Headlines for Wednesday, May 2, 2012

  • And They're Off: Ky Derby Edition

    Lenny and Steve live at Churchill Downs, including who looks good, D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert, an interview with Doug O'Neill, trainer of I'll Have Another, and Derby picks. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute 5/2/2012

    Lenny Shulman updates the news of the day, including the first track appearances for Gemologist, El Padrino, and Take Charge Indy, and the arrival of Hansen. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • Kentucky Derby Interview: Mike Maker

    Lenny Shulman talks with trainer Mike Maker about Hansen, 2-year-old Juvenile champion, and one of the Kentucky Derby favorites. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • La Troienne features Oaks rematch; Alysheba attracts solid field

    The finish of Friday's Grade 2, $300,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/latroienne12">La Troienne</a> could wind up looking a lot like that of the 2011 Kentucky Oaks as Plum Pretty and St. John's River renew acquaintance over 1 1/16 miles at Churchill Downs. The La Troienne is the first of six stakes on the Kentucky Oaks Day program.

  • Sassy Image won last year&#39;s Humana Distaff by three lengths.

    Sassy Image Looks for Humana Distaff Repeat

    Sassy Image will attempt to become the first repeat winner of the $300,000 Humana Distaff (gr. I) when she faces a strong lineup in the 26th renewal of the seven-furlong test May 5 at Churchill Downs.

  • Summer Applause Laying Low for KY Oaks

    Tucked away in Bret Calhoun's barn 22, a considerable distance from the Kentucky Derby backside bustle, is Kentucky Oaks-bound filly Summer Applause, who was casually eating a hearty hay breakfast the morning of May 2.

  • Winter Memories gets back to work in Beaugay

    Winter Memories, whose explosive turn of foot propelled her to four graded stakes wins last season, including the Grade 1 Garden City, makes her four-year-old debut Saturday in the Grade 3, $150,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.brisnet.com/edgeped/beaugay12">Beaugay</a> at Belmont Park. The gray daughter of El Prado should find the conditions ideal in the 1 1/16-mile grass test as she's undefeated in three attempts over Belmont's two turf courses.

  • Winter Memories will attempt to win her fourth graded stakes at Belmont Park when she makes her 2012 debut in the Beaugay.

    Winter Memories Leads Beaugay Field

    Winter Memories will attempt to win her fourth graded stakes at Belmont Park when she makes her 2012 debut in the $150,000 Beaugay (gr. IIIT) on May 5.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute 5/2/2012

    Lenny Shulman updates the news of the day, including the first track appearances for Gemologist, El Padrino, and Take Charge Indy, gallops from Union Rags and Dullahan, and the arrival of Hansen. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • Doubles Partner faces 10 in the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic.

    Doubles Partner Seeks Trip in Turf Classic

    Doubles Partner, third in the April 13 Makers 46 Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland after an unfortunate trip, returns to one of his favorite grass courses for the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill May 5.

  • Left to right: Nick Nicholson, Matt Iuliano, and Alan Foreman at the panel discussion on race-day medication, part of the first day of the University of Kentucky Equine Law Conference.

    Race-Day Drugs, Regulation Discussed by Panel

    The racing industry is closer to uniformity in drug regulations and penalties than many admit, but agreement on race-day anti-bleeding drugs in a "toxic" environment will require some heavy lifting, officials said May 2.

  • Contested Favored to Ring Belles

    Contested, a lightly raced daughter of Ghostzapper from the Bob Baffert barn is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the May 4 Eight Belles Stakes (gr. III) at Churchill Downs.

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    Grace Hall the One to Beat in KY Oaks

    While the striking bay Grace Hall has the favored 5-2 morning line status in the May 4 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), there are plenty of other fillies in the full field of 14 that deserve much more than a passing glance.

  • Barretts May Sale Has 116 Juveniles

    Barretts has cataloged 116 horses for its May sale of 2-year-olds in training. The auction will be held May 14 at Barretts' Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Southern California, beginning at 6:30 p.m. (PDT).

  • Twenty-one Enter Kentucky Derby

    An overflow field of 21 passed the entry box the morning of May 2 for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Based on graded stakes earnings, only 20 can start May 5.

  • On Location - Gemologist and El Padrino

    Gemologist and El Padrino get baths after their morning activities. Please visit our On Location page for more behind the scene moments from the Kentucky Derby and Oaks.

  • Kentucky Derby Interview: Mike Maker

    Lenny Shulman talks with trainer Mike Maker about Hansen, 2-year-old Juvenile champion, and one of the Kentucky Derby favorites. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

  • Uterine Therapy Options in Broodmares

    Managing a subfertile mare is a challenging and frustrating problem for breeders, especially when the exact problem remains unknown. But rest assured--researchers are working to improve equine fertility and develop new uterine therapy options. At the 2012 Western Veterinary Conference, held Feb. 19-23 in Las Vegas, Nev., one veterinarian reviewed current ...