Headlines for Tuesday, April 25, 2006

  • Horse Power Launches Derby Blog

    Horse Power LLC announced Tuesday that it has launched an online blog devoted to the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Dennis Brida Joins Empire Racing Associates

    Empire Racing Associates (ERA), a New York horsemen and breeder bidding entity, announced April 25 the appointment of Dennis Brida as executive vice president of racing operations/industry relations.

  • Sharp Humor, whom trainer Dale Romans says will attempt to take the early lead in the Kentucky Derby.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: Romans Issues Warning

    Sinister Minister or no Sinister Minister, Sharp Humor is the one they'll have to catch on May 6, says the colt's trainer Dale Romans. And any horse who dares look Romans' gladiator in the eye early in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) will pay the price.

  • Lawyer Ron trainer Bob Holthus

    For Derby Trainers, Wait Is Almost Over

    Three first-time Kentucky Derby trainers joined veteran conditioner Bob Holthus on a national teleconference April 25 to discuss final preparations for their horses heading into the Derby.

  • Noble Stella, Louve Royale to Vie in Bewitch S.

    Six older fillies and mares are matched in Keeneland's Wednesday feature, the 1 1/2-mile, $100,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT). The Patrick Biancone-trained Angara won last year's event, spring-boarding off an explosive allowance win to open the meet. The conditioner looks to repeat the tactic with Louve Royale, a driving April 9 allowance winner over the course.

  • Select Broodmare Sale Ends in Australia

    The Australian select broodmare sale concluded at Newmarket Tuesday with 474 lots achieving an average price of Aust$53,668 and a total aggregate of Aust $25,438,650.

  • Sunriver waits on the Derby fence.

    Flashy Bull, Sunriver Play the Waiting Game

    For the connections of Flashy Bull and Sunriver, there are three things on their mind this week - Showing Up's puncture wound, Seaside Retreat's workout on Thursday, and Mister Triester's performance in Saturday's Derby Trial Stakes. Only after that will they know whether they've made it into the Derby field.

  • Kentucky Oaks Fillies Working

    Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) contender Diplomat Lady worked a half-mile in :48.20 after the renovation break at Churchill Downs April 24. The move was the third fastest at the distance. She galloped out five furlongs in 1:02.20.

  • Penn National Gaming Reports First Quarter Gains

    Penn National Gaming officials reported substantial gains for the first quarter ending March 31, 2006. The Pennsylvania-based racetrack and casiono company showed a 128% rise in post-EBITDA earnings, reporting$164.8 million for the period.

  • ReRun Teams Up with Derby Winners and Other Notables on eBay

    ReRun, a 501(c)(3) non-profit adoption organization, announced April 24 that a select group of its signature "Moneigh" paintings created by past Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winners and other notable racehorses are now available on eBay.

  • Tom Hammond

    Broadcaster Tom Hammond Wednesday's Guest on Talkin' Horses

    Join renowned NBC broadcaster Tom Hammond as he prepares to host this year's 132nd running of the Kentucky Derby. Hammond will share his memories and insights on the eve of racing's most celebrated event and be the special guest live online for the Wednesday, April 26th edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" beginning at Noon.

  • Coolmore Lexington win qualifies Showing Up, but injury may threaten Derby run.

    Showing Up Still Iffy for Derby

    Trainer Barclay Tagg says plans have been made for Showing Up to run in the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on May 6, but first the colt must recover from a leg injury sustained during his victory in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes.

  • Limited Edition Derby Glasses to Commemorate Secretariat

    The Kentucky Derby (gr. I) victory by Triple Crown champion Secretariat will be commemorated by Churchill Downs in a limited edition offering of Kentucky Derby mint julep glasses that highlight the track record set by "Big Red" in the 1973 Run for the Roses.