Two track records were set May 10 at the first training preview for the 2007 Barretts May Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training.
John Lee was named director of communications and media relations for the New York Racing Association May 10.
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.
Trainer Doug O'Neill will be gunning for a one-two finish by entrants Super Freaky and Courtwood in the $100,000-added Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Hollywood Park.
Sailors Sunset set a track record on the Hollywood Park Cushion Track in December and trainer Marcelo Polanco likes the way his 4-year-old gelding is coming up to the $100,000-added Los Angeles Handicap (gr. III) at six furlongs on Saturday.
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.
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.
Churchill Downs will add dime superfectas to its wagering menu beginning with the 11-race racing program on May 11.
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.
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.
Larry Jones, who is still having visions of Street Sense getting shut off somewhere - anywhere - in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is just about ready to drop what might have been and focus all his attention on what will be.
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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.
The May 11 race card at Arlington Park will begin with the debut of the track's new alternate finish line for a race run at 1 1/16 miles on the Polytrack.
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.
NBC Sports' telecast of the 133rd Kentucky Derby May 5 averaged 11.5 million viewers, the highest number since 2001, the network reported Thursday.
Sinister G, who was a 2004 Triple Crown contender, died May 8 of complications from colic after rupturing a bowel.
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.
Aptitude, last year's leading second-crop sire by progeny earnings, will be sent to Haras Vacacion in Argentine for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.
Organizers of the 2006 "Welfare and Safety of the Racehorse Summit" have released an update outlining the work of various committees. A second summit could be held in early 2008.
Legislation passed by the New York Senate would increase for one year funding the New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association receives from purses.
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