Headlines for Tuesday, April 27, 2010

  • Through The Lens: '80s Flashback

    Take a trip to the '80s as I revisit the victories by Ferdinand, Alysheba, Winning Colors, and Sunday Silence. As well as some of the other characters I found along the way.

  • Setsuko takes on 10 in the American Turf.

    Setsuko Set to Go in American Turf

    Setsuko, whose runner-up effort in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) didn't earn him enough in graded stakes company to make the May 1 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), instead will contest the American Turf Stakes at CD April 30.

  • Conveyance<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%3D8931731%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Conveyance Cruises Five Furlongs in :59 4/5

    Southwest Stakes (gr. III) winner Conveyance lit up the muddy Churchill track Tuesday morning, turning in five furlongs in :59 4/5. The move was Conveyance's final major work in advance of the May 1 Kentucky Derby.

  • Will it be wet on Derby Day?

    Will Storms Dampen Derby Day?

    The steady rain that deluged Louisville since Saturday, April 24, has moved out of the area, but the respite will not last over next weekend. There is a 40% chance of rain, with thunderstorms possible, for Saturday, May 1.

  • The 2010 Ky Oaks Field

    In post position order, here are the fillies contesting the 2010 Ky Oaks.

  • Silver Timber won the Shakertown at Keeneland on April 10.<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%3D8886035%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Silver Timber Looks to Axe Turf Sprint

    The April 30 Churchill Downs Turf Sprint Stakes (gr. IIIT) has drawn a competitive field of 11 older turf sprinters, headlined by three-time grade III winner Silver Timber.

  • Champagne d'Oro training 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%3D8923495%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Champagne Looking to Celebrate in Oaks

    Southern Equine not only has Champagne d'Oro in the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, but its champion broodmare, Better Than Honour, is also scheduled to deliver a Street Cry filly any day.

  • Nina Fever broke her maiden April 3 at Keeneland by eight lengths.

    Ward Back for More in Ky. Juvenile

    Trainer Wesley Ward ran one-two in last year's race and has a pair for this year's running. Also, last year's third-place finisher was Mission Impazible, who runs in Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

  • You Make the Call: 2010 Kentucky Oaks

    Who will win this year's Kentucky Oaks? Who will finish last? Now is your chance to see how your picks stack up against the rest of the BloodHorse.com community.

  • Kentucky Senate President David Williams

    Williams Says Racing Issues 'Complicated'

    Kentucky Senate President David Williams said April 27 issues in the horse racing and pari-mutuel industry are "complicated," but lawmakers intend to continue working on ways to strengthen the business.

  • Interactif

    Interactif Decision Won't Come Until Draw Day

    One day after saying it was unlikely that Interactif would enter the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), trainer Todd Pletcher indicated the colt is still being considered and that a final decision won't be made until Wednesday, April 28

  • Oaklawn Park,  Hot Springs, Arkansas, March 13, 2010


LOOKIN AT LUCKY
The Rebel Stakes  50th Running
Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram & Paul Weitman, Owners
Bob Baffert, Trainer
Garrett Gomez, Up
Noble's Promise (2nd)
Dublin (3rd)
$4.20  $2.80  $2.20
Purse $300,000
1-1/16 Miles  1:43

    KY Derby Interview: Garrett Gomez

    Lenny Shulman interviews jockey Garrett Gomez, who will ride Kentucky Derby favorite Lookin At Lucky in the run for the roses. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • KY Derby Interview: Garrett Gomez

    Lenny Shulman interviews jockey Garrett Gomez, who will ride Kentucky Derby favorite Lookin At Lucky in the run for the roses. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Downey: Who'll Get to the Eighth Pole First?

    In 52 of the last 55 runnings of the Kentucky Derby, the winner was either on the lead with an eighth of a mile to go in the race, within a length of the lead, or running second although more than a length off the leader.

  • Past KY Derby Winners: Smarty Jones

    Smarty Jones is known as the first unbeaten Derby winner since Seattle Slew 1977. After being retired at the end of 2004 due to chronic bruising, he was acquired for stud duty by Three Chimneys.

  • Will it be the Kentucky Oaks or Derby for 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%3D8929837%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Devil May Care To Enter in Derby Only

    After indicating earlier in the day that he was still considering cross-entering Devil May Care in the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, trainer Todd Pletcher reiterated that she would be pointed only toward the Derby.

  • MEC Reorganization Plan Approved by Judge

    A Delaware Bankruptcy Court judge April 26 confirmed a reorganization plan submitted by Magna Entertainment Corp., parent company MI Developments, and a committee of unsecured MEC creditors.