Headlines for Tuesday, March 23, 2010

  • Mancini to Swifty Farms in Indiana

    Mancini, a half-brother to major sire Unbridled's Song, has been moved to Don and Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.

  • With Distinction Sires First Winner

    Graded stakes winner With Distinction came through with his first winner when his daughter The Henry's Cat won March 5 at Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico in her initial start.

  • Desert Party (left) finished 2nd in last year's U.A.E. Derby.

    Desert Party Ready For Godolphin Mile

    Desert Party, a Kentucky-bred colt who has made the same number of starts in Dubai as he has in the United States, will try to make it two straight in Dubai as he takes on 13 rivals in the March 27 Godolphin Mile.

  • Gayego is one of the favorites for the Golden Shaheen.<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%3D8548174%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Gayego Stands Out in Diverse Golden Shaheen

    Gayego, who was purchased by Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin Stables at the beginning of the year, looks to be on track for his highly anticipated run in the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News (UAE-I)

  • Ron the Greek won the Lecomte Stakes on Jan. 23 at Fair Grounds.

    Full But Unproven Field Contest La. Derby

    The field for this weekend's Louisiana Derby (gr. II) is similar to the recently concluded Florida Derby (gr. I) in one important way: Both major Kentucky Derby preps drew full fields of promising but unproven 3-year-olds.

  • Photographer Leonard a Ward of the State

    In a prominent, front-page feature in the Lexington Herald-Leader, it documented details behind the fact that well-known equine photographer Tony Leonard, 87, and his wife, Adelle, have become wards of the state.

  • Oaklawn Park,  Hot Springs, Arkansas, March 13, 2010

The Rebel Stakes  50th Running
Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram & Paul Weitman, Owners
Bob Baffert, Trainer
Garrett Gomez, Up
Noble's Promise (2nd)
Dublin (3rd)
$4.20  $2.80  $2.20
Purse $300,000
1-1/16 Miles  1:43

    Trail Talk: March 22, 2010

    Evan Hammonds recaps a key Kentucky Derby prep from this past weekend - the Florida Derby. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Ice Box<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%3D8849972%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ice Box Now Sixth on Graded Earnings List

    Victory in the March 20 Florida Derby (gr. I) propelled Robert LaPenta's Ice Box into sixth position on the graded earnings list of leading contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Rachel Alexandra <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%3D8831805%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rachel Alexandra Covers Half-Mile in :50.40

    Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra worked an easy half-mile in :50.40 at Fair Grounds the morning of March 22 in her first timed move since her narrow loss to Arnold Zetcher's Zardana in the New Orleans Ladies March 13.

  • Training Off-Track Thoroughbreds a Focus of Clinic Fundraiser

    A seminar and riding clinic focusing on off-the-track Thoroughbreds, showing different stages in their training from right off the track to beginning a new career, will be held at the Horse Park of New Jersey May 15-16. The event is hosted by ReRun, a 501(c)(3) Thoroughbred adoption program, and prominent event rider Steuart Pittman of Dodon Farm.