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  • Musical Romance heads Summit of Speed workers at Calder

    Several Summit of Speed hopefuls made morning workout appearances at Calder on Friday, including a powerful half-mile move by champion female sprinter and likely Grade 1 Princess Rooney favorite Musical Romance, who covered the four-furlong trip in a bullet :46 1/5.

  • James L. Gagliano

    Gagliano: Reformed Rules Help Integrity

    Here is the text of a "position paper" released by James L. Gagliano, president and chief operating officer of The Jockey Club as part of that organization's campaign for medication reform.

  • Love Theway Youare

    Twelfth Time a Charm for Love Theway Youare

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Love Theway Youare is an example of the cross of Arch over mares by Storm Cat and his sons that has now produced four stakes winners from only 17 starters.

  • Policy Group Appeals Latest Ohio VLT Ruling

    The Ohio Roundtable has appealed a Common Pleas Court ruling that said it didn't have legal standing to sue the state and others over the 2011 law that legalized racetrack video lottery terminals.

  • CHRB Taking Longer Look at Exchange Wagering

    Exchange wagering seems to be getting all the scrutiny it can handle from the California Horse Racing Board. Nearly two years after the concept was signed into law, the board decided to delay implementation June 28.

  • Bodemeister to stand at WinStar Farm

    Leading three-year-old Bodemeister, a runaway winner of the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby and a close second in the Kentucky Derby and Preakness, will stand stud at WinStar Farm at the conclusion of his racing career. A partnership was formed between WinStar and the colt's owners, Ahmed Zayat and Michel &amp; Tiffany Moreno, who will continue to race the colt.

  • Mitchell will undergo brain surgery

    Trainer Mike Mitchell was diagnosed Monday with a brain tumor, according to his wife Denise. A 17-time leading conditioner on the Southern California circuit, the 64-year-old will undergo surgery Friday to remove it.

  • Royal Ascot performances help shape current Cartier standings

    Many commentators said they had witnessed the best-ever renewal of Royal Ascot when the five-day spectacular ended on June 23. With plenty of outstanding performances on the track, it is all change in the latest standings for the 2012 Cartier Racing Awards.

  • THS: Dwyer Stakes 2012

    Evan and Pete handicap the Dwyer Stakes and Bashford Manor Stakes for the coming weekend. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Dwyer Stakes.

  • Ruthenia won Monmouth&#39;s May 28 Violet Stakes over Unbridled Humor and other fellow Eatontown contender Pinch Pie.

    Three Graded Victors Vie for Eatontown Win

    The June 30 Eatontown Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Monmouth Park has attracted a diverse group of fillies and mares, with graded stakes winners Ruthenia, Heavenly Landing, and Unbridled Humor being the standouts.

  • Fair Grounds Boosts 2012-13 Stakes Purses

    Fair Grounds Race Course has boosted the purses of eight open-company races on its 2012-2013 stakes schedule released June 28, marking the third straight year the average stakes purse has increased at the New Orleans oval.

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  • Fair Grounds increases purses for eight stakes

    Fair Grounds has boosted the purses of eight open-company races on its 2012-2013 stakes schedule released Thursday, marking the third straight year the average stakes purse has increased at the New Orleans racetrack. Last season the track raised purses on 19 stakes events.

  • Arvin, Lynch, Willmott Named to TCA Board

    Thoroughbred Charities of America announced that Shannon Arvin, Braxton Lynch, and Peter Willmott have been named to three-year terms on its board of directors.

  • The Science Behind Equine Nasal Strips

    For athletic horses sporting increasingly popular nasal strips, the phrase &quot;winning by a nose&quot; carries new meaning. Research studies evaluating these accessories&#39; efficacy, however, have produced mixed results.

  • Website Features Drug Reform Testimonials

    Claiborne Farm's Seth Hancock and trainer D. Wayne Lukas are among those featured in a series of video testimonials posted on the website.

  • The Factor faces Smiling Tiger and 7 others in the Triple Bend Handicap.

    The Factor Meets Smiling Tiger in Triple Bend

    The Factor, making his first appearance since the Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-I) three months ago, and defending champion Smiling Tiger headline the field for the $250,000 Triple Bend Handicap (gr. IT) June 30 at Hollywood.

  • Churchill Downs adjusts first post to 6:30 p.m. for remainder of meet

    Churchill Downs officials will adjust their post times and race exclusively in the evening for the final three days of its 138th spring meet due to looming near-record triple-digit heat in the forecast for Louisville, Kentucky. The first race on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will be 6:30 p.m. (EDT).

  • Maker keeping options open by entering Hansen in Red Legend

    While his connections have maintained that reigning two-year-old Eclipse Award champion Hansen would make his next in Prairie Meadows' Grade 3 Iowa Derby on Saturday night, it didn't stop them from spending $1,500 and dropping their Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner into the entry box for Saturday night's seven-furlong <a target="_blank" href="">Red Legend Stakes</a> at Charles Town, the featured race on the track's fifth annual Sprint Festival program.

  • Teeth of the Dog tops Dwyer; New York has Aruna

    Belmont Park will offer a pair of Grade 2 stakes on Saturday, the $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Dwyer </a>for three-year-olds and the $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="">New York </a> for fillies and mares, and both races have attracted seven runners.

  • Successful Dan, Hansen highlight Iowa Festival of Racing

    Successful Dan, who exits a track record-setting victory in the Grade 2 Alysheba Stakes, and champion Hansen will add star power to the festivities at Prairie Meadows Saturday night when they line up for the Grade 3, $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Cornhusker Handicap </a>and Grade 3, $250,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Iowa Derby</a>, respectively. The Iowa track will also offer the Grade 3, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="">Iowa Oaks</a> on its blockbuster program.