Headlines for Wednesday, April 6, 2005

  • Singletary to Apply Pressure in Arcadia 'Cap

    Singletary, last year's upset winner of the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) who tired to finish seventh in his March 5 comeback race, is the 120-pound high weight in Saturday's $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Singletary to Apply Pressure in Arcadia 'Cap

    Singletary, last year's upset winner of the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) who tired to finish seventh in his March 5 comeback race, is the 120-pound high weight in Saturday's $150,000 Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Dubleo One To Catch in Keeneland Opener

    A group of nine 3-year-olds passed the entry box for the 17th running of Friday's $150,000 Central Bank Transylvania Stakes (gr. IIIT). Set to kick off the stakes calendar of Keeneland's 2005 spring meeting is the speedy, multiple stakes-winning Dubleo, and the lightly raced, but impressive Chattahoochee War. The pair lead a well-matched group postward to battle a mile on the grass.

  • Barretts May Catalogue Has 356 Horses

    Barretts has catalogued 356 horses for its May sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction is scheduled for May 17 at Fairplex Park in Southern California. Under tack shows will be held on May 13 and 14.

  • Vicarage Headed for Derby Trial

    Dogwood Stable's Vicarage, who most recently finished seventh in the Florida Derby (gr. I), has been vanned to Lexington and will be pointed toward the April 30 Derby Trial Stakes on opening day at Churchill Downs.

  • Keeneland Outlines Protocol for 'Shake' Tests

    Officials outlined the protocol for "milkshake" tests at Keeneland during an informational meeting April 6, and also told horsemen to be aware that some feed and supplements could help trigger a higher-than-normal TCO2 reading in a horse's blood.

  • Consolidator looks like the real thing.

    Pedigree Profile: Consolidator

    Take a popular husband and wife who have already known the thrill of owning two Kentucky Derby-Preakness (both gr. I) winners and the agony of two close Belmont (gr. I) defeats. Add one of the most colorful and controversial trainers of modern times, and throw in the hottest commercial sire living. Add a French connection with an international flair, and what do you have?

  • Dan Liebman<br>Executive Editor

    A Breed Apart

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> - What does is take to operate a Thoroughbred breeding farm in the height of the breeding season? In this issue of <i>The Blood-Horse</i>, we attempt to show you.

  • For Pete's Sake

    <i>By Joe Hickey</i> - Silky catkins on the willows; daffodils grinning 'neath the windbreak: Derby day is a-coming.

  • Rockport Harbor, left, accompanied by trainer John Servis on pony, at Oaklawn Park Wednesday.

    'Rocky 50-50 for Arkansas Derby; Lexington Stakes More Likely

    Rick Porter, owner of Rockport Harbor, said that although the colt is doing much better after suffering his third setback of the year, he is 50-50 at best to make the April 16 Arkansas Derby (gr. II), and that the April 23 Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland appears to be the more likely spot at this time."

  • Farm Managers Asked for Input on Breed Fund

    Jim Gallagher, executive director of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority, told members of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club April 5 to voice their collective opinion on how the Kentucky Breeders' Incentive monies should be divided.

  • Old Gives Way to New at Evangeline Downs

    Evangeline Downs Racetrack & Casino, the first racino built from scratch, will kick off its first Thoroughbred meet April 7 with record overnight purse distribution and an expanded stakes schedule.

  • English Classic Winner Commanche Run Dead

    Commanche Run, a three-time group I winner who gave jockey Lester Piggott his record-setting 28th English classic win, died in late March at Astley Grange Farm Stud in Leicester County, England.

  • Suffolk Suspends Stakes; No 2005 MassCap

    Suffolk Downs has suspended its open stakes program, including the Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) and the James B. Moseley Breeders' Cup Handicap, in order to preserve overnight purses for the 117-day meet that begins April 30.

  • Suffolk Suspends Stakes; No 2005 MassCap

    Suffolk Downs has suspended its open stakes program, including the Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) and the James B. Moseley Breeders' Cup Handicap, in order to preserve overnight purses for the 117-day meet that begins April 30.