Headlines for Wednesday, May 6, 2009

  • Allen Jerkens

    A portrait of Hall of Fame Trainer H. Allen Jerkens, including his victory with Onion over Secretariat in the Whitney.

  • CDI: Revenues Up, Earnings Down

    Citing the absence of insurance payments received in 2008, Churchill Downs Inc. reported a net loss of $4.8 million in the first quarter of the year, but said a 12% increase in net revenues were attributed to strength in its Louisiana gaming business and on-line wagering operation.

  • Owners Want Input in Sponsorship Deals

    Some owners who had horses in the grade I Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands are questioning the manner in which a corporate sponsorship tied to charitable causes was handled, but the Jockeys' Guild said the parties followed proper procedure.

  • Twilight Meteor won the Canadian Turf at Gulfstream Park in his final start. <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2FS726334%2Fphoto%2F7857580%2F%3Fo%3D0">Order This Photo</a>

    Twilight Meteor Retired

    Graded stakes winner Twilight Meteor has been retired from racing for stallion duty.

  • Charitable Man is the lone graded stakes winner entered in the Peter Pan.

    Solid Field Entered For Peter Pan

    The lone graded stakes winner in the field, Mr. and Mrs. William K. Warren's Charitable Man will continue on his comeback trail when lining up for the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) May 9 at Belmont Park.

  • The Stars Aligned

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>The first Saturday in May is a red-letter day on the American racing calendar Derby Day. But it is also an important day in European racing as the European Classic season kicks off with the Two Thousand Guineas. This year's Guineas was won by Christopher Tsui's Sea The Stars (IRE) and was quite as memorable for the connections of the winner as for the winner himself.

  • Mine That Bird left his Derby foes far behind. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2FS719439%2Fphoto%2F8065012%2F%3Fo%3D8&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Haskin's Derby Wrapup: Bird to Take Wing

    Calvin Borel would have made a great captain of the starship Enterprise, because time and again he boldly goes where no man has gone before. What he is able to do at Churchill Downs is mind-boggling.

  • Another NARA Graduate Finds Victory

    Anna Roberts of Franklinton, La. became the fifth graduate of the North American Racing Academy to win a race when she rode King of Mardi Gras to victory at Evangeline Downs April 29.

  • Big Drama is one of the new players expected for the Preakness.

    At Least Nine to Run in Preakness

    The prospective field for the Preakness (gr. I) grew by three confirmed starters when the connections of Musket Man, General Quarters and Terrain committed to the middle jewel of racing's Triple Crown on May 6. The $1 million race now has nine definite starters, with Big Drama the first to arrive at historic Pimlico Race Course. The 1 3/16-mile event is on May 16.

  • Buffalo Soldiers

    The New Buffalo Soldiers keep the memory of the original Buffalo Soldiers alive.

  • Starry Pursuit

    Starry Pursuit Retired

    Starry Pursuit has been retired from racing to become a broodmare for owners Peter Abruzzo and John Carver.

  • Mine That Bird a Magazine Cover Boy

    Mine That Bird's upset in the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands attracted the interest of editors at Sports Illustrated, who devoted the entire cover to it in the magazine's May 6 edition.

  • Injury to Scratched Derby Favorite I Want Revenge More Serious

    <P>The injury that kept I Want Revenge out of the May 2 Kentucky Derby will keep him from racing for months and threaten his career if he doesn't respond well to therapy, the horse's veterinarian said May 5. <P>Foster Northrop, DVM, said swelling in I Want Revenge's right front ankle, once considered only mild, progressed over the weekend, and an ultras...