Headlines for Friday, March 20, 2009

  • Terry Thompson, shown aboard Old Fashioned in a workout, will ride that colt in the Arkansas Derby.

    Thompson to Ride Old Fashioned

    Trainer Larry Jones says that Oaklawn Park leading jockey Terry Thompson will ride Fox Hill Farms' Old Fashioned in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. II) April 11.

  • Kentucky Media Honors Its Winners

    Perennial leading owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey will be joined by first-time honorees in trainer Mike Maker and jockey Victor Lebron when Kentucky Thoroughbred Media (KTM) honors the winners of its 19th annual leading owner, trainer, and jockey awards.

  • Journeyman Reduces Stud Fees

    Journeyman Stud has revised the stud fees on a number of its stallions for the remainder of the 2009 breeding season.

  • Jockey's Agent Gilardi Dead

    Prominent jockey agent Vic Gilardi died March 19, at Long Island Jewish Hospital after a one-month stay. He was 78.

  • Bloodhorse.com Launches March into May

    BloodHorse.com has announced the launch of the second annual voting contest "March into May," sponsored by Bet America. Beginning March 20, and throughout the six weeks leading to the May 2 Kentucky Derby, Thoroughbred racing fans should regularly visit BloodHorse.com and cast their votes to determine "the greatest" Kentucky Derby champion of all time.

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    Stardom Bound Settles in at Keeneland

    Champion Stardom Bound arrived at Keeneland on March 18 and will have her first breeze over the Polytrack on March 21 as she prepares for her scheduled start in the $400,000 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) on April 4.

  • Calder Race Course

    Calder Announces 2009 Stakes Schedule

    Calder Race Course announced its stakes schedule for the 2009 Calder Meet on March 20, a program that includes renewals of the Summit of Speed and Festival of the Sun, and the 28th runnings of the Florida Stallion Stakes series.

  • Chocolate Candy will be ridden by Joel Rosario in the Santa Anita Derby.

    Rosario to Get Chocolate Candy Mount

    Joel Rosario, Santa Anita's third-leading rider, will ride El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) winner Chocolate Candy in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 4, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said.

  • 'On Call' Veterinarians Show Support

    Now in its 19th year, the American Association of Equine Practitioners' "On Call" program will assist the spring season of live Thoroughbred racing on major television networks. The role of the "On Call" veterinarian is to deliver accurate veterinary information to broadcast and print journalists regarding the health of the equine athlete.

  • Muhannak won the 2008 Breeders' Cup Marathon.<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%3D6455748%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Distance Added to Breeders' Cup Marathon

    The Breeders' Cup announced March 20 that the distance of the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon has been lengthened from 1 1/2 miles to 1 3/4 miles for this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships, Nov. 6-7, during the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita Park.

  • Alysheba Returns to Kentucky

    Trainer Jack Van Berg and jockey Chris McCarron reminisce and greet Alysheba as the 1988 Horse of the Year takes up residence at the Kentucky Horse Park. View the Alysheba slideshow.

  • Chelokee

    Chelokee's rise to prominence and recovery from injury.

  • CHRB In Pickle Over Claiming Lawsuit

    Hoping to avert what one racing secretary called "open season" on the horse population in the state, the California Horse Racing Board took the unusual step of contacting a litigant who has put the board in a tenuous situation over a claiming rule.