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Date: 08/29/2010

Horse Racing Headlines
Santa Anita cancels racing card ahead of major storm (The Associated Press)
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Santa Anita has canceled its eight-race card on Friday with over 5 inches of rain, local flooding and high winds predicted for the Los Angeles area. [more]

Irish horses dominate top weights for Grand National (Reuters)

Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud won with Rule The World last year. (Getty)

(Reuters) - Irish-trained horses look set to repeat last year's dominance of the Grand National as they were given the top five weights for the famous marathon steeplechase at Aintree, Liverpool on April 8. Five of last year's top six finishers were trained in Ireland and the weights for April's race announced on Tuesday contains 20 horses trained in the country out of the top 40 entries -- the maximum runners allowed -- on the list. ...


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Horse racing-Irish horses dominate top weights for Grand National (Reuters)
Irish-trained horses look set to repeat last year's dominance of the Grand National as they were given the top five weights for the famous marathon steeplechase at Aintree, Liverpool on April 8. Five of last year's top six finishers were trained in Ireland and the weights for April's race announced on Tuesday contains 20 horses trained in the country out of the top 40 entries -- the maximum runners allowed -- on the list. Michael O'Leary's Gigginstown House Stud won with Rule The World last year and the businessman appears intent on staging a repeat with 12 of his 16 entries on the 109-horse list guaranteed a run if trainer Gordon Elliot opts to race them. [more]

Churchill Downs to pick up 2 stakes from Arlington Park (The Associated Press)
Churchill Downs will pick up two graded stakes races previously run at sister track Arlington Park during the Kentucky track's 38-day spring meet. The $100,000 Matron and the $100,000 Chicago Handicap are both for older fillies and mares and are Grade 3 races. The 80th edition of the Matron will be run at 1 1/16 miles on May 20, and the 28th edition of the Chicago Handicap will be contested at seven furlongs on June 24. [more]

Iliad wins San Vicente for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita (The Associated Press)
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) -- Iliad won the $200,000 San Vicente Stakes by 3 1.2 lengths Sunday at Santa Anita. [more]

 
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