Headlines for Tuesday, May 3, 2011

  • Watch Me Go was born on January 23, 2008, making him the oldest entrant in the 2011 Kentucky Derby.
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    Foaling Dates of Derby Contenders

    This year there is only one January foal in the Derby: Watch Me Go. Two of the contenders, Twice the Appeal and Mucho Macho Man won't actually be 3 until after the Run for the Roses.

  • Cuomo Wants In-State Phone Betting Company

    New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo says he does not want to be "disruptive'' to the New York Racing Association, but he still wants the racetrack operator to get an in-state company to run its telephone wagering call center.

  • Air Support breaks from post 13 in the American Turf Stakes.

    American Turf Attracts Jam-Packed Field

    Led by Air Support and Great Mills, who were separated by a nose in their last start, a jam-packed field of 14 3-year-olds was drawn for the $200,000 American Turf Stakes (IIT) May 6 at Churchill Downs.

  • Feeling His Oatsees - By Ron Mitchell

    When Mike Lauffer and partner Bill Cubbedge bought back a Forestry colt at the 2009 Keeneland September yearling sale, they thought long and hard before naming the newest member of their racing stable.

  • The Basics of Racing Partnerships

    For many fans, racing partnerships, also called racing syndicates, open the door to Thoroughbred ownership. Unlike individual ownership, partnerships offer the ability to choose your level of participation. You get the full benefit of being a Thoroughbred owner at a fraction of the cost.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute - 5/3/2011

    Lenny Shulman reports on the news of the day, including the defection of Toby's Corner, which allows Derby Kitten to run. Plus, the arrival of Master of Hounds, and gallops by Soldat, Archarcharch, and Mucho Macho Man.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute - 5/3/2011

    Lenny Shulman reports on the news of the day, including the defection of Toby's Corner, which allows Derby Kitten to run. Plus, the arrival of Master of Hounds, and gallops by Soldat, Archarcharch, and Mucho Macho Man.Sponsored by Taylor Made Stallions

  • Patrick Valenzuela

    Valenzuela To The Top?

    Jockey Pat Valenzuela, who rode Sunday Silence to victory in the 1989 Kentucky Derby, looks for a repeat aboard Comma to the Top.

  • Keeneland Adds Oaks/Derby Drive-Thru Outlet

    Keeneland, in an attempt to ease congestion at its drive-through betting windows May 6-7, Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (both gr. I) days, is partnering with The Red Mile to add betting windows.

  • Indiana Downs

    Indiana Racing Dodges Bullet in State Budget

    Indiana lawmakers have passed a two-year, $28 billion budget that largely spares the horse racing and breeding industry, which was targeted for major reductions in the amount of revenue it receives from slot machines.

  • Long Toes in Horses: A Pain in the Butt?

    Your equine athlete's performance hasn't been blue ribbon-worthy as of late. Or maybe your broodmare's gaits are looking a little off kilter. Could long toes on the hind feet be to blame? According to the results of a recent study, the answer in some cases is yes and sometimes the solution can be very simple.