Articles posted May 18, 2007

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Sprint Champ Thor's Echo Back in O'Neill's Barn

Sprint champion Thor's Echo, a California-bred 5-year-old gelding who captured the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) last year, has been returned to the Doug O'Neill stable at Hollywood Park after a disappointing winter in Dubai.

Mandella Has Oil Can Ready for The Tin Man

Multiple grade I winner The Tin Man, now 9, is being pointed for another big season on the turf by trainer Richard Mandella, beginning May 28 in the Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.

'Sugar' Might Shake Loose in Shuvee

Sugar Shake and Sweet Fliparoo have been cross-entered in Saturday's Shuvee Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park, increasing the number of entries to six. The two fillies were entered in the $150,000 Shuvee after they had already been entered in Friday's Allaire DuPont Breeders' Cup Distaff Handicap (gr. II) at Pimlico.

Will Silver Tree Shine in Dixie?

An accomplished field of 12 older males will contest the May 19 Dixie Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico. Leading the list in earnings is millionaire Silver Tree, who will be looking to bounce back after an unplaced effort in the April 7 John B. Connally Breeders' Cup Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT).

High Chaparral Not Shuttling

Irish-based Coolmore Stud has announced that dual Breeders' Cup winner High Chaparral will be rested from his Southern Hemisphere shuttling duties this season.

Rain at Pimlico...Well, Maybe

The big question at Pimlico Friday morning is one that is impossible to answer. No, not who will win Saturday's Preakness (gr. I), but will it rain?

Kentucky Primary Begins Race for Expanded Gambling

The May 22 Kentucky gubernatorial primary is expected to have implications for expanded gambling, an issue the state's horse industry fully expects to be addressed during the 2008 General Assembly session. But regardless of who is elected in November, the legislature may hold the cards.

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