Articles posted March 20, 2009

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Thompson to Ride Old Fashioned

Thompson to Ride Old Fashioned

Trainer Larry Jones says that Oaklawn Park leading jockey Terry Thompson will ride Fox Hill Farms' Old Fashioned in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. II) April 11.

Jockey's Agent Gilardi Dead

Prominent jockey agent Vic Gilardi died March 19, at Long Island Jewish Hospital after a one-month stay. He was 78.

Bloodhorse.com Launches March into May

BloodHorse.com has announced the launch of the second annual voting contest "March into May," sponsored by Bet America. Beginning March 20, and throughout the six weeks leading to the May 2 Kentucky Derby, Thoroughbred racing fans should regularly visit BloodHorse.com and cast their votes to determine "the greatest" Kentucky Derby champion of all time.

'On Call' Veterinarians Show Support

Now in its 19th year, the American Association of Equine Practitioners' "On Call" program will assist the spring season of live Thoroughbred racing on major television networks. The role of the "On Call" veterinarian is to deliver accurate veterinary information to broadcast and print journalists regarding the health of the equine athlete.

Alysheba Returns to Kentucky

Alysheba Returns to Kentucky

Trainer Jack Van Berg and jockey Chris McCarron reminisce and greet Alysheba as the 1988 Horse of the Year takes up residence at the Kentucky Horse Park. View the Alysheba slideshow.

Chelokee

Chelokee

Chelokee's rise to prominence and recovery from injury.

CHRB In Pickle Over Claiming Lawsuit

CHRB In Pickle Over Claiming Lawsuit

Hoping to avert what one racing secretary called "open season" on the horse population in the state, the California Horse Racing Board took the unusual step of contacting a litigant who has put the board in a tenuous situation over a claiming rule.

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