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Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/30/09

Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/30/09

Lenny Shulman reports from the Churchill Downs paddock.  Today's headlines include Papa Clem's 3 furlong breeze, Rachel Alexandra,Friesan Fire and Pioneerof the Nile making appearances, and also the weather forecast for Friday and Saturday.

Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/29/09

Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/29/09

Lenny Shulman covers the news of the day, including the finalizing of the Derby field, the arrival of Dunkirk, and Zenyatta on track. Stay tuned throughout the week for the latest from Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/28/09

Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/28/09

Lenny Shulman reports on the doings from Tuesday morning including I Want Revenge's work. Stay tuned throughout the week for the latest from Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/27/09

Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/27/09

Ron Mitchell reports on the large number of workouts from Monday morning, plus the status of a trio of Kentucky Derby possible starters from the Todd Pletcher barn.Stay tuned throughout the week for the latest from Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/26/09

Kentucky Derby News Minute - 04/26/09

Evan Hammonds reports on the workouts of Square Eddie and Hold Me Back, both at Churchill Downs, as well as on the condition of Quality Road, who galloped at Belmont Park Sunday Morning.  Hammonds also covers the unveiling of the bronze statue of 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro.Stay tuned throughout the week for the latest from Churchill Downs.

Calder Handle Down Significantly

Calder Handle Down Significantly

Wagering in Florida on Calder Race Course's recently concluded Tropical at Calder meet fell 31% in 2008, according to the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering.

CDI, Florida Horsemen Still at Impasse

CDI, Florida Horsemen Still at Impasse

With two weeks left before Calder Race Course's July 12 Summit of Speed, Churchill Downs Inc. and the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association remain deadlocked in contract talks for the Miami Gardens, Fla., track.

Guild, Miami Project Meet in Fla.

Guild, Miami Project Meet in Fla.

Meeting in Florida Jan. 18, representatives of the Jockeys' Guild and the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis said they will partner to develop standard programs for on-track treatment of spinal and brain injuries suffered by jockeys and exercise riders.

HRTV Application Still Undecided

HRTV Application Still Undecided

As of Jan. 9, HRTV was still not permitted to show races from Aqueduct. The New York State Racing and Wagering Board continues to assess HRTV's application to show video from Aqueduct.

Los Alamitos, Woodbine Receive Simlucast Award

Los Alamitos Race Course and Woodbine Entertainment Group's Thoroughbred simulcast productions were declared co-winners of this year's Simulcast Award, presented Sept. 18 by Post Time Technologies 18 at the International Simulcast Conference in Kansas City, MO.

Pletcher Gets Hotter with Oonagh Maccool

Pletcher Gets Hotter with Oonagh Maccool

It is Todd Pletcher day at Churchill Downs Friday. When he sent out Oonagh Maccool to an easy win in the $271,000 Louisville Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares, the trainer was notching his fourth winner of the day...and that's from four races in which he had runners.

Fund Established to Aid Disabled Jockeys

A group of racetracks and racing organizations are joining with the Jockeys' Guild to raise funds for the immediate needs of permanently disabled riders.

Renovated Churchill Posts Gains at Fall Meet

The 21-day fall meet at Churchill Downs, the first at the historic track since the completion of its $121 million renovation and the first since 2002 that was not limited by construction, concluded on Nov. 26 with gains in both on-track and total wagering and on-track attendance.

Consolidator Retired With Fracture

Consolidator Retired With Fracture

Bob and Beverly Lewis' Consolidator, winner of the San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), has been withdrawn from the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) picture after suffering a fractured sesamoid in his right front ankle. Trainer D. Wayne Lukas confirmed the situation Monday and said Consolidator has been retired.

CDI: No Hollywood Comment Pending Deliberations

Churchill Downs Inc. officials discussed the company's financial picture, alternative gaming initiatives, and the industry's tote system during a March 17 teleconference but shed little light on their intentions for Hollywood Park, the Southern California racetrack that is the subject of sale rumors.

Churchill Purses to Top $10 Million in 2005

With the doubling of the purse for the 131st running of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) to $2 million, the total value of purses in Churchill Downs' 2005 schedule of stakes races will reach a record $10 million.

Churchill's On-Track Averages Increase

During a season hampered by ongoing construction, near-record rainfall and the loss of several top jockeys in a dispute with management, Churchill Downs ended its 21-day fall meeting with increases in attendance and on-track wagering while experiencing a slight decline in total wagering from last year's record total.

Guild Targets Churchill, Kentucky in Insurance Conflict

The Jockeys' Guild, in the wake of the ejection of 15 riders by Churchill Downs, has targeted the racetrack and the state of Kentucky in a rapidly developing conflict over what the Guild believes is inadequate medical insurance in many racing states.

Stroll Strolls to Woodford Reserve Win

Stroll Strolls to Woodford Reserve Win

Stroll had won a grade III and grade II. Now he has a grade I on his resume, winning Saturday's $453,900 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs by 2 1/2 lengths the race prior to the Kentucky Derby (gr. IT).