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Letters to the Editor, BH Daily May 16

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
Letters to the Editor for the May 16 edition of BloodHorse Daily.

California-Bred Big Pond Joins Mott, Races in Vagrancy

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
Big Pond was a big deal at Santa Anita Park over the winter, winning the Feb. 18 Spring Fever Stakes after a nose defeat when second in the Dec. 26 La Brea Stakes (G1). Now, she races May 18 in the $175,000 Vagrancy Stakes (G3) at Aqueduct.

Industry Voices: Safety Innovations Spur Optimism

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
Kentucky Derby (G1)-winning trainer Graham Motion on the industry's safety efforts.

Brown Using Winning Method to Change Triple Crown Luck

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
For Chad Brown, the Triple Crown has been an exasperating experience lately.

Attorney: Trainer Weaver Will Fight Metformin Positive

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
George Weaver is the latest trainer facing the possibility of a lengthy suspension after an initial and second test showed the presence of the commonly used human diabetes drug metformin in the post-race sample of one of his horses.

Breeder and Classic-Winning Owner Callahan Dies at 82

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
Publishing executive Peter Callahan won the 2020 Preakness Stakes (G1) with Swiss Skydiver and bred multiple grade 1 winners during a nearly 40-year involvement in the Thoroughbred business. He died May 9 in New York City.

Former Maryland Million President Schipke Dies at 87

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
Roger Schipke, who enjoyed success at the top level of racing and helped shape the sport in leadership and regulatory oversight positions, died April 27. He was 87.

Prevalence Aims for Consistency in Maryland Sprint

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
Prevalence has not been the most consistent runner, but at his best the 6-year-old Medaglia d'Oro gelding is capable of sprinting with the country's best and he enters the Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3) off of one of those top efforts.

King of Steel Injured, Will Miss Season Debut

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
Roger Varian has suffered a massive blow to his plans for 2024 after stable star King of Steel was found to be lame after working May 14 and will miss his big summer targets.

Patten, Former NEHBPA Executive Director, Dies at 78

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
Bruce Patten, 78, was the long-time executive director for the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association. He died May 12 in Danvers, Mass.

Godolphin Flying Start Welcomes 2024-26 Trainees

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
Godolphin Flying Start is delighted to announce the latest intake of trainees for its prestigious two-year Thoroughbred Industry Management and Leadership Program. The class of 2024-26 comprises trainees from five countries.

NBC's Tirico Reflects on Classics' Evolution, Preakness

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
Ahead of his arrival in Baltimore for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (G1), Mike Tirico gave his thoughts on how the classics have evolved, what he would do if put in charge of horse racing, and more.

Mystik Dan Performs 'Happy Gallop' Ahead of Preakness

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
An overcast morning at Pimlico Race Course May 15 was business as usual for the remaining Preakness Stakes (G1) contenders, led by Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mystik Dan, who became the morning-line favorite after Muth was scratched.

The New York Racing Association Creates Foundation

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
The New York Racing Association announces the creation of the NYRA Foundation to raise funding and awareness for the work of non-profits, service providers, Thoroughbred aftercare groups, and charitable organizations connected to horse racing.

The Jockey Club Announces Scholarship Recipients

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
The Jockey Club has announced the winners of its five academic scholarships. The five scholarships will be awarded for the 2024-25 academic year.

Baffert: Fever Results in Muth's Scratch From Preakness

Thu, 2024-05-16 12:01
Preakness Stakes (G1) morning-line favorite Muth has been declared out of the May 18 race after trainer Bob Baffert said the colt spiked a temperature after arriving at Pimlico Race Course late May 14.

Rain at Timonium Postpones Midlantic Under Tack Show

Wed, 2024-05-15 11:57
Due to rainfall in the Timonium, Md., area since May 14, the scheduled May 15 under tack show for Fasig-Tipton's Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training sale has been postponed.

Fever Forces Scratch of Muth From Preakness Stakes

Wed, 2024-05-15 11:57
Preakness Stakes (G1) morning-line favorite Muth has been declared out of Saturday's race after spiking a temperature after arriving at Pimlico late Tuesday night.

Maryland Considers Paths Forward for Stakes Program

Wed, 2024-05-15 11:57
With plans for a new track in place, Maryland racing leaders can turn their attention to crafting a stakes schedule fit for the new venue.

Volatile Filly, Authentic Colt Turn Heads at Timonium

Wed, 2024-05-15 11:57
Hartley/de Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent, is the consignor of the fastest juveniles at a furlong and at a quarter-mile during the May 14 under tack show ahead of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May 2-Year-Olds in Training Sale.

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