Headlines for Wednesday, April 25, 2007

  • Charm The Giant and Michael Baze come late on the outside to win the Wilshire Handicap, Wednesday at Hollywood Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1068451%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Charm the Giant Thunders to Wilshire Win

    Irish-bred Charm the Giant rallied from eighth with a furlong to run en route to a 1 1/2-length victory under jockey Michael Baze in the $111,500 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the grass as Hollywood Park opened its spring/summer meet on Wednesday.

  • TVG Renews Fox Sports Net Contract

    TVG announced April 25 that it has renewed its agreement with Fox Sports Net West and Fox Sports Net Prime Ticket to exclusively air live horseracing from across the country.

  • Progress on Wagering Issues Shared with Regulators

    A self-described horror story told by a fellow regulator provided dramatic background for a discussion on wagering security and integrity issues held April 25 during the Association of Racing Commissioners International annual conference.

  • Safari Queen Glides Home in Bewitch

    Heavily favored Safari Queen accelerated to the lead entering the stretch en route to a decisive two-length victory in the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) for older fillies Wednesday at Keeneland.

  • Classic Campaign Heads Big Field in Miami Mile

    The powerful Bill Mott stable sends out Kinsman Stable's Classic Campaign in a wide-open field of 12 older horses set for the $150,000 Miami Mile Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Calder turf course. The 5-year-old gelding will have to overcome the far outside post with champion jockey Garrett Gomez making a rare South Florida appearance to ride.

  • TVG to Broadcast From Hollywood Park

    TVG announced April 24 that it will broadcast from Hollywood Park's 68th spring/summer meet, which began April 25 at the Inglewood, Calif. track. Throughout the meet, TVG will present a $150,000 Guaranteed Pick Four each weekday and a $300,000 Guaranteed Pick Four on Saturdays and Sundays.

  • HRTV's Live Derby Coverage Begins April 28

    HorseRacing Television's popular weekly show "Target Louisville" will be broadcast daily as "Target Louisville Live," offering racing fans up-to-date information developments directly from Churchill Downs leading up to the 133rd edition of the Kentucky Derby.

  • Curlin worked Monday at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D1051556%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Steve Haskin's Derby Report: History Be Damned

    With not much going on at Churchill Downs or Keeneland Wednesday morning, this will be more of a potpourri of Derby tidbits and a few early thoughts on the race. And, guess what? We have another name being tossed in the Derby hat, which is par for the course in late April.

  • NBC's Barbaro Documentary Premieres Sunday

    NBC's one-hour documentary, "Barbaro: A Nation's Horse," will premiere Sunday, April 29, on what would have been the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner's fourth birthday.

  • RCI Panel Discusses Ideas for Racehorse Safety

    Emphatic calls for change in dealing with horse racing injuries and related prevention methods were made April 24 during a panel discussion at the annual Association of Racing Commissioners International Conference in Jackson Hole, Wyo.