Articles posted April 28, 2006

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

New Controller Named by NYRA

Thomas DiDesidero has been named the new controller for the New York Racing Association effective May 1.

Pellegrino Provides Upset in Keeneland Finale

Pellegrino, a grade I winner overlooked at odds of 24-1, took the lead with less than an eighth of a mile remaining and gamely held off two challengers to win the $200,000 Fifth Third Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIIT) Friday, the final day of Keeneland's spring meeting.

Churchill Downs Introduces $1 Million Derby 'Super' Challenge

Churchill Downs is offering Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) fans a chance to take home a million-dollar prize May 6. The Kentucky Derby "Super" Challenge, a free online contest that debuts this year, offers participants the opportunity to win up to $1 million by selecting the winning superfecta in the Derby.

Former Derby Contender Finds a Home

Four years after being considered a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) contender, Tracemark, a 7-year-old gelding, is embarking on a life of retirement on a California farm.

Atlantic City Races On--But in Which Direction?

With two of its four live racing days complete for 2006, questions remain as to what Greenwood Racing intends to do with aging Atlantic City Race Course, which opened in 1946 and currently serves as a year-round simulcast facility for patrons in southern New Jersey.

Equibase Online Race Program Redesigned

April 28 Equibase unveiled, a redesigned past performance race program that features expanded statistical analysis, interactive elements, and a similar look to the hardcopy program available on track.

First Samurai Diagnosed With Broken Ribs

First Samurai Diagnosed With Broken Ribs

Bruce Lunsford and Lansdon Robbins III's multiple graded stake winner First Samurai was discovered Wednesday to have two broken ribs likely suffered when struck by the starting gate at the outset of the April 15 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

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