horses sharing the fastest time of the day of :10 for an eighth of a mile and three going a quarter mile in :21 1/5.

  • Prospect of a Meadowlands casino has New York on edge

    NY Has Plans Should NJ Expand Casino Gambling

    Officials in New York have been quietly discussing ways to "send a shot across the Hudson River" in advance of New Jersey's fall referendum in which voters will determine if two casinos can be located in the northern part of the state.

  • Exaggerator

    Exaggerator Draws Wide in Belmont Stakes

    Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Exaggerator drew post 11 in a field of 13 and was tagged the 9-5 morning-line favorite for the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) during the race’s post position draw June 8 in New York.

  • John Servis

    Servis Questions Parx Clenbuterol Positives

    John Servis, trainer of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia, is questioning three clenbuterol positives in his horses in April and May at Parx Racing, including one for a 3-year-old filly he said had never been administered the medication.

  • 873 Cataloged for Tattersalls July Sale

    Headed by 79 horses from Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin, a total of 873 lots have been cataloged for the Tattersalls July 6-8 sale, the largest number since 2008 and up from last year’s 804-horse catalog at the Newmarket, England auction.

  • Creator, at Churchill Downs before Kentucky Derby.

    Flay Purchases Minority Interest in Creator

    Celebrity chef and prominent horse owner Bobby Flay has finalized a deal with WinStar Farm to acquire a minority interest in Arkansas Derby (gr. I) winner Creator, who is scheduled to make his next start in the June 11 Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Saratoga races will get more television exposure this year

    FOX Sports to Air Saratoga Races

    The New York Racing Association (NYRA) and FOX Sports have announced a multiyear agreement to telecast NYRA racing live from Saratoga Race Course beginning this season on the FS2 national sports channel.