Denise Martin, California Chrome Co-Owner, Dies at 61

Denise Martin, a co-founder of Martin Racing which in partnership campaigned two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, died June 14, Martin Racing announced. The accomplished chemist, business leader, horse owner, and mother to two was 61. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Mystic Guide Holds No. 1 Spot in NTRA Poll

Godolphin’s Mystic Guide, winner of the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1), remains the top horse in the latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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The Chosen Vron Wins Third Straight Stakes in Affirmed

In a race in which most observers thought trainer Eric Kruljac’s The Chosen Vron would be on or contending for the early lead, the 3-year-old Vronsky gelding was last early in the $100,000 Affirmed Stakes (G3) June 13 at Santa Anita Park. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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Mintd Catches Juliet Foxtrot in Mint Julep Stakes

Mintd generated some coin for her owners and mutuel backers with a 12-1 upset over grade 1 winner Juliet Foxtrot in the $150,000 Old Forester Mint Julep Stakes (G3T) before a crowd of 19,634 at Churchill Downs June 12. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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OBS June Sale Culminates with Records Across the Board

In this year’s OBS June Sale, 560 2-year-olds changed hands for a sale record $24,492,950, surpassing the previous record of $23,608,500 set in 2015. The average price was a record $43,737, eclipsing the previous mark of $39,612 recorded in 2015. Read more: www.bloodhorse.com

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