Headlines for Thursday, May 4, 2006

  • Appeal Filed in Brass Hat Disqualification

    Attorney William E. Johnson officially filed an appeal May 4 on behalf of Fred and William "Buff" Bradley, the owner and trainer, respectively, of Brass Hat.

  • Foxysox Seeks 4th Straight in Senorita Stakes

    Foxysox, unbeaten in North America, will aim for her fourth straight victory of 2006 in Saturday's $100,000 Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on the Hollywood Park turf course.

  • Cerin Targets Railbird With Bettarun Fast

    Bettarun Fast will attempt to win her second straight graded stakes in Hollywood Park's co-feature Saturday, the $100,000 Railbird (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.

  • Last of Derby Horses Shows Up at Churchill

    The last member of the 20-horse cast for Saturday's $2 million Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) arrived on the scene at Churchill Downs on Thursday afternoon.

  • Datrick wins Kentucky Breeders' Cup for 2-year-olds, Thursday at Churchill Downs.

    Asmussen's Treat Datrick Wins Kentucky BC

    Making his second lifetime start, Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Datrick disposed of stablemate Sentry in mid-stretch and edged away to win the $184,250 Kentucky Breeders' Cup (gr. III) for 2-year-olds Thursday at Churchill Downs.

  • Sur La Tete, McDynamo Head Iroquois Noms

    Grade I winners Sur La Tete and McDynamo are among eight Thoroughbreds nominated to the $150,000 Iroquois (NSA-I) to be run May 13 at Nashville, Tenn.

  • How True It Is Moves Up in Nassau County BC

    Unbeaten How True It Is, a $450,000 2-year-old purchase last February who won both her starts at Gulfstream Park for trainer Joe Orseno, could be the one to beat in Saturday's $200,000 Nassau County Breeders' Cup (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park.

  • Napravnik Granted Stay of 5-Day Suspension

    The Maryland stewards granted leading rider Rosie Napravnik a stay after she appealed a five-day suspension for her ride aboard Tenure Track at Pimlico on April 28.

  • Looking for Sire Power in the Derby

    One thing the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) has taught us over the years is that the winner can come from anywhere. And the same goes for the winner's sire.

  • Suffolk Will Revive Massachusetts Handicap

    Suffolk Downs, which opens its 109-day meeting on Saturday, will revive the Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) with a new date this season and a reduced purse.

  • Suffolk Will Revive Massachusetts Handicap

    Suffolk Downs, which opens its 109-day meeting on Saturday, will revive the Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) with a new date this season and a reduced purse.

  • IHA Amendment Plan Progresses; Congress Sets Hearing

    A member of Congress from Kentucky has drafted two pieces of legislation that would amend the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 to provide dedicated funding for workers' compensation insurance for jockeys, exercise riders, trainers, and backstretch workers.

  • Sizzling Oonagh Maccool Favored in Louisville

    Irish-bred Oonagh Maccool, who romped to victory in her last start for trainer Todd Pletcher, breaks from the rail as the 5-2 morning line favorite in the $300,000 Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs Friday.

  • Florida Derby winner Barbaro.

    3-Year-Olds Affirm Their Quality as Derby Approaches

    Like any kind of crop, a 3-year-old crop requires time to grow before it can be determined whether it is weak or strong. In racing, people have a tendency to denounce a 3-year-old crop in its infantile stages, and then praise it when it suddenly bears fruit right before the Kentucky Derby.

  • Jackson to Push for Licensing of Bloodstock Agents

    Jess Jackson, the California winemaker who has been pushing for ethics reform in public and private horse sales since filing suit against three former advisers last September, should have felt right at home Wednesday while addressing a roomful of attorneys attending the University of Kentucky Equine Law Seminar in Lexington.