Headlines for Monday, March 21, 2011

  • Machen

    Machen, Wilkinson Prepare for La. Derby

    Jockey Edgar Prado flew up from South Florida to New Orleans the evening of March 20 to work Courtland Farm's Machen for trainer Neil Howard the morning of March 21 in advance of the March 26 Louisiana Derby (gr. II).

  • Square Eddie

    Square Eddie Back to Stud

    Grade I winner Square Eddie, who entered stud in 2010 and then was returned to training, is back at stud at Vessels Stallion Farm near Bonsall, Calif.

  • The Factor in the Rebel Stakes.

    The Factor Now Co-Fifth by Derby Earnings

    The Factor, who banked $180,000 for his gate-to-wire triumph in the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) at Oaklawn Park March 19, jumped into a tie for fifth position on the Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Donation to Children's Hospital

    Gulfstream Park's leading jockeys and track officials presented a $50,000 donation to the Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital March 21 after spending the morning visiting children and their parents.

  • Racino Legislation Introduced in Minnesota

    Minnesota state Senator Dave Senjem (R-Rochester) and Representative Bob Gunther (R-Fairmont) introduced legislation that would permit the operation of video lottery terminals at Minnesota's two state-regulated racetracks.

  • Horsemen's Groups Assess NTRA Membership Dues

    Funding reductions for operations and benevolence brought on by horse racing's economic woes have led numerous affiliates of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protection Association to reconsider NTRA membership.

  • William Carstanjen

    Carstanjen Promoted to CDI President

    Churchill Downs Incorporated announced March 21 that William C. Carstanjen, currently the company's chief operating officer, has been promoted to company president, effective immediately.

  • Eastern Tent Caterpillar Egg Hatch Under Way

    Experts report that Eastern tent caterpillar eggs have begun hatching in Central Kentucky, just as leaf buds are swelling on wild cherry trees. While it is too early to tell what 2011 caterpillar numbers will be, populations have been increasing gradually over the past several years. Controlling Eastern tent caterpillars is vital to area breeding far...