Headlines for Wednesday, April 12, 2017

  • Midnight Storm looks to win the Oaklawn Handicap off a runner-up finish in the Santa Anita Handicap

    'More Mature' Midnight Storm Heads Oaklawn

    This raiding trip to Oaklawn Park for a run at the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) comes on the heels of a game runner-up finish in the March 11 Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Indian Bingo and Casino (G1).

  • Lady Aurelia working at Keeneland April 9

    Lady Aurelia Faces Elders in Giant's Causeway

    Not only will Stonestreet Stables, George Bolton, and Peter Leidel's group 1 winner face an overflow field in the $100,000 Giant's Causeway Stakes April 15 at Keeneland, but she'll also face older horses for the first time.

  • Harry Connick Jr. will perform the National Anthem at this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) May 6 at Churchill Downs.

    Harry Connick Jr. to Perform National Anthem at Derby

    Churchill Downs Racetrack April 12 announced that multi-platinum recording artist Harry Connick Jr. will sing our national anthem May 6 at the 143rd Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1).

  • Land Preservation Topic of Next KENA Dinner

    The Kentucky Horse Council has announced the topic for the May Kentucky Equine Networking Association (KENA) dinner: Saving Ground—Preserving Kentucky's Horse Country. The dinner will be May 16 at Fasig-Tipton near Lexington.

  • The Week in Photos 4/11/2017

    Blue Grass, Ashland, Madison, Carter Handicap, Santa Anita Derby, Santa Anita Oaks, Queen Elizabeth, Oka Sho, Gazelle, Royal Heroine, Shakertown, Wood Memorial, Transylvania, Providencia, Excelsior, Disftaff H., Commonwealth, Bay Shore and more.

  • What's Going On Here: Consistently Inconsistent

    Heading into April weekends we love seeing stories with headlines such as "Preps to Clear Derby Picture" because: a) the features always focus on the obvious, over-worn angles, and b) the results often prove them to be incredibly wrong.