Headlines for Wednesday, May 23, 2007

  • Calvin Borel will ride again for victory in the Lone Star Park Handicap.

    Monday's Lone Star Million Taking Shape

    Regional stakes star Silent Pleasure, who beat Bob and John by a neck in last month's Texas Mile (gr. III) for his fourth consecutive stakes win, will return to Texas for Monday's $400,000 Lone Star Park Handicap (gr. III) -- the marquee event during the Grand Prairie, Texas track's ninth annual Lone Star Million.

  • Fantasy Stakes winner High Heels is headed for the turf.

    High Heels Headed for Lawn After Strong Work

    Fantasy (gr. II) winner High Heels, third-place finisher in the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), is headed for the turf for her next start after she worked over grass for the first time at Churchill Downs.

  • Slew's Tizzy will ship to New York to prepare for Belmont.

    Improving Slew's Tizzy Set for Belmont

    Slew's Tizzy, getting good at the right time, will join the Triple Crown fray in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) for Kentucky-based trainer Greg Fox.

  • Barbaro Painting Doing Well on eBay

    The NTRA Charities' Barbaro Memorial Fund will benefit from a painting of Barbaro created on Kentucky Derby Day in the Churchill Downs paddock by Susan Sommer-Luarca. The item is now for sale on eBay.

  • Illinois Senate Passes Slaughter Bill

    The Illinois Senate passed a bill May 16 that would end horse slaughter for human consumption in the state. The bill, which passed by a vote of 39-16, now goes to Gov. Blagojevich for his signature.

  • Leading Sire Easing Along to Claiborne in 2008

    Leading Argentine first-crop sire Easing Along, a Claiborne Farm-raised son of Storm Cat out of grade I winner/producer Cadillacing, will stand the 2008 Northern Hemisphere season at Claiborne near Paris, Ky.

  • Bay Meadows Could Race in 2008

    With State Sen. Leland Yee in attendance at its May 22 meeting in Sacramento, the California Horse Racing Board threw open the possibility that Bay Meadows could resume racing in 2008.