Headlines for Wednesday, April 8, 2009

  • CARMA Roundtable: The Focus is on Rescue

    CARMA invited representatives from several California rescue organizations to a roundtable April 8 at Santa Anita to discuss ways the groups could work together to save Thoroughbreds and rehabilitate them for second careers.

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    Chatain to Lane's End Texas

    Multiple graded stakes winner Chatain has been retired from racing and is entering stud this year at William S. Farish's Lane's End Texas near Hempstead, Texas.

  • I Want Revenge is an outcross within five generations.
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    Taking Revenge

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>Leading Kentucky Derby candidate I Want Revenge is an outcross within 5 generations, partially due to the Argentinian breeding of his dam, but also because of Stephen Got Even's unusual pedigree.

  • Rebellion (left) took the Commonwealth in 2008.

    Rebellion Chases Commonwealth Repeat

    Rebellion will attempt to become the first since Black Tie Affair in 1990-91 to win repeat renewals of the Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) when he faces seven rivals April 11 in the $250,000 sprint at Keeneland.

  • Champion Forever Together will make her 2009 debut in the Jenny Wiley.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D6446658%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Jenny Wiley Features Forever Together

    A talented group of eight fillies and mares will line up against last year's female turf champion Forever Together when she makes her 5-year-old debut April 11 in the $200,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes (gr. IIT) at Keeneland.

  • Ernie Paragallo

    Animal Cruelty Found at Paragallo's Farm

    Investigators found serious violations of animal cruelty laws in at least 40 Thoroughbred horses at the New York farm owned by Ernie Paragallo following a raid April 8 by State Police and animal protection agency officials.

  • Stewart's Five-Year Suspension Upheld

    A hearing officer has ruled that the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission acted properly when it handed a five-year suspension to veterinarian Dr. Rodney Stewart after cobra venom and other prohibited substances were found in a barn and in his truck at Keeneland in June 2007.

  • Old Fashioned put in his final work for the Arkansas Derby on April 6 at Oaklawn Park.

    Old Fashioned Favored in Arkansas Derby

    With a more favorable pace scenario than the one he got in last month's Rebel Stakes (gr. II), trainer Larry Jones is confident that his colt Old Fashioned will prove his ability in the $1-million Arkansas Derby (gr. II).

  • Ernie Paragallo

    Paragallo's Horse Farm Inspected April 8

    New York state police and animal protection workers went to the Climax, New York farm of owner Ernie Paragallo April; 8 to inspect the condition of the horses there, according to the Albany Times-Union.

  • Via Lombardia to Burch Farm

    Via Lombardia, a California graded stakes winner, has been relocated to Dan Burch's Burch Farm near Monroe, Utah.

  • Lane&#39;s End winner Hold Me Back is the favorite for the Blue Grass.

    Hold Me Back Favored in Blue Grass

    WinStar Farm's Hold Me Back, winner of the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park, was installed as the moderate 3-1 morning-line favorite when 11 horses were entered for the April 11 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

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    Quality Road Gallops: Foot Much Improved

    Quality Road's quarter crack suffered in the Florida Derby (gr. I) is much improved, and the colt was out for a gallop Wednesday morning after having his hoof patched, said foot specialist Ian McKinlay.

  • New York Champion Scarlet Ibis Dead

    Michael T. Martin's Scarlet Ibis, who stood 14 years at Carl Lizza Jr.'s and Joseph Bartone's Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y., died March 30 of a heart attack at the farm.

  • Calder Race Course

    No Agreement on Calder Purse Contract

    Calder Race Course is preparing to open its 2009 season on April 24, but as of April 7 the track's parent Churchill Downs Inc. had not signed a purse contract with the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association.

  • 2009 Blue Grass Stakes Draw

    The draw for the 2009 Blue Grass Stakes, including comments from some of the connections.Read the Blue Grass Stakes preview.