Headlines for Thursday, March 11, 2010

  • Jockey James Lopez Gets Win No. 1,000

    Jockey James Lopez earned his 1,000th career win when he guided Dance Hall Darlin to her maiden score in the ninth race at Turfway Park March 11.

  • Attendance Light at TRA/HTA Convention

    Attendance has been light at this year's joint annual meeting of the Thoroughbred Racing Association and Harness Tracks of America at the Hyatt Grand Champions Resort in Indian Wells, Calif.

  • Decelerator most recently won the Martha Washington Stakes on Feb 13.

    Decelerator, Beautician Battle in Honeybee

    Decelerator, winner of the Marsha Washington Stakes as the favorite one month ago, battles Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) runner-up Beautician in the $125,000 Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn Park March 13.

  • KY Racing Aid Bill Called 'Life Preserver'

    Legislation authorizing Instant Racing, a tax on advance deposit wagering, and a reduction in the pari-mutuel excise tax sailed through the Kentucky Senate Committee on State and Local Government March 11.

  • Kays and Jays won the Hurricane Bertie on Feb 13.<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%3D8792366%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Inside Information Stakes Up For Grabs

    The top four finishers of last month's Hurricane Bertie Stakes (gr. III), including winner Kays and Jays, return for the $150,000 Inside Information Stakes (gr. II) March 14 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Lookin At Lucky makes his first dirt start in the Rebel.<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%3D8709552%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lookin At Lucky Debuts With Blinkers in Rebel

    Trainer Bob Baffert brings out his big gun, 2009 juvenile champion Lookin At Lucky, in the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park March 13. Now he just wants to be sure the son of Smart Strike is ready to fire.

  • Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta

    Live Video of Rachel, Zenyatta on NTRA.com

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is launching a Webcast called NTRA Live!, which features original programming and live video of key races, including the 2010 debuts of Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta March 13.

  • First Mare in Foal to Monba

    The first mare in foal to grade I winner Monba is Hanna's Fury, a winning half-sister to two stakes winners.

  • Einstein Gets First Mare in Foal

    The first mare in foal to grade I winner Einstein is Lantern Hill Farm's Lever To Heaven, an Irish-bred, stakes-placed mare by Bluebird.

  • First Winner by Weeping Willow

    Weeping Willow was represented by his first winner when his 2-year-old son Aly Weeping led all the way to win by 1 1/4 lengths March 9 at Sunland Park in his first start.

  • AEG Out as Casino Operator at Aqueduct

    New York officials have scuttled the deal with Aqueduct Entertainment Group to develop a sprawling casino at Aqueduct racetrack, leaving an uncertain future over when the project will ever take shape.

  • THS: Tampa Bay Derby and San Felipe

    Jason, Tom, and Les Instone of twinspires.com preview the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) and the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II). Plus, a look at the Rebel and the 2010 debuts of Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Tampa Bay Derby.

  • PhoneBet TV Viewers Will Be in the Dark

    Comcast, the broadcasting network of Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack's daily television show PhoneBet TV, has announced it will remove the show from its lineup effective March 31.

  • Monmouth Park

    NJ Breeders Simply Hoping Monmouth Plan Works

    Thoroughbred breeders and owners in New Jersey hope a new summer format at Monmouth Park is successful, but they also are concerned about whether it will have a long-term positive effect.

  • Straight Talking to Elloree Training

    Straight Talking, a 4-year-old son of Dixieland Band, will enter stud at Franklin G. Smith's Elloree Training Center near Elloree, S.C.