Headlines for Wednesday, April 9, 2003

  • Post positions for this weekend's running of the Arkansas Derby.

    Twelve to Contest Arkansas Derby

    Saturday's Arkansas Derby has 12 colts scheduled to contest its nine furlong distance for a shot at the $500,000 purse.

  • Buddy Gil moved up on the contenders' list following his Santa Anita Derby victory.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Watch -- Week 12 (April 9)

    Off his Santa Anita Derby victory, Buddy Gil moves up on the list of Kentucky Derby contenders compiled by Blood-Horse senior correspondent Steve Haskin. Meanwhile, Indian Express joined the contenders' list and Atswhatimtalknbout and Kafwain were demoted.

  • Beau's Town Looks to Extend Streaks in Count Fleet

    Beau's Town, the brilliant Arkansas-bred sprinter sporting wins this year in Oaklawn's King Cotton and Fair Grounds' Peletieri Breeders' Cup Stakes, heads the field of six in Thursday's $150,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap (gr. III) at Oaklawn Park.

  • My Boston Gal Tries to Regain Winning Form

    After two losses to open the 2003 campaign, My Boston Gal faces a deep field in Thursday's $250,000 Stonerside Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) at about seven furlongs for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland.

  • Fantasy Time for My Trusty Cat

    Three-year-old fillies are the center of attention Friday at Oaklawn Park's Racing Festival of the South when an evenly matched field of six vies in the $200,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. II).

  • Patton's Victory Marches to Fifth Season Win

    Marching from gate to wire, Patton's Victory held off Colorful Tour by a length Wednesday in the $100,000 Fifth Season Stakes for older horses at Oaklawn Park's "Racing Festival of the South."

  • A New Twist splashes her way to victory in the Madison Stakes.

    A New Twist Wins Muddy Madison

    A New Twist topped a depleted field in Wednesday's Keeneland feature, the $132,769 Madison Stakes. Favorite You, September Secret, and Slews Final Answer all scratched after rain left the track muddy.

  • Wood, Carter Contenders Roll Into Aqueduct

    Empire Maker arrived Wednesday in New York, along with Aldebaran, Congaree, Senor Swinger, and others planning to battle Saturday in the Wood and the Carter.

  • New Jersey Poll Shows Support for Racetrack Gaming

    A Quinnipiac University Poll released April 2 indicates support for the addition of video lottery terminals and/or slot machines at state racetracks, both as a tool for balancing the state budget and to help the state's struggling horse racing industry.

  • HorseRacing TV Adds Markets, Expands Another

    HorseRacing TV has signed a multi-year agreement with Cox Communications that extends the network's viewership into Orange County, Calif., and expands its coverage in San Diego. In addition, HRTV, operated by Magna Entertainment, will add three markets in Pennsylvania.

  • Maker's Mark Mile contender Political Attack, winning the Canadian Turf Handicap.

    Ten Turf Specialists Vie in Maker's Mark Mile

    It's red and green day Friday at Keeneland where the feature race, the Maker's Mark Mile, will be run on the grass, and cheered on by thousands of fans decked out in the bourbon's signature color--red.

  • Ten Cents A Shine Added to Toyota Blue Grass Field

    D. Wayne Lukas has decided Ten Cents A Shine will race in Kentucky this weekend instead of his original plan of running the colt in Arkansas. Crowned Dancer is also slated to run at Keeneland Saturday.

  • National HBPA Committee Wants Regulators to Unify

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association Executive Committee, during a meeting April 3-4 in Lexington, approved a motion that encourages two regulators' associations to work toward unification.

  • Here and There

    Colm Santry leaves Vinery Australia for Coolmore...BRISnet.com holds $40,000 handicapping contest.