Headlines for Tuesday, April 13, 2010

  • Lawmakers Working on NYCOTB Deal

    Negotiators are closing in on a deal to keep the money-losing New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. alive for another year, but last-minute sticking points have been jamming up a final agreement the past 24 hours.

  • It's Personal

    The clamor falls to the floor, leaving only murmurs in the air. Did Personal Ensign get there?

  • Robby Albarado rode Endorsement to victory in the Sunland Derby.

    Albarado Will Ride Endorsement in Derby

    Robby Albarado, who rode Endorsement to an upset win in the Sunland Derby (gr. III) March 28 and is also the regular jockey for Noble's Promise, has committed to riding Endorsement for the May 1 Kentucky Derby.

  • Noble's Promise is headed to Churchill Downs.<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%3D8546551%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Noble's Promise Heading to Churchill Downs

    Noble's Promise, a banged-up fifth behind Line of David in the April 10 Arkansas Derby (gr. I) is doing better and will ship to Churchill Downs the morning of April 14 according to trainer Ken McPeek.

  • Striking Dancer won the La Canada in February.<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%3D8793582%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Doubledogdare: Striking Dancer in Good Form

    Stevestan Stables' Striking Dancer, winner of the La Canada (gr. II) in February and fourth behind Zenyatta in the Santa Margarita Handicap (gr. I) in her most recent start, will carry top weight in the Doubledogdare

  • RCI president Ed Martin

    Officials: Compact Comes at Critical Point

    Uniform regulation got a major push from industry participants April 13 amid funding deficiencies for regulatory agencies and word a member of Congress is exploring creation of national commission for Thoroughbred racing.

  • The National Jockey Club Handicap was one of 5 graded stakes wins for Master Command.

    Master Command Euthanized

    Graded stakes winner Master Command, who was standing his third year at stud at the Taylor family's Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., was euthanized April 13 following an injury.

  • Beaumont winner Franny Freud<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%3D8881697%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pedigree Profile: Franny Freud

    INSIDE PEDIGREES<BR/>Les Brinsfield takes a look inside the pedigree the New York-bred Franny Freud, winner of the April 7 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II).

  • Ahmed Zayat

    Zayat Refutes Claims by Fifth Third

    Attorneys for Ahmed Zayat's Zayat Stables are refuting claims by Fifth Third Bank that the prominent stable violated terms of a cash collateral agreement by withdrawing four horses from a Keeneland sale.

  • Brown Gets $25,000 in Rachel Alexandra Suit

    A Circuit Court judge in Kentucky has awarded Jerry Brown, who operates Thoro-Graph, Inc., a total of $25,000 (plus costs) for his role in the purchase by James Lauffer of a half-interest in Rachel Alexandra.

  • Haynesfield was named New York bred Horse of the Year by the NYTB.

    NYTB Honors 2009 Divisional Champions

    The NYTB honored its 2009 state-bred champions at its annual awards banquet April 12. Multiple winners were Haynesfield, Banrock, and Canadian Ballet. Funny Cide was honored as the Horse of the Decade.