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The Daily Racing Form’s David Grening broke the news this morning that Holy Bull winner Cairo Prince is out of the Kentucky Derby due to an injury. Here’s the tweet: @DRFGrening: Cairo Prince out of Derby with injury to left front ankle. Horse being sent to Rood and Riddle for further [...]
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 1:02 PM, Read at the source >
California Chrome went four furlongs in :47 4/5 and galloped out in 1:00 4/5 per Los Alamitos publicity. Ed Burgart tweeted the following: “Clocker Russ Hudak had California Chrome’s last quarter in 23 2/5 and said he looked as good as he did before winning SA Derby.” California Chrome is scheduled to [...]
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 12:15 PM, Read at the source >
Brian’s Derby Preps: The Lexington
Via Brooklyn Backstretch
The road to the Kentucky Derby is nearly at an end, and with it our Kentucky Derby charity league.  John Perotti has taken a commanding lead, but remember that the points in our league go to the top 5 Derby finishers (300-120-60-30-15), leaving plenty of participants in striking distance. Brian Nadeau [...]
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 10:29 AM, Read at the source >
A Matter of Perception
Via Left at the Gate
Michele Obama has become the latest target of PETA.The video is a part of a push by PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk to cut eggs from next Monday’s annual Easter egg roll, which here: http://www.kentucky.com/2014/04/06/3181706/progress-on-race-reform-but-some.html#storylink=cpy [...]
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 9:52 AM, Read at the source >
The Weekend Is Here
Via Pull the Pocket
Good morning horse racing peeps.My email this morning from Racetrackandy (not sure when the man sleeps) said for the Derby, Churchill has: "A ban on laptop computers, cameras with detachable lenses, cameras with attached lenses measuring six inches or more, camcorders and tripods"Jessica tweets that she thinks that's to protect [...]
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 9:32 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
PENDER HARBOUR and his buddy Luis Contreras get up to win at Woodbine on Friday: a $110,000 allowance race (because he is an Ontario sired runner). The champion runner was gaining his first win since late in 2012. Thank you NORM FILES for another great image. [...]
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 9:07 AM, Read at the source >
Getting Started
Via Jessica Chapel / Railbird v2
Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner Beholder returns on Sunday (DRF+ sub. req.): Mandella considers the Santa Lucia to be a prep for the $1 million Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park on June 7. With that in mind, Mandella said Beholder is not 100 percent ready for the Santa Lucia. “I don’t think she’s [...]
Sat, Apr 19, 2014 8:08 AM, Read at the source >
Wave Goodbye
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Another day, another Wesley Ward 2-year-old winner, as Goodbye Sorrow took the first 2-year-old race of the year at Gulfstream Park. Also, workout times from the OBS Spring Sale of 2-year-olds, and an update on a former Maiden Watch horse. ...(read more) [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 8:47 PM, Read at the source >
Kentucky Derby contender Hoppertunity, second to California Chrome in the Santa Anita Derby, worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.20. Video courtesy HRTV: http://www.hrtv.com/videos/hoppertunity-workout-41814/ [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 3:56 PM, Read at the source >
By J.J. Hysell Brothers will be riding in the 140th Kentucky Derby. New York’s leading jockeys, siblings Jose Ortiz and Irad Ortiz, Jr., are named on mounts in the race on May 3. Jose Ortiz is slated to ride Wood Memorial runner-up Samraat and Ird Ortiz, Jr. is scheduled to be aboard [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 2:03 PM, Read at the source >
Ramon Dominguez and Haynesfield after winning the Whirlaway in 2009. NYRA/Adam Coglianese The International Conference for the Health, Safety, and Welfare of Jockeys held at Monmouth Park last September lived up to its name, and featured presentations about racing in England, Ireland, France, Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, Germany, Uruguay, and the [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 12:48 PM, Read at the source >
April 18, 2014
Via Hello Race Fans
This week race is the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland. [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 11:30 AM, Read at the source >
Via Thoroughblog
The personable and pretty PENDER HARBOUR – Dave Landry Photo PENDER HARBOUR in his first allowance race since he was a 2yo Canadian champion PENDER HARBOUR starts off his 6yo campaign today in the featured 7th race at Woodbine on the Good Friday card. The chestnut gelding, a millionaire owned by [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 9:09 AM, Read at the source >
Via Horse Racing Business
Emergence of a video tape released by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals purporting to show animal abuse in the barn of a prominent American racehorse trainer provoked much consternation within the racing industry. The danger now is that the outrage and concern will dissipate without substantive reforms [...]
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 7:00 AM, Read at the source >
Strike Up the Band for the Hootenanny
Via Blood-Horse: Maiden Watch
Hootenanny pulls away for a 4 1/4-length victory to become the first winner for Quality Road. For Friday, 2-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park. ...(read more) [...]
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 7:41 PM, Read at the source >