Headlines for Sunday, April 27, 2014

  • Tapiture winning the Southwest Stakes with Winchell's silks.

    Winchell Stays the Course With Asmussen

    Breeder/owner Ron Winchell, whose Winchell Thoroughbreds races Kentucky Derby contender Tapiture and likely Kentucky Oaks favorite Untapable, is sticking with trainer Steve Asmussen--for now.

  • Parranda wins the Wilshire Stakes.

    Newcomer Parranda a Handy Wilshire Winner

    Parranda seems to be enjoying California after her first start for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, coming from off the pace to win the $100,000 Wilshire Stakes (gr. IIIT) going away on the Santa Anita Park turf April 27.

  • Dan Pride Returning to Darley

    Following 5 1/2 years as Fasig-Tipton's executive vice president and chief operating officer, Dan Pride will return to Darley, where he was integral in the development of its American operations between 2002 and 2008.

  • Summit Focuses on Ending Export for Slaughter

    Attendees of the invitation-only American Equine Summit April 26-27 discussed ways to permanently ban the legal export of American horses to slaughter facilities in Canada, Mexico, and Japan.

  • Kentucky Derby News Update for April 27, 2014

    The BloodHorse.com News Update for Sunday April 27, 2014. Claire Novak provides insight on the stand out works, including times, and why Intense Holiday was the buzz of the track. Watch great video footage of these works.

  • Room Service
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    Room Service Will Not Run in Kentucky Oaks

    Gary and Mary West's homebred filly Room Service, who dead-heated for victory with Rosalind in the April 5 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (gr. I), has been withdrawn for consideration in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I).

  • Chitu warms up at Churchill Downs April 27.
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    Chitu Posts 'Solid' Work for Kentucky Derby

    Sunland Derby (gr. III) winner Chitu worked six furlongs from the Churchill Downs' starting gate in 1:13 1/5 the morning of April 27 in his final preparations for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Cirrus des Aigles Defeats Treve in Prix Ganay

    Cirrus des Aigles got the best of Qutar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Treve in a stretch-long duel April 27 at Longchamp, handing the filly the first defeat of her career in the Prix Ganay (Fr-I).

  • Ring Weekend
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    Fever Knocks Ring Weekend Out of Derby

    Trainer Graham Motion said because of a fever, Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) winner Ring Weekend is no longer being considered for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Intense Holiday jogs at Churchill Downs.
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    Sunday, April 27, Workouts at a Glance

    Under ideal conditions at Churchill Downs Sunday morning, April 27, seven contenders for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and several Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) candidates breezed.

  • Wildcat Red jogs at Churchill Downs.
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    Garoffalo Good With Wildcat Red's Slow Work

    If there was any concern about the plodding time turned in by Wildcat Red in his final serious move before the Kentucky Derby, it was not showing on trainer Jose Garoffalo, who seemed in good spirits after the Sunday breeze.

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    Venezuela Has Derby Hope in Wildcat Red

    Something deserved by Garoffalo's family is the chance at watching a Derby run in person. But after decades spent in the industry in Venezuela, Jose Garoffalo Sr. will watch from home while his son chases history.