Headlines for Monday, March 27, 2006

  • Cottage Hoping to Lure the Right Rider for the Lure

    Even though he's an 8-year-old gelding, Bruce Golden and Gerry Reid's Argentina-bred Cottage is looking for Mr. or Ms. Right for a potentially fruitful partnership in Saturday's $75,000 Lure Stakes on the Florida Derby undercard.

  • Charming Image Under Consideration for Florida Derby

    It would probably be one of the biggest upsets in Gulfstream Park history, but Marc Wexler's 3-year-old Charming Image will be 'in it to win it' as the streaking claiming horse takes on some of the best of his generation in Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I).

  • Barbaro & Flashy Bull Post Final Workouts for Florida Derby

    Lael Stable's undefeated 3-year-old Barbaro worked a half-mile in :48 Monday morning at Palm Meadows with regular exercise rider Peter Brett aboard in preparation for his engagement in Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Haskin on Discreet Cat: "impressive power and fluidity of stride."

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Dubai Do or Don't?

    Perhaps it is time to stop poring over every bit of minutia concerning this year's Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and just go with the flow. If you don't, your brain will be fried by the time the Twin Spires come into view and the scent of roses is in the air.

  • Another Setback for British Tote

    Britain's only pari-mutuel operator, the tote, has had its future thrown into doubt once again, this time by the European Commission which looks set to rule that the proposed sale of the organization to a racing trust for a discounted price breaches state aid rules.