Headlines for Monday, April 18, 2005

  • Shadow of Illinois wins the San Simeon.

    Shadow of Illinois Shows the Way in San Simeon

    Shadow of Illinois, a 5-year-old California-bred gelding, won the $100,000 San Simeon Handicap (gr. IIIT) under Mark Guidry on the hillside turf course Monday to give trainer Anthony Saavedra his first-ever stakes win at Santa Anita Park and his first graded stakes win in Southern California on the closing day of the meet.

  • Guild Pushes Safety Reins Issue in Kentucky

    Jockeys' Guild officials asked the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority Monday to consider a proposal regarding the adoption of new safety reins for jockeys they said better withstand tension and frequent use and could prevent accidents.

  • Danzig, Storm Creek Colts Lead Way in Keeneland Under Tack Show

    Colts by Danzig and <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1400562&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Storm Creek</a> sizzled on grass Monday during the second and final under tack show for the Keeneland April sale of 2-year-olds in training. Both were clocked in :10 while breezing an eighth of a mile.

  • National ID System Necessary, Officials Say

    The National Animal Identification System, still a work in progress but headed for mandatory implementation, could have been useful in tracking and containing strangles in Florida and Kentucky, a veterinarian with the United States Department of Agriculture said.

  • Estrapade Tribute Set For April 25

    Old Friends, a Thoroughbred retirement facility based at Hurstland Farm near Midway, Ky., will host a tribute to the mare Estrapade at the farm April 25 at 1 p.m. ET.

  • Baseball Club Hosts Horse Appreciation Day

    The Lexington Legends baseball club and Drexel Heritage are sponsoring a "Horse Industry Appreciation Day" during the Legends' game against the Lake County Captains April 30 at 7:05 p.m.

  • Economic Impact Study to Have More Detail

    With a large increase in the number of horse owners that supplied information, a new economic impact study for the horse industry, the first in almost 10 years, is expected to be more statistically reliable than its 1996 counterpart.

  • Going Wild Works Toward Lexington Stakes

    Robert and Beverly Lewis' Going Wild, runner-up in the Santa Catalina (gr. II) and winner of the Sham Stakes at Santa Anita, tuned up for a run in Saturday's $325,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland with a five furlong work on Monday at Churchill Downs.

  • Licht Joins Youbet.com's Compliance Committee

    Youbet.com, Inc. announced Monday that Roger H. Licht, former chairman of the California Horse Racing Board and a prominent horse racing legal expert, has agreed to become a member of the company's independent wagering compliance committee.

  • TV Producer Noel Joins HRTV

    Multiple award-winning television producer Dan Noel, president of Cutting Edge Media Productions, has joined HorseRacing TV's production team and will focus on the day-to-day live operation of the 24-hour television network, according to Amy J. Zimmerman, executive producer of HRTV.

  • Rockport Harbor, Fantasy Winner at Keeneland

    Fox Hill Farm's Rockport Harbor arrived at Keeneland Sunday night to begin preparations for his next scheduled start in Saturday's $325,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. II), the final prep for the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • TVG to Televise Silent Witness' Historic Quest

    TVG has announced plans to provide live coverage of Sunday's Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup (HK-II) at Hong Kong's Sha Tin Race Course, in which Archie da Silva's Silent Witness will try to create history at the same time when he goes for his 17th consecutive win.

  • UAE Derby winner Blues and Royals will miss the Kentucky Derby.

    Blues and Royals to Miss Kentucky Derby

    Blues and Royals, whose impressive victory in the UAE Derby (gr. II) at Nad al Sheba bought him a ticket to Lousville, will miss the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), according to the Godolphin Racing Web site.

  • Canadian Champion Eye of the Sphynx Retired

    Canadian champion Eye of the Sphynx, whose last start came in September in the Ontario Colleen Handicap on turf at Woodbine, has been bred to A.P. Indy and has been pronounced in foal.