Headlines for Thursday, April 24, 2014

  • Inimitable Romanee wins the 2014 Bewitch Stakes.  <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-9W29PDL">Order This Photo</a>

    Inimitable Romanee Earns Upset Nod in Bewitch

    Inimitable Romanee, given a patient ride by Alan Garcia, got up at the wire on the far outside to nip Aigue Marine for a 14-1 surprise in the $150,000 Bewitch Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 24 on the Keeneland turf.

  • Tamarando

    Tamarando Tries Turf in Snow Chief Stakes

    Although his Derby Trail run ended with disappointment, grade I winner Tamarando has a chance to claim a lucrative consolation prize as the likely favorite in the $250,000 Snow Chief Stakes April 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • That Handicapping Show: Derby Trial Stakes

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap the Derby Trial Stakes that may hold a few Preakness contenders. Claire picked the winner of the Illinois Derby last week. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Derby Trial Stakes.

  • California Chrome will try to become the first California-bred to win the Kentucky Derby Decidedly in 1962.

    Seven Derby Hopefuls Bred Outside Kentucky

    Likely Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite California Chrome will try to become the first California-bred to win the Louisville classic since Decidedly in 1962, but six other Derby hopefuls were also foaled outside of Kentucky.

  • Breeders' Cup Challenge Series Expands

    The Breeders' Cup Challenge series this year will consist of 73 automatic qualifying races into the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup World Championships, with 46 challenge races to be held in the U.S. and Canada.

  • Suffolk Downs

    Cloud Hanging Over Suffolk as Meet Nears

    As Suffolk Downs prepares to open its 2014 meet May 3, a heavy cloud of uncertainty about the future of live racing hangs over the sole surviving Thoroughbred racetrack in New England.

  • Sugar Shock worked four furlongs with Calvin Borel aboard in :48 2/5.

    KY Oaks-Bound Fillies Work at Churchill

    Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-bound fillies Unbridled Forever, Sugar Shock, Aurelia's Belle, and Room Service all posted workouts at Churchill Downs the morning of April 24 in preparation for the "Run for the Lilies."

  • TOBA Seminar

    Trainers, owners, bloodstock agents and other Thoroughbred industry experts offered insights into ownership and training.

  • CDI: Next Gaming Push in KY Likely for 2016

    Churchill Downs Inc., which spent $600,000 in the first quarter of this year on another failed bid for casino gambling in Kentucky, believes the next opportunity to makes its case will come in 2016.