Headlines for Wednesday, April 27, 2011

  • Derby Kitten with Ken Ramsey after victory in the Coolmore Lexington.<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%3D9500940%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Derby Kitten Aims for Preakness

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Peaking a bit late for Kentucky Derby consideration, Derby Kitten instead prepares for the Preakness after a win in the grade III Lexington Stakes.

  • Bold Chieftain takes on 8 in the San Francisco Mile.

    Old Pro Bold Chieftain Back for SF Mile

    Bold Chieftain, who won his first graded stakes in last year's San Francisco Mile, will defend his title at Golden Gate Fields April 30 on the turf after returning from retirement earlier this year.

  • Thistledown Grandstand

    Thistledown Meet Quick out of the Gate

    Ohio's Thistledown racetrack posted a 44% jump in on-track handle, from about $83,000 to $120,000, on its April 23 opening day card when compared to last year's opener.

  • Travelin Man won the April 3 Swale by two lengths at Gulfstream Park.&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%3D9473902%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Under Lights, Derby Trial Draws Solid Field

    The Cliff's Edge Derby Trial (gr. III) isn't much of a Kentucky Derby (gr. I) trial anymore, but that has not prevented the race from drawing a strong mix of sprinters/milers on opening night at Churchill Downs.

  • Triple Crown Insider - Ladies Day

    A special Triple Crown Insider looks at the Kentucky Oaks, including an interview with Barry Irwin of Team Valor, owners of Summer Soiree.

  • TCI - Kentucky Oaks Preview (Video)

    A special Triple Crown Insider looks at the Kentucky Oaks, including an interview with Barry Irwin of Team Valor, owners of Summer Soiree.

  • Vaccination Reactions: Common, or Cause for Concern?

    Horse owners understand that vaccinations protect the health of their horses and might even be life-saving. What some owners might not realize is that adverse reactions can occur after vaccination. While most vaccines&#39; side effects are minor, it&#39;s important to know when not to worry and when to call the veterinarian.