Headlines for Tuesday, April 22, 2014

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream-Calder Deal Could Be in Works

    Gulfstream Park and Calder Casino & Race Course reportedly are close to an agreement under which Gulfstream would lease Calder's racing operations and the two tracks would stop their head to head weekend racing.

  • Jim Miller

    Aurelia's Belle Helps Owner Realize Dream

    It's a long way from 3 1/2-furlong races for $1,500 claimers at Shenandoah Downs to the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs. But Jim Miller is on track to make that journey with his 3-year-old filly Aurelia's Belle.

  • Fair Grounds Generic

    Louisiana Puts More Pressure on Fair Grounds

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission has scheduled a special meeting for May 1 to consider the license Churchill Downs Inc. holds to operate Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots and a ring of OTB parlors with video poker.

  • Forte Dei Marmi is the only grade I winner in the Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes.

    GI Winner Forte Dei Marmi Heads Elkhorn

    Stella Perdomo's 7-year-old gelding Forte Dei Marmi has the distinction of being the only grade I winner in the full 14-horse field set for the April 26 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland.

  • California Chrome has been working at Los Alamitos.

    California Chrome Boasts Strong Foundation

    If trainer Art Sherman seems calm for a Triple Crown newcomer who figures to be saddling this year's Kentucky Derby favorite in California Chrome, some of that confidence traces to his star's racing foundation.

  • Shug McGaughey on Easy Goer

    Shug McGaughey talks about the story of Easy Goer. Sunday Silence and Easy Goer battled through the Triple Crown 25 years ago. Read the full feature in the April 26, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse.

  • Argentine Farms Partner for Yearling Sale

    A number of Argentina's prominent farms are partnering to present their best yearlings at public auction May 6-8 during the Argentina premier sale at Tattersalls de Palermo.

  • Iowa Stallion Rule Change Called Positive

    Iowa has removed a restriction requiring Iowa-registered stallions to be owned by in-state residents, and breeders believe the legislative change with foster growth in the program.

  • Afternoon With the Regal Rosalind

    Last Tuesday afternoon (April 15), I had the privilege of going to Keeneland and visiting Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) hopeful Rosalind at trainer Kenny McPeek's barn.

  • Kentucky Derby Winner Go for Gin

    The Blood-Horse visits with 1994 Kentucky Derby Winner Go for Gin at his home in the Hall of Champions at the Kentucky Horse Park. Wes Lanter provides Go For Gin's story. Read more in the April 26, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. View Go for Gin Slideshow

  • Safely Kept

    HOF Member Safely Kept Dies at 28

    Hall of Fame member and champion sprinter Safely Kept was euthanized the morning of April 22 at Lyn Burleson's Burleson Farms near Midway, Ky., due to the infirmities of old age. She was 28.

  • HRRN, Yahoo! Sports Radio Reach Agreement

    Horse Racing Radio Network announced April 22 it has reached an agreement with Yahoo! Sports Radio to carry the network's 2014 Triple Crown broadcasts on more than 70 Yahoo! Sports Radio affiliates across the U.S.

  • Stars of the Oaks - Blind Luck

    The Blood-Horse and Glenye Cain Oakford catch up with 2010 Kentucky Oaks winner Blind Luck. Learn about life at Hill 'n' Dale Farm and view her Oaks race replay!

  • Arthur Hancock on Sunday Silence

    Arthur Hancock shares the story of Sunday Silence. Sunday Silence and Easy Goer battled through the Triple Crown 25 years ago. Read the full feature in the April 26, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse.