Headlines for Friday, May 26, 2006

  • First U.S. Winner for Officer at Churchill Downs

    Officer was represented by his first winner in the United States on May 21 at Churchill Downs when his first-crop 2-year-old colt Run Alex Run defeated a $46,500 maiden special field.

  • Milk It Mick, one of several contenders in Monday's Shoemaker BC Mile, shown winning the Frank E. Kilroe Mile in March.

    Silent Name Chases Cesario in Shoemaker

    Trainer Gary Mandella hopes that Japanese-bred Silent Name can follow in the footsteps of last year's American Oaks (gr. IT) victor Cesario with a victory Monday on the Hollywood Park turf in the $300,000 Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Sharp Lisa and jockey Corey Nakatani nip Gamely foe Eternal Melody in last month's Santa Barbara Handicap.

    Reddam Fillies Double Trouble in Gamely BC

    J. Paul Reddam, the majority owner of Sharp Lisa and Dancing Edie, entered both 4-year-old fillies on Friday for the $300,000 Gamely Breeders' Cup (gr. IT) for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on the Hollywood Park turf on Monday.

  • Sky Conqueror's Outlook Bright in Connaught Cup

    Comebacking Sky Conqueror is one of seven locals who will defend the E.P. Taylor Turf Course against two American invaders in Sunday's $150,000 Connaught Cup (Can-III), the first turf stakes race of the season at Woodbine.

  • Record Holder Not Phone Favored in Jaipur

    Not Phone, fresh off a track record performance earlier this month, is the horse to beat in Sunday's $100,000 Jaipur (gr. IIIT) at six furlongs on the Belmont Park Widener Turf Course.

  • Legislators to NJSEA: Move Faster on OTB Network

    The New Jersey Assembly stepped up the pressure on the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority May 22 when it passed a resolution urging the agency to open off-track betting parlors that were authorized by a 1998 constitutional amendment legislatively enacted in 2001. Not one parlor has been built to date.

  • Velazquez Hopes to be Riding Before Belmont

    Jockey John Velazquez, sidelined with a fractured right shoulder blade and cracked ribs after a Keeneland racing accident on April 20, said he may return to racing before the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) on June 10.