Horse Racing News
One would be hard-pressed to find the name of any of the 10 3-year-olds entered in Saturday's Grade 3, $250,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct on a top 20 list of Kentucky Derby candidates.
Summer Bird, the champion 3-year-old of 2009, has resumed training and jogged Wednesday and Thursday at Oaklawn Park, said his co-owner, K.K. Jayaraman.
Arson Squad, a graded stakes winner who has raced with the likes of Well Armed, Albertus Maximus, and Grasshopper in recent starts, looks for his first win since taking the Grade 2 Meadowlands Cup in October 2008.
Although it was postponed by one week, the Grade 3, $150,000 Sham Stakes on Saturday at Santa Anita had the field largely remain intact.
Front-running gray Ever a Friend would have been tough to beat no matter who else showed up Saturday in the Grade 1, $250,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile Handicap.
Blind Luck won the Grade 1 Hollywood Starlet Stakes by seven lengths in December. When she made her 2010 debut last month, she won the Grade 1 Las Virgenes Stakes by a nose.
When a 5-year-old mare named St Trinians heads postward in Saturday's running of the $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap (G1), she'll attempt to become the first female winner in the race's 73-year history.
The National Museum of Racing has changed its voting procedures that determine which horses, jockeys, and trainers are elected into the racing industry's Hall of Fame, according to the organization.
Ten new names are in the lineup of 23 separately listed wagering interests in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which opens Friday at noon Eastern at racetracks and wagering outlets throughout North America.
Presious Passion rebounded from one of the most disappointing performances of his career and is now off to Dubai after leading throughout to post a 1 1/4-length victory in Sunday's Grade 2, $150,000 Mac Diarmida at Gulfstream Park.