Headlines for Tuesday, May 11, 2004

  • MJC Sets House Rules on Jockey Ads at Pimlico

    The Maryland Jockey Club issued a list of house rules Tuesday for any jockey wishing to wear advertisements in races at Pimlico. Competitors of current sponsors enlisted by Triple Crown Productions and the MJC will not be allowed, which is similar to the rules in place at Churchill Downs for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Sports Agent Steinberg Joins JMG in Marketing Jockeys

    Prominent sports agent and attorney Leigh Steinberg has joined forces with Southern California-based marketing company Jockeys Management Group in trying to acquire advertising and sponsorship deals for jockeys.

  • Wet Track Unlikely for Preakness

    There is less than a 50-50 chance that Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico will be run over a wet track, as was the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on May 1.

  • Santa Anita Oaks winner Silent Sighs sidelined for four months.

    Silent Sighs Sidelined Due to Bone Chips

    Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod's grade I winner Silent Sighs will be sidelined for at least the next four months after being diagnosed with bone chips in both front ankles, trainer Julio Canani said. The California-bred filly most recently finished 10th of 11 in the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Bluegrass Castle Burns

    "The Castle," a prominent structure on Versailles Road in Woodford County, Ky., suffered severe damage Monday night when a fire apparently started around 8 p.m.

  • MID Turns Profit in First Quarter

    MI Developments Inc., majority owner of Magna Entertainment Corp., reported a net income of $17.52 million on revenues of $324.93 million for the first three months of 2004.

  • Well-matched Group in Miss Preakness

    A well-matched field of 3-year-old fillies should make for both competitive betting and racing in the Adena Stallions' Miss Preakness Stakes (gr. III) Friday at Pimlico.

  • Security for Preakness Announced

    The Maryland Jockey Club announced safety and security procedures for Preakness weekend, including the May 15 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) and the May 14 Pimlico Special (gr. I) /Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II). The track will again implement enhanced security procedures for its marquee events, with procedures being very similar to the enhanced procedures employed in 2002 and 2003. All persons and cars will be inspected upon entering.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    An Outrage to Owners

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Regulations that keep a trainer from defrauding an owner are not important enough to be enforced...

  • Ominous Clouds

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> -- Fletcher was very polished in congratulating Smarty Jones' owners, trainer, and jockey. But his ears had to be ringing from Churchill CEO Tom Meeker's comment that, "The sun wasn't shining too bright in Kentucky today but I have a slight feeling it was shining in Pennsylvania."

  • Little Matth Man, winning the Whirlaway.

    Little Matth Man Breezes; Zito Pair Arrive at Pimlico

    Little Matth Man, a New York-bred colt by Matty G. who has not run since finishing seventh in the Wood Memorial (gr. I) on April 10, breezed a half-mile in :47 flat Monday morning at Philadelphia Park.