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  • 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.

  • Sky Captain goes by Frac Daddy to win the Dominion Day Stakes at Woodbine.

    Sky Captain Upsets Frac Daddy in Dominion Day

    In upsetting massive favorite Frac Daddy in the $155,100 Dominion Day Stakes (Can-III) July 1 at Woodbine, Sky Captain extended his perfect 4-year-old season to three races and secured the first stakes win of his career.

  • Fasig-Tipton Racing Age Sale Catalog Posted

    The interactive catalog for Fasig-Tipton's July 14 selected horses of racing age sale in Lexington is available online. It currently features 131 entries, with constantly updated pedigrees, past performances and race videos.

  • Injured Jockey Ore Shows Improvement

    Jockey Zarella Ore, injured in a spill June 27 at Calder Casino & Race Course, has regained consciousness and remains at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, trainer Walter Rosas-Canessa said June 30.

  • Pure Prize Filly Stars at Maryland Show

    A Pure Prize filly was selected by trainer Tony Dutrow as grand champion over 75 other entrants at the 80th annual Maryland Horse Breeders Association's Maryland-bred yearling show June 29 at the Timonium Fairgrounds.

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    Approval of Florida Dates Deal Seems Imminent

    A report that Calder Casino & Race Course is preparing to close its poker room could be an indication that Calder and South Florida neighbor Gulfstream Park will soon receive state approval for their deal on racing dates.

  • Inaugural Santa Anita Spring Meet Successful

    Racing the dates previously held by now-closed Hollywood Park, Santa Anita Park reported average daily all-sources handle of $9.92 million and average daily attendance of 6,970 for the inaugural 38-day spring meet.

  • Are Coughing and Nasal Discharge Early Indicators of Heaves?

    Horse owners might dismiss mild coughing or nasal discharge in their horses, but could these two inflammatory airway disease (IAD) signs be linked to a more serious condition? Recent research results from the University of Berne's Swiss Institute of Equine Medicine indicate that, yes, these signs could be early indicators of recurrent airway obstructi...

  • Big Kick rolls to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.

    Big Kick, Espinoza Steal San Juan Capistrano

    Benefiting from a good jump out of the gate at the top of the downhill turf track at Santa Anita Park, Big Kick never looked back over the course of 1 3/4 miles as he rolled to victory in the San Juan Capistrano.

  • Spiritjim catches Noble Mission late to win the Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-P3wX56F">Order This Photo</a>

    Spiritjim Denies Noble Mission in France

    With Noble Mission running out of energy in the closing stages of the June 29 Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud (Fr-I), Spiritjim was there to capitalize and won by head in the last stride.

  • Thistle Bird comes home strong to win the Pretty Polly Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-FDfxgQG">Order This Photo</a>

    Thistle Bird Swoops for Pretty Polly Win

    Thistle Bird struck for her first top-level win at age 6 when overtaking front-runner Venus de Milo to capture the Pretty Polly Stakes (Ire-I) June 29 at the Curragh.

  • Gold Ship takes the Takarazuka Kinen again.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-KRTvjWx">Order This Photo</a>

    Gold Ship Repeats in Takarazuka Kinen

    Gold Ship overcame a tardy start and scored an unprecedented second straight win in the Takarazuka Kinen (Jpn-I) June 29 at Hanshin racecourse.

  • Carve fights for the win in the Cornhusker Handicap.

    Carve at His Best in Cornhusker Victory

    Michael Langford's Carve, third in the grade II Oaklawn Handicap in April, worked out a nice trip to win the $300,000 Prairie Meadows Cornhusker Handicap (gr. II) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino the evening of June 28.

  • Jessica's Star (outside) gets by Embellishing Bob to win the Iowa Derby.

    Jessica's Star Rallies to Take Iowa Derby

    Mark Breen's Jessica's Star, winner of the Prairie Mile on a muddy track in his last start, parlayed that experience into an upset score in the $250,000 Iowa Derby (gr. III) on a sloppy track at Prairie Meadows June 28.

  • Size splashes to victory in the Iowa Oaks.

    Size Handles Distance, Captures Iowa Oaks

    Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Size captured her first stakes and third win overall in four starts with a handy upset victory in the $200,000 Iowa Oaks (gr. III) at Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino June 28.

  • Majestic Harbor and Tyler Baze take the Gold Cup at Santa Anita.

    Majestic Harbor Shocks Gold Cup

    Gallant Stables' Majestic Harbor circled horses in the far turn, flew past fading favorite Game On Dude, and powered to the wire to register a clear victory in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita Stakes (gr. I) June 28.

  • Wildcat Red cruises to victory in the Quality Road Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-zt2MSMm">Order This Photo</a>

    Wildcat Red to Haskell After Quality Road Win

    Any questions about Wildcat Red's future that may have been raised by his troubled 18th in the Kentucky Derby were emphatically dismissed June 28 at Gulfstream when he rolled to victory by 10 1/4 lengths in the Quality Road.

  • My Option runs away from the field to win the Chicago Handicap.

    My Option Runs Off with Chicago Handicap

    Tim Keeley's My Option drew well clear of pacesetter Flower Spell to win the Chicago Handicap (gr. III) June 28 at Arlington Park. The 4-year-old Belong to Me filly covered the seven furlongs in 1:23.72.

  • Parranda gets by Kathleen Rose to win the Royal Heroine Stakes.

    Parranda Prevails in Royal Heroine Stakes

    Kathleen Rose would not let her win streak end without a fight but Parranda proved to have just enough to score a narrow victory in the $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIT) June 28 at Santa Anita Park.