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.

  • Cairo Prince <br><a target="blank"http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3041742429&k=JkPDNnj">Order This Photo</a>

    Cairo Prince Scheduled for Ankle Surgery

    Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin reports that Miller Lite Holy Bull Stakes (gr. II) winner Cairo Prince is slated to undergo surgery April 25 in Lexington and could return for a late summer/early autumn campaign.

  • 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.