Headlines for Friday, April 22, 2011

  • TOBA's First 50 Years

    The national Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association celebrates 50 years of working toward sale integrity, shepherding the graded stakes program, and finding ways to recruit and educate new owners.

  • Jockey Rochabrun Injured at Lone Star Park

    Jockey John Rochabrun was taken to Baylor Medical Center at Irving, Texas for further examination after he sustained an apparent right ankle injury when his mount Hes Rich reared in the starting gate at Lone Star Park.

  • Plum Pretty, one of the likely starters in the Oaks, arrived at Churchill Downs on April 21.

    Kentucky Oaks Field Could be Full

    With the addition of Suave Voir Faire and Royal Delta to the list of prospective starters in the 137 running of the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), there are 16 fillies listed as "likely" or "possible."

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    Lilacs and Lace: Ready for Lilies

    There are several special aspects of the story of Lilacs and Lace, a homebred daughter of Flower Alley who burst onto the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) scene with a victory in the April 9 Ashland Stakes (gr. I).

  • Tampa Bay Derby Winner Watch Me Go

    Watch Me Go Set for Trip to Churchill

    Gilbert Campbell's Watch Me Go, currently 21st on the list of Kentucky Derby (gr. I) graded stakes earnings, will be shipped from South Florida to Churchill Downs early next week, according to trainer Kathleen O'Connell.

  • Belmont Increases Maiden Purses

    Purses for all 2-year-old maiden special weight races during the Belmont Park spring/summer meet have been increased to $60,000, the New York Racing Association has announced.

  • Live Blog - Friday, April 22 at NOON ET

    Join Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra for a live, one hour chat this Friday at Noon EDT. Be ready to talk Derby and anything else that's on your mind.