Headlines for Wednesday, March 31, 2010

  • Little Separates 10 Fillies in Providencia

    City to City, recent winner of the China Doll Stakes on the Santa Anita turf, heads a highly contentious field of 10 3-year-old fillies signed on for the Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 3.

  • Ventana (left) finished a half-length behind Kinsale King in the Palos Verdes Handicap.<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%3D8758153%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ventana Looking 'Lucky' for Potrero Grande

    With back-to-back runner-up finishes to Bob Black Jack and Kinsale King at the current Santa Anita meet, Ventana bids for his elusive first stakes victory once more in the $150,000 Potrero Grande Handicap (gr. II) April 3.

  • Fluke won the Citation Handicap on Nov. 27 at Hollywood Park.<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%3D8659096%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Fluke, Battle of Hastings Vie in Arcadia 'Cap

    One stride short of back-to-back grade I turf victories, Fluke figures to be the one to beat in the $150,000 Budweiser Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) on the turf April 3, part of the Santa Anita Derby undercard April 3.

  • And They're Off: March 31, 2010

    Lenny and Steve discuss the 3-year-old picture, review Dubai World Cup Day, and more. Plus, words of wisdom from Stable Boy.

  • And They're Off: March 31, 2010

    Lenny and Steve discuss the 3-year old picture, review Dubai World Cup Day, and more. Comments for Lenny and Steve? Send them to: ato@bloodhorse.com.

  • Pfizer Partners With NTRA Alliance

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association March 31 announced that Pfizer Animal Health has become an official Equine Health Promotional Partner of the NTRA Safety and Integrity Alliance.

  • Sunland Derby winner Endorsement

    Endorsement Earns Derby Nod with Sunland Win

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Distorted Humor again figures in Triple Crown hopes as son Endorsement enters the Derby picture in the newly-graded Sunland Derby.

  • Pimlico Partners With Susan G. Komen

    Pimlico Race Course and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, the world's largest breast cancer organization, have announced a partnership to raise funds to aid awareness and research to take place on Black-Eyed Susan Day May 14.

  • Eskendereya won the Fountain of Youth by 8 1/2 lengths.&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%3D8802805%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Eskendereya, Awesome Act Do Battle in Wood

    Eskendereya and Awesome Act turned in two of the most impressive Triple Crown prep efforts to this point in the season last out, and those two heavyweights will face off in the $750,000 Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 3

  • Hall of Fame trainer Jonathan Sheppard

    Clement, Sheppard to Speak at KTFMC Meeting

    KTFMC meeting will feature leading trainers Christophe Clement and Jonathan Sheppard. Clement is the conditioner of champion Gio Ponti, and Sheppard trained Breeders' Cup winners Forever Together and Informed Decision.

  • Negligee and She Be Wild finished 1-2 in last year&#39;s Alcibiades at Keeneland.&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;

    She Be Wild, Negligee Meet Again in Ashland

    While 2-year-old champion filly She Be Wild tops the eight-horse field for the April 3 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland, Negligee looks more than prepared to give her a run for the money.

  • Mastercraftsman to Windsor Park

    European champion Mastercraftsman, who stands at stud at John Magnier and partners' Coolmore Stud in Ireland, will stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Windsor Park Stud in New Zealand.

  • Woodbine Race Course

    Woodbine Prepared for Year of Change, Growth

    Woodbine begins its long meet April 2 with a focus on change, a strong purse structure and stakes schedule, and hope its expansion project gets off the ground.

  • The Week in Photos: March 31, 2010

    Includes photos of Gloria de Campeao, Dar Re Mi, Kinsale King, Joy And Fun, Dean's Kitten, Mission Impazible, Endorsement, and more.

  • Valid Expectations Colt Tops FT Texas Sale

    The gross and average prices held steady, the median was up, and the buy-back rate declined at the Fasig-Tipton Texas 2-year-olds in training sale held near Dallas March 30.

  • Longtime Trainer Dravo Foley Dead at 75

    Trainer Dravo Foley, a veteran of more than five decades in Kentucky's horse industry and the father of trainers Greg and Vickie Foley, died March 29 in Louisville, Ky., following a long illness. He was 75.