Headlines for Friday, May 23, 2008

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    Roshani Possess the Best of Her Family

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Roshani is one of only three graded stakes winners produced by crossing a sire from the Nijinsky II line with daughters of Deputy Minister. Clearly, Roshani inherited the best from the paternal and maternal sides of her pedigree. The daughter of Fantastic Light was sold for $135,000 as a racing/broodmare prospect at the 2007 Keeneland January mixed sale. She has now earned $320,550.

  • 2007 Sunshine Millions Classic winner McCann&#39;s Mojave takes on 6 in the Berkeley Stakes.

    McCann's Mojave Looks Tough in Berkeley

    Stakes veteran McCann's Mojave, a grade III winner on Golden Gate Fields' Tapeta Footings surface last November for trainer Steve Specht, tries to do it again in the $150,000 Berkeley Stakes (gr. III) on Memorial Day, May 26, at the Albany track.

  • Hollywood Derby winner Daytona heads a field of eight in the Shoemaker Mile.

    Daytona Revved Up for Shoemaker Mile

    Grade I winner Daytona, a front-running win machine since last October, aims for his sixth victory in seven starts in the $250,000 Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) on Memorial Day, May 26, at Hollywood Park.

  • Wilshire winner Diamond Diva takes on Precious Kitten and Rutherienne in the Gamely Breeders&#39; Cup.

    Gamely is Diamond Diva's Turn to Shine

    English import Diamond Diva faces the biggest challenge of her career when she takes on grade I winners Precious Kitten and Rutherienne in the $250,000 Gamely Breeders' Cup (gr. IT) on the Inglewood turf May 26.

  • Tessa Blue may be favored in an evenly matched Arlington Matron.

    Arlington Matron Up For Grabs

    Eight evenly-matched older fillies and mares seek their first graded stakes victory of the season, as they face off in the $150,000 Arlington Matron Handicap (gr. III) on Memorial Day.

  • 2007 Winning Colors winner Miss Macy Sue is back to try again in the 2008 version.

    Miss Macy Sue Runs in Colors...Again

    Change Up, despite not having started since early April during the Keeneland meeting, looks strong against five rivals in Monday's $100,000 Winning Colors Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs. She'll have to be to top defending winner Miss Macy Sue.

  • Four-time graded stakes winner Dream Rush has proven she is the one to beat in the Vagrancy Handicap.&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%3D1641247%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Vagrancy: Dream Rush Makes Season Debut

    Four-time graded stakes winner Dream Rush has proven she is the one to beat in the $150,000 Vagrancy Handicap (gr. II) May 25 at Belmont Park, but the 4-year-old Wild Rush filly must answer one major question: how will she respond to a nearly seven-month layoff?

  • Test Calls for Flooding of SA Surface

    A two-day flooding of Santa Anita Park's synthetic surface is one of the final tests management plans before making a decision on the future of the main-track surface. Track president Ron Charles said the surface will be flooded following training hours May 28.

  • Monmouth Offers Triple Crown Bonuses

    The centerpiece of Monmouth's meeting each year is the $1 million Haskell Invitational Presented by Vonage (gr. I), which has a bonus scheme tied into the Triple Crown races.

  • Derby winner Big Brown&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%3D4421235%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Big Brown Owners Show Compassion

    The connections of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands and Preakness Stakes (both gr. I) winner Big Brown announced a "special presentation" May 23 to the family of the Nassau County, N.Y. police officer critically injured when a drunken driver crashed into his patrol car.

  • CHRB Waiting on Answers from Tote Co.

    The executive director of the California Horse Racing Board said it was he--and not board chairman Richard Shapiro--who possessed information that tote company Scientific Games had prior knowledge of a computer software glitch that affected "quick-pick" wagers before it was discovered after the running of the Kentucky Derby May 3.

  • Handicapping Tourney Returns to Red Rock

    The $1-million Daily Racing Form/NTRA National Handicapping Championship will return to the Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas next year, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association said.

  • Opposing Talent Often Key to Winning TC

    Just our opinion, but all extrinsic factors aside for the time being, it doesn't seem fair to dismiss Big Brown's accomplishments, however brief they may be, by saying his competition is weak.

  • Colostrum Donations Needed in Kentucky

    Veterinarians with Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington have put out a call for colostrum donations because its supply has dwindled in the midst of foaling season.