Headlines for Wednesday, April 2, 2003

  • Future Wagering Suspended on Trust N Luck

    Wagering on Einar P. Robsham's Trust N Luck in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager has been suspended after trainer Ralph Ziadie notified officials at Churchill Downs that the winner of the Fountain of Youth (gr. I) would not compete in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 3.

  • Transylvania Opens Keeneland Spring Meet

    Claiborne Farm's Remind and Dave Feldman Stakes winner Hypnotist head the field of nine for Friday's opening day feature at Keeneland, the $100,000-added Transylvania (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds at one mile on the turf.

  • Paasch Settles in at Keeneland; Crowned Dancer Works

    Trainer Christopher Paasch is a new resident of Lexington, Ky.<br>Paasch and his partners have recently purchased a tract of the old 505 Farm and have renamed it Victory Haven Training Center.

  • Century City Back in Arcadia After 'Bid Debacle

    Century City prompted the pace before fading like a cheap suit in the Explosive Bid Handicap (gr. IIT) at the Fair Grounds on March 23. He returns after just two weeks in Sunday's Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.

  • Flores Knows What He's Talking About

    David Flores has never won a Kentucky Derby, or a Santa Anita Derby, for that matter. But that doesn't mean he doesn't know what it takes to win one.

  • Aqueduct Celebrates Racing and Its Neighbors on April 12

    In addition to hosting Kentucky Derby prep the Wood Memorial on April 12, Aqueduct has also invited groups from the surrounding borough of Queens to the track that day to celebrate the area's diverse offerings.

  • Alysweep Favored in 10-Horse Illinois Derby

    Gotham Stakes (gr. III) winner Alysweep was installed the 2-1 morning-line favorite when 10 horses were entered Wednesday for Saturday's $500,000, grade II Illinois Derby.

  • Badge of Silver Works at Churchill

    Badge of Silver, who is scheduled to run in the April 12 Blue Grass Stakes, worked a mile Wednesday in Louisville...Two Beaumont contenders were also on the track.

  • Top Maryland Sire Smarten Dies at Age 27

    Smarten, one of the top sires in Maryland during the last two decades, was euthanized March 31 at Northview Stallion Station in Chesapeake City, Md., due to an intestinal blockage that didn't respond to treatment as well as the infirmities of age. The 27-year-old son of Cyane was buried at the farm where he had been a pensioner since 1999.

  • Senate Committee Approves Slots for Fair Grounds

    A Louisiana Senate committee April 1 approved slot machines for Fair Grounds in New Orleans. The measure, which passed on a 4-2 vote, now goes to the House of Representatives for consideration.

  • Editor-in-Chief Ray Paulick

    Family Ties

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- There wasn't a hotter trainer in the country than Larry Barrera for a brief time in the late spring of 1980. Larry, the son of Hall of Fame conditioner Laz Barrera, was just 20 years old when he saddled three stakes winners at Hollywood Park over a five-day period.

  • No Robbery

    <i>By Laura Hillenbrand</i> -- Seabiscuit's story did have a "fairy-tale ending," but he didn't need me to give it to him.