Headlines for Thursday, April 28, 2005

  • CHRB Rejects Increase in Jockey Weights

    Ignoring a warning from a Jockeys' Guild attorney that it is taking "a death crawl towards nothing," the California Horse Racing Board declined to increase the minimum amount of weight a horse must carry.

  • Sun King, in Thursday breeze at Churchill Downs.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Strange Morning at the Track

    Most Kentucky Derby (gr. I) works are pretty uneventful, but that certainly wasn't the case Thursday morning. You had Bobby Frankel calling a last-minute audible and working High Limit in company with Ghostzapper, and you had Greater Good and Greeley's Galaxy turn in two of the strangest Derby works in memory.

  • Proud Accolade Seeks Withers Kudos

    A field of eight 3-year-olds who swerved off the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) trail at some point will battle it out Saturday in the $150,000 Withers Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

  • Supah Blitz Tops Texas Mile Entries

    California invader Supah Blitz highlights a field of six entered for Saturday's Texas Mile (gr. III) at Lone Star Park. The 5-year-old is looking to improve off his second-place finish in the 2004 edition of the race.

  • Dubawi To Be Odds-On in Guineas

    Nineteen horses still remain eligible Thursday for the UltimatePoker.com Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I), the first British classic of the season at Newmarket on Saturday. Despite the sizable field, all eyes will be on the unbeaten colt, Dubawi.

  • Connors of New Hampshire New RCI Chairman

    Timothy "Ted" Connors, chairman of the New Hampshire Pari-Mutuel Commission, is the new chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International.

  • High Limit in 'Good' Work at Churchill Downs

    Working in company with Horse of the Year Ghostzapper, Louisiana Derby (gr. II) winner High Limit zipped six furlongs in 1:13 4/5 at Churchill Downs Thursday morning.

  • Greeley's Galaxy, on track at Churchill Downs.

    Greeley's Galaxy Displays Fitness in Thursday Workout

    B. Wayne Hughes' Greeley's Galaxy worked a mile at Churchill Downs Thursday, displaying his readiness for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), according to 83-year-old veteran California trainer Warren Stute.

  • Greater Good Hits the Track at Churchill Downs

    Taking advantage of the sunny, dry conditions at Churchill Downs, Thursday's work tab was busy, with five contenders for the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) breezing over the fast track.

  • Delaware Park to Offer Its First $1M Stakes

    Delaware Park, which was the early proving ground last season for four probable contenders in the May 7 Kentucky Derby (gr. I)--Afleet Alex, Bellamy Road, Closing Argument, and High Limit--will offer its first $1-million race during a 135-day meet that kicked off April 30.