Headlines for Wednesday, November 22, 2006

  • Flint Family Feud On Tap in Golden Rod

    Saturday's $200,000-added Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs will pit father against son as veteran trainer Bernie Flint will saddle Mike Rutherford's Cohiba Miss in a bid to upset Richard, Elaine, and Bert Klein's Change Up, trained by his son, Steve.

  • Tiz Wonderful Odds-On Choice in KJC Stakes

    Stonestreet Stable's Tiz Wonderful, who has won his two career starts by a combined margin of 19 ¼-lengths, is the odds-on morning line favorite in a field of nine 2-year-olds entered in Saturday's $200,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II).

  • Morning workouts at the Fair Grounds in anticipation of the Thanksgiving Day reopening of the fabled New Orleans race course.

    Rebuilding Signals Growth for Fair Grounds

    Of all the challenges that Fair Grounds president Randy Soth has faced over a 25-year career in Thoroughbred racing, none has equaled the experience of rebuilding the New Orleans track following the destruction of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Ashkal Way Faces Formidable Field in Citation

    Irish-bred Ashkal Way, a winner of five of six starts in the U.S., makes his Hollywood Park debut Friday in the $400,000 Citation Handicap (gr. IT) to kick off the 15th Turf Festival.

  • Top Flight Could Redeem Malibu Mint

    Grade I winner Malibu Mint meets the undefeated and potentially freakish Mo Cuishle in a strong renewal of Friday's $150,000 Top Flight Handicap presented by Delta Air Lines (gr. II) at Aqueduct.

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    Thor's Echo 8-5 Choice in De Francis Dash

    Thor's Echo, upset winner of the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) on Nov. 4, is the 8-5 morning line favorite after drawing the outside post among nine entered in the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Saturday.

  • Super Frolic will retire to  Millennium Farms.

    Super Frolic to Millennium After Clark

    Grade II winner Super Frolic will retire to stud at Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington after Friday's Clark Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Russell Baze poses with racing's current winningest jockey, Laffit Pincay, Jr.

    Baze, Pincay Prepare for Record

    Russell Baze, with 9,519 career wins, still needs 11 victories to equal Laffit Pincay Jr.'s record as the winningest jockey of all time. But both riders are already getting geared up for the big moment.

  • Report Outlines Questionable Practices in Buckram Oak Deal

    The Kentucky Real Estate Commission says that four of the principal defendants named in Jess Jackson's prominent fraud lawsuit violated state laws in providing unlicensed real estate services to the California vintner and horseman in connection with the $17.5 sale of the former Buckram Oak Farm near Lexington.

  • Trainer Bradley Rollins Dies From Ranch Accident

    Bradley Rollins, a Turf Paradise trainer and president of the Arizona Thoroughbred Breeders Association, died Nov. 20 following an accident at his family's ranch near Phoenix. He was 65.