Headlines for Wednesday, May 5, 2004

  • Toccet gets new trainer.

    Frankel to Take Over Training of Toccet

    Following another disappointing effort by Toccet in the Westchester Handicap (gr. III), owner Dan Borislow has decided to switch trainers, and will turn the colt over to Bobby Frankel at Belmont Park.

  • Record Pick 6 Carryover at Churchill Thursday

    Racing fans at Churchill Downs and its simulcast locations throughout North America will be chasing a $856,000 Pick Six carryover, the largest in track history, when betting opens on Thursday.

  • Smarty Expected at Pimlico in a Week; Imperialism May Go

    Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones is expected to ship to Baltimore either next Wednesday or Thursday for the 129th Preakness Stakes. The undefeated colt paid his first visit to the racetrack since his victory when he jogged at Philadelphia Park Wednesday morning.

  • A rooster crosses in front of Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones as he is led by trainer John Servis at Philadelphia Park on Wednesday.

    The Return of Smarty Jones: Hail the Conquering Hero

    The full moon had all but faded from the morning sky, and a salmon pink sunrise was now illuminating the tan sheet-metal barns on the Philadelphia Park backstretch. Inside Barn 11, peering out of his once-familiar stall 38, was Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Smarty Jones.

  • Broad Brush Out of Action

    Prominent sire Broad Brush was taken out of stallion service the end of April at Graham J. Beck's Gainesway Farm near Lexington because of a problem with his left front ankle.

  • Field of Seven Ready for Iroquois 'Chase

    Seven hurdle stakes horses will square off in Saturday's $100,000 Iroquois Steeplechase (NSA-I), at three miles the longest hurdle race on the National Steeplechase Association calendar, in Nashville, Tenn.

  • Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton C. Jones, speaking at KEEA launch.

    Kentucky Horse Industry Springs to Life With Plan

    The Kentucky Equine Education Alliance launched May 5 with an ambitious agenda of educating the state residents on the importance of the horse industry to the economy. To say the plan was well-received would be an understatement, as more than 100 people--including 14 legislators--were on hand for a press conference.

  • Grade II Winner Pass Rush Retired

    Grade II winner Pass Rush, a four-time Indiana champion, has been retired from racing with earnings over half-million.