The initial day of enforcing Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority registration unfolded at Belmont Park and Churchill Downs July 2 without any major issues or scratches due to licensing snafus, officials said.
Yulong's Written Tycoon syndicate were once again to the fore of the buyers' list, purchasing the yearling sister to four-time group 1 winner Tofane for $285,112, having last week added their dam, Baggy Green, for $1,085,035.
Not since 1960 has Sandown's most prestigious flat race, the Eclipse (G1), been won by a raider trained in France, while the nation has not even been represented for 17 years. Vadeni and his connections hope to change history.
Godolphin's recent $200,000 Westchester Stakes (G3) winner Cody's Wish tops a field of seven colts and geldings that were entered in the July 4 $175,000 Hanshin Stakes Presented by JRA at Churchill Downs.
A federal lawsuit filed against HISA on June 29 requesting a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction will not receive an immediate decision from the court. HISA's enabling legislation calls for it to go into effect on July 1.
The New York Thoroughbred Breeders and the New York State Thoroughbred Breeding and Development Fund are recognized for their contributions to Thoroughbred aftercare as the June “Donors of the Month” for the TAKE2 Program.
Dr. George Maylin, who reported he found elements of the cream Otomax in post-race samples from Medina Spirit, said during a June 10 deposition it was folly to allow the horse to run in the Kentucky Derby (G1).