Racing fans will have an opportunity to join trainer Dan Hendricks as he discusses his career as a trainer and the road to this year's Kentucky Derby when he appears as the special guest live online for the Wednesday, April 12th edition of bloodhorse.com's "Talkin' Horses" beginning at Noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT).
The first under tack show for Keeneland's select sale of 2-year-olds in training provided more excitement than South Carolina pinhooker Kip Elser wanted on Monday. But everything turned out for the best.
J. Fred Arnold Jr., a Kentucky Veterinarian of the Year, died April 6 in Lexington.
Finally, after months of picking, probing, and doubting, we've uncovered the mother lode. And that's with the Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) and Arkansas Derby (gr. II) still to be run.
With owners Bruce Lunsford and Lansdon Robbins III looking on, Kentucky Derby (Grade I) contender First Samurai completed his major preparation for Saturday's $750,000-added Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) with a strong half-mile workout on Monday at Churchill Downs.
- By Ray Paulick
Seven of the 17 men indicted in January 2005 for their roles in a multi-million dollar illegal gambling ring have pleaded guilty, including trainer Gregory Martin, who admitted in federal court March 22 that he affected the outcome of a race by illegally administering a baking soda, sugar, and water mix (commonly known as a milkshake) to the horse A One Rocket just prior to his 10-length victory in a Dec. 18, 2003, race at Aqueduct.
The Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is restricted to 20 starters. If more than 20 horses are entered, total earnings in graded stakes determine the priority of starters. Link to an updated list of contenders by graded earnings, complete through racing of April 9.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Monday that vouchers, including one that can be redeemed for a $1 million grand prize, have been mailed to consumers around the country as part of this Saturday's NTRA Mystery Mutuel Voucher promotion.
In a first for TVG, the interactive horseracing network's Kentucky Derby preview show, "The Works," will be available on Free Video on demand via TV Guide SPOT for digital customers on Insight Communications cable systems in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio.
Miss Finland, the 50th winner of the Golden Slipper (Aust-I), is a legacy of an arrangement between Arrowfield Stud principal John Messara and the late Sheikh Maktoum.
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