Headlines for Thursday, April 3, 2014

  • Duncan Patterson

    RCI Chair Pushes States to Act on Reforms

    The outgoing chairman of the Association of Racing Commissioners International said it is "vitally important" racing jurisdictions adopt the National Uniform Medication Program as soon as possible.

  • F-T Texas Yearling Sale Moved to Oct. 13

    The Fasig-Tipton Texas Yearling Sale has been moved to Oct. 13 from its originally scheduled date of Aug. 25, to be held at the Texas Thoroughbred Sales Pavilion on the grounds of Lone Star Park near Dallas.

  • The first race on the Keeneland Polytrack was on October 6, 2006.

    Reactions Mixed to Keeneland Track Plans

    There was no unanimity on reactions to the April 2 announcement by Keeneland that the iconic Lexington track would replace its synthetic Polytrack surface with a state-of-the-art dirt track later this year.

  • That Handicapping Show: Wood Memorial Stakes

    Claire Novak and Frank Angst handicap two big Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend in the Wood Memorial and Santa Anita Derby. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Wood Memorial Stakes.

  • Diversy Harbor won the China Doll Stakes on March 8.

    Diversy Harbor Leads Well-Matched Providencia

    Diversy Harbor, who rallied from ninth in the stretch to edge Nashoba's Gold in the China Doll Stakes, will face her rival again on the Santa Anita Park turf in the $150,000 Providencia Stakes (gr. IIIT) April 5.

  • Social Inclusion: Rising Star or 1-Hit Wonder

    This Saturday, Social Inclusion will make his much-anticipated stakes debut in the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) at Aqueduct, one of four grade I races for 3-year-olds being run this weekend.

  • Stopchargingmaria won last year's Tempted by 10 3/4 lengths.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2881577045&k=sQTkzLg">Order This Photo</a>

    'Maria' Charges Into Oaklawn for Fantasy

    The $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (gr. III) April 5 at Oaklawn Park will provide Repole Stable's Stopchargingmaria an excellent opportunity to rebound off a dull effort in the Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II).

  • Kobe's Back faces undefeated Favorite Tale in the Bay Shore.

    Bay Shore Stakes Debut for Favorite Tale

    Although he'll be facing some stakes winners when he makes the first stakes start of his career April 4 in the Bay Shore (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack, Favorite Tale figures to receive plenty of attention.

  • Downey Profile: Wood Full of Early Pace

    Maybe Social Inclusion will stomp this field, but if there's a chance he won't, we could ascribe it to all the early speed in the Wood Memorial coupled with his relative inexperience.