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  • Steve Asmussen

    Asmussen to Fight Six-Month Texas Suspension

    Steve Asmussen, currently the country's leading trainer in money and races won, was slapped with a six-month suspension and a $1,500 fine by the Lone Star Park stewards on July 16 for a positive urine test that contained a lidocaine metabolite in a horse he trained in 2008.

  • Trainer Jeff Mullins

    NYRA Concludes Investigation on Mullins

    The New York Racing Association has concluded its enhanced version of the Barn Area Violations Panel investigation of trainer Jeff Mullins' actions in the Aqueduct detention barn April 4.

  • Jeff Mullins

    Mullins: NY Incident 'Honest Mistake'

    On April 6, two days after Gato Go Win was scratched from the Bay Shore Stakes (gr.III) at Aqueduct because the horse's trainer, Jeff Mullins, was observed administrating an orally-injected substance to his horse in the detention barn, the New York State Racing and Wagering Board said the "matter is still in the hands" of the Aqueduct stewards.

  • Spenditallbaby

    Spenditallbaby Euthanized

    California stakes winner Spenditallbaby was euthanized March 30 because of complications from a sesamoid injury.

  • Petionville Relocated to Margaux

    Petionville, whose runners have earned $24 million, arrived March 19 for stallion duty at Margaux Farm near Midway, Ky.

  • King of the Roxy will return to racing.

    King of the Roxy Returning to Racing

    Team Valor's King of the Roxy, who was retired from racing last fall after developing a defect at the base of his cannon bone, will be returned to racing instead of entering stud.

  • Sky Diva soars to victory in the Frizette.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6183785%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sky Diva Soars Past Frizette Foes

    Jeffrey Puglisi's Sky Diva won the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr.I) Oct. 4 at Belmont Park and earned herself a starting berth to the $2 million Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr.I) Oct. 24 at Santa Anita.

  • Curlin and Robby Albarado make history in the Jockey Club Gold Cup.

    Curlin's Gold Cup Triumph Makes History

    Curlin made racing history by winning the $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational (gr.I) at Belmont Park in New York Sept. 27. Curlin's victory, which was worth $450,000, made the colt the richest North American-based Thoroughbred of all-time and the first to vault past the $10-million mark.

  • Kesmarc-Florida to Open Next January

    Doors are set to open in January at Farnsworth Farms' new equine sports medicine and rehabilitation center. Construction is in the final stages at Kesmarc Equine Rehabilitation, the horse therapy facility, designed and dedicated to the recovery and conditioning of professional equine athletes.

  • Gary Contessa, leading trainer in New York, is accepting of the new toe grab rule issued by NYRA.

    NY Trainers Weigh in on Toe Grabs

    Some leading New York trainers said a ban on toe grabs will help level the playing field, but they're not all convinced the shoes are responsible for catastrophic breakdowns.

  • Paul Pompa, 25% owner of Big Brown

    Philly Offers Big Purse to Big Brown

    An attempt by Philadelphia Park Racetrack & Casino to lure Big Brown to the PTHA President's Cup Sept. 13, is a no go, according to the colt's minority owner, Paul Pompa Jr.

  • Clearly Foxy will miss the rest of the 2008 racing season.

    Clearly Foxy Sidelined With Ankle Injury

    Clearly Foxy, the third-place finisher in the American Oaks (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park July 5, has been sidelined with a hind ankle injury and will not race again this year, according to Overbrook Farm racing manager Chris Young.

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    Evening Attire Hopes It's Off the Turf

    Evening Attire, the 10-year-old gelding who qualified for a starting berth to the inaugural running of the Breeders' Cup Marathon by winning the Greenwood Cup by 8 1/4 lengths at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack in July, will be entered as a main-track-only participant for the $80,000 John's Call Stakes at Saratoga Aug. 17.

  • Plan Moves to Dutrow's Barn at Aqueduct

    Plan, runner-up in the Aug. 9 Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park, was transferred to the Aqueduct barn of trainer Rick Dutrow Jr. after IEAH Stables acquired controlling and managing interest in the 3-year-old colt.

  • Bell Elected New Chairman of TOBA

    Reynolds Bell Jr. will succeed Bill Casner as chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, which held its annual members' meeting Aug. 6 in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Synthetic Surfaces Discussed in New York

    A cross-section of the racing industry addressed the New York Task Force on Retired Race Horses on the subject of synthetic surfaces at a one-day forum held July 29 at the Fasig-Tipton Sales Co. pavilion in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Big Brown at Belmont Park <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4597334%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Brown's Belmont Drug Tests Negative

    Dr. George Maylin, the director of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board drug testing and research program at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., said the post-race test results on Belmont Stakes (gr. I) favorite Big Brown came back "clean" for any illegal medications.

  • Trainer Bruce Levine

    EPO Tests for Levine Horses at Monmouth

    Bruce Levine, the leading trainer at Monmouth Park, had his entire stable of 41 horses tested for erythropoietin, commonly known as EPO, by a New Jersey state veterinarian who made a surprise visit to Levine's Monmouth barn June 24 at the request of the New Jersey Racing Commission.

  • Da' Tara and Alan Garcia spring the upset in the Belmont Stakes.

    Garcia's Agent Loses Privileges in NY

    Tony Micallef, the jockey agent for Alan Garcia, who upset the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) aboard Da' Tara, has "no racing privileges" in New York, according to Daniel Toomey of the New York State Racing and Wagering Board.

  • Hayward Updates Franchise Issues

    Charlie Hayward, the president and chief executive officer of the New York Racing Association, spoke about NYRA's ongoing franchise issues during a June 23 press conference in Albany, N.Y., previewing the upcoming Saratoga Race Course meet.

  • Kent Desormeaux and Rick Dutrow

    Dutrow, Desormeaux Meet, Mend Fences

    Trainer Rick Dutrow's initial displeasure over Kent Desormeaux's ride aboard Triple Crown hopeful Big Brown in the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr.I) had abated quite a bit the morning of June 11, after he met with the Hall of Fame jockey. Dutrow said Desormeaux, who eased Big Brown at the top of the stretch in the Belmont, would have the mount when the colt races again.

  • Dancing Forever (inside) holds on to take the Manhattan.

    Dancing Forever Wins Thrilling Manhattan

    Dancing Forever glided to the rail midstretch in the June 7 Woodford Reserve Manhattan (gr. IT) and looked like a winner, but Out of Control was ready to give him a tussle in the final yards. In a thriller to the finish, it was Dancing Forever who became a grade I winner in the $400,000 Manhattan with his nose decision over Out of Control in the 1 1/4-mile turf race at Belmont Park.

  • Benny the Bull overtakes Man of Danger to take the True North.

    Benny the Bull Gets Up in True North

    If Benny the Bull's victory in the True North Handicap (gr. II) is any indication of how trainer Rick Dutrow and owner IEAH Stables will fare with Big Brown later in the day in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), things are looking good for the Triple Crown-chasing team.

  • Wood Memorial winner Tale of Ekati worked at Belmont in preparation for the Belmont Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4084409%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tale of Ekati Works for Belmont

    Tale of Ekati turned in a super-sharp work for the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr.I) when he sped four furlongs in 46.84 seconds over Belmont Park's main track May 20. The move was the fastest of 37 works at the distance, on a track listed as fast before a steady rain began falling later in the morning.

  • Big Brown arrives at Belmont on May 19 following a van ride from Pimlico.

    Big Brown Arrives; Ran Down in Preakness

    Big Brown arrived in style at Belmont Park May 19. With a police escort in front and a UPS truck behind, a Brook Ledge van delivered the winner of the first two legs of the Triple Crown to a loading ramp near Barn 2 at 2:25 p.m.

  • Louisville Stakes winner Ginger Punch worked at Belmont on May 16.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4376622%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ginger Punch Works at Belmont

    Ginger Punch, last year's champion older female, had her first work since winning the Louisville Stakes (gr.II) on the morning of May 16 at Belmont Park.

  • NY Plans Summit on Synthetic Surfaces

    The Task Force on Retired Racehorses, a state-appointed committee, has planned a summit in Saratoga Springss, N.Y., July 29 to explore the potential for the installation of synthetic surfaces at the state's racetracks.

  • Count Fleet winner Giant Moon looks to make his next start in the Preakness.

    Giant Moon Glows at Belmont

    Giant Moon, one of the new shooters Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown will face in the Preakness Stakes (gr.I) May 17, worked over Belmont Park's fast main track May 7.

  • Ready's Echo Set for Peter Pan Stakes

    Trainer Todd Pletcher, back from Kentucky and at his home base of Belmont Park, said May 5 that Ready's Echo would start in the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr.II) at Belmont May 10. Ready's Echo, a son of the Pletcher-trained More Than Ready, will make his stakes debut in the 1 1/8-mile Peter Pan.

  • Rags to Riches historic win in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) topped the 2007 spring/summer meet.

    Belmont Park Set for 59-Day Meet

    Belmont Park ushers in its 59-day spring/summer meet April 30, on the heels of a tumultuous winter for the New York Racing Association.

  • Rite Moment holds off Lady Marlboro to win the Bed o' Roses.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4229575%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bed o' Roses Winner Has Perfect Timing

    The timing was perfect once again for Rite Moment, who won Aqueduct's $158,100 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr.II) for her third consecutive stakes victory April 19.

  • Joseph E. Johnson III Dead

    Joseph E. Johnson III, who owned the Kentucky Horse Center near Lexington, died March 28 in Bal Harbour, Fla., after a long illness.