Headlines for Thursday, April 22, 2010

  • Life Is Sweet<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%3D7902028%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Life Is Sweet in Foal to Smart Strike

    Life Is Sweet, the 2009 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) winner for Martin and Pam Wygod, has been pronounced in foal to Smart Strike.

  • Compari is coming off a victory in the Arcadia 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%3D8874166%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Compari Seeks Seventh Straight in Inglewood

    Compari, winner of the Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT) three weeks ago, bids for his seventh win in succession in the $100,000 Inglewood Handicap (gr. III) over the turf at Hollywood Park on April 25.

  • Globetrotter Pico Perdomo Back at Hollywood

    Trainer Pico Perdomo, best known for conditioning Gary Tanaka's Gourmet Girl to an Eclipse Award as champion older female in 2001, has returned to training locally after an eventful seven-year hiatus.

  • Lady Shakespeare and John Velazquez take the Bewitch Stakes at Keeneland.<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%3D8912293%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Shakespeare Notches Bewitch Victory

    Charles Fipke's Lady Shakespeare stalked pacesetter Changing Skies for more than 11 furlongs, then overtook the leader in mid-stretch en route her first graded stakes victory in the $150,000 Grey Goose Bewitch Stakes

  • Mambo Meister faces Jet Propulsion and 9 others in the Miami Mile.

    Miami Mile: Mambo Meister, Jet Propulsion Vie

    Mambo Meister, second in last year's Miami Mile Handicap (gr. IIIT), is back for the opening-day feature at Calder Casino & Race Course April 25, where he will face Sunshine Millions Turf winner Jet Propulsion.

  • Indiana Downs

    Indiana Horsemen Question Safety of Surface

    Jockey Nelson Arroyo was sent to Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis after sustaining injuries when his mount, Cause and Effect, broke down in the stretch of Indiana Downs' eighth race on April 20.

  • THS: The Derby Trial and Derby Longshots

    Jason and James Scully of twinspires.com preview the Cliff's Edge Derby Trial Stakes (gr. III). Plus, some early longshot plays for the Derby. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Derby Trial.

  • Devil May Care<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%3D8902756%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Derby a Possibility For Filly Devil May Care

    Glencrest Farm's Devil May Care, one of the top filly contenders for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), is now being considered for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed April 20.

  • Cloudy's Knight

    Cloudy's Knight Injured; May Be Retired

    Shirley and Jerrold Schwartz' 10-year-old multi-millionaire gelding Cloudy's Knight , who sustained a tendon injury in a April 19 workout, may be retired from racing, according to Daily Racing Form.

  • Quest for Fame Pensioned

    Quest for Fame, an Epsom Derby (Eng-I) winner and prominent Australian sire, has been pensioned from stallion duty at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Australia.

  • Mushka winning the grade I 2009 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes

    Grade I Winner Mushka Retired

    Elizabeth Moran's grade I winner Mushka has been retired from racing because of an ankle issue and booked to Distorted Humor.

  • Jackson Bend turned in a bullet five-furlong work in 1:00-flat April 22 at 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%3D8909841%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Jackson Bend Sails Through Five Furlongs

    Jackson Bend, who is on the outside looking in as far as getting into the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) field of 20, turned in a bullet five-furlong move April 22 at Churchill Downs for trainer Nick Zito.