Things will be a bit quiet on my end for the next couple of days as I am traveling to London tomorrow afternoon. I'll still be posting over the next several weeks but those posts will probably show up at odds times, as will my commenting. I'll also share my experiences attending and playing several racecourses in England during the next few weeks. Hopefully I won't lose my whole bankroll the first day.
Here's a few tidbits making news around the world of racing:
The Jockey Club Supports RCI Medication Plan - BloodHorse.com
This story really hasn't received the attention that it probably deserves given the monumental step in the right direction it would be for the entire racing industry in the United Sates. I posted a FanShot recently regarding the RCI's call to phase out all raceday medications within five years and yesterday The Jockey Club announced their support for that plan. When you consider the fact that the United States is one of the only jurisdictions that allows horses to race on drugs, this is a move (if it happens) that's been a long time coming.
Comma to the Top back in consideration for Kentucky Derby - Daily Racing Form
Perhaps I wrote too soon about Comma to the Top's connections deciding on skipping the Derby; he's now back in consideration, according to the DRF.
Santa Anita: Jaycito returns to track, on course for Lexington - Daily Racing Form
The injury that sidelined Jaycito for the Santa Anita Derby obviously wasn't a significant one as he's back in training.
Havre de Grace drills bullet in final Apple Blossom move - Handicappers' Edge
The Apple Blossom is this Friday at Oaklawn Park; contender Havre de Grace is progressing nicely towards the event. I'll have a preview of this race later in the week.
Kentucky licensing committee to review trainer Dutrow - Thoroughbred Times
First New York, now Kentucky. Rick Dutrow is facing a review by licensing officials in the Bluegrass state after his latest suspension in New York.