Headlines for Wednesday, March 24, 2004

  • MI Developments CEO Brian Tobin

    Brian Tobin Elected Magna Vice Chairman

    The board of directors of Magna Entertainment Corp. announced Wednesday that it has elected Brian Tobin as a director and vice-chairman of the MEC Board. Tobin is the chief executive officer and a director of MI Developments Inc., which is the majority shareholder of MEC.

  • Haskin: Sunday Silence last Santa Anita Derby winner to win Kentucky Derby.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Gearing Up For the Main Course

    The first course is over. It is time to take a deep breath and digest the odd smorgasbord of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) preps that has been laid out so far. Racing fans are starving for something more substantial, and they should get it beginning with the April 3 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) and Illinois Derby (gr. II).

  • Lexington Next for Gotham Runner-up Pomeroy

    Gotham Stakes (gr. III) runner-up Pomeroy arrived back at trainer Patrick Biancone's Santa Anita base late Tuesday night and will now begin preparations for his next start in the $325,000 April 17 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.

  • New Lexington Derby Eve Party Champions Causes

    A new breed of Derby Eve Party begins with "Evening of Champions." This year Pam Leet's TwoCan Marketing will host the inaugural edition of this new annual event at WinStar Farm, on Pisgah Pike in Versailles, Ky., on April 30.

  • Yearly Report Takes Center Stage in WinStar Oaks

    Trainer Bob Baffert has two live Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prospects in Wimbeldon and Preachinatthebar, and now the white-haired trainer is searching for his Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) starter. On top of his Oaks list is Yearly Report, who will face nine rivals in Saturday's $250,000 WinStar/Sunland Park Oaks.

  • Churchill to Maintain Enhanced Security for Oaks, Derby

    Enhanced security measures used the past two years for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) will once again be in effect for this year's runnings, officials for Churchill Downs said Wednesday.

  • The Bid in the Flamingo

    On This Day...

    March 24, 1979<br><b>Spectacular Bid in the Flamingo Stakes</b>