Headlines for Monday, April 10, 2006

  • Trainer Dan Hendricks was all smiles after his Derby favorite Brother Derek won the Santa Anita Derby.

    Trainer Dan Hendricks Wednesday's Guest on Talkin' Horses

    Racing fans will have an opportunity to join trainer Dan Hendricks as he discusses his career as a trainer and the road to this year's Kentucky Derby when he appears as the special guest live online for the Wednesday, April 12th edition of bloodhorse.com's "Talkin' Horses" beginning at Noon ET (9:00 a.m. PT).

  • First Samurai Tunes Up for Blue Grass

    With owners Bruce Lunsford and Lansdon Robbins III looking on, Kentucky Derby (Grade I) contender First Samurai completed his major preparation for Saturday's $750,000-added Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) with a strong half-mile workout on Monday at Churchill Downs.

  • Trainer Martin Pleads Guilty in Connection With Gambling Ring

    Seven of the 17 men indicted in January 2005 for their roles in a multi-million dollar illegal gambling ring have pleaded guilty, including trainer Gregory Martin, who admitted in federal court March 22 that he affected the outcome of a race by illegally administering a baking soda, sugar, and water mix (commonly known as a milkshake) to the horse A One Rocket just prior to his 10-length victory in a Dec. 18, 2003, race at Aqueduct.

  • Kentucky Derby Contenders Graded Earnings, Updated April 12, 2006

    The Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is restricted to 20 starters. If more than 20 horses are entered, total earnings in graded stakes determine the priority of starters. Link to an updated list of contenders by graded earnings, complete through racing of April 9.