Nine stakes winners were entered Wednesday for Saturday's $500,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III), including Rebel Stakes (gr. III) winner Windward Passage.
Woodbine Entertainment Group announced Thursday that a purse increase at Woodbine will go into effect Sunday.
Fusao Sekiguchi's Flying Dash was installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the $250,000 Hawthorne Derby (gr. IIIT), the 1 1/8-mile turf feature Saturday at Hawthorne.
Trainer Wally Dollase returned from a two-day trip to Ireland, where he purchased group III winner Stonemason from Mrs. John Magnier for Richard Duchossois.
A six-horse field was entered for Saturday's $200,000 Bay Meadows Breeders' Cup Sprint Handicap (gr. III), with Swept Overboard drawing post three for the six-furlong heat.
While officials at the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority were celebrating the impending opening of Monmouth Park May 11, they also announced a unique concept for Meadowlands.
Let the games begin. The rules are simple: you start off by moving the War Emblem piece up two spaces. Then, each person takes his turn rolling the dice. The object of the game is simple: pass the War Emblem piece and reach the finish first. But it's not quite as simple as that.
A group of truckstop casinos near Vinton, La., want the state Gaming Control Board to determine if 100 video poker machines at the Delta Downs slot-machine parlor are legal.
Belmont Park's May 11 program will be highlighted by the Nassau County Breeders' Cup, a grade II event at seven furlongs, and the Bold Ruler Stakes, a grade III event at six furlongs.
The final television ratings for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) fell one rating point from a year ago to 7.1 and captured 18% of the viewing audience.
- By Tom LaMarra
As the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium continues its march toward uniformity in Thoroughbred racing, battle lines are being formed by other groups that believe a furosemide-only policy on race days is too extreme.
Belmont Park's Saturday card will be highlighted by the Nassau County Breeders' Cup (gr. II) at seven furlongs and the Bold Ruler Stakes (gr. III) at six furlongs.
A research project begins well before the experiment starts. That was the case of the recently completed collaborative effort at the University of Kentucky that associated the Eastern tent caterpillar and its frass (excrement) and Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS). Work on that project began last fall, even before funding was finalized.
The first winner for grade II winner Partner's Hero was his daughter Joanie's Smile, who won opening day at Belmont Park, May 8, in her initial start.
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