Headlines for Wednesday, April 7, 2010

  • Not for Silver is one of two Commonwealth runners for trainer Michael Trombetta.

    Trombetta Doubles Up in Commonwealth Bid

    Trainer Michael Trombetta aims for a repeat victory April 10 in Keeneland's Commonwealth Stakes (gr. II) with a pair of entrants in the $250,000 event, Congressional Page and Not for Silver.

  • Franny Freud cruises to victory in the Beaumont.<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>

    Franny Freud Overpowers Beaumont Rivals

    Looking every bit the 1-2 favorite she was, Franny Freud cruised to a front-running 4 3/4-length win in the $150,000 Beaumont Stakes (gr. II) for her first graded stakes win April 7 at Keeneland.

  • Silver Timber faces 6 in the Shakertown.<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%3D8546566%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Seven Turf Sprinters Assemble For Shakertown

    Silver Timber, winner of the 2009 Woodford (gr. IIIT) and Chamberlain Bridge, winner of that race the year prior, headline a field seven turf sprinters entered for the Shakertown Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 10 at Keeneland.

  • HRTV's Inside Information: Rachel's Story

    HRTV's Inside Information presents the special story of Hal Wiggins, Rachel Alexandra, and Rachel Mattson. For more of HRTV's Inside Information, visit HRTV.com.

  • Zayat Seeks Dismissal of Fifth Third Case

    Attorneys for Ahmed Zayat have filed a motion requesting that allegations of default against Zayat Stables filed by Fifth Third Bank be dismissed and that the bank pay compensatory and punitive damages, plus other costs.

  • Siphon Sold to Brazil

    Siphon, a Brazilian group I winner who stands at stud in Pennsylvania, is scheduled to be returned to his native Brazil for stallion duty following the Northern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • Keeneland Hopeful to Renew Toyota Sponsorship

    Keeneland officials are hopeful the racetrack's partnership with Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, sponsor of the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I), continues, Keeneland president Nick Nicholson said April 7.

  • First foal for Capitano, colt out of Suzy's Mandate by Full Mandate.

    Capitano Sires First Foal

    The first foal by stakes winner Capitano is a colt born March 2 at Vince Tucciarone and Dawn Newman's Fox Tale Stud near Coopersburg, Pa.

  • Pleasant Prince is the 3-1 favorite among nine 3-year-olds entered in the Blue Grass Stakes.

    Graded Earnings the Story In Blue Grass

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Pleasant Prince, runner-up to Ice Box in the Florida Derby at 29-1 odds, was made the slight 3-1 favorite among nine 3-year-olds entered in the April 10 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • The Week in Photos: April 7, 2010

    Includes photos of Eskendereya, Sidney's Candy, Evening Jewel, Warrior's Reward, Duke of Mischief, Blind Luck, Compari, American Lion, Eightyfiveinafifty, and more.

  • Wood Memorial winner I Want Revenge<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fgallery.pictopia.com%2Fbloodhorse%2Fgallery%2FS631826%2Fphoto%2F7981673%2F%3Fo%3D5">Order This Photo</a>

    I Want Revenge Back on the Track

    I Want Revenge, the morning-line favorite for the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) before being scratched the day of the race, is back in training at Aqueduct.

  • BC Tax Exemption Bill Signed Into Law

    Legislation offering a financial incentive to Breeders' Cup if it commits to holding the World Championships in Kentucky in 2011, 2012, or both years, was signed into law by Gov. Steve Beshear April 6.

  • Equine First Aid: Knowing Normal from Abnormal (Book Excerpt)

    For horse owners and others who care for horses, recognizing the differences between what is normal and what is abnormal about them forms the basic foundation for good animal husbandry and veterinary medicine. Using your powers of observation can be very important for the early recognition of subtle abnormalities.