Headlines for Thursday, May 13, 2004

  • Ticker Tape Can Make Grade in Senorita

    British-bred Ticker Tape will seek her first win in graded competition on Saturday when carrying high weight of 121 pounds in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Senorita Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.

  • Byrne Likes Prospect in Inaugural Open Mind

    Saturday's inaugural running of the $100,000-added Open Mind Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs will be the first try on the grass and in stakes company for M-2 Stable LLC's Prospective Saint.

  • Cross Entry Ole Faunty Looms Large in Schaefer

    The William Donald Schaefer Handicap (gr. III) at 1 1/8 mile Saturday at Pimlico drew a field of 11, including Ole Faunty, who was also entered in Friday's Pimlico Special. Pat Day rides the 5-year-old, who won the John B. Campbell Handicap at Laurel in February.

  • Mellon Cup, High Hope Steeplechases This Weekend

    Smarty Jones isn't the only Thoroughbred trying to win the second leg of a Triple Crown Saturday, as steeplechase horse Sur La Tete tries to keep his streak alive in the $100,000 Mellon National Hunt Cup (NSA-I) at the Radnor Hunt Races in Malvern, Pa.

  • Lion Heart Looks Ready to Peak

    Kentucky Derby (gr. I) runner-up Lion Heart made his first appearance on the Pimlico track Thursday morning, and if looks mean anything, the colt is ready for a peak performance in Saturday's Preakness Stakes gr. I).

  • Maryland Officials: Help Needed to Protect Industry

    Maryland racing officials and politicians really didn't make any excuses during the May 13 Alibi Breakfast at Pimlico Race Course. Instead, they called on the racing industry to do everything it can to facilitate a turn of fortunes for horse racing in the state.

  • Preachinatthebar Primed for Sir Barton at Pimlico

    Preachinatthebar, who was taken out of consideration for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) after trainer Bob Baffert felt the colt needed more time to develop, is one of two 122 topweights for Saturday's Sir Barton Stakes