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Saratoga Race Course cancels Wednesday program (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65469&subsec=1)
Soaring temperatures and high humidity forced the New York Racing Association to cancel Wednesday's nine-race program at Saratoga Race Course. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65469&subsec=1)

Barbaro's Right Hind Leg Healing Well (http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34670)
By now, Barbaro should have been close to casting aside any doubts that he could make a full recovery from the devastating right hind leg injuries he suffered at the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Instead, the classic winner still has a tedious, long recovery ahead because of the often-fatal disease that's stricken his left hind leg. Blood-Horse (http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34670)

Invasor set for challenge in Whitney; Jazil 'doubtful' for Classic (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65462&subsec=2)
Invasor (Arg) has won seven of eight career starts, including Grade 1 victories in each of his two North America races, but he will encounter perhaps his sternest test to date on Saturday when he faces Flower Alley in the Whitney Handicap (G1) at Saratoga Race Course. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65462&subsec=2)

Smith's ties to Empire Racing called out by NYRA (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65468&subsec=1)
Tim Smith's involvement with Empire Racing Associates was called into question by New York Racing Association President Charles Hayward on Tuesday. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65468&subsec=1)

Bailey backs Excelsior Racing Associates' bid for New York franchise (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65467&subsec=1)
Jerry Bailey joined Excelsior Racing Associates because of Steve Swindal's track record of success with the New York Yankees. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65467&subsec=1)

Pletcher Report: Fillies OK; Sunriver Has Slight Injury; 'Cat Works; 'Monkey' Ready to Work (http://racing.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34650)
Trainer Todd Pletcher reported that all three of his fillies came out of Sunday's grade I, $250,000 Go for Wand Handicap in good order, including Spun Sugar, who won the race under jockey Mike Luzzi by a nose over Smooth Talker. Blood-Horse (http://bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34650)

100% Purses' Plan Still in Running in Pennsylvania
A racetrack at which all revenue after expenses would go toward the racing product remains in the works and in the running for a license in Pennsylvania, but the individual spearheading the project said it remains to be seen whether it would be a Thoroughbred track without slot machines, or a dual-breed facility with slots. Blood-Horse (http://news.bloodhorse.com/viewstory.asp?id=34672)

Stakes-placed New Joysey Jeff euthanized after injury (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65465&subsec=1)
Three-year-old New Joysey Jeff was euthanized after breaking down during a workout over the turf at Del Mar on Monday morning. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65465&subsec=1)

Grade 1 winner Private Terms pensioned (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65455&subsec=6)
Claiborne Farm announced on Monday that Grade 1 winner Private Terms (http://www.thoroughbredtimes.com/isd/stallion.aspx?stallion_no=1037606) has been pensioned after 17 years of stallion duty, the last 11 years at the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:City>Paris</st1:City>, <st1:State>Kentucky</st1:State>, farm. Thoroughbred Times (http://thoroughbredtimes.com/todaysnews/newsview.asp?recno=65455&subsec=6)