Headlines for Monday, April 14, 2014

  • Noble Tune

    Noble Tune to Stand in South Africa

    Multiple graded stakes winner Noble Tune, a half brother to grade II winner Honor Code, has been retired from racing and will launch his stud career later this year in South Africa when the Southern Hemisphere season begins.

  • Ogden Mills Phipps

    Phipps: Make Public Triple Crown Vet Records

    The chairman of The Jockey Club April 14 called for public release of the veterinary records of all horses entered in this year's Triple Crown races, and also said the industry should partner with USADA to push drug reform.

  • Kitten Kaboodle

    Kitten Kaboodle, Zinzay Meet in Appalachian

    Kitten Kaboodle and Zinzay, the one-two finishers in the 2013 JPMorgan Chance Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT), square off in the $100,000 Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (gr. IIIT) April 17 at Keeneland.

  • Sugar Shock won the 2014 Fantasy Stakes.

    Anderson Seeks Sweet Victory With Sugar Shock

    Iowa-based trainer Doug Anderson isn't a well-known name in the Thoroughbred horse racing game. But when his filly Sugar Shock contests the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), things may change for the small-time conditioner.

  • Churchill Downs

    Mixed Reaction to Churchill Takeout Increase

    Kentucky horsemen expected backlash from Churchill Downs' decision to charge the maximum takeout rates allowed by state law, but they hope positives follow from increased purses that improve the racing product.

  • One for the Roses: Cairo Prince

    Steve Haskin makes the case for Kentucky Derby contender Cairo Prince. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin was able to breathe a sigh of relief the morning of April 13 with Cairo Prince ranked 20th on the qualifying list.

  • Awesome Baby

    Oaks Hopeful Awesome Baby Works

    Grade II winner Awesome Baby handily completed five furlongs in 1:01.40 April 14 at Santa Anita Park as the daughter of Awesome Again continues preparations for the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) May 2 at Churchill Downs.

  • Heaven Szent, ridden by Shauna Pennell, after winning the $1,500 Hunter Derby. Presenting are Nicole Schwartz of Neigh Savers and Lucinda Mandella of CARMA.

    Heaven Szent Delivers at CARMA-Sponsored Show

    Heaven Szent, a 14-year-old who never won a race under his registered name of General Attack, was the star of the April 12-13 Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center in Burbank, Calif.

  • Trainer Silvera Notches Career Win 1,000

    Veteran Woodbine-based trainer Laurie Silvera secured the 1,000th victory of his career Sunday, April 13 when 8-5 favorite Sorry About That drew off in the stretch for a three-length score in an optional claiming race.