Headlines for Thursday, April 19, 2007

  • Inglis Sale Keeps Riding High

    An unserved mare and an ageing dam of a bona fide champion highlighted day four of the Inglis Australian broodmare sale in Sydney, Australia Thursday.

  • Live Life Back in Action in Santa Barbara Handicap

    French-bred mare Live Life returns to action Saturday when she will carry high weight of 116 pounds in the $200,000 Santa Barbara Handicap (gr. IIT) for older fillies and mares at 10 furlongs on the Santa Anita turf, a race that in recent seasons was dominated by Megahertz.

  • Rigattieri Wins Three on Pimlico's Opening Day

    John Rigattieri, a leading trainer in New England who has made his presence felt while wintering in Maryland the past few seasons, jumped out in front of the pack when he saddled three winners at Pimlico on Thursday's opening day card.

  • Sabin Handicap winner Swap Fliparoo, 1 of 2 entries for Allen Jerkens in the Bed O' Roses

    Jerkens Has Two Shots at Eighth Bed o' Roses Victory

    Hall of Fame trainer H. Allen Jerkens has two of the five horses entered in the April 21 Bed o' Roses Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct. He has won the race seven times, and his contenders this year are Any Limit and Swap Fliparoo.

  • Illinois House Passes Anti-Slaughter Bill

    The Illinois House of Representatives passed a bill April 18 that would outlaw horse slaughter for human consumption. Illinois is home to one of three slaughter plants in the country. The bill passed 74-41.

  • Darley Broodmare Band With a Derby Twist

    Sheikh Mohammed's broodmare band has taken a powerful turn. Late last year in the name of Darley, Sheikh Mohammed privately purchased the dams of top Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) hopefuls Street Sense and Scat Daddy.