Charlatan, a winner of the first of two divisions of the Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn Park May 2, did not pass initial post-race testing and is having a split sample reviewed, according to an individual with knowledge of the situation.
Shang has been disqualified from his runner-up finish in the 2019 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows after testing positive for the beta-blocker Atenolol and trainer Steve Asmussen has been fined the maximum penalty of $1,000.
With grass racing continuing to see increased popularity in North America, track superintendents and industry experts work to improve the safety and performance of racing surfaces, they're increasing their focus on turf courses.
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Leading bloodstock agent Tom McGreevy has joined Breeze Easy—a partnership owned by Mike Hall and Sam Ross—to select horses on an exclusive basis, beginning with the June 9-12 Ocala Breeders' Sales Spring 2-Year-Olds in Training Sales.
Restrainedvengence added another stakes win to his resume May 25, taking the $100,900 All American Stakes, the feature race on the Golden Gate Fields' Memorial Day card, over a field of six other older horses going one mile.
Fox Hill Farms' Jolie Olimpica turned in another sprint victory on Santa Anita Park's turf May 25 in the $201,000 Monrovia Stakes (G2T), nearly matching her own 5 1/2-furlong course record from the Jan. 11 Las Cienagas Stakes (G3T).