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Pletcher well armed for Belmont Derby, Suburban

Daily Racing Form - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
Annapolis and Emmanuel worked a sharp five furlongs in 59.85 seconds over the Belmont Park turf course Friday morning as they prepare for upcoming stakes engagements.

NTRA Hires Director of Government Affairs

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
NTRA announced the hire of Jordan Bonfitto to serve as NTRA’s director of government affairs. He will be based in the new Washington, D.C. office and will lead the organization’s advocacy efforts with president and CEO Tom Rooney.

Westover, Tuesday Battle in Irish Derby

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
Colin Keane is excited to ride Cazoo Derby (G1) third Westover as he chases a first Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby (G1) triumph.

Olympiad, Mandaloun Expected to Lead Stephen Foster

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
The 2021 Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Mandaloun is scheduled to face one of the sharpest horses in the country in Olympiad when the two vie in the $750,000 Stephen Foster Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs July 2.

Army Wife Looks for First 2022 Win in Lady Jacqueline

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
The daughter of Declaration of War is looking to build off of a promising 2021 in which she ran in six graded stakes, including wins in the George E. Mitchell Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (G2) at Pimlico and Iowa Oaks (G3) at Prairie Meadows.

Arman, Named After Shah's Son, Sparkles in Debut

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
Owner Kaleem Shah admitted to feeling pressure in watching his 2-year-old racehorse Arman debut in the fifth race at Churchill Downs June 23, with the Bolt d'Oro colt named after his son, Arman.

Arqana August Sale: A Remarkable Vintage

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
Arqana has unveiled the August Sale catalog, a must in the yearling sales calendar, which will take place from Aug. 13-15 in Deauville, France. The sale is synonymous with excellence in the ring and on the racetrack.

Japan's Saudi, Dubai Champs Return Seeking BC Spots

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
Three horses that spearheaded Japan's triumphant, early-season tour of Saudi Arabia and Dubai return to action in the Takarazuka Kinen (G1) with Breeders' Cup and Cox Plate (G1) berths at stake.

Two Emmys Makes Chicago Return in Outbound Ike

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
Two Emmys, who pulled off a front-running upset in the Mr. D. Stakes (G1T) last summer at Arlington, makes his Chicago-area racing return June 25 as the favorite in the $75,000 Outbound Ike Stakes June 25 at Hawthorne Race Course.

Racing Evangelist Bromagen Dies at 90

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
Glenn S. Bromagen owned Ashbrook Farm near Versailles, Ky., and has campaigned multiple graded stakes winners since the 1960s. Most recently he raced grade 1 winners Concrete Rose, Wicked Style, and Weep No More.

Ohio Derby Lures Tawny Port, White Abarrio

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
Three familiar faces from the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) resurface for the first time since that 20-horse throwdown in the June 25 $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at Thistledown. 

NYRA Panel Suspends Baffert Through Jan. 25, 2023

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
Opting not to approve a two-year suspension to Bob Baffert at New York Racing Association tracks recommended via a hearing officer, a three-person NYRA panel issued a shortened suspension June 23 to the trainer slated to run through Jan. 25, 2023.

Anti-Slaughter Act Advances Through House Subcommittee

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
Legislation that would ban horse slaughter advanced June 23 through a U.S. House Subcommittee within the Energy and Commerce Committee, according to various animal rights groups.

NM Asst. Attorney General Opposes NMHA in Funding Fight

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
Sally Malave, assistant attorney general in New Mexico, issued a June 23 opinion concluding the New Mexico Horsemen's Association has no "apparent legal authority to refuse to transfer gaming funds it holds."

Twomey Aims for Group 1 Success at the Curragh

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
Paddy Twomey, operating at a 37% strike rate this season, will send out French Claim in the June 25 Irish Derby (G1) and La Petite Coco in Sunday's Pretty Polly Stakes (G1) at the Curragh.

Cruz Records First Career Stakes Win

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:32
Trainer Jesus 'Jesse' Cruz notches the first stakes win of his young training career with Why Not Tonight June 19 in the All Brandy Stakes at Laurel Park.

Convicted Veterinarian Seth Fishman Was Hospitalized For Psychiatric Reasons During Trial

Thoroughbred Daily News - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:20

Dr. Seth Fishman was not present in a Manhattan court in the final days of his trial involving his role in manufacturing and distributing performance-enhancing drugs, an absence that had gone unexplained for months. But a motion issued Friday by his attorney Maurice H. Sercarz seeking an adjournment of his sentencing answered the question. On February 2, 2022, when the jury returned its verdict convicting Fishman, he was an inpatient in the psychiatric wing at Mt. Sinai Hospital West.

Fishman is scheduled to be sentenced Monday. Fishman was originally scheduled to be sentenced on May 5, but Sercarz has twice gotten the court to agree to a delay. His latest request for a delay is the first in which he raises the issue of Fishman's mental problems and delays in completing a report covering his medical and emotional issues.

Sercarz's filing painted a picture of a client who has battled mental health issues on an off for years and was first placed in a psychiatric unit at a New York hospital in 1996.

According to Sercarz's motion, on Feb. 18, Fishman was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals and taken to the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) where he was placed in isolation for over a week and continued to be evaluated by mental health professionals. Additional time was needed for doctors at MDC to come up with a cocktail of medications that could help alleviate his condition.

Fishman remained locked up at MDC into the spring when Fishman and his family agreed to put the veterinarian through tests that would yield a psychological evaluation. On or about April 22, a doctor identified as Dr. Bardley was hired to conduct the evaluation. The process was delayed because Fishman was unable to sign some paperwork due to sporadic lockdowns at MDC.

Bardley conducted his first interview with Fishman on May 27. A follow-up appointment scheduled for June had to be canceled due to another lockdown at MDC. After still more problems, Bardley was able to conduct an evaluation with Fishman, who remains at MDC, on Thursday and submitted a draft of his report to Sercarz. Sercarz wrote that sentencing should be delayed until after Bardley and his staff have had a chance to complete and refine their report.

Sercarz is hoping that submission of Bardley's findings may lead to leniency when it comes to sentencing.

“While the defendant will seek a measure of leniency based upon matters relating to his mental health, we submit that the public will obtain a satisfactory understanding of the nature of the defendant's condition and the way in which it may influence the Court's judgment if limitations are imposed upon descriptions of the defendant's conditions,” the motion reads.

The jury found Fishman, 50, guilty of two counts of conspiring to violate adulteration and misbranding laws and the manufacture of PEDS administered to racehorses. He faces up to 20 years in a federal prison.

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Prat takes over on Life Is Good in John Nerud Stakes

Daily Racing Form - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:10
Flavien Prat will ride Life Is Good in the Grade 2, $250,000 John Nerud Stakes at Belmont Park on July 2, trainer Todd Pletcher said Friday.

Gana en LOS ALAMITOS con La Referencia, Junio 25

Daily Racing Form - Fri, 2022-06-24 14:44
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Australia: Royal Dress has obstacles to overcome in handicap at Donald Racecourse

Daily Racing Form - Fri, 2022-06-24 14:33
She has the least experience in a field of 10. She is a 3-year-old filly racing against older males, and she drew the outside post. It would seem conditions would be against Royal Dress in a five-furlong handicap at tiny Donald Racecourse in Australia on Sunday. But Royal Dress has recent form that indicates she can overcame those obstacles.

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