Headlines for Friday, April 19, 2013

  • Haskin: Fate brought Palace Malice to Derby

    In the case of Palace Malice, it was a simple, but fateful, decision by Burl McBride, the trainer of the colt's dam, Palace Rumor, that has led the son of Curlin to Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby.

  • Old Fashioned Filly Fastest at OBS Work Show

    Pop of Color, a chestnut filly by Old Fashioned, posted the fastest furlong at the fourth and final session of the under tack show for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s 2013 Spring Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training April 19.

  • Ice Cream Silence repelled all challenges to win the Doubledogdare Stakes at Keeneland.

    Doubledogdare: No Catching Ice Cream Silence

    A resolute Ice Cream Silence withstood pace pressure throughout to prevail by a neck over Sisterhood for jockey Rosie Napravnik in the Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland April 19.

  • Juvenile Behavior: A Winner for Talent Search

    Hollywood Talent, the first starter for freshman sire Talent Search, held off a challenge in mid-stretch and cruised to a 3 1/2-length victory in Friday's (April 19) juvenile race at Keeneland Race Course.

  • Hall of Fame trainer Tommy "T.J." Kelly

    Hall of Fame Trainer Tommy Kelly Dies at 93

    Kelly was recognized as one of the great trainers of his era. He was cherished as a friend and worshiped as a father and husband, but to everyone fortunate to have known him, he was one of the good guys.

  • Early Morning Training at Woodbine

    Questions Linger for 2013 Woodbine Meet

    After a year of uncertainty due to the cancellation of the Ontario slots-at-racetracks program, Woodbine is set to begin its 133-day Thoroughbred meet April 20.

  • PHRC Upholds Tracks' Right to Reject Entries

    The Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission April 17 upheld the ban of trainer Burton Sipp by Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course, and also agreed that Parx Racing has the right to exclude the trainer if it sees fit.

  • First Time by in Kentucky Derby 138.

    Kentucky Derby, Oaks Fields Taking Shape

    The fields for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) the following day continue to take shape, with eligibility in each race to be determined by the new points system.

  • Normandy Invasion (left) finished 2nd to Verrazano in the Wood Memorial.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2443957153&k=3B96dJp">Order This Photo</a>

    Normandy Invasion Ready for May 4

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Normandy Invasion has a running style that suggests the Derby distance will be no problem, but he has a pedigree that is ambiguous when it comes to stretching out to 10 furlongs.