Headlines for Tuesday, April 20, 2004

  • Silver Charm's Dam, Bonnie's Poker, Pensioned

    Bonnie's Poker, dam of champion and dual classic winner Silver Charm, has been pensioned after delivering a Fusaichi Pegasus colt April 13 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington.

  • Evening Attire, Sarava Among Seven Set for Ben Ali

    Mary and Joseph Grant and T.J. Kelly's Evening Attire and 2002 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Sarava are among a field of seven older horses set to go 1 1/8-miles in the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland on Thursday.

  • Imperialism, shown winning the San Vicente, exercised over the main track at Churchill Downs Tuesday.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Master and Commander

    All eyes were on Wood Memorial (gr. I) runner-up Master David, who was the only Kentucky Derby (gr. I) worker at Churchill Downs this morning, and the pocket-sized chestnut brought a smile to trainer Bobby Frankel's face when he worked five furlongs in 1:01 2/5, which was exactly what Frankel was looking for.

  • Kentucky Appoints Chief Steward for Derby Week

    Dr. Ted Hill, a steward for the New York Racing Association appointed by The Jockey Club, will serve as interim chief state steward during Kentucky Derby (gr. I) week.

  • Kentucky Appoints Chief Steward for Derby Week

    Dr. Ted Hill, a steward for the New York Racing Association appointed by The Jockey Club, will serve as interim chief state steward during Kentucky Derby (gr. I) week.

  • Jockey Stewart Elliott races into the spotlight aboard Derby star Smarty Jones.

    Strike Up the Band for Stewart Elliott

    Despite his local success, [Stewart] Elliott hasn't exactly been a household name outside of Philadelphia. Yet he is going to ride the most consistent horse in Kentucky Derby 130, the six-for-six Smarty Jones, who will attempt to become the first undefeated Kentucky Derby winner since Seattle Slew in 1977.

  • Ray Paulick
Editor-in-Chief

    Song Well Sung

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Robert Sangster was not only forward-thinking, he was universal in his approach to the business...

  • Bonuses and Purses

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> -- If Smarty Jones wins the Kentucky Derby it will be a great story...but it should not be allowed to distort Smarty Jones' earnings as a racehorse or his sire's place on the list of 2004 leading sires.

  • TVG Airs Derby Special April 30

    TVG will present a live one-hour Kentucky Derby Preview Show from Churchill Downs in Louisville, KY, April 30, the night before the 130th Run for the Roses.

  • Fair Grounds Plan Calls for Track to be Auctioned

    Fair Grounds, after failing to reach an agreement with Churchill Downs Inc. on a sale of the track, filed in bankruptcy court Monday evening a Chapter 11 reorganization plan that would allow for an auction of the track through the court.

  • Machiavellian Withdrawn from Stallion Service

    French champion and prominent sire Machiavellian, a Darley standard bearer, has been withdrawn from covering duties at Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket, England, because of a recurrence of laminitis.