Headlines for Friday, March 21, 2008

  • Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) winner Big Truck is finally turning top works into wins.

    Big Truck Growing into His Potential

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Even though he had Tale of Ekati in his barn, trainer Barclay Tagg suggested Big Truck might be his most promising juvenile. The potential Big Truck possessed finally turned into performance in the Tampa Bay Derby, which he won with a gutsy drive against Atoned. Tagg believes Big Truck can handle the Kentucky Derby distance of a 1 1/4 miles. His pedigree raises some doubt.

  • HRTV's Target Louisville - 3/20 (Video)

    HRTV's originally produced weekly show on top Derby prospects and the road to the Triple Crown. This week's episode includes an interview with Robert LaPenta, owner of War Pass and Cool Coal Man, a detailed analysis of the San Felipe Stakes, a look at the Graded Earnings List, and a preview of the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II).

  • Todd Pletcher will send out Duke of de Buqe and Chitoz in the Lane&#39;s End, as well Holidaze in the Rushaway.

    Lane's End Contenders on Cruise Control

    Mid-morning on Turfway Park's backside March 21, Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) contenders were pulling at hay nets or dozing, blanketed against the morning chill. Horses and trainers alike are, as trainer Grant Hofmans said, "on cruise control" until March 22.

  • OBS April Sale Has 1,381 Horses

    The spring juvenile auction, scheduled for April 21-24 in Central Florida, has had 11 graduates go on to earn at least $1 million.

  • NTRA to Host Equine Tax Seminar

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association will host an equine tax seminar at Keeneland near Lexington April 7. Opportunities created by changes in the tax code will be the focus.

  • Corey Johnsen, President, Kentucky Downs, is one of the scheduled speakers for the inaugural Kentucky International Equine Summit 2008.

    Equine Economy Part of Summit

    The "Equine Economy in the 21st Century" will be among the topics during the inaugural Kentucky International Equine Summit 2008 at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in Lexington April 28 - 29.

  • Judge Clears CDI Payment to Guild

    A federal bankruptcy judge recently signed an order paving the way for Churchill Downs Inc. to make a contractual payment of nearly $150,000 to the Jockeys' Guild, which will use the money to pay medical and insurance bills.

  • Strodes Creek finished 2nd in the 1994 Kentucky Derby.

    Derby Runner-Up Strodes Creek Dead

    Strokes Creek, who placed in both the 1994 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Belmont Stakes (gr. I), was euthanized after breaking a leg in a paddock accident in South Korea.