Headlines for Wednesday, April 28, 2010

  • And They're Off: Kentucky Derby 2010

    Lenny and Steve at Churchill Downs to discuss the draw, visit with D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert, and give their Derby picks. Comments for Lenny and Steve? Send them to: ato@bloodhorse.com.

  • Derby Weekend: Tears and Roses

    Digital media editor Evan Hammonds remembers the Derby doings of good friend John Mahan, racing enthusiast, handicapper extraordinaire, and a Thoroughbred owner.

  • Mullins Suspended for 30 Days

    The California Horse Racing Board has suspended Jeff Mullins for 30 days effective May 9 and also fined the trainer $2,500 for a TCO2 violation that occurred in 2008.

  • General Quarters takes on Court Vision and 7 others in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes.

    Two Former Derby Horses Meet in Woodford

    Two former Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) contenders will once again race under the twin spires on the first Saturday in May -- this time in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes (gr. IT).

  • Dr. Zic won the April 8 Vinery Madison 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%3D8882888%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Rematch for Madison Top Three in Humana

    Highlighting the field for the Humana Distaff are the top three finishers of the April 8 Vinery Madison Stakes (gr. I)--Dr. Zic, Dubai Majesty, and Informed Decision.

  • Derby Trial winner Hurricane Ike

    Hurricane Ike to Make Landfall at Preakness

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />His Derby Trial victory effectively dashed the Derby hopes of two competitors seeking graded earnings, but Hurricane Ike will use the win as a Preakness Stakes prep.

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


LOOKIN AT LUCKY
The Rebel Stakes  50th Running
Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram &amp; Paul Weitman, Owners
Bob Baffert, Trainer
Garrett Gomez, Up
Noble&#39;s Promise (2nd)
Dublin (3rd)
$4.20  $2.80  $2.20
Purse $300,000
1-1/16 Miles  1:43

    KY Derby News Minute: Wednesday, 4/28/10

    Lenny Shulman provides updates on Endorsement and Interactif, both of whom will not enter this year's Kentucky Derby. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • KY Derby Interview: John Sadler

    Ron Mitchell talks with John Sadler about his two Kentucky Derby contenders, Sidney's Candy and Line of David. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • KY Derby Interview: John Sadler

    Ron Mitchell talks with John Sadler about his two KY Derby contenders, Sidney's Candy and Line of David. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Joanie&#39;s Catch at Churchill Downs&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%3D8933943%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Joanie's Catch Grasping for Lilies

    Joanie's Catch, who boasts a seasoned record of 2-6-6 from 18 starts and earnings of $374,790, has won just one stakes, but she has placed in 11 others, including this year's grade II Forward Gal and Davona Dale.

  • Favorite Blind Luck drew post 5 for the Kentucky Oaks. &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%3D8931887%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Full Field Ready to Tango in Oaks

    While Blind Luck may headline the 14-horse Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) field this year there are plenty of other fillies that look like they are ready to tango with the daughter of Pollard's Vision.

  • KY Derby News Minute: Wednesday, 4/28/10

    Lenny Shulman provides updates on Endorsement and Interactif, both of whom will not enter this year's Kentucky Derby. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions.

  • Historic Hermitage Farm Sold

    Louisville entrepreneurs and philanthropists Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson have purchased historic Hermitage Farm in Goshen, Ky., from Carl Pollard, who will continue his breeding operation on the property.

  • NYC OTB Workers in Line for Pay Hikes

    More than 1,000 unionized workers at New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. are in still in line for pay hikes and severance deals but won't be paid until a long-term agreement is made.

  • AAEP "On Call" Program to Support Derby Week Telecasts

    An equine veterinarian representing the &quot;On Call&quot; program of the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) will assist NBC Sports and ESPN with horse-health information during the April 30 and May 1 live racing telecasts at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Equine surgeon Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, will be on hand to provide timely heal...