The trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird says the horse will run next in the West Virginia Derby before eventually pointing to the Breeders' Cup Classic later this year.
Chip Woolley says Mine That Bird's next races will be the Grade II $750,000 race at Mountaineer Park on Aug. 1, then the Grade I $1 million Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 29.
From there, Woolley says, the course is uncharted, but the goal is the Nov. 7 Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita.
Mine That Bird returned to Churchill Downs in Louisville on Thursday after finishing third to Summer Bird in last Saturday's Belmont Stakes. Mine That Bird also finished second to Rachel Alexandra in the Preakness.
* University of Kansas athletic director Bob Frederick, 69, died of head injuries suffered in a bicyling accident on Thursday near campus.
* The NCAA must release copies of its response to Florida State's appeal of penalties stemming from academic violations involving its football team, Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum said.
* The Rose Bowl will be televised on ESPN beginning in January 2011, giving the network broadcast rights to all Bowl Championship Series games. The network had previously said it would air the Fiesta, Orange, Sugar and BCS national championship game as part of a multiyear agreement that also begins in January 2011.
* Tennessee forward Tyler Smith says he will withdraw his name from consideration for the NBA draft and return for his senior season with the Volunteers.
* Brian Vickers won the pole for tomorrow's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Michigan International Speedway.
* General Motors told NASCAR teams it is cutting back on its support in all of the sanctioning body's professional series. Among the teams already notified that they will lose funding are JR Motorsports, a Nationwide Series company owned by Sprint Cup star Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Kevin Harvick Inc., co-owned by Cup star Kevin Harvick and his wife, DeLana. KHI has entries in Nationwide and the Camping World Truck Series.
* Michael Phelps easily won the 200-meter butterfly at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix, touching first in a meet-record 1 minute, 54.37 seconds.