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Date: 01/14/2012

Horse Racing Headlines
Betting Line breaks world pacing record (The Associated Press)
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Betting Line paced the fastest mile by a 3-year-old on a five-eighths-mile track, romping to a four-length win over Racing Hill in 1:47.2 on Saturday night in the $500,000 Battle of the Brandywine at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono. [more]

California Chrome wins $1 million Pacific Classic (The Associated Press)
California Chrome took the lead out of the gate and ran away with the Pacific Classic. The winningest horse in North America history, California Chrome won the $1 million race by five lengths at Del Mar on Saturday for his 14th victory in 23 career starts. Ridden by Victor Espinoza, California Chrome ran 1 1/4 miles in 2:00.13 and paid $4.20, $2.60 and $2.20 as the 3-5 favorite in the field of nine. [more]

Authorities: Woman accused of drugging horses to rig races (The Associated Press)
A groom at the Parx Casino and Racing facility in suburban Philadelphia is accused of giving performance-enhancing drugs to racehorses. The state Attorney General's Office announced Thursday that 25-year-old Marian Vega has been charged with rigging a publicly exhibited contest. Prosecutors allege the Bensalem woman administered doses of the drug Clenbuterol to a number of horses that was beyond ''accepted guidelines.'' Authorities say she was found with a bottle of the drug during the investigations by the state's Horse Racing Commission and Attorney General's Office. [more]

Hall of Fame jockey Borel ending retirement after 4 months (The Associated Press)
Hall of Fame jockey Calvin Borel didn't take long to realize that retirement wasn't for him right now. Borel announced Monday that he will end his retirement after just four months and return to racing on Aug. 27 at Ellis Park. The track confirmed Borel's return on its website. [more]

Irish-bred Mondialiste wins Arlington Million by a neck (The Associated Press)
Irish-bred Mondialiste thrives in the United States. The 6-year-old won the Grade 1 Arlington Million on Saturday, earning a berth into the Breeders' Cup when jockey Daniel Tudhope guided the bay horse through a three-wide finish to edge Kasaqui by a neck. Mondialiste, who went off as the 4-1 third choice, broke from the outside in the 1 1/4-mile turf race outside Chicago. [more]

 
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