Headlines for Tuesday, March 30, 2010

  • Backtalk won his seasonal debut, the Sportsman's Paradise Stakes at Delta Downs Feb. 26.

    Backtalk Tops Illinois Derby Cast

    Backtalk has already amassed more than $170,000 in graded earnings, which is likely already enough to secure him a slot in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) starting gate.

  • Linda Rice Joins Whitehall Stable

    New York trainer Linda Rice, the leading trainer at Saratoga in 2009, will be involved directly in the training and the selection process of Whitehall Stable racehorses.

  • Buzz Chace, New Jersey bloodstock agent

    OBS February Sale: Should it Be Kept?

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. February select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida has a reputation for producing good runners. But the size of its catalog keeps shrinking, which makes the sale's future shaky.

  • Leo Waldman, DRF Ad Manager, Dies

    Leo Waldman, who in the early 1950s founded the advertising departments of the Daily Racing Form and the Form's East Coast sister publication, The Morning Telegraph, died March 29.

  • Line On Linebreeding

    INSIDE PEDIGREES, by Les Brinsfield<BR/>The concept reduces genetic variance and increases odds of predictability.

  • Keeneland Officials Optimistic About Meet

    Keeneland will offer $3.65 million in purses for 16 stakes races, in addition to a variety of on-site events and new wagering and marketing initiatives.

  • Drosselmeyer (far right) finished 3rd in the Louisiana Derby behind Mission Impazible.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8864068%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Drosselmeyer Could Get One More Chance

    Drosselmeyer, who ran a solid third in the Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 27 but is likely still short on graded earnings to get into the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), could take one more shot at getting to the Big Dance

  • Richard &quot;Dick&quot; Broadbent at the Brisnet/CDI offices in Lexington, Ky. on Aug. 30, 2007.

    Dick Broadbent Dies At 73

    Richard F. "Dick" Broadbent, the founder of Bloodstock Research Information Services, died March 30 at age 73. He was an innovator in bringing technology to horseracing fans.

  • RCI Plan Targets Regulation, Drugs, Wagering

    As it prepares for its annual meeting April 12-15, the Association of Racing Commissioners International has released a three-year strategic plan focusing on reforms in regulation, medication, and wagering security.

  • Secretariat, shown as a 2-year-old, was foaled March 30, 1970

    Secretariat Foaled 40 Years Ago

    Big Red born March 30, 1970, at Christopher T. Chenery's The Meadow near Doswell, Va. The son of Bold Ruler would become racing's ninth Triple Crown winner in 1973.

  • Negligee&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8544814%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Negligee to Make 2010 Debut in Ashland

    The daughter of Northern Afleet is slated to make her big comeback in the April 3 Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland for Sovereign Stables, a public partnership group based in New Hampshire.