Trainer Tony Cruz announced that during a meeting with Archie and Betty Da Silva, Silent Witness’ owners, it was decided that the horse would not take part in the British leg of the Global Sprint Challenge on June 24.
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Last Saturday, at the start of the Preakness Stakes, Kentucky winner Barbaro broke his bones above and below his right rear ankle. More than 100,000 people watched in shock when jockey Edgar Prado jumped off the colt and called for medical assistance.
Although e-mails with sexual offers and pornography were the most common kind of Spam that were sent during the first quarter of 2006, representing 24% of total Spam, there have been other growths in the number of e-mails announcing false awards in gambling games such as lottery.
The trainers of the three horses that finished in the second, third and fourth places in the Kentucky Derby believe that it is better to skip the Preakness Stakes in order to concentrate for the Belmont Stakes on June 10.
Hemingway’s Key missed the Kentucky Derby because he finished in the eighth place in Keenland and didn’t have enough earnings to qualify for the Derby. The horse, owned by George Steinbrenner and trained by Nick Zito, will compete in the Preakness Stakes on May 20.
Barbaro won the 132nd Kentucky Derby on Saturday at Churchill Downs by defeating other 19 horses. Michael Matz, Barbaro’s trainer, became the fourth straight first-time Derby trainer to win the Run of the Roses.
For the first time in the history of the World Cup, players and referees will be compelled to sign an agreement that neither them nor their families will bet on matches. This was announced today by Fifa’s President, Joseph Blatter.
Funny Cide, winner of the 2003 Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion, was back at the winner’s circle after winning on Sunday his first race in nineteen months, at Aqueduct in New York.
Polytrack is a new alternative to dirt in racetracks and the authorities of Churchill Downs are now deciding if it should replace dirt at the famous racetrack. The product is a synthetic surface and the latest phenomenon in racing.
The American Gaming Association, that represents American casino owners, wants the Congress to carry out a study to evaluate the possibility of regulating online gambling. The majority of online gambling sites are owned by offshore companies.