Johannesburg will supply the wing and trainer Aidan O'Brien the prayer. The Coolmore trainer said the keyword is hope in their quest to get last year's champion 2-year-old to the Kentucky Derby.
Holdthehelm, who was scheduled to ship from California for Saturday's $500,000 Lane's End Spiral Stakes, will be forced to miss the race after popping a quarter crack.
Daniel Eidson has been appointed stakes coordinator and assistant racing secretary at Hollywood Park in Inglewood, Calif. The track opens in late April.
Gary Carpenter, executive director of The Jockey Club, will take over as executive director of the American Quarter Horse Foundation effective May 6, the American Quarter Horse Association said March 19.
Bob Kieckhefer -- Illinois racing. It's hard to figure out where to start thinking about the current state of affairs. Harder yet to figure out where things are going.
Penn National Gaming stock has been down about $1 per share Tuesday on speculation it may be a potential buyer of a $400 million casino company.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- Good news and bad news came out of consumer research made public during the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's fourth annual Marketing Summit recently.
Perfect Drift put the finishing touches on his preparations for Saturday's Lane's End Spiral Stakes (gr. II) Tuesday with a five-furlong drill at Trackside training track in Louisville.
Johannesburg, who is scheduled to run in a one-mile dirt race at Lingfield on April 6 as his only prep for the Kentucky Derby, was shipped to England for a work over the track Tuesday and went 6 furlongs in 1:12, according to trainer Aidan O'Brien
Retired jockey William H. Daniels, 41, died March 18 at a Providence, R.I., hospice center.
Gemstar-TV Guide stock plummeted Tuesday morning on the heels of poor fourth quarter and year-end results. As of 3 p.m., the parent company of the TV Games horse racing network was down $4.21 to $17.52, a drop of 19.4%.
- By Tom LaMarra
In a deal that has put some horsemen's associations on edge, the Kentucky Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association has agreed to reinstate signals from Kentucky racetracks to Tampa Bay Downs in exchange for dismissing its complaint for declaratory judgment against the Florida track.
Don't look now, but there's a Peeping Tom on the prowl. An erstwhile claimer and the pride of Louis Milazzo's Flatbird Stable, Peeping Tom has adjusted quite nicely to his new digs in Dubai, and on the night of March 23, he'll take a whack at the world's best in the $1-million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II).
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