Articles posted May 10, 2007

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Silver Swallow Late-Running Railbird Threat

Silver Swallow, second to top filly Rags to Riches in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) in March in her stakes debut after breaking her maiden three weeks earlier, is a leading contender in Sunday's $100,000 Railbird Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park.

Murray Handicap Next for On The Acorn Team

On The Acorn, a winner of three of four races in 2007 including the San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) in his last start, tries to make it back-to-back grade II victories in Saturday's $250,000 Jim Murray Memorial Handicap at Hollywood Park.

Plenty of Options in Open Mind Stakes

The $100,000-added Open Mind, a five-furlong turf sprint at Churchill Downs Saturday, came up so evenly that the early favorites in a field of 13 3-year-old fillies -- Magical Ride and Classify -- are listed at odds of 4-1 and 5-1, respectively, on the morning line.

Returning Anew, Songster Vie in Bold Ruler

The two best sprinters in Saturday's $100,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) have at least one thing in common: they both have not raced since August. Despite their vacations, Anew and Songster's 2006 campaigns make them the horses to beat in six-furlong heat.

Slew's Tizzy Pick in Lone Star Derby

A field of 10 3-year-olds was entered in Saturday's $300,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III) at Lone Star Park, headed by Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) champ Slew's Tizzy and Illinois Derby (gr. II) runner-up Reporting for Duty.

Pictopia Announces Blood-Horse Online Photo Store

Powered by Pictopia, the Blood-Horse photo store offers hundreds of photographs from the official Blood-Horse collection, including photos of famous horses, exciting racing shots, and classic photos.

More Support for Barbaro Fund

On Kentucky Derby Day, the Equine Wellness Foundation donated $10,000 to the Barbaro Fund at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center. The funds will support research on laminitis, which ultimately was responsible for Barbaro's death in January 2007.

TRRN to Sponsor Oklahoma Classic

The Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association has announced that the Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network will be the sponsor of the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Classic race for 2007.

TVG To Offer Coverage of Monmouth Park Meet

TVG announced that it will welcome its newest exclusive racetrack partner, Monmouth Park, with live on-track coverage of the 2007 racing season's opening weekend from the Jersey Shore racetrack.

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