Headlines for Wednesday, March 30, 2005

  • Barden Named Assistant GM at Hollypark

    Tim Barden, Hollywood Park's management liaison since 2000, has been promoted to assistant general manager of the Los Angeles-area racetrack, general manager Eual Wyatt Jr. announced on behalf of Hollywood Park and parent company Churchill Downs Inc.

  • Field of Eight Set for WinStar Derby

    A field of eight, highlighted by the first three finishers in the Borderland Derby and stakes winner Sort it Out, will take the gate for Saturday's $500,000 WinStar Derby, going 1 1/8 miles at Sunland Park.

  • Ashado leads field in Apple Blossom Handicap.

    Ashado Heads Apple Blossom Nominations

    Champion Ashado, winner of the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) last fall, heads the list of 19 nominations to the $500,000 Apple Blossom Handiap (gr. I), going 1 1/16 miles April 9 at Oaklawn Park.

  • Evangeline Downs Auction Set for Sunday

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino will host the third edition of the 2-year-olds in training and paddock sale and its first at the new facility in Opelousas, La., on Sunday.

  • Keeneland/KTA Host College Scholarship Day

    Keeneland and the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association are teaming up to present College Scholarship Day on spring meet opening day, April 8, in which college students can win $1,000 toward their education, as well as additional gift certificates to local Lexington businesses.

  • Gallagher, Beasley to Address Kentucky Farm Managers Club

    Rogers Beasley, Keeneland's Director of Racing, and Jim Gallagher, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, will address the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club at the monthly meeting April 5 at the Crowne Plaza Lexington – Campbell House. The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

  • Redoute's Choice Colt Sets Australian Record at Easter Sale

    It has gone past the crest of a winning wave now -- it has become tidal in its appearance. That's about as accurate a description as one can make of this buying frenzy in Australia as day two of William Inglis & Son's Australian Easter sale ended.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Century Mark

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - On May 4, 2005, it will be 100 years to the day since Belmont Park opened its doors to the public for the first time.

  • Royal Remembrances

    <i>By Terese Karmel</i> - When Shakespeare's King Richard III cried out, "a horse, a horse, my kingdom for a horse," how could the playwright have known what would occur at York Racecourse more than five centuries later?

  • Deal Would Save Jersey Breeders' Cup

    The racing commission and a horsemen's group in New Jersey have reached an agreement that would allow Monmouth Park to host the 2007 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, according to reports.

  • Magazine Drops Ads From Offshore Entities

    The <i>HorsePlayer</i> magazine, a handicapping periodical launched in 1994 and published six times a year, said March 29 it would no longer accept advertisements from offshore wagering hubs for its magazine or Web site. The decision is effective immediately.