Headlines for Monday, March 9, 2009

  • "And They're Off" Morning at the Derby Contest opens March 11.

    Contest: Win a Backside Tour Derby Week

    Answer the trivia question correctly on the "And They're Off" video that premieres March 11 and you could win a morning at Churchill Downs Kentucky Derby week with hosts Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman.

  • MEC to be Delisted from Nasdaq

    Magna Entertainment Corp., which recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, received notice March 9 its Class A shares would be delisted frolm the Nasdaq stock exchange effective March 16.

  • Rachel Alexandra got in her final pre-Fair Grounds Oaks workout March 8 at Oaklawn Park.

    Rachel Alexandra Odds-On in FG Oaks

    L and M Partners' Rachel Alexandra looms as the 4-5 morning line choice when facing five rivals in the 43rd running of the $400,000 grade II Fair Grounds Oaks for 3-year-old fillies March 14 at Fair Grounds.

  • Proudinsky won the 2008 running of the Muniz Memorial Handicap. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2FS667162%2Fphoto%2F3811566%2F%3Fo%3D6">Order This Photo</a>

    Proudinsky Seeks Muniz Memorial Repeat

    Johnanna Louise Glen-Teven's Proudinsky, winner of the Muniz Memorial Handicap (gr. II) a year ago, is the 3-1 morning-line favorite in his quest to become the first back-to-back winner in the 17-year history of the event, Fair Grounds' premier race for turf horses.

  • Honest Man tuned up for the N.O. Handicap with a win in the Mineshaft.

    Honest Man Favored in NO Handicap

    Fox Hill Farms' Honest Man, winner of the grade III Mineshaft Handicap in his last start, is the 121-pound highweight and 3-1 morning-line favorite for the $500,000, grade II New Orleans Handicap, which is contested at 1 1/8 miles on the dirt as part of the March 14 Louisiana Derby card at Fair Grounds.

  • California Bill Seeks Wager Monitoring

    A California state senator has introduce legislation seeking real-time monitoring of pari-mutuel wagering, a move prompted by a high-profile technology glitch involving last year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Vertigineux

    Zenyatta's Dam in Foal to 'Henry'

    Vertigineux, the dam of champion Zenyatta, has been pronounced in foal to Henrythenavigator, a British classic winner who entered stud this year at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

  • Friesan Fire took the Risen Star in his latest outing.

    Friesan Fire is Louisiana Derby Choice

    Friesan Fire, winner of the LeComte (gr. III) and Risen Star (gr. III), has been installed the 5-2 morning line choice in the 10-horse field that will contest the March 14, $600,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II) at Fair Grounds.

  • Keeneland Benefit for Disabled Jockeys

    Some leading current and retired jockeys will test their karaoke skills against each other during an April 17 talent competition at the Keeneland Entertainment Center. The event, titled "Riders Up!," will benefit the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund of the Jockeys' Guild.

  • OBS Changes Under Tack Show Time

    The under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's March select sale of 2-year-olds in training will begin at 9 a.m. (EDT) instead of 8 a.m., as previously scheduled, because of the recent switch to Daylight Savings Time. The first session of the show is set for March 12 (Hip Nos. 1-260), and the second session will be held March 13 (Hip Nos. 261-523) in Central Florida.

  • Stardom Bound will make her next start in the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2FS622580%2Fphoto%2F7865300%2F%3Fo%3D2">Order This Photo</a>

    Stardom Bound Headed to Ashland Stakes

    Stardom Bound, who just got up for a desperate nose victory in the Santa Anita Oaks (gr. I) March 7, did not take the big step forward her connections had been hoping for, and now likely will point for the Ashland Stakes (gr. I) and the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Bandini

    Bandini's Fee Reduced

    Walmac Farm's managing director John T.L. Jones III has announced a special promotion for farm stallion Bandini.

  • Reset Colt Tops MM Sale Opener

    It was a buyers' market during the first session of the 2009 BMW Magic Millions yearling sale at Morphettville in Australia March 9.