Headlines for Tuesday, April 14, 2009

  • Papa Clem arriving at Churchill Downs on April 14.

    Papa Clem Arrives at Churchill Downs

    Bo Hirsch's homebred Papa Clem, winner of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park April 11, arrived at Churchill Downs April 14 to continue his preparation for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Gulfstream Park

    A look at Gulfstream Park's important meet, including the history of the track.

  • Mered Therapy Horse

    Mered was the first horse named to the Sonoma County Horse Council Equus Hall of Fame for his work with kids at the Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center.

  • Habaya is one of the graded stakes winners facing favorite April Pride in the Appalachian

    April Pride Favored in Appalachian

    English-bred April Pride, fresh off her victory in last month's China Doll Stakes on the Santa Anita turf, ships in from California and was installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite in a wide-open edition of $100,000 Appalachian (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland April 16 .

  • Old Fashioned has been retired.

    Old Fashioned Retired

    Grade II winner Old Fashioned, who underwent surgery after emerging from the Arkansas Derby (gr. II) with an injury, has been retired.

  • Hooh Why won the Ashland April 4 at Keeneland. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2FS696686%2Fphoto%2F7979828%2F%3Fo%3D0">Order This Photo</a>

    Team Hooh Why Considering Oaks Start

    Mark Hoffman, co-owner of Ashland Stakes (gr. I) winner Hooh Why, is contemplating a move to Churchill Downs and a possible run at the May 1 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)

  • USO to Host Soldiers on Derby Day

    For the first time in the 135-year history of the Kentucky Derby, the United Service Organizations will host American soldiers and their families from Fort Campbell and Fort Knox at Churchill Downs for the Run for the Roses May 2.

  • Pat Day is one of several retired riders in a newly formed marketing group.

    Retired Jockeys Form Marketing Union

    Former jockeys Pat Day, Laffit Pincay Jr., Ron Turcotte, Steve Cauthen, and Jean Cruguet have banded together to offer marketing opportunities for interested individuals or organizations.

  • I Want Revenge works at Churchill Downs on April 14, 2009 under Joe Talamo.<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%3D8006146%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    I Want Revenge Works at Churchill

    David Lanzman and IEAH Stables' I Want Revenge, the possible favorite for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), turned in his first serious training move since his arrival at Churchill Downs when he worked an easy half-mile over a muddy track on April 14.

  • Rick Dutrow

    April 23 Hearing Set In Dutrow Case

    A hearing has been scheduled for April 23 into trainer Rick Dutrow's appeal of a 15-day suspension from Kentucky stewards after his horse, Salute the Count, allegedly tested positive for an excessive amount of clenbuterol following a stakes race at Churchill Downs on May 2, 2008.

  • RFE to Host Open House April 16

    In celebration of new quarters that will help provide better services to the Thoroughbred industry, The Race For Education will host an open house on April 16, from 6 to 8 p.m.

  • Devil Moon Tops Easter Broodmare Opener

    The sale of group I winner Devil Moon and group II winner Belong To Many, along with a solid clearance rate, highlighted the opening session of the 2009 William Inglis & Son Australian Easter broodmare sale at Newmarket in Australia April 14.

  • Flying at the End: These Guys Can Run

    One handicapping angle for the Kentucky Derby has been: Whether the horse finished the final 3/8 mile of a 1 1/8-mile prep race in under 38 seconds. Forget about that this year, and here's why.

  • Commentator won the Whitney for the 2nd time in 2008.<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%3D5274581%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Commentator Named NY Horse of the Year

    For the sixth time in the last seven seasons, the New York Thoroughbred Breeders champions for 2008 included two or more grade I winners for the year.

  • Friesan Fire

    Friesan Fire Works at Keeneland

    Friesan Fire, one of the top choices for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), breezed five furlongs at Keeneland the morning of April 14.

  • Mike Pegram

    Pegram Honored by Gregson Foundation

    Mike Pegram is quick with a joke when his horses win, but the owner said he felt very humbled when the Southern California racing industry turned out to honor him and his wife, Mary Ellen.