Headlines for Wednesday, July 5, 2017

  • Co-owner Sol Kumin called Yoshida "the one to beat" in the Belmont Derby Invitational

    Yoshida Steps Up for Belmont Derby

    WinStar Farm and Head of Plains Partners' Yoshida will get his class tested July 8, but considering what he's done on the racetrack so far, the Japanese-bred might have the most upside in a stout Belmont Derby Invitational (G1T) field.

  • Practical Joke trains at Churchill ahead of the Kentucky Derby

    Practical Joke Heads Compact Dwyer Group

    Set to make his first start since finishing fifth in the May 6 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1), Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence's Practical Joke will lead a field of five in the $400,000 Dwyer Stakes (G3) July 8 at Belmont Park.

  • Abel Tasman winning the Starlet Stakes (G1) in December at Los Alamitos Race Course,

    Los Alamitos Reaccredited by NTRA

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced July 5 that Los Alamitos Race Course has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance for its Thoroughbred race meet.

  • Mark "Snake" Thompson

    'Snake' Thompson Fundraiser Set for July 8

    A fundraiser for longtime Thoroughbred industry veteran Mark "Snake" Thompson will be held at McCarthy's in downtown Lexington, Ky., on Saturday, July 8. The event starts at 7 p.m. EDT.