Headlines for Monday, April 12, 2004

  • Louisiana Derby winner Wimbledon worked at Santa Anita on Monday.

    West Coast Work Tab Busy; Baffert Duo to Get New Jocks

    A handful of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopefuls were out for workouts over Santa Anita's fast main track on Monday, including Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) hopeful Pomeroy, who went five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 in company with stablemate Tarkovsky, who was given the same final time.

  • Crimson Reign Pulls Upset in Australia

    Red Ransom gained his best financial success in the south when Crimson Reign upset white-hot favorite Alinghi in the $1 million (Australian funds) Heroic Championship at Randwick today.

  • Kent Desormeaux to ride Imperialism in Derby

    Desormeaux Gets Derby Mount on Imperialism

    Multiple grade II winner Imperialism will get a new jockey for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), owner Steve Taub said Monday. The gray son of Langfuhr, who had been ridden by Victor Espinoza in all of his three starts since being purchased privately by Taub in early January, will now be ridden by Hall of Fame candidate Kent Desormeaux.

  • Louisiana Gaming Control Board Chair Resigns

    Hillary Crain, chairman of the Louisiana Gaming Control Board, is being replaced by Gov. Kathleen Blanco. Crain, the state's top gaming regulator, presided over his last board meeting April 12 in Baton Rouge, and was expected to announce his resignation as chairman after having served eight years.

  • Britain Taking EVA Precautions

    Mares going from Ireland to Britain are being tested for Equine Viral Arteritis, a practice which has been routine for mares visiting the country from the rest of Europe.

  • Retired Jockeys Honored at Gregson Foundation Benefit

    The California Thoroughbred Trainers, in a charitable evening to benefit the Edwin J. Gregson Foundation, gathered to honor retired Hall of Fame jockeys Eddie Delahoussaye and Laffit Pincay Jr. at a dinner April 5 at the Twin Palms restaurant in Pasadena. Nearly 400 people attended the event, which raised more than $75,000.

  • The Cliff's Edge Tops List of Leading Derby Contenders by Graded Stakes Earnings

    Previous to Saturday's Arkansas Derby (gr. II), Smarty Jones had the distinction of being the best horse who might not get to participate in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I). Smarty Jones' $600,000 winners' purse in the Arkansas Derby moved him to fourth on the list of graded earnings for Derby contenders, meaning his chances of starting are all but assured.

  • Starcraft Takes Australian Derby; Neillo Seventh

    Starcraft, something of a Phar Lap facsimile, overcame immaturity and courageous outsider Braeloch to win the Australian Derby (Aust-I) by a long head April 10 in front of 53,744--the largest Derby-day crowd in 40 years.

  • Citation

    On This Day...

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