Headlines for Friday, March 12, 2010

  • NYCOTB Asks For Help From Tracks, State

    With talks to avoid a shut-down of its operations so far stalled, NYCOTB has floated a plan to state officials to permit it to withhold certain payments to tracks and others to remain solvent the next three months

  • WinStar Still Has Big Plans For Drosselmeyer

    Despite losing by less than two lengths in his first stakes try, Drosselmeyer seems to have fallen off the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) radar of many. Winstar Farm's racing manager Elliott Walden thinks it could be a mistake.

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    Will Weight Disadvantage Stop Zenyatta?

    The undefeated mare will carry top weight of 127 pounds March 13 when she makes her 2010 debut in the $250,000 Santa Margarita Handicap (gr. I), spotting eight who entered from 12 to 19 pounds in the nine-furlong race.

  • Apple Blossom Receives 45 Nominations

    As expected, 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra and two-time champion Zenyatta were chief among the 45 fillies and mares nominated to the $5 million Apple Blossom Invitational (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park April 9.

  • Triple Crown Talk - Live Blog

    Join Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra for a live chat this Friday, March 12th, from Noon - 1 p.m. EDT as they discuss this weekend's key prep races.

  • Rachel vs. Zenyatta - Tale of the Tape

    Our new Rachel Alexandra vs. Zenyatta Showdown page will help you stay up-to-date on the latest news and happenings leading up to the historic showdown.

  • Downey: Advantage to Lookin At Lucky in Rebel

    The pace scenario in the grade II Rebel is neatly arranged. From seven entries, we have one with early speed, one that lags back, and five that can be expected to press or stalk. The stalker that finishes best should win.