Headlines for Thursday, February 26, 2009

  • Champion Midshipman highlights the list of 183 3-year-olds nominated to Keeneland's Toyota Blue Grass Stakes.

    Blue Grass Draws 183 Nominations

    Godolphin Racing's 2008 champion juvenile colt Midshipman highlights an all-star list of 183 3-year-olds nominated to Keeneland's $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), to be held April 11.

  • THS: Fountain of Youth (Video)

    Tom and Evan analyze the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (gr. II) at Gulfstream on February 28. The Wizard's Spotlight Play is Race 8 at Fair Grounds on Saturday.

  • Fairmount to Host RACE Fundraiser

    Fairmount Park, which recently put in place a zero tolerance policy on slaughter, will host an April 23 fundraiser to benefit its newly established Thoroughbred adoption program, Racehorse Alternative Choice Environment.

  • Frolic's Dream makes her first start for Roy and Gretchen Jackson's Lael Stables in the Davona Dale Stakes.<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%3D7601247%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    New Barn, High Hopes for Frolic's Dream

    Since scoring in the Forward Gal (gr. II) less than a month ago, Frolic's Dream was purchased privately and has changed barns, but that won't keep the promising filly from trying to win for the fifth time in six starts in the $150,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II) March 1 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Gulfstream Retail Development Progresses

    Magna Entertainment Corp. and partner Forest City Enterprises announced Feb. 26 the first 32 tenants for the retail portion of their The Village at Gulfstream Park development. Plans for the $1.2-billion complex, adjacent to Gulfstream's clubhouse/casino building, include a hotel and condominiums on the property in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Meanwhile, officials are reluctant to speculate on a possible bankruptcy filing by MEC.

  • THS: Fountain of Youth Stakes

    Tom and Evan analyze the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park February 28. The Wizard's Spotlight Play is Race 8 at Fair Grounds on Saturday.Download a PDF of the "The Wizard's Spotlight Play."

  • And They're Off: Mardi Gras

    Lenny and Steve discuss Derby horses, including Dunkirk, Old Fashioned and Friesan Fire and older horses, including undefeated Rail Trip.Plus, the "And They're Off" Trivia contest announcement.The complete first season of "And They're Off" is now available on DVD! Order your copy today.

  • Take the Points at Woodstock Farm in 2006.

    Take the Points Already a Big Winner

    Take the Points, who shipped to California Thursday for Saturday's $200,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III), is a gamble that has already paid off big-time for the colt's breeders Ramiro Salazar and his wife Denise Belcher of Phoenix Farm.

  • Charles Town Increases Losing Mount Fees

    Charles Town jockeys will receive an increase in their losing mount fees beginning March 1 as a result of a new agreement between the Jockeys' Guild and the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association.

  • Luke Kruytbosch

    Kruytbosch to be Honored at AHA Gala

    The late Luke Kruytbosch, who served for a decade as the track announcer at Churchill Downs, will be honored Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. (EST) as the American Heart Association holds its 17th annual Crystal Heart Gala at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

  • Fountain of Youth: Pace Makes the Race

    Our core premise in the one-mile, grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes is that if Notonthesamepage breaks well, he's going to shoot for the lead, and almost all the others will struggle to, well, stay on the same page with him. The question thus becomes whether there's anything in the race that will overtake him.

  • Magnum

    The Herricks love for black horses led them to purchase the Argentine bred Magnum.