Horse Racing

Turf Battle
Kaigun early favourite for $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile

Horse Racing (Photo: Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

Kaigun has been installed as the early 5-2 favourite for the $1-million Ricoh Woodbine Mile turf race. Kaigun, a four-year-old gelding, will be ridden by Patrick Husbands of Brampton, Ont., and break from the No. 5 post Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. Full Story.(Photo: Simon Bruty/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images)

California Chrome (Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

Welcome Back

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome will return to racing in September, when the colt is set to run in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. He has been idle since finishing fourth in the Belmont Stakes on June 7, ending a six-race winning streak and hopes for the sport's first Triple Crown winner since 1978. Full Story.

Churchill Downs (Photo: The Canadian Press)

New Additions

The series that decides which 20 horses qualify to run in the Kentucky Derby is adding a new qualifier. Churchill Downs announced Wednesday that the $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity to be run on Dec. 20 will award qualifying points. Full Story.

 


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