Headlines for Wednesday, March 20, 2013

  • Hollywood Starlet winner Pure Fun is the favorite in the Bourbonette Oaks.

    Pure Fun Tops Full Field in Bourbonette Oaks

    Pure Fun, winner of the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) in December, gets her season started in the $100,000 Fathead Bourbonette Oaks (gr. III) as the 8-5 favorite in a field of a dozen 3-year-old fillies March 23 at Turfway Park.

  • Calidoscopio won the 2012 BC Marathon by 4 1/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Marathon/26130229_MsH7Ls#!i=2192123925&k=VftDMwK">Order This Photo</a>

    BC Marathon Winner Calidoscopio in Tokyo City

    Calidoscopio makes his first appearance since he scored a major upset in last fall's Breeders' Cup Marathon (gr. II) when he takes on seven opponents in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup (gr. III) March 23 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Rushaway is Crop Report's Last Derby Chance

    Team Valor is sponsoring the $75,000 Rushaway Stakes at Turfway March 23, and as fate would have it, it will also use the race as a last-ditch effort to get highly-regarded Crop Report to a Kentucky Derby prep.

  • Given Breakdowns, MD Changes Claiming Rules

    Seeking to address a rash of fatal breakdowns during the Laurel Park winter meet, the Maryland Racing Commission March 20 revised new claiming rules passed in February.

  • Decision on River Downs Meet Shift Postponed

    The Ohio State Racing Commission March 20 postponed a decision on a plan to transfer summer racing dates at River Downs near Cincinnati to Beulah Park near Columbus.

  • Galen May with Chocolate Candy

    Man Convicted in 2010 Murder of Galen May

    A jury in Sacramento, Calif., has convicted a man of first degree murder in the 2010 strangulation of Galen Joseph May, a popular assistant to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and a well-known figure at Northern California tracks.

  • Joy Scott

    Fund Set Up to Help Injured Rider Joy Scott

    The Southern California racing industry is rallying around Joy Scott, a local jockey who was injured March 12 in a training accident at Santa Anita Park. A fund has been set up to help her with medical expenses.

  • Ioya Bigtime most recently finished third in the Mac Diarmida.

    Intriguing Group Lines Up for Pan American

    Four runners from the Feb. 16 Mac Diarmida Stakes, headed by Resolute Group Stables' second-place finisher Teaks North, are among 10 entered to contest the $150,000 Pan American Stakes (gr. IIT) March 23 at Gulfstream Park.

  • And They're Off: St. Patricks Day Edition 2013

    Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman talk about the Kentucky Derby Trail, including the recent Rebel Stakes, new maiden winners, drugs, and more! Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Julie Balog

    Balog to Step Down From Keeneland Position

    Julie Balog, Keeneland's director of communications, will step down from her position following the 2013 spring meeting to become vice president of marketing and communications for the YMCA of Central Kentucky.

  • Slideshow: Progeny of Arch

    View Arch and several of his progeny who have had careers on the race track. View this feature in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Arch at Claiborne Farm.

    Progeny of Arch

    View this feature in the March 23, 2013 issue of The Blood-Horse.