Headlines for Sunday, May 6, 2012

  • Xtension repeats in Champions Mile as Cityscape fails to fire

    And this latest victory also marked a notable hat-trick for the handler, with Able One, his 2007 hero, having taken the spoils in 2010 ahead of Xtension's back-to-back wins. Moore, the winning-most trainer in the Champions Mile's 11-year history, is now considering overseas targets with the game five-year-old.

  • After the Wire - 5/6/2012

    Evan Hammonds recaps the 2012 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and several undercard races from the weekend.

  • Homecoming's the Guineas Queen

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien completed a Guineas double at Newmarket Sunday, not with hot favorite Maybe, but with unheralded 25-1 shot Homecoming Queen. Unlike stablemate Camelot, who had to fight from off the pace for Saturday's Group 1 Two Thousand Guineas, Homecoming Queen ran her rivals ragged on the front end in Sunday's Group 1 One Thousand Guineas and romped by nine lengths.

  • Take Charge Indy

    Take Charge Indy to Have Surgery

    Chuck and Maribeth Sandford's Take Charge Indy will undergo surgery this week to remove a bone chip in his left front ankle, an injury he sustained during the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Essence Hit Man wins the Vigil Stakes.

    Essence Hit Man On Target in Vigil Victory

    Champion Canadian sprinter Essence Hit Man earned his second victory of the 2012 Woodbine campaign when he led every step of the way to take the $168,790 Vigil Stakes (Can-III) by three-quarters of a length May 6.

  • Boisterous headed to Manhattan; Winter Memories targets Just a Game

    Both of Saturday's Grade 3 turf winners at Belmont Park were said to be doing well at their respective barns Sunday morning, with Phipps Stable's Boisterous resting comfortably after taking the $150,000 Fort Marcy, and Phillips Racing Partnership's Winter Memories basking in the glow of her $150,000 Beaugay victory.

  • Record attendance, wagering highlight 138th Kentucky Derby Day

    It was a record-breaking 138th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby as a crowd of 165,307, the largest in history, gathered on a beautiful day at Churchill Downs to watch Reddam Racing LLC's California-based I'll Have Another rally to defeat favored Bodemeister and win the roses that go to the winner of America's greatest race.

  • Went the Day Well, Prospective suffer cuts but fine following Derby

    Team Valor International and Mark Ford's Went the Day Well sported a cut on his right front ankle suffered during his fourth-place Kentucky Derby finish that "didn't seem like a big deal" to trainer Graham Motion, who reported that his colt otherwise "seemed fine."

  • Take Charge Indy scheduled for surgery

    Take Charge Indy will undergo surgery this week to remove a bone chip in his left front ankle, an injury he sustained during the running of Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Trainer Pat Byrne said that the injury is not career threatening and that the colt could be back under tack in about 60 days.

  • Homecoming Queen Wires One Thousand Guineas

    A day after winning the Qipco Two Thousand Guineas (Eng-I), Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien returned to Newmarket to capture the filly equivalent with Homecoming Queen, a nine-length surprise winner May 6.

  • Doug O'Neill kissing the Kentucky Derby trophy.
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    Trainer Doug O'Neill: 'It's All Just Surreal'

    As he basked in the glow of winning the Kentucky Derby, trainer Doug O'Neill said the morning of May 6 that he gets "goosebumps" when thinking about the possibility of I'll Have Another becoming the next Triple Crown winner.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute 5/6/2012

    Ron Mitchell talks about how I'll Have Another and his connections are doing on Sunday morning. Ron also touches on future plans for other Kentucky Derby contenders.

  • Understanding Hay Analysis Results

    For most horses, hay is a primary source of nutrients and essential fiber for hindgut health. Performing a hay analysis can help you balance the rest of your horse's diet and potentially reduce feed costs. These test results can provide a copious amount of information, but here are some important aspects to understand: