Articles posted April 19, 2009

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Parading Leads Ben Ali Procession

Parading Leads Ben Ali Procession

Stuck wide on the backstretch of the $150,000 Ben Ali Stakes (gr. III), jockey Kent Desormeaux took a chance when he encouraged Parading to take control over his pace rivals heading into the final turn. The decision paid off when Parading ran away in upper stretch on the way to his first graded stakes victory April 19 at wet and windy Keeneland.

Kentucky Derby: Graded Stakes Earnings

Kentucky Derby: Graded Stakes Earnings

Updated: April 28, 2009
The field for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby Saturday, to be run on May 2, 2009 at Churchill Downs, is limited to 20 horses. If more than 20 are entered, preference will be given to entrants based on earnings in graded stakes races.

Trainer Mullins Suspended Seven Days

Trainer Mullins Suspended Seven Days

Trainer Jeff Mullins has been suspended seven days, beginning May 3, and fined $2,500 by the New York State Racing and Wagering Board for an incident in the Aqueduct security barn April 4. The stewards released the ruling April 19, following a telephone hearing with Mullins April 16.

Western Pride Sires First Winner

Grade II winner Western Pride sired his first winner when his daughter Straight Western won April 17 at Turf Paradise.

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