Headlines for Wednesday, April 14, 2004

  • Lucifer's Stone, outside, and Western Ransom duel down the strech in Wednesday's Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland.

    Lucifer's Stone Takes Appalachian

    Lucifer's Stone and Western Ransom hooked up in a thrilling stretch duel in Wednesday's $113,500 Appalachian Stakes at Keeneland, with jockey Jose Santos moving Lucifer's Stone to the outside of Western Ransom to score a head win.

  • Azeri Fires Bullet; Could Race Derby Weekend

    Allen E. Paulson Living Trust's Azeri, the 2002 Horse of the Year and a dazzling winner of the recent Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park, worked a bullet four furlongs on a muddy track Wednesday at Churchill Downs.

  • Preakness Media Award Winners Announced

    Winners of the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) media awards for coverage of last year's race includes Sean Clancy for his recap that appeared in <i>Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred</i> and photographer Jeff Snyder for a photo that ran in <i>The Blood-Horse's</i> Preakness results issue.

  • Derby Hopeful Tapit Has Classic Pedigree

    Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I) winner Tapit is by a horse that ran fourth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and out of a mare by a horse that won the Kentucky Derby.

  • Fabulous Thunderbids Highlight Crown Royal Festival

    The Crown Royal Festival in the Field at Churchill Downs will continue its growth in 2004 as the celebration on April 29 will feature a stellar musical lineup headed by The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

  • Cat Fighter Moves East to Try Doubledogdare

    The $100,000 Doubledogdare Stakes isn't a graded event, but a number of its entrants have earned that status, giving the race a strong dose of class. Of the 11 entrants, three of them are grade II winners, and five others have won added-money races.

  • Eclipse Awards 2005 Headed to California

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) will hold the 34th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony, honoring Thoroughbred racing's divisional Champions for 2004, on Jan. 24, 2005, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills.

  • Johar to stand at Mill Ridge

    BC Winner Johar to Stand at Mill Ridge

    Johar, who deadheated for first with High Chaparral in last year's John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), has been bought privately by Richard Santulli and George Prussin's Jayeff B Stable for stud duty at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington.

  • Elnadim Represented by First Winner

    Elnadim, an Irish-based shuttle stallion currently at Derrinstown Stud, was represented by his first winner Wednesday when Wild as Elle won the second race at Keeneland.

  • Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design holds Oaks Day Fundraiser

    On Friday morning, April 30, they're off to the Oaks Brunch at the Brown Hotel, a Fundraiser to benefit the Kentucky Museum of Arts + Design. More than 250 people have gathered for this 18th annual event to see and be seen, to buy, and to brunch.

  • Texas Governor Calls Special Session

    The addition of video lottery terminals at Texas dog and horse tracks will be one of the items discussed when the Texas state legislature convenes for a special session beginning on April 20. The special session can last as long as 30 days and the governor can call as many sessions as he wants.

  • Los Angeles to Host 2005 Eclipse Awards Ceremony

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced that the 34th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony will be held Jan. 24, 2005, at the Regent Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills, Calif.

  • BC Winner Johar to Stand at Mill Ridge

    Johar, who deadheated for first with High Chaparral in last year's John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), has been bought privately by Richard Santulli and George Prussin's Jayeff B Stable for stud duty at Mill Ridge Farm near Lexington.

  • TVG's "The Works" Back April 24

    "The Works," TVG's program that covers the comings and goings of Kentucky Derby and Oaks entrants, will begin its fifth year Saturday, April 24 at noon ET.

  • All Welcome to Old Friends Open House

    Old Friends will be hosting its first open house on the grounds of Afton Farm on Saturday, April 17, from 4-9 p.m. Admission is free and open to all. Reservations are not required.

  • Fair Grounds Gets Extension for Reorganization Plan

    Fair Grounds has been granted an extension to Monday to file a Chapter 11 reorganization plan. The extension of Thursday's deadline was granted in order for Fair Grounds officials to have more time to negotiate a possible purchase of the track by Churchill Downs Inc.

  • Gulfstream Renovation, New Track in Ocala Being Considered

    Gulfstream Park officials said $150 million would be spent for a complete overhaul of the Hallandale Beach racetrack and Thoroughbred racing would be brought to a new Ocala facility if the Legislature changes the pari-mutuel laws allowing for more simulcast wagering.