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Elliston named Breeders' Cup COO

The Breeders' Cup announced Monday that Robert N. Elliston, President and CEO of Turfway Park since 1999, has been named Chief Operating Officer of Breeders' Cup Ltd.

On Location - Brookdale Farm

On Location - Brookdale Farm

Joe and Fred Seitz, at Brookdale Farm, where Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another was born and raised. Please visit our On Location page for more behind the scene moments from the Kentucky Derby and Oaks.

On Location - Doug O'Neill

On Location - Doug O'Neill

Listen to trainer Doug O'Neill talk about Kentucky Derby winner I'll Have Another and his plans for the Preakness the morning after their big win. Please visit our On Location page for more behind the scene moments from the Kentucky Derby and Oaks.

Xtension repeats in Champions Mile as Cityscape fails to fire

And this latest victory also marked a notable hat-trick for the handler, with Able One, his 2007 hero, having taken the spoils in 2010 ahead of Xtension's back-to-back wins. Moore, the winning-most trainer in the Champions Mile's 11-year history, is now considering overseas targets with the game five-year-old.

After the Wire - 5/6/2012

After the Wire - 5/6/2012

Evan Hammonds recaps the 2012 Kentucky Derby, Kentucky Oaks and several undercard races from the weekend.

Homecoming's the Guineas Queen

Trainer Aidan O'Brien completed a Guineas double at Newmarket Sunday, not with hot favorite Maybe, but with unheralded 25-1 shot Homecoming Queen. Unlike stablemate Camelot, who had to fight from off the pace for Saturday's Group 1 Two Thousand Guineas, Homecoming Queen ran her rivals ragged on the front end in Sunday's Group 1 One Thousand Guineas and romped by nine lengths.

Boisterous headed to Manhattan; Winter Memories targets Just a Game

Both of Saturday's Grade 3 turf winners at Belmont Park were said to be doing well at their respective barns Sunday morning, with Phipps Stable's Boisterous resting comfortably after taking the $150,000 Fort Marcy, and Phillips Racing Partnership's Winter Memories basking in the glow of her $150,000 Beaugay victory.

Record attendance, wagering highlight 138th Kentucky Derby Day

It was a record-breaking 138th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby as a crowd of 165,307, the largest in history, gathered on a beautiful day at Churchill Downs to watch Reddam Racing LLC's California-based I'll Have Another rally to defeat favored Bodemeister and win the roses that go to the winner of America's greatest race.

Take Charge Indy scheduled for surgery

Take Charge Indy will undergo surgery this week to remove a bone chip in his left front ankle, an injury he sustained during the running of Saturday's Kentucky Derby. Trainer Pat Byrne said that the injury is not career threatening and that the colt could be back under tack in about 60 days.

Kentucky Derby News Minute 5/6/2012

Kentucky Derby News Minute 5/6/2012

Ron Mitchell talks about how I'll Have Another and his connections are doing on Sunday morning. Ron also touches on future plans for other Kentucky Derby contenders.

Understanding Hay Analysis Results

For most horses, hay is a primary source of nutrients and essential fiber for hindgut health. Performing a hay analysis can help you balance the rest of your horse's diet and potentially reduce feed costs. These test results can provide a copious amount of information, but here are some important aspects to understand:

Take Charge Indy set for X-rays

Grade 1 Florida Derby winner Take Charge Indy, who finished a tailed-off 19th in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, will be sent for X-rays after showing signs of a problem during his cooling-out period.

Student Council gets first winner

Multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Student Council got off the mark as a freshman sire Saturday, as Private Tutor was awarded the 6TH race at Pimlico. Following objections lodged by Private Tutor's rider Wesley Ho, and by Horacio Karamanos aboard Hamp, the stewards ruled that the first-past-the-post Video Storm caused interference entering the turn. Video Storm was demoted to fourth, and Private Tutor thus became the official winner.

Morning Line takes Mervyn LeRoy in debut for Shirreffs

Morning Line successfully opened the new Southern California phase of his career in Saturday's Grade 2, $150,000 Mervyn LeRoy Handicap at Hollywood Park, rolling to a front-running victory for new trainer John Shirreffs. Formerly a smart performer for Hall of Famer Nick Zito, the son of Tiznow had been sidelined since undergoing knee surgery last August, but had been trained to the minute for his comeback.

2012 Kentucky Derby Wrap

2012 Kentucky Derby Wrap

Lenny Shulman recaps I'll Have Another's victorious run in the 138th Kentucky Derby. Sponsored by Three Chimneys Farm.

Pretension upsets Canonero II; My Adonis third

Ridden by Javier Santiago for trainer Chris Grove, Pretension broke alertly in the 1 1/16-mile test but relinquished the lead to My Adonis as the field entered the first turn. Santiago kept after the favorite, pressing him closely to the top of the lane, where his mount edged to a narrow lead. The son of Bluegrass Cat battled My Adonis into defeat, while Brimstone Island rallied past the favorite to take second.

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