Headlines for Tuesday, May 1, 2012

  • Grace Hall, Broadway's Alibi arrive at Churchill for Oaks engagement

    Grace Hall, who exits an impressive 6 1/2-length tally in the Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks, arrived at Churchill Downs late Tuesday morning following a flight from South Florida, where she had been training at Palm Meadows Training Center for a start in Friday's Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks.

  • Grass stakes highlight Oaks Day undercard

    A pair of grass stakes for three-year-olds attracted overflow fields on Friday's Kentucky Oaks Day undercard at Churchill Downs. The Grade 2, $200,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/americanturf12">American Turf</a> at 1 1/16 miles, features a wide-open cast of males, while Breeders' Cup heroine Stephanie's Kitten looks to be favored in the $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/edgewood12">Edgewood</a> for fillies, also at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Rousing Sermon works; Pletcher duo arrives

    Rousing Sermon is expected to be a longshot in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, but his final pre-Derby workout Tuesday pleased Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute 5/1/2012

    The withdrawal of Mark Valeski, which allows Optimizer to run, Rousing Sermon's work, gallops from Alpha, Went the Day Well, Trinniberg, and Prospective, new arrivals, and more. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute 5/1/2012

    Lenny Shulman presents the news of the day, including the withdrawal of Mark Valeski, which allows Optimizer to run, Rousing Sermon's work, gallops from Alpha, Went the Day Well, Trinniberg, and Prospective, the arrivals of Take Charge Indy, El Padrino, and Gemologist, and the weather. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • Hawthorne sees big jump in business

    Increased purses, larger fields, great weather and placement of races led to a very strong spring thoroughbred meet at Hawthorne as the season concluded on Sunday. With the release of the impact fee funds prior to the start of last fall's Thoroughbred meet, an increase in overnights of 50 percent helped to keep more horsemen on the grounds through the winter dark period in preparation for the spring meet.

  • Winner's Circle - A's Game

    Karlovy Vary provided Alex G. Campbell Jr. his most recent adrenaline rush April 7 when she scored a front-running victory in the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I) and became a live contender for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • On Location - On Fire Baby Connections

    Comments from Kentucky Oaks contender On Fire Baby's owner/trainer Anita Cauley and trainer Gary Hartlage. Please visit our On Location page for more behind the scene moments from the Kentucky Derby and Oaks.

  • Hollywood Notebook

    <i><b><font face="Arial" size="4">HOLLYWOOD PARK NOTEBOOK </font></b></i>

  • Rousing Sermon works at Churchill Downs 5/1/2012.
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    Rousing Sermon Works, Hollendorfer Pleased

    Cal-bred Rousing Sermon, trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, was the last and lone Derby worker May 1 at Churchill Downs. Jockey Jose Lezcano aboard the son of Lucky Pulpit for the first time.

  • Mark Valeski
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    Mark Valeski Withdrawn From Derby

    Brereton C. Jones' homebred Mark Valeski was declared out of the May 5 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the morning of May 1.

  • HRRN to Broadcast Live From Churchill

    Lexington-based Horse Racing Radio Network will launch 16 hours of live on-site Kentucky Derby coverage from Churchill Downs beginning May 2 with the return of the network's Derby Countdown show.

  • Kentucky Derby - Julien Leparoux

    Julien Leparoux discusses his thoughts on Union Rags and the Kentucky Derby 138 field. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • On Location - Union Rags Takes A Bath

    Derby contender Union Rags is bathed at Churchill Downs, May 1. Please visit our On Location page for more behind the scene moments from the Kentucky Derby.

  • Managing Equine Foot Problems

    Managing horses goes hand in hand with managing ailments. While some horse health problems are relatively quick and simple to treat, others are more difficult and tedious. Often, foot problems fall into the latter category. At the 2012 Western Veterinary Conference, held Feb. 19-23 in Las Vegas, Nev., one veterinarian gave some helpful tips on how to best...