Headlines for Friday, May 12, 2006

  • Congrats Back in Training With O'Connell

    Congrats, recently sold as a stud prospect to John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farm, is instead back in training at the Calder Race Course stable of Kathleen O'Connell.

  • Preakness Notes: Friday, May 12

    Upbeat reports continue to filter into Pimlico from training centers where Preakness (gr. I) hopefuls ready for next Saturday's middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown. Horses begin to arrive at Old Hilltop on Tuesday afternoon.

  • Jockey Murphy Bruises Spinal Cord in Fall

    Jockey Cindy Murphy remained hospitalized Friday after she was thrown in the fifth race at Prairie Meadows Thursday night. According to her husband, Travis Murphy, the jockey did not sustain any broken bones or head trauma from the accident, but was experiencing temporary paralysis due to a bruised spinal cord.

  • Legislators Schedule Hearing on Internet Gambling

    Lawmakers will tackle the complicated issue of Internet gambling during a two-hour hearing June 2 during a meeting of the National Council of Legislators from Gaming States in Boston.

  • Champion Exciting Story's First Winner

    Exciting Story, who was a Canadian champion and a U.S. grade I winner, was represented by his first winner when his daughter, Holly Torque Tango, won May 11 at Hollywood Park.

  • California Stallion Lucayan Prince Dead

    Lucayan Prince, who was an English and Irish champion sprinter, died May 4 of a ruptured aorta at Rancho San Roberto near Bakersfield, Calif.

  • Steve Haskin's Preakness Report: Now or Never For Barbaro's Foes

    Following the massacre at Churchill Downs on May 6, the initial reaction was that Barbaro's opponents in the Preakness (gr. I) have as much chance of victory as Don Quixote had battling windmills. But, although Barbaro should once again be a formidable foe, there is no reason to quiver and hide from the fiend of Fair Hill.

  • Injured Prairie Meadows Jockey in ICU with Spinal Cord Injury

    Jockey Cindy Noll Murphy remained hospitalized Friday for treatment for injuries sustained when she was thrown in Thursday's fifth race at Prairie Meadows. According to her husband, Travis Murphy, the jockey did not sustain any broken bones or head trauma from the accident, but was experiencing temporary paralysis due to a bruised spinal cord.