Headlines for Friday, May 18, 2007

  • Principle Secret, Try To Fly Clash Again in Barrera

    Principle Secret, one of the country's most heralded 2-year-olds in 2006, will try to turn the tables on unbeaten Try To Fly as he makes his second 2007 start in Sunday's contentious Lazaro S. Barrera Memorial Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Hollywood Park.

  • Sprint Champ Thor's Echo Back in O'Neill's Barn

    Sprint champion Thor's Echo, a California-bred 5-year-old gelding who captured the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) last year, has been returned to the Doug O'Neill stable at Hollywood Park after a disappointing winter in Dubai.

  • Mandella Has Oil Can Ready for The Tin Man

    Multiple grade I winner The Tin Man, now 9, is being pointed for another big season on the turf by trainer Richard Mandella, beginning May 28 in the Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park.

  • Edgar Prado rides Panty Raid to victory in the Black-Eyed Susan, Friday at Pimlico.<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%3D1224425%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Filly Yells Raid in Black-Eyed Susan

    The raid was on at cloudy Pimlico Friday. Panty Raid, under Edgar Prado, came from off the pace to win the Black-Eyed Susan Stakes (gr. II) with authority.

  • Future Peter Pan Winner May Grow Up To Be Belmont Champ

    The 139th running of the June 9 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), the third and final leg of horse racing's Triple Crown, could pick up a starter or two at the conclusion of Sunday's Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Belmont Park.

  • Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense arriving at Pimlico earlier in the week.<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%3D1223521%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Steve Haskin's Preakness Report: Looking For a Hot Toddy

    Unlike the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), the Preakness (gr. I) cannot be assessed through observations, as the horses shipped in to Pimlico just days before the race and have not been visible enough to be judged off works or even gallops.

  • Pioneering British Equine Research Center to Close

    The Equine Fertility Unit near Newmarket, England, is set to close later this year following the Thoroughbred Breeders' Association's decision not apply for a continuation of core funding from the Horserace Betting Levy Board.

  • Sugar Shake's first start in three months could be this weekend.

    'Sugar' Might Shake Loose in Shuvee

    Sugar Shake and Sweet Fliparoo have been cross-entered in Saturday's Shuvee Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park, increasing the number of entries to six. The two fillies were entered in the $150,000 Shuvee after they had already been entered in Friday's Allaire DuPont Breeders' Cup Distaff Handicap (gr. II) at Pimlico.

  • Silver Tree seeks to bounce back in the Dixie Stakes this weekend.

    Will Silver Tree Shine in Dixie?

    An accomplished field of 12 older males will contest the May 19 Dixie Stakes (gr. II) at Pimlico. Leading the list in earnings is millionaire Silver Tree, who will be looking to bounce back after an unplaced effort in the April 7 John B. Connally Breeders' Cup Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT).

  • High Chaparral won't be shuttled to the Southern Hemisphere this season.

    High Chaparral Not Shuttling

    Irish-based Coolmore Stud has announced that dual Breeders' Cup winner High Chaparral will be rested from his Southern Hemisphere shuttling duties this season.

  • Aldebaran (shown) now has a winning son, Ascot Hall, on his pedigree.

    Champion Aldebaran's First Winner

    Aldebaran, champion sprinter of 2003, was represented by his first winner May 17 when his son Ascot Hall won at Belmont Park in his initial start.

  • Rain at Pimlico...Well, Maybe

    The big question at Pimlico Friday morning is one that is impossible to answer. No, not who will win Saturday's Preakness (gr. I), but will it rain?

  • KY Governor Fletcher will support gambling if voters seek it.

    Kentucky Primary Begins Race for Expanded Gambling

    The May 22 Kentucky gubernatorial primary is expected to have implications for expanded gambling, an issue the state's horse industry fully expects to be addressed during the 2008 General Assembly session. But regardless of who is elected in November, the legislature may hold the cards.