Headlines for Friday, April 21, 2006

  • T.H. Approval Chases 'Capistrano Repeat

    Tadahiro Hotehama's homebred T.H. Approval, looking for his first victory since last year's San Juan Capistrano Invitational Handicap (gr. IIT) for trainer Eduardo Inda, is the 117-pound high weight in a field of 13 entered for Sunday's closing day marathon fixture at Santa Anita Park.

  • New Monmouth Turf Course Set for Opening

    After eight months of work, officials announced Friday that the new Monmouth Park turf will be ready to go in time for its scheduled debut on June 24.

  • Jockey John Velazquez released from hospital after treatment for injuries suffered in Thursday fall at Keeneland.

    Velazquez to Miss Derby with Shoulder, Chest Injuries

    Jockey John Velazquez, injured when his mount broke down at Keeneland April 20, will miss the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) due to a fractured right shoulder blade and other injuries, according to Tristan Barry, an assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher.

  • Lucky Lionel Colt, Capote Filly Share Honors for Fastest at OBS

    A colt by <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=1403639&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Lucky Lionel</a> and a filly by Capotenamed Ticket to Seattle set the pace Thursday in Central Florida during the second session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. spring sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • CITGO Racing to the Kentucky Derby To Air Coolmore Lexington Stakes

    "Citgo Racing to the Kentucky Derby," the series on ABC and the ESPN networks that presents key Triple Crown prep races from around the country, concludes its pre-Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) coverage by presenting same-day coverage of the $325,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) from Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington Saturday 22.