Headlines for Sunday, April 28, 2013

  • Halo Dolly wins the Wilshire Handicap.

    Firm Turf Helps Halo Dolly Find Winning Form

    Halo Dolly returned to winning form when teamed with Rafael Bejarano for the first time April 28, scoring a 1 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 Wilshire Handicap (gr. IIIT) on firm turf at Betfair Hollywood Park.

  • Goldencents arriving at Churchill Downs.

    Team O'Neill Back for Another

    Last year's Kentucky Derby winners arrived at Churchill Downs with 2013 contender Goldencents on April 27. The duties of unloading are documented herein.

  • Kentucky Derby - Bob Baffert 4/28/2013

    Hall of Fame trainer on the works of Kentucky Oaks (gr.I) contender Midnight Lucky and potential Kentucky Derby (gr.I) contender Code West, as well as the gallop of Govenor Charlie.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute - 4/28/2013

    Steve Haskin brings you the calm after the storm of workouts with works and new arrivals Goldencents and Itsmyluckyday on the track today. Steve also gives you the work tab for the rest of the week.

  • Code West and Midnight Lucky work in company 4/28/2013.
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    Baffert On Fence with Derby Contenders

    Trainer Bob Baffert sent out Kentucky Oaks hopeful Midnight Lucky and potential Kentucky Derby starter Code West together April 28 at Churchill Downs. He expects to make a call April 29 on his Derby starters.

  • Kentucky Derby News Minute, 4/28/2013

    Steve Haskin brings you the calm after the storm of workouts with works and new arrivals Goldencents and Itsmyluckyday on the track today. Steve also gives you the work tab for the rest of the week.

  • Fenomeno wins the Tenno Sho.
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    Fenomeno Shows Staying Power in Tenno Sho

    With stamina to spare as he crossed the finish line, Fenomeno won the US$3,437,000 Tenno Sho (Spring) (Jpn-I) from Tosen Ra and globetrotter Red Cadeaux in a breakthrough victory April 28 at Kyoto.

  • Doug O'Neill at Churchill Downs.

    O'Neill Returns in Search of Another Derby

    With last year's Kentucky Derby victory of I'll Have Another still fresh in their minds, members of Team O'Neill were back at Churchill Downs the morning of April 28 in search of a repeat performance with Goldencents.

  • Kentucky Derby - Bob Baffert 4/28/2013

    Hall of Fame trainer on the works of Kentucky Oaks (gr.I) contender Midnight Lucky and potential Kentucky Derby (gr.I) contender Code West, as well as the gallop of Govenor Charlie.

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    Porter Has High Hopes For Derby Invasion

    Rick Porter has seen both Hard Spun and Eight Belles finish second in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). He's hoping Normandy Invasion can make his patented late run to get to the Derby wire first.

  • Military Attack Lifts QEII in Hong Kong

    Military Attack burst out from behind the leaders at the top of the straight and went on to win the April 28 Audemars Piguet QE II Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin by a convincing 1 3/4 lengths.

  • HKJC Official Urges Worldwide Steroid Ban

    The International Federation of Horseracing Authorities should quickly consider a ban on the use of anabolic steroids for horses in training, Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, said April 28.

  • Drug Peramivir Could Help Horses Suffering from Flu

    Flu season for horses can be any season. And considering that even horses vaccinated against the equine influenza virus (EIV) can still “catch the flu,” this disease is cause for concern. A group of Japanese researchers, however, recently evaluated a flu inhibitor in horses and found that it could help EIV-infected animals recover more quickly.

  • Forty Tales wins the Derby Trial Stakes.

    Derby Trial: Forty Tales Tops Pletcher Exacta

    In what he surely hopes is an omen for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) a week hence, trainer Todd Pletcher takes the exacta in the Derby Trial on opening night at rainy Churchill Downs April 27.