Hapless Zippy Chippy, who was foaled exactly 19 years ago today, April 20, could be destined to spend the rest of his life at Old Friends at Cabin Creek in upstate New York.
The Florida Legislature passed a bill with long-sought benefits for Thoroughbred racetracks, including tax breaks, more slot machines, and extended poker room hours. The governor is expected to sign the bill into law.
The Ohio State Racing Commission met with four representatives from Penn National Gaming Inc. April 20 to question them on the proposed purchase of Beulah Park in Grove City, Ohio.
The gross rises 28.2% while the average grows 29.4%. The median soars 33.3%.
Two Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopefuls turned in workouts at Keeneland and Lone Star Park April 16. While It's Tea Time breezed four furlongs in :49 flat at Keeneland, Bella Diamante covered five furlongs in :59 4/5 at Lone Star.
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High-weighted Expansion and an interesting mix of veterans, including Brass Hat and Ascertain, headline a field of 12 in Keeneland's April 23 closing day feature, the $200,000 Fifth Third Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIT).
The Maryland Jockey Club and Corrigan Sports Enterprises announced April 20 the creation of the Preakness 5k to benefit the Maryland affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
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Eskendereya is the favorite, and also the pick of a pedigree pundit.
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Coolmore Australia has reduced many of its stallion fees for the 2010 season with one notable exception.
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In his first work at Churchill Downs, Gotham Stakes (gr. III) winner Awesome Act breezed six furlongs in 1:12.60 under Julien Leparoux, the fastest of four works at the distance April 20.
Evan Hammonds analyzes the final Kentucky Derby prep of the season, the Coolmore Lexington Stakes. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions. Watch Video
Noble's Promise, showing no ill effects from cuts in both front legs from his previous start, registered a bullet workout of :59 4/5 for five furlongs April 20 at Churchill Downs
Beautician, who is slated to run in the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 in company with her stablemate Noble's Promise, a Derby prospect, at Churchill Downs April 20.
An executive with the Harrah's gaming company has been hired to run Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots as part of a management shuffle by Churchill Downs Inc.
With WinStar Farm's management team on hand, Illinois Derby (gr. II) winner American Lion tuned up for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a workout April 20 over the Polytrack at Keeneland.
Line of David, the surprise winner of the April 10 Arkansas Derby (gr. I), was officially clocked in 1:02 for his five-furlong workout the morning of April 20 at Churchill Downs.
Primal Storm's first winner, the filly Lady Primal, became the stallion's initial stakes winner. Lady Primal captured the April 18 Manor Downs Thoroughbred Futurity.
Journalist Bill Heller and jockey Randy Romero will sign copies of their new book, "Randy Romero's Remarkable Ride," at Circa 1840 restaurant in Georgetown, Ky April 23.
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