Headlines for Monday, April 30, 2012

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute 4/30/2012

    Lenny Shulman talks about the final Derby work outs for Creative Cause, Liaison, Daddy Nose Best, Sabercat and Mark Valeski. Daddy Long Legs works today across the Ocean and of course the weather forecast!

  • Racing Hearing

    Was Hearing a Self-Inflicted Black Eye?

    Thoroughbred racing got further bruises April 30 during an allegation-ridden congressional hearing into equine health and medication issues that furthered a call for federal intervention--at least on some level.

  • Believe You Can reminiscent of Proud Spell

    Brereton Jones' homebred Believe You Can was in tip-top shape the day after her bullet five-eighths work for the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks in :58 2/5, according to trainer Larry Jones, who gushed about both the breeze and her demeanor 24 hours later.

  • Trinniberg stretches legs; Union Rags 'starting to peak'

    Shivananda Parbhoo's Trinniberg open-galloped two furlongs under jockey Willie Martinez through the stretch at Churchill Downs Monday morning. The planned leg-stretching exercise was not an official recorded workout.

  • Guaranteed Pick 6 Pools on Derby, Oaks Days

    Churchill Downs announced it has partnered with TwinSpires.com to offer guaranteed Pick 6 pools for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Alpha scheduled to arrive, but jockey still pending

    Godolphin Stable's Alpha had a very light exercise at Belmont Park Monday morning before being shipped by plane to Churchill Downs. He is scheduled to arrive at the track between 5 and 6 p.m. (EDT).

  • TwinSpires.com to guarantee Pick 6 pools on Oaks, Derby days

    Churchill Downs and TwinSpires.com have partnered to guarantee the Pick 6 pools on Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby days. The Kentucky Oaks Day Pick 6 will carry a $200,000 guaranteed pool and the Kentucky Derby Day Pick 6 will feature a $500,000 guarantee.

  • Guineas fields taking shape after latest declarations

    Unbeaten Group 1 Racing Post Trophy winner Camelot heads 22 horses going forward in the Group 1 Two Thousand Guineas at Newmarket on Saturday, while 21 fillies remain in the Group 1 One Thousand Guineas on Sunday.

  • Shackleford after winning the 2011 Preakness.

    Film Series to Lead Up to Preakness

    The Maryland Jockey Club has announced that "Horses in Cinema," a series featuring eight horse-related films, will be held May 12-17 at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Md.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute 4/30/2012

    Lenny Shulman talks about the final Derby work outs for Creative Cause, Liaison, Daddy Nose Best, Sabercat and Mark Valeski. Daddy Long Legs works today across the Ocean and of course the weather forecast!

  • Liaison breezing at Churchill Downs 4/30/2012.
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    Liaison Turns in Final Derby Breeze

    Arnold Zetcher's Liaison, winner of the 2011 CashCall Futurity (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 under jockey Martin Garcia at Churchill Downs April 30 in preparation for the May 5 Kentucky Derby.

  • NYRA Under Fire; Two on Leave Without Pay

    When it was revealed last year that takeout rates on exotic wagers were not lowered as required by law, executives with the New York Racing Association said they were caught unaware of the problem.

  • Mark Valeski working at Churchill Downs 4/30/2012.

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    Jones Non-Committal on Mark Valeski for Derby

    Trainer Larry Jones did not commit to a potential start in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) for Brereton C. Jones' homebred Mark Valeski after the colt breezed five furlongs in 1:00 1/5 at Churchill Downs.