Headlines for Wednesday, May 21, 2014

  • 2013 Virginia Derby winner War Dancer is the 118-pound highweight in the Louisville Handicap.

    War Dancer Highweight in Louisville Handicap

    War Dancer, winner of the 2013 Virginia Derby (gr. IIT) and runner-up in last month's Elkhorn (gr. IIT) at Keeneland, is the 118-pound highweight May 24 in the Louisville Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

  • Quick Casablanca (left) and Fire With Fire (right) finished a head apart in the Last Tycoon.

    Last Tycoon Rematch Set in Whittingham Stakes

    Quick Casablanca and Fire With Fire, separated by a head the last time they met for their respective Hall of Fame trainers, will battle again in the $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Afortable makes his stakes debut in the Arlington Classic Stakes.

    Arlington Classic Stakes Debut for Afortable

    After rallying to an upset victory in a tough allowance race one month ago at Keeneland, Afortable will return to Arlington Park for his stakes debut May 24 in the Arlington Classic Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • The Buzz: Wise Dan Returns Home May 21

    Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan comes home to Forest Lane Farm near Lexington after May 16 colic surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital.

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    Wise Dan Returns From Rood & Riddle

    Morton Fink's two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan rolled off the trailer with a spring in his step May 21, seemingly none the worse for wear after undergoing emergency colic surgery five days earlier at Rood & Riddle.

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    California Chrome Takes First Spin at Belmont

    Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome set foot on the Belmont Park main track for the first time May 21, leisurely jogging once around the 1 1/2-mile course with exercise rider Willie Delgado aboard.

  • Wise Dan's Homecoming May 21, 2014

    Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan comes home to Forest Lane Farm near Lexington after May 16 colic surgery at Rood & Riddle.