Headlines for Monday, May 14, 2012

  • NYRA Names New Executives

    The New York Racing Association has named Ellen McClain as its new president and Kenneth V. Handal as acting general counsel and chief ethics and compliance officer.

  • Disposablepleasure

    Pletcher Entrants Vie for Black-Eyed Susan

    Trainer Todd Pletcher will saddle both Disposablepleasure and In Lingerie in the Black-Eyed Susan (gr. II) at Pimlico Race Course May 18. The Bob Baffert-trained Mamma Kimbo is the morning line favorite at odds of 7-5.

  • Frankel set to return in Lockinge

    The world's top-ranked horse, Frankel, makes his eagerly-anticipated reappearance in Saturday's Group 1 Lockinge Stakes at Newbury and is likely to be joined in the field by stablemate Bullet Train. He will act as pacemaker for Sir Henry Cecil's brilliant and unbeaten colt who confirmed his well being with a good piece of work at Newmarket on Saturday.

  • Unbeaten Camelot on course for Epsom Derby

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien on Monday paraded Group 1 Derby favorite Camelot at a media morning organized by Epsom Downs Racecourse and Investec at his Ballydoyle Stable in County Tipperary and is counting down the days until the premier classic on June 2. O'Brien is chasing a third Derby victory following success with Galileo (2001) and High Chaparral (2002).

  • Salix

    TOBA Latest to Submit Salix Comments in NY

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association is the latest organization to respond to the New York State Racing and Wagering Board with its opinions on the use of the anti-bleeding medication furosemide on race day.

  • TRF Directors Seek Dismissal of Lawsuit

    Directors of the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation have filed papers in New York State Supreme Court calling for dismissal of a lawsuit filed by state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman that seeks removal of the TRF board.

  • Preakness 137: My Final Act

    Bittersweet is probably the best way to express my feelings on the following news: I will be leaving The Blood-Horse on May 22, just after my coverage of the Preakness.

  • Hierro

    No Preakness for Derby Trial Winner Hierro

    After Hierro breezed at Churchill Downs the morning of May 14, Stonestreet Stables announced the son of Hard Spun would not be sent to Pimlico for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

  • Peter Fuller, owner of Dancer's Image, dies

    Peter Fuller, who waged an unsuccessful four-year legal battle to get his homebred colt Dancer's Image re-instated as winner of the 1968 Kentucky Derby, has died. Bloodhorse.com reported that Fuller died Monday at age 89 after a lengthy illness.

  • Pimlico Special features star-studded cast

    Friday's Black-Eyed Susan undercard at Pimlico features a stellar edition of the Grade 3, $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/pimlicospecial12.html"> Pimlico Special Stakes</a> as well as three sprint stakes in the lead-up to Saturday's 137th running of the Preakness Stakes.