Headlines for Thursday, May 28, 2009

  • Friesan Fire<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%3D8020656%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Friesan Fire Sidelined

    Vinery Stables' and Fox Hill Farm's Friesan Fire, who was made the favorite for this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) after three consecutive graded stakes wins this spring, has been sidelined for a couple of months due to an injury.

  • Lemon Chiffon hopes to spring an upset in the Gamely.

    Lemon Chiffon Has Upset Chance in Gamely

    Lemon Chiffon, a lightly-raced 6-year-old mare, hopes to spring an upset in the $250,000 Gamely Stakes (gr. IT) for fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on the Hollywood Park turf May 30.

  • Chip Woolley, trainer of Mine That Bird

    Woolley Will Wait For Jackson's Decision

    Whatever the reasons for Jess Jackson delaying his decision on Rachel Alexandra's Belmont Stakes status, Chip Woolley, trainer of Mine That Bird, is prepared to wait him out and will not name a rider for the Kentucky Derby winner until Jackson announces his decision.

  • Borel May Ride Mine That Bird in Belmont

    Chip Woolley, the trainer of Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Mine That Bird, said jockey Calvin Borel will ride his horse in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) if Rachel Alexandra isn't entered.

  • Acting Lady carries top weight in the Honeymoon Handicap.<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%3D7980575%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Nine Vie in Honeymoon Handicap Puzzler

    The 3-year-old filly turf division in Southern California has been difficult to sort out all year, and it remains a puzzle heading into the $150,000 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park May 31. Six of the nine 3-year-old fillies entered also ran the Senorita Stakes (gr. IIIT) held earlier this month, although the winner, Mrs Kipling, isn't among them.

  • Brunch With The Brits on Belmont Day

    Racing fans at Belmont Park will be able to watch and wager on the Epsom Derby (Eng-I), as part of a morning card from the United Kingdom on Belmont Stakes (gr. I) Day June 6.

  • Pioneering to Brazil

    Pioneering, a half-brother to two-time leading sire Storm Cat, might be headed to Brazil to continue his stallion career.

  • FBR Wins Telly Award for Equine Reseach Film

    The Foundation for Biomedical Research announced its feature film Majestic has won a Telly Award in the 30th Annual Telly Awards competition. Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards is the premier award honoring outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online film and video.

  • Michigan ORC Trying to Salvage Race Dates

    The Michigan House and Senate are scrambling to find alternative funds for the Office of Racing Commissioner after a government order given the week of May 11 wiped out all the funds for Thoroughbred programs in order to pay state debts.

  • Rutherienne will look to return to her winning ways in the Nassau Stakes.<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%3D4177509%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Nassau: Can Rutherienne Return to the Top?

    On May 30, Rutherienne will look to return to her winning ways when she takes on nine rivals in the $300,000 Nassau Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine turf. It will be the first start in Canada for the 5-year-old mare.

  • Funding for New Racetrack Surfaces Study

    Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced May 28 that it is providing $50,000 to fund an innovative research project designed to create a "state-of-the-art" method of assessing racetrack surfaces.

  • Dubawi Sires First Winner

    Darley stallion Dubawi sired his first winner when his son Dubai Story won May 27 at Marseille-Borely.

  • Bribon puts back-to-back wins together with a Met Mile triumph.<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%3D8151798%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bribon Breaks Through

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>It would have been hard to predict that Bribon would achieve his most prestigious victory at age 6 on American dirt when he made his juvenile debut in a seven-furlong event at Saint-Cloud in France.

  • Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation Announces Additional Study on Surfaces

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that it is providing $50,000 to fund an innovative research project designed to create a state-of-the-art method of assessing racetrack surfaces. The project is being conducted by Sue Stover, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVS;&nbsp;Mont Hubbard, MS, PhD; Shrinivasa Upadhyaya, PhD; and Jacob Setterbo, BS, at t...

  • It's a Bird Positive After Oaklawn Handicap

    It's a Bird, winner of the Lone Star Handicap (gr. III) on Memorial Day, could lose the purse from his April 4 victory in the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) as the result of a positive test for the prohibited substance naproxen, an anti-inflammatory medication.