Headlines for Friday, June 1, 2007

  • E Z Warrior Penciled for Bing Crosby Handicap

    Zayat Stables' grade III winner E Z Warrior is to make his next start in the July 29 Bing Crosby Handicap (gr. I) at Del Mar, trainer Bob Baffert said after the chestnut son of Exploit worked a half-mile in :47 1/5 over a fast main track at Santa Anita on Friday morning.

  • Light Shift (right) gives Henry Cecil his 8th win in the Oaks.

    Henry Cecil Back in Lime 'Light' with Oaks Victory

    After a seven-year absence, Henry Cecil, the master of Warren Place and one of the greatest trainers in the history of the British turf, roared back into the Classic spotlight when his high class filly, Light Shift captured the Vodafone Oaks (Eng-I) at Epsom on Friday.

  • Illinois Derby winner Cowtown Cat is the morning line favorite for the Ohio Derby.

    Cowtown Cat Expected to Rebound in Ohio Derby

    Cowtown Cat, winner of the Illinois Derby (gr. II) and Gotham Stakes (gr. III) this season, drew the No. 6 post position and has been installed the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday's $300,000 Ohio Derby (gr. II) at Thistledown.

  • Casino Manager to Head Fair Grounds Slot Operations

    Austin Miller, who has spent the last 15 years in managerial positions in the casino industry, has been named to the new position of vice president and general manager of slots operations and OTBs at Fair Grounds Race Course, track president Randall Soth announced Friday.

  • Scorpion (rail) powers to victory in the Coronation.

    Scorpion Stings Rivals in Coronation Cup

    Scorpion led home an Aidan O'Brien exacta as the 2005 Ladbrokes St. Leger (Eng-I) winner powered to the wire 1 1/4 lengths clear of stablemate Septimus in the Vodafone Coronation Cup (Eng-I) at Epsom on Friday.

  • Contessa Eyes Sunday's Spectacular Bid, Cupecoy's Joy

    New York-breds thunder into the spotlight Sunday at Belmont Park with another renewal of the New York Stallion Stakes' Spectacular Bid and Cupecoy's Joy Divisions, and trainer Gary Contessa will take a shot at winning both races.

  • Barbaro's compelling story will be presented on HBO on June 6.<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%3D399099%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    HBO's Barbaro Documentary Debuts June 6

    HBO's "Barbaro," a documentary exploring the triumph and tragedy of the winner of the 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will premiere June 6.

  • Eclipse Award winner Dreaming of Anna returns to the turf in the Double Delta Stakes.

    'Anna Back to Turf in Double Delta

    Eclipse Award winner Dreaming of Anna, who sealed her division honors last season with a victory in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), returns to the turf at her hometown race course in Saturday's Double Delta Stakes at Arlington Park.

  • Virginia Derby to be Televised on CBS Network

    Colonial Downs has an agreement in place with CBS to nationally televise the 10th running of the $1-million Virginia Derby (gr. IIT). The one-hour broadcast begins at 5 p.m. (EST) July 21st with post time for the Virginia Derby set for 5:44 p.m.

  • The recently-discovered trophy awarded to Sam Riddle after War Admiral won the 1937 Kentucky Derby.

    War Admiral's Kentucky Derby Trophy Found

    The Kentucky Derby Museum has located War Admiral's 1937 Kentucky Derby Gold Cup Trophy, and it will be loaned to the museum for its Kentucky Derby Gold Cup exhibition in 2010.