Headlines for Saturday, April 24, 2010

  • Gulfstream Park Handle Grew 4.2%

    The South Florida racetrack bucked the national trend of declining handle. Bad weather in the northeast and heavy rains in the West helped make the Gulfstream signal more attractive.

  • Bold Chieftain Finally Makes Grade in SF Mile

    Millionaire Bold Chieftain scored the first graded stakes win of his 36-race career when he collared pacesetter Monterey Jazz in the $150,000 San Francisco Mile (gr. IIT) April 24 at Golden Gate Fields.

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    Rachel Alexandra Likely For La Troienne

    Reigning Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra is targeting the $400,000-added La Troienne Stakes (gr. II) on the Kentucky Oaks undercard at Churchill Downs for her next start, majority owner Jess Jackson said April 24.

  • Hurricane Ike and Calvin Borel are in control in the Derby Trial.

    Hurricane Ike Wins Derby Trial Under Borel

    Notching his fifth win on opening day at soggy Churchill Downs, Calvin Borel unleashed a patented rail-skimming ride aboard Hurricane Ike and guided the colt to victory in the The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III) April 24.

  • Devil May Care worked 5 furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Churchill Downs on April 24.<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%3D8923551%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Devil May Care: Could Go Either Way

    Johnny Greathouse and trainer Todd Pletcher are still unsure whether Devil May Care will run in the Oaks or Derby after her 1:00 1/5 drill Saturday morning in the slop at Churchill Downs

  • Champagne d'Oro works at Churchill Downs on April 24.<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%3D8923495%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'Everything is Good' in Champagne d'Oro Camp

    Champagne d'Oro, who relinquished the lead late to finish second in the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II), turned in her final workout for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) over a sloppy track at Churchill Downs on Saturday, April 24.

  • Sidney's Candy worked six furlongs in 1:11 3/5 the morning of Saturday, April 24.
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    Sidney's Candy Impressive in 6F Work

    Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Sidney's Candy continued to show his affinity for Churchill Downs when he zipped six furlongs in 1:11 3/5 at Churchill Downs on the morning of Saturday, April 24.