Headlines for Wednesday, May 11, 2011

  • Triple Crown Insider - 05/11/11 (Video)

    A look back at the Kentucky Derby, including comments from Team Valor's Barry Irwin about Animal Kingdom, and a look ahead to the Preakness.

  • 2011 Peter Pan - Predict the Order of Finish

    Who will win the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), and who will finish last? Will Joe Vann produce a Bold Deed, and say Adios Charlie? Or is it time for a Tap Attack from Beer Meister?

  • Embur's Song won the Doubledogdare Stakes in her most recent start. <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%3D9500478%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Embur's Song Facing Tough Field in Hendrie

    Fresh from her record-setting win in Keeneland's Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III), Embur's Song returns to Woodbine for the first time since last summer in the $150,000 Hendrie Stakes (Can-III) May 14.

  • Animal Kingdom<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%3D9517753%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Animal Kingdom's History-Making Pedigree

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Son of a Brazilian-bred stallion and a German mare, Animal Kingdom has perhaps the most international pedigree of any Kentucky Derby winner in history.

  • Illinois Derby winner Joe Vann faces 10 in the Peter Pan.

    Joe Vann, Adios Charlie Top Peter Pan

    Illinois Derby (gr. III) winner Joe Vann and Jerome (gr. II) winner Adios Charlie lead a field of 11 for the $200,000 Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II), which returns to Belmont Park May 14 after a one-year hiatus.

  • Animal Kingdom at Fair Hill.&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%3D9523208%26ref%3Dstory&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Animal Kingdom Jogs at Fair Hill

    Animal Kingdom visited the track at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md. for the first time Wednesday, May 11 as he began preparations for the Preakness Stakes (gr. I) on May 21.

  • NH Repeals Tax on Gambling Winnings

    The State of New Hampshire has repealed the onerous 10% tax on gambling winnings that drove bettors away from racetracks and caused a multi-million dollar drop in the Thoroughbred simulcast handle.

  • Instant Racing Could Begin Before Ruling

    An attorney for the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission said it is possible the state's racetracks could be approved to offer a form of "Instant Racing" before the state's Court of Appeals rules on its legality.

  • Michael Baze

    Baze Autopsy Reports Inconclusive

    Preliminary autopsy results on jockey Michael Baze, who was found dead in his vehicle May 10 in the Churchill Downs stable area, point to no anatomical cause of death pending a toxicology report.

  • Ellis Park

    Flooding Delays Training at Ellis Park

    Ellis Park director of operations Bob Jackson said in spite of the Kentucky River flooding around the facility a week prior to the Kentucky Derby, simulcast numbers were not significantly affected.

  • Triple Crown Talk: Post Derby Thoughts

    Kentucky Derby 137 has come and gone, and before we move on to the Preakness let's take a few moments to dissect the race. I have several observations, but let's start out with the winner.