Headlines for Wednesday, June 14, 2006

  • Gary Stevens (with broadcast partner Tom Hammond, left, at this year's Kentucky Derby) is this week's guest on bloodhorse.com Talkin' Horses.

    Talkin' Horses with Gary Stevens

    Join legendary Hall of Fame jockey and current national television racing analyst Gary Stevens as he shares his interesting and entertaining insights on a celebrated career as one of Thoroughbred racing's biggest icons on the next edition of bloodhorse.com "Talkin' Horses" live online on Wednesday, July 12 beginning at Noon.

  • Grade I Winners Face Buzzards Bay in Foster

    Buzzards Bay, authoritative winner of the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) in his last start more than two months ago, takes on grade I winners Brass Hat and Perfect Drift in the $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Saturday.

  • Melanie has Rooting Interest in Californian

    Melanie Stubblefield, clerk of the course at Hollywood Park for the past 20 years, has usually remained neutral during the thousands of races for which she has handled the paperwork. But the veteran official admits she will have a cheering interest Saturday in the $250,000 Californian (gr. II).

  • Upset Hope Gallant Secret Drills for Fleur de Lis

    Gallant Secret tuned up for an upset bid in the $300,000-added Fleur de Lis (gr. II) on the "Stephen Foster Super Saturday" card with a solid three-furlong blowout on Wednesday at Churchill Downs.

  • Master Command Passes on Stephen Foster

    Aaron and Marie Jones' Master Command, winner of the William Donald Schaefer Handicap (gr. III) at Pimlico most recently, will pass on an expected run in Saturday's $750,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Pennsylvania Derby Scrapped for 2006

    Management at Philadelphia Park announced today that the 2006 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), which was to carry a purse of $750,000 and was scheduled for Sept. 4 (Labor Day), has been cancelled.

  • Televised Road to the Breeders' Cup Starts June 17

    The second half of the Thoroughbred racing season kicks off June 17 with the first 2006 telecast of the Road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships – Powered by Dodge on ESPN from 5-7 p.m. (est).

  • KEMI Announces Fall 2006 Internship Class

    The Kentucky Equine Management Internship (KEMI) program has announced its fall 2006 internship class. Fourteen students were accepted to participate in the 22 week, hands-on internship program that begins with orientation July 8.

  • KEEP Wins National Public Relations Award

    The Kentucky Equine Education Project (KEEP) and its public relations agency, Preston-Osborne, have been presented a Silver Anvil Award for their work to establish a breeder incentive fund.

  • Three Contenders Work Toward Stephen Foster

    Fred Bradley's Brass Hat and Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift, the local stars that could be the favorites for Saturday's 25th running of the $750,0000-added Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, turned in their final major pre-race preps on Tuesday with training moves at Trackside Louisville training center.