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Weather Impacts Churchill June 23 Program
Weather played havoc with Churchill Downs? twilight card of June 23, with the first race delayed and then the final race cancelled after severe thunderstorms moved through the Louisville, Ky., area.

Un Autre First Winner for I'll Have Another
I'll Have Another, a United States champion and classic winner who stands in Japan, gained his first winner June 25 when Un Autre won his debut at Tokyo Racecourse.

Too Early to Gauge 'Brexit' Effect on Sales
Management of two major U.S. equine sales companies say it is too early to tell if the 52%-48% vote in favor of Great Britain exiting the European Union and the resulting drop in currency values will impact upcoming North American yearling sales.

Thistledown to Lower Pick 5, Pick 4 Takeout
JACK Thistledown Racino will lower its takeout rate on multi-race pools for the remainder of the season, starting June 25, which is $500,000 Ohio Derby day.

The Week in Photos for 6/21/2016
Stephen Foster Handicap, Wise Dan Stakes, Fleur de Lis Handicap, Summertime Oaks, Honeymoon Stakes, Poker Handicap, Pegasus Stakes, Matt Winn Stakes, Regret Stakes.

Tepin Makes Stop at Belmont Park
Royal Ascot heroine Tepin brought a little extra star power to New York this weekend as the group I Queen Anne winner fit in a short stop on her world tour at historic Belmont Park.

Sarah Sis Returns to Winning Ways in Chicago
Sarah Sis returned to her winning ways June 25 with a gate-to-wire run in the $100,000 Chicago Handicap (gr. III) at Arlington International Racecourse.

Phantom Dollars Flood Track's Double Pool
A computer glitch linked to United Tote resulted in more than $100,000 in bogus wagers pouring into a daily double pool in late April at Plainridge Park, a Massachusetts Standardbred track.

Nyquist Logs Easy Afternoon Workout
Doug O'Neill didn't want Reddam Racing's Nyquist to burn up the track June 25 in just his second work back following his run in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and the son of Uncle Mo gave his trainer just what he wanted.

Nominations Being Accepted for Top Simulcast
OnTrack Media and Entertainment will again sponsor the award honoring the racing industry's best simulcast production to be presented at the 24th annual International Simulcast Conference to be held this year in New Orleans.

Mo Tom Clear Winner in Ohio Derby
GMB Racing's Mo Tom finally got a clean trip and showed just how good he can be June 25 in the $500,000 Ohio Derby Stakes at JACK ThistleDown Racino.

Melatonin Game in Gold Cup Victory
Tarabilla Farms' Melatonin clinched his second grade I of the year June 25 in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.

Magee Clinches Training Title at Pimlico
With two days remaining in the Preakness (gr. I) meet at Pimlico Race Course, trainer Kieron Magee clinched his second consecutive Maryland training title when Mothernaturespell won the fourth race at the Baltimore racetrack June 24.

Lord Nelson Lunges to Triple Bend Score
Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson got up just in time to win the $300,000 Triple Bend Stakes (gr. I) June 25 at Santa Anita Park.

Legends: Joe Hirsch, Racing Ambassador
He received numerous awards and accolades, and was dedicated to the future of the sport and mentoring upcoming journalists in the racing industry.

Jockey Hill Guides in 1,000th Winner
Jockey Channing Hill was all smiles the morning of June 25 for a good reason. The 28-year-old native of Grand Island, Neb. scored his 1,000th career win the previous day aboard Shut the Gate in the eighth race at Churchill Downs.

Isabella Sings Sails Home in Eatontown
Siena Farm's homebred Isabella Sings went right for the lead out of the gate and never looked back in the $100,000 Eatontown Stakes (gr. IIIT) June 25, posting a three-length victory after showing the way at Monmouth Park.

Identify Live Horses by Late Odds Changes
Whether it's early or late, keeping an eye on the toteboard is surely a way to get the odds in your favor during a day at the racetrack.

How a Sire Line Develops
There are two overriding theories of how breeders decide on a mating for racing, and possible future breeding success: Paper Pedigree Analysis and Physical Analysis.

Harzand Completes Derby Double at Curragh
Investec Epsom Derby (Eng-l) winner Harzand saw off a strong challenge from Idaho in the final furlong to seal a classic double in the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (Ire-I) June 25 at the Curragh.

Gulfstream, Tampa Bay Support Equine Research
Two of Florida's premier Thoroughbred racing tracks, Tampa Bay Downs and Gulfstream Park, have each donated $10,000 in support of the Ocala Initiative, a Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation project to advance equine medical research in Florida.

Far From Over Victorious in Return
In his first start in more than 16 months, Black Rock Thoroughbreds, Madaket Stables, and James Covello's Far From Over kept his undefeated record intact in a June 24 allowance race at Belmont Park.

Eutrophia to Reduce Thoroughbred Holdings
Ohio breeder/owner Elisabeth ?Betty? Alexander will disperse most of her Thoroughbred holdings at the Fasig-Tipton July selected sale of horses of racing age sale July 11.

EIA Positive Leads to Arapahoe Quarantine
Arapahoe Park in Colorado said has enacted a quarantine in response to a positive test for equine infectious anemia discovered in a non-racing horse in the track's barn area.

Del Mar Decreases Overnight Purses
Del Mar will drop overnight purses for a second consecutive year, according to Del Mar Thoroughbred Club vice president of racing and industry relations Tom Robbins.

California Chrome Work - June 25, 2016
California Chrome works at Los Alamitos on June 25, 2016. Courtesy Los Alamitos Race Course.

California Chrome Logs Weekly Drill at Los Al
Another week, another performance from Los Alamitos Race Course's resident superstar in front of some of his most loyal fans.

By the Moon Edges Wavell Avenue at Belmont
Under a patient ride by Jose Ortiz, grade I winner By the Moon found room in the two path in early stretch and muscled through rivals on her way to a clear victory in the $150,000 Bed o' Roses Handicap (gr. III) June 25 at Belmont Park.

BHA Working on Strategies After 'Brexit' Vote
Following the June 23 referendum in which Great Britain voted to leave the European Union, stakeholders in the Thoroughbred industry are working to ensure its interests are represented as the nation enters a time of transition and uncertainty.

Arrogate Impresses at Santa Anita
Juddmonte Farms' Arrogate had the look of something special June 24 at Santa Anita Park.


Thoroughbred Jockeys' Leaderboard: Mount Earnings
1.   Javier Castellano $10,184,013
2.   Jose L. Ortiz $9,622,848
3.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. $9,586,989
4.   John Velazquez $7,810,007
5.   Forent Geroux $7,072,403
6.   Mario Gutierrez $5,842,222
7.   Luis Saez $5,679,088
8.   Julien Leparoux $5,633,040
9.   Joel Rosario $5,359,749
10.   Rafael Bejarano $5,181,874
As of 06/13/16
Thoroughbred Jockeys' Leaderboard: Wins
1.   Jose L. Ortiz 171
2.   Javier Castellano 140
3.   Irad Ortiz, Jr. 137
4.   Antonio Gallardo 135
5.   DeShawn Parker 135
6.   C.J. McMahon 119
7.   Russell Baze 118
8.   Albin Jimenez 115
9.   Florent Geroux 115
10.   Juan J. Hernandez 111
As of 06/13/16
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Mount Earnings
1.   Agustin Silva $1,508,246
2.   Ivan Carnero $1,142,883
3.   Rodrigo Vallejo $1,103,287
4.   Francisco Ramirez $946,159
5.   Omar Reyes $872,703
6.   Ricky Ramirez $838,130
7.   James A. Flores $807,047
8.   Raul Ramirez, Jr. $722,954
9.   Esgar Ramirez $669,332
10.   Damian Martinez $605,485
As of 06/13/16
Quarter Horse Jockey Standings: Wins
1.   Rodrigo Vallejo 68
2.   Omar Reyes 52
3.   Ivan Carnero 48
4.   Agustin Silva 46
5.   David A. Alvarez* 44
6.   Cesar De Alba 44
7.   Antonio Alberto 37
8.   Ricky Ramirez 35
9.   Tony F. Guymon 35
10.   Jesus Ayala Rios* 35
As of 06/13/16

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