Headlines for Wednesday, April 30, 2014

  • Judy the Beauty won the Madison Stakes at seven furlongs on April 12.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3175797311&k=wC6dF8v">Order This Photo</a>

    Judy the Beauty Looks Tough in Humana Distaff

    Owner/trainer Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty, a seven-time winner who never has finished worse than third in 15 starts, eyes consecutive grade I victories in the $300,000 Humana Distaff Stakes at Churchill May 3.

  • 'Smokelawn' Proceeds to Go to Tornado Relief

    Oaklawn Park is using its 2nd annual Smokelawn BBQ Championship event in the Infield May 3 to help raise money for tornado relief efforts and will donate all proceeds from the "People's Choice Award" to the cause.

  • And They're Off: Kentucky Derby Edition

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss the sale of General a Rod, Todd Pletcher's comments on We Miss Artie, Rick Porter, and talk to trainer Peter Eurton about Dance With Fate. Plus, Derby picks! Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Fury Kapcori has won three in a row.

    Fury Kapcori Well-Spotted in Precisionist

    Fury Kapcori, on a three-race win streak for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer, looks for his first graded stakes victory in the $100,000 Precisionist (gr. III), the featured event at Santa Anita Park on Derby day May 3.

  • And They're Off: Kentucky Derby Edition

    Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin discuss the sale of General a Rod, Todd Pletcher's comments on We Miss Artie, Rick Porter, and talk to trainer Peter Eurton about Dance With Fate. Plus, Derby picks! Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Kentucky Derby News Update for April 30, 2014

    Claire Novak reports the news of the day, including gallops from California Chrome and Samraat, Medal Count, the official entries for the Kentucky Derby, and comments from Ron Turcotte.

  • PETA Remains Mum on Release of 'Evidence'

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said April 30 it has far more evidence gleaned from an undercover investigator in trainer Steve Asmussen's barn in 2013, but gave no indication when it intends to make it public.

  • Keeneland

    Keeneland BC Bid in 'Due Diligence Phase'

    With industry sources indicating a 2015 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland has a better-than-good chance of becoming reality, the president of the racetrack and auction company said April 30 it is in the due diligence phase.

  • Mike Pegram is back at the Derby this year with Rebel Stakes winner Hoppertunity.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2014-Triple-Crown/Kentucky-Derby-Workouts/i-Lvf7D2z">Order This Photo</a>

    Pegram Lands Another Derby 'Hoppertunity'

    Mike Pegram, who has raced champions such as Silverbulletday, Midnight Lute, and Real Quiet, is back with his fourth Derby starter in the Any Given Saturday colt Hoppertunity, co-owned with Karl Watson and Paul Weitman.

  • Stars of the Oaks: Rags to Riches

    The Blood-Horse and Glenye Cain Oakford visit with 2007 Kentucky Oaks winner Rags to Riches. Coolmore Stud Sales Director David O'Loughlin describes Rags to Riches Galileo foal while watching Rags at her new home in Ireland.

  • Projected Kentucky Derby Win Odds

    Picking a Kentucky Derby favorite is much easier than picking the Kentucky Derby winner, but tabbing his (and 19 others') off odds is among the more difficult guessing games in the Sport of Kings.

  • Fair Grounds Generic

    Louisiana Grants One-Year License to CDI

    The Louisiana State Racing Commission April 29 granted a one-year conditional license to Churchill Downs Inc. for Fair Grounds. The company must provide a list of improvements to be made in the next 60 days.

  • Stars of the Oaks - Rags to Riches

    The Blood-Horse and Glenye Cain Oakford visit with 2007 Kentucky Oaks winner Rags to Riches. Listen to Coolmore Stud Sales Director David O'Loughlin describe Rags to Riches Galileo foal while watching Rags at her new home in Ireland. More from this Stars of the Oaks series: Rachel Alexandra Rags to Riches
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  • Ron Turcotte

    Turcotte Issues Statement Against Churchill

    Hall of Fame jockey Ron Turcotte, two-time Derby winner with Secretariat and Riva Ridge, issues April 30 statement: "This lack of basic consideration also applies to many others who helped shape Churchill Downs' history..."

  • Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario, General a Rod

    Lenny Shulman catches up with defending Kentucky Derby winning jockey Joel Rosario. Joel explains what his win aboard Orb means today, shares thoughts on the strengths of General a Rod, and his Kentucky Oaks mount Rosalind.

  • Kentucky Derby: Joel Rosario and General a Rod

    Lenny Shulman catches up with defending Kentucky Derby winning jockey Joel Rosario. Joel explains what his win aboard Orb means today, shares thoughts on the strengths of General a Rod, and his Kentucky Oaks mount Rosalind.

  • Rules for the Roses: A Derby Survival Guide

    Every racing fan, whether they realize it or not, is hurtling down the road of inevitability that lands squarely beneath the Twin Spires (or at least in the vicinity thereof). To aid in your endeavors, this handy lifeline.