Headlines for Thursday, May 10, 2007

  • Silver Swallow Late-Running Railbird Threat

    Silver Swallow, second to top filly Rags to Riches in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) in March in her stakes debut after breaking her maiden three weeks earlier, is a leading contender in Sunday's $100,000 Railbird Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park.

  • Plenty of Options in Open Mind Stakes

    The $100,000-added Open Mind, a five-furlong turf sprint at Churchill Downs Saturday, came up so evenly that the early favorites in a field of 13 3-year-old fillies -- Magical Ride and Classify -- are listed at odds of 4-1 and 5-1, respectively, on the morning line.

  • Woody Stephens' winner Songster makes 2007 debut in the Bold Ruler.

    Returning Anew, Songster Vie in Bold Ruler

    The two best sprinters in Saturday's $100,000 Bold Ruler Handicap (gr. III) have at least one thing in common: they both have not raced since August. Despite their vacations, Anew and Songster's 2006 campaigns make them the horses to beat in six-furlong heat.

  • Coolmore Lexington winner Slew's Tizzy headlines the Lone Star Derby.<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%3D1042455%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Slew's Tizzy Pick in Lone Star Derby

    A field of 10 3-year-olds was entered in Saturday's $300,000 Lone Star Derby (gr. III) at Lone Star Park, headed by Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) champ Slew's Tizzy and Illinois Derby (gr. II) runner-up Reporting for Duty.

  • Hard Spun, shown winning the Lane's End, is getting ready for round two.<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%3D923452%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Hard Spun Trainer Gearing Up for Round Two

    Larry Jones, who is still having visions of Street Sense getting shut off somewhere - anywhere - in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), is just about ready to drop what might have been and focus all his attention on what will be.

  • Pictopia Announces Blood-Horse Online Photo Store

    Powered by Pictopia, the Blood-Horse photo store offers hundreds of photographs from the official Blood-Horse collection, including photos of famous horses, exciting racing shots, and classic photos.

  • More Support for Barbaro Fund

    On Kentucky Derby Day, the Equine Wellness Foundation donated $10,000 to the Barbaro Fund at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center. The funds will support research on laminitis, which ultimately was responsible for Barbaro's death in January 2007.

  • Arlington Park Debuts Second Finish Line

    The May 11 race card at Arlington Park will begin with the debut of the track's new alternate finish line for a race run at 1 1/16 miles on the Polytrack.

  • TRRN to Sponsor Oklahoma Classic

    The Oklahoma Thoroughbred Association has announced that the Thoroughbred Racing Radio Network will be the sponsor of the $100,000 Oklahoma Classics Classic race for 2007.

  • Derby Telecast Up 8% for NBC

    NBC Sports' telecast of the 133rd Kentucky Derby May 5 averaged 11.5 million viewers, the highest number since 2001, the network reported Thursday.

  • Grade II Winner Sinister G Dead

    Sinister G, who was a 2004 Triple Crown contender, died May 8 of complications from colic after rupturing a bowel.

  • TVG To Offer Coverage of Monmouth Park Meet

    TVG announced that it will welcome its newest exclusive racetrack partner, Monmouth Park, with live on-track coverage of the 2007 racing season's opening weekend from the Jersey Shore racetrack.

  • Aptitude to Shuttle to Argentina

    Aptitude, last year's leading second-crop sire by progeny earnings, will be sent to Haras Vacacion in Argentine for the Southern Hemisphere breeding season.