She posts the quickest time at an eighth of a mile, covering the distance in :9 4/5 during the under tack show for the May sale of 2-year-olds in training.
Zayat Stables' Eskendereya was the runaway winner of the Wood Memorial (gr. I) and Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and overwhelming early favorite for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). View Profile
Zayat Stables has sold an ownership interest in the Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) winner to Jess Jackson.
A group of about 10 Thoroughbred breeding farms and the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce next week will sue the state of New York to try to force it to loan $17 million to the New York Racing Association.
The son of Indian Charlie was 15th in the Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) after setting the pace. Lookin At Lucky is still 51% to run in the Triple Crown's second leg.
American Stalls also becomes an NTRA Advantage partner, offering a variety of premium quality permanent and portable stalls.
Magna International chairman Frank Stronach has agreed to allow shareholders to vote on eliminating his family's special rights and adopt a single class of stock for the auto parts company.
Money will go to Dr. Heather DiMaio Knych and Dr. Mary Robinson for post-doctoral research.
Both might start in the Shuvee (gr. II) May 15 at Belmont Park.
- By Tom LaMarra
Churchill Downs Inc., operator of four major racetracks in the United States, has informed the National Thoroughbred Racing Association via letter it won't renew its membership for 2010.
Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort will resume live racing May 8 after canceling May 7 because of a jockeys' boycott tied to mount fees.
The colt will challenge stablemate Super Saver, the Kentucky Derby Presented By Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner.
The plan is to go in the classic if the colt runs well in the Dwyer Stakes (gr. II).
Noble's Promise will pass the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and will point instead for the one-mile St. James's Palace Stakes (Eng-I) at Royal Ascot
The Northern Dancer (gr. III) at Churchill Downs is another option for the colt.
Listen to WinStar Farm's Elliott Walden answer questions about Super Saver, Calvin Borel, what it means to be a racing manager, and more. The transcript is now available. Read Transcript
VIP packages to the 2010 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Breeders' Cup World Championships will be among the featured auction items at the June 3 Belmont Bash.
The 18-year-old mare, honored as champion 3-year-old filly in 1995, will be bred to Unbridled's Song.
The Maryland Jockey Club, now operated by MI Developments, will be jointly operated by Penn National Gaming Inc. upon closure of the deal, the two entities announced May 7.
- By Tom LaMarra
Youbet.com reported a small loss for the first three months of 2010, noting there would have been a similar gain if not for $1 million in expenses tied to its impending merger with Churchill Downs Inc.
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