Headlines for Wednesday, May 14, 2008

  • Buffalo Man is the only runner in the Dixie's nine-horse field to carry more than 118 pounds.

    Buffalo Man, Shakis Vie in Dixie Stakes

    The top-weighted runner in the $250,000 Dixie Stakes (gr. IIT) at Pimlico May 17 is coming off a sixth-place finish, while his closest competitor also ran sixth in his last start. That leaves a chance at graded earnings readily available to seven other runners in the 1 1/8-mile turf event on the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) undercard.

  • Deal May Give Calder Preakness Signal

    An official of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association said on May 14 that his organization will issue a proposal that would enable Calder Race Course to carry the simulcast signal of the May 17 Preakness Stakes (gr. I) -- with a condition.

  • Derby winner and Preakness favorite Big Brown arrives at Pimlico.

    Big Brown Arrives at Pimlico

    Accompanied by two United Parcel Service vehicles, Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Big Brown arrived and entered the Preakness (gr. I) stakes barn at Pimlico Race Course May 14 to begin his quest for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown.

  • CDI Includes Kentucky Horsemen in Suit

    Churchill Downs Inc. has amended its lawsuit against Florida horsemen and the Thoroughbred Horsemen's Group to include certain Kentucky horsemen associations and officers, an action in which all defendants are charged with violating federal antitrust laws.

  • Roaring Fever Filly Among Fastest

    A Roaring Fever filly and a Medaglia d'Oro colt turned in the fastest works at an eighth of a mile May 14 at Timonium in Maryland during the first session of the under tack show for the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic May sale of 2-year-olds in training.

  • Trainer Dan Hendricks will send out Indian Sun in the Will Rogers.

    Indian Sun Back On Turf for Will Rogers

    After making a detour for the Triple Crown trail this spring, Cecil Peacock's Indian Sun gets back on the grass May 17 at Hollywood Park, facing five sophomore rivals in the $100,000 Will Rogers Stakes (gr. IIIT) at one mile.

  • Giquere Can Make Case for Queen's Plate

    Giquere, among the top four Winterbook candidates for Canada's Queen's Plate later this spring, attempts to get his first win of the 2008 campaign in the $150,000 Marine Stakes (Can-III) at Woodbine May 17.

  • Derby winner Big Brown will break from post position 7 as the 1-2 morning-line favorite in the Preakness.<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%3D4421235%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Big Brown Draws Post Position 7

    Undefeated Big Brown will break from post position 7 as the 1-2 favorite in Saturday's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) as the colt will attempt to duplicate his impressive victory in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Behindatthebar

    Behindatthebar Will Need Speed

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P> Behindatthebar's owners bypassed the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and aimed instead at the Preakness. The son of Forest Wildcat will need every bit of his sire's speed and stamina from his broodmare sire Runaway Groom to take on the Derby winner Big Brown.

  • Casino Drive won the Peter Pan (gr. II) in his Belmont Stakes (gr. I) prep.  &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D4477198%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Casino Drive Waits for Belmont

    Casino Drive came out of his victory in the Peter Pan (gr. II) May 10 at Belmont Park as effortlessly and professionally as raced in his United States debut. Now, he is ready to tackle the 1 1/2-mile Belmont Stakes (gr. I) June 7.

  • Nick Zito will start Stevil in Saturday&#39;s Preakness (gr. I).

    Preakness Notes: May 14

    Entrants make their way to Pimlico; Zito voices concerns for horses and racing.

  • Pfizer Animal Health and the NTRA have joined forces to  fund laminitis research through the Barbaro Memorial Fund.

    Pfizer Increases Support of Charity Fund

    Since late January, Pfizer Animal Health and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) have joined forces to help fund laminitis research through the NTRA Charities - Barbaro Memorial Fund. Pfizer Animal Health displays, featuring "Riding with Barbaro" awareness bracelets, will appear in select veterinary clinics and retail outlets across the country and at major equine events. Due to the strong response thus far, Pfizer Animal Health will be expanding its number of display locations and manufacturing thousands of additional bracelets for public distribution.

  • Patrick Biancone

    Biancone, KHRA Square Off in Court

    Attorneys for the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority and Patrick Biancone appeared before a Circuit Court judge May 14 and presented their arguments in the latest saga involving the controversial trainer.

  • Tres Borrachos

    Preakness Profile: Tres Borrachos

    The connections for Tres Borrachos, which translated from Spanish means "Three Drunks," are hoping to crash Big Brown's expected victory party at the 2008 Preakness (gr. I).

  • Waldens Sell Gracefield

    Ben P. Walden Jr. and his wife, Elaine, prominent members of the Kentucky Thoroughbred industry, have sold their 310-acre farm near Lexington. The property, called Gracefield, was purchased by Robert and Lisa Lourie of Setauket, New York, for an undisclosed amount.

  • Louis Romanet

    Romanet Awarded Gold Medal of Merit

    On May 12, the day of the German 2000 Guineas (Ger-II) in Cologne, Louis Romanet was awarded the Gold Medal of Merit by the German Direktorium.

  • Bill Casner, chairman of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association, spoke at a horsemen&#39;s meeting in Louisville May 13.

    Horsemen Urged to Stay the Course

    Players involved in the fractious negotiations with Churchill Downs over revenue sharing on the evening of May 13 exhorted a gathering of more than 150 horsemen to stay the course in the standoff and support their efforts.

  • Kentucky Bear

    Preakness Profile: Kentucky Bear

    Kentucky Bear might have been shut out of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) by a lack of graded-stakes earnings, but the colt is now pointed toward the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) May 17 at Pimlico Race Course.

  • Macho Again

    Preakness Profile: Macho Again

    For Macho Again, the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) has been a will he or won't he proposition. Owner West Point Thoroughbreds had been considering the Ohio Derby (gr. III) for the son of Macho Uno, with the prospect of West Coast-based El Gato Malo going to the Preakness.

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    Preakness Profile: Giant Moon

    Fresh off being named the 2007 champion juvenile male by the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Preakness Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Giant Moon will be looking to get back to his winning ways in the second leg of the Triple Crown.

  • Racecar Rhapsody

    Preakness Profile: Racecar Rhapsody

    Racecar Rhapsody is looking to earn the first graded stakes victory of his career when he runs in the May 17 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).