Headlines for Friday, April 27, 2012

  • Utopian (left) fights off Smug to win the Inglewood.

    Utopian Captures Inglewood With Perfect Trip

    Beginning with the scratch of champion Acclamation, the Inglewood Handicap (gr. IIIT) went perfectly for Utopian, who got up in the final couple of strides to win by a head April 27 at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Point of Entry strongly prevails in Elkhorn

    Phipps Stable's homebred Point of Entry made his turf stakes debut a winning one in Friday's Grade 2, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/elhorn12.pdf">Elkhorn</a> on closing day of the Keeneland spring meet. Guided by John Velasquez, the Dynaformer colt defeated a group that included two-time Elkhorn winner Musketier, as well as recent Grade 2 winners Newsdad and Simmard.

  • Catskills Resort Buyer Hoping to Build Casino

    The sale of a former destination resort complex in the Catskills region of New York has been finalized, with its new owners hoping to become casino operators if the state legalizes expanded gambling ventures next year.

  • Acclamation scratched from Inglewood

    Acclamation, who was voted champion older male of 2011, has been scratched from Friday evening's Grade 3, $100,000 Inglewood Handicap at Hollywood Park. Co-owner Pete Hilvers told the Fresno <i>Bee </i>that the son of Unusual Heat &quot;was just a little off&quot; in his left-front after a morning workout.

  • I&#39;ll Have Another

    I'll Have Another Puts in Final Derby Drill

    Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner I'll Have Another completed his major preparation for the 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) with a six-furlong drill at Betfair Hollywood Park April 27.

  • Union Rags galloped 1 1/2 miles April 27 at Churchill Downs.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2012-Triple-Crown/Works/22611108_LR3wcn#!i=1816040993&amp;k=zMFZgBF&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Union Rags Gallops, Set For Saturday Breeze

    Chadds Ford Stable's Union Rags galloped 1 1/2 miles April 27 on his first tour of the track at Churchill Downs this year. He is scheduled to breeze April 28, depending on the weather.

  • Bodemeister

    Bloodlines Bode Well for Bodemeister

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />The style of victory of Empire Maker's son Bodemeister in the Arkansas Derby raised the possibility that his sire is not yet done with North America's premier classic.

  • 'And They're Off' Film Released on DVD May 1

    'And They're Off,' a feature film comedy that centers around the world of a Thoroughbred horse trainer, will be released on DVD May 1 to coincide with Kentucky Derby week.

  • Derby Pedigrees Examined

    A quick look at pedigrees for the top 20 Derby contenders with links to their TrueNicks reports.