Headlines for Tuesday, April 4, 2006

  • Clinton: Horse Industry Has 'Significant' Impact in New York

    Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York said individuals may not realize the economic importance of the horse industry to Empire state, and that even she was "a little surprised" when she saw the results of the most recent American Horse Council national economic impact study.

  • California Derby winner <a target="_blank" href="http://www.vassarphotography.com">Cause to Believe</a> headed to Illinois.

    Cause to Believe Choice in Illinois Derby

    A field of ten 3-year-olds passed the entry box for Saturday's $500,000 Illinois Derby (gr. II) at Hawthorne Race Course. With some serious graded stakes earnings and a May 6 date at Churchill Downs on the line, El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) winner Cause to Believe alights on the Cicero, Ill., track looking for a third straight added-money score.

  • Brother Derek, Barbaro Head Final 2006 Derby Futures Pool

    Cecil Peacock's Brother Derek, California's top hope for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and the favorite in this week's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), and Lael Stable's Barbaro, the unbeaten winner of the Florida Derby (gr. I), are the top two choices in the morning line for this week's final pool of Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW).

  • Balance Favored in Pool 3 of Oaks Future Bet

    Amerman Racing's Balance, the favorite for Saturday's $500,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland following grade I victories in the Las Virgenes and Santa Anita Oaks at Santa Anita, looms as a solid favorite when the final pool of Churchill Downs' Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (KOFW) launches its four-day run April 6.

  • HRTV Names Swan Senior VP, Distribution and Business Development

    HorseRacing TV (HRTV), a television network distributed nationally by cable system operators and DISH Network, announced April 4 that veteran cable affiliate sales executive Chris Swan has been named senior vice president of distribution and business development.

  • Irridescence Recovered From Dubai Paddock Accident

    Team Valor's Irridescence, who was withdrawn from the recent Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) after a paddock accident at Nad al Sheba March 25, has recovered from the incident and will make her next start on April 23 in Hong Kong.

  • Stakes Winner Platinum Princess Retired

    Platinum Princess, who closed out her career with a stakes win, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.

  • First Samurai Continues Working Toward Blue Grass

    Bruce Lunsford and Lansdon Robbins III's First Samurai, winner via disqualification of the Fountain of Youth (gr. II) in his most recent start, continued his preparation for Keeneland's $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) with a strong seven-furlong work Monday at Churchill Downs.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Time Tested

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> - Unlike human sports, Thoroughbred racing doesn't conduct surprise tests between starts in search of blood-doping drugs. By relying only on race-day tests, that leaves the regulators of our sport living in yesterday's world.

  • Never Have and Never Will

    Dual agency without disclosure is fraud and it is against the law! We would like to make it clear that the signers of this document do not tolerate this, and that we never have and never will participate in these activities.