Headlines for Monday, April 19, 2004

  • Churchill Hires Hettel as Racing Consultant

    Bernie Hettel, the former chief state steward and executive director of the defunct Kentucky Racing Commission, has been hired by Churchill Downs as a consultant on racing issues.

  • Xtra Heat

    Xtra Heat Foals Gone West Colt

    Champion and millionaire Xtra Heat foaled a Gone West chestnut colt shortly before midnight April 16 at ClassicStar near Versailles, Ky.

  • Kentucky Moves Ahead With Drug-Testing Contract

    The Kentucky Horse Racing Authority is moving forward with renewal of an equine drug-testing contract with Iowa State University pending review of the document by the state Finance Cabinet and assurances test results will be expedited.

  • The Cliff's Edge continued to show his affinity for Churchill Downs in Monday's workout.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: The Search Begins

    Live from Churchill Downs, it's the countdown to the 130th Run for the Roses, which can best be described as Derby Daze. If you thought it was an adventure finding Nemo, good luck trying to find this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner. After three months of confusion, the final leg of the journey starts today.

  • Memorial Planned for Son of Horseman Kip Elser

    A memorial service will be held Friday, April 23, at 10 a.m. at the Carolina Cup offices on Springdale Race Course in Camden, S. C. in memory of Christopher Elser, son of horseman Kip Elser.

  • Lonhro Second in Final Race

    Woody Allen once said he didn't want to know when or how he would die, just where, so he wouldn't go there. Obviously no one warned Lonhro about going back to Randwick for his final race.

  • The Cliff's Edge, in fast workout at Churchill Downs Monday.

    The Cliff's Edge Sizzles at Churchill

    Although the final time might have been a little faster than he would have preferred, trainer Nick Zito was pleased with Monday's workout by The Cliff's Edge as the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) winner continued to prepare for the May 1 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).