Daniel Hartman, director of the Colorado Division of Racing Events, is the new chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.
Forgotten Secret, dam of filly stakes winners Hot Storm and Unforgotten, died April 12 at Sierra Farm near Lexington
Four contenders for the $500,000-added Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs April 30 turned in workouts at Churchill Downs over the past three days.
Derby contender finished last under Rajiv Maragh as the 5-1 co-third choice in the April 10 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I); has a bone chip in his left knee according to owner Satish Sanan.
- By Steve Haskin
Upsets in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes and the Arkansas Derby helped shake up the Derby Dozen. View Top 12
Regulators got a "respectful challenge" April 12 from James E. "Ted" Bassett III: Ensure the proposed National Racing Compact becomes reality--quickly--and adopt national accreditation standards for stewards.
Seventy-three Woodford Reserve $1,000 Mint Julep Cups will be offered for sale. Buyers will have the choice to enjoy a unique mint julep made from ingredients from around the world on Derby day.
Rachel Alexandra's attitude following a bullet six furlong work in 1:12 April 12 will play a key role in determining the 2009 Horse of the Year's next race, according to trainer Steve Asmussen.
Mountcat is scheduled to be offered during the Magic Millions national broodmare auction while in foal to Street Sense.
Evan Hammonds recaps of the last two major preps on the Kentucky Derby trail: the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes and the Arkansas Derby. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
New Jersey-based trainer Alan Seewald, 62, dies at his home in Middletown, N.J.; trainer of Teddy Drone, Uptowncharlybrown
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