May 13, 1986
The fact that the horses that came in first and second in the Kentucky Derby were the only ones not on medication should make owners and trainers stop and think. Edith C. McKay Bryn Mawr.
May 4, 2005 |
New Jersey residents can now dial in their horse-racing bets with a phone-wagering system that opened for business yesterday. The automated phone system is an addition to New Jersey Account Wagering, which started in October with the Internet-only service, www.4njbets.com. Dennis Dowd, a senior vice president for the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, said that more than 3,000 accounts opened for the Internet and phone betting are expected to generate a projected handle of more than $35 million this year.
March 7, 2005 |
Finally, some Kentucky Derby buzz. From Florida to Arkansas to California, 3-year-olds were out in force Saturday trying to show whether they truly are contenders for the Derby just 2 months away. Afleet Alex and Declan's Moon won in their long-awaited seasonal debuts, while High Fly soared to victory in the 1 1/8-mile Fountain of Youth Stakes at Florida's Gulfstream Park. The results solidified Afleet Alex and Declan's Moon's rankings as 1-2 in the latest Run to the Roses' Top 10, while High Fly moves in for the first time at No. 4. Alex Afleet won the Mountain Valley Stakes at Hot Springs, Ark., while Declan's Moon won the $200,000 Santa Catalina Stakes in Arcadia, Calif.
March 29, 2012 |
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Union Rags has been made the 6-5 morning-line favorite in a field of nine horses entered for the $1 million Florida Derby on Saturday. The 11/8-mile race is a major prep race for the Kentucky Derby on May 5. Considered a leading contender for the Run for the Roses, Union Rags drew the No. 6 post at Wednesday's post-position draw. The 3-year-old colt is trained by Michael Matz, who won the 2006 Florida Derby and the Kentucky Derby with Barbaro. Union Rags will be ridden by Julien Leparoux.
June 11, 2007
The victory by Rags to Riches in Saturday's Belmont Stakes completed a sweep by the Daily News' Stan Hochman. Stan correctly selected for Daily News readers the winner of each of the Triple Crown races. He had Street Sense in the Kentucky Derby, Curlin in the Preakness and then Rags to Riches in the Belmont. A $2 win bet on each of Stan's selections would have brought home a total of $31.20.
May 12, 1989 |
Churchill Downs stewards announced a five-day suspension for jockey Clarence "Jo Jo" Ladner 3d for careless riding in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday. The suspension begins today and continues through Wednesday, but excludes Monday, the stewards said. They did not elaborate on the careless riding. Ladner was aboard Northern Wolf, who finished sixth in the race won by Sunday Silence.
April 22, 2005 |
Eight 3-year-olds with Kentucky Derby aspirations were entered yesterday for the 24th running of the $325,000 Coolmore Lexington at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Fox Hill Farm's Rockport Harbor will be the likely post-time favorite for tomorrow's 1 1/16-mile race. Undefeated in 2004, the gray son of Unbridled's Song was narrowly beaten by Greater Good in the Rebel at Oaklawn Park in his lone start this year. Trainer John Servis said victory alone will not determine whether Rockport Harbor goes to the Kentucky Derby.
February 17, 2009 |
There would be no letdown this time for owner Rick Porter and trainer Larry Jones. Two years after watching Hard Spun suffer his first career defeat in the $250,000 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, they returned with another unbeaten top-shelf Kentucky Derby prospect. Old Fashioned didn't disappoint as the 1-2 favorite, scoring a 3 1/4-length victory over Silver City in the Grade III race before a season-high crowd of 31,074 yesterday. Ridden by Ramon Dominguez, Old Fashioned covered the mile over a fast track in 1 minute, 37.41 seconds to run his winning streak to four.
October 17, 2006 |
Inquirer staff writers Bob Ford and Mike Jensen were named winners of the 2006 Red Smith Kentucky Derby Writing Contest, which annually recognizes the best in print media coverage of America's greatest race. Ford was honored in the "advance" division, while Jensen won for his "Sunday wrap-up. " Dick Jerardi of the Philadelphia Daily News was honored for the "Monday wrap-up," while Wright Thompson of the Kansas City Star took first in the "feature" category. Each winner will receive an engraved silver equine-themed serving tray, which is to be presented during the annual National Turf Writers Association Awards Dinner, on Nov. 1 at 6 p.m. at the Olmstead in Louisville, Ky. The awards are named in honor of Walter W. "Red" Smith, the Pulitzer Prize-winning sportswriter and columnist best known for his work with the New York Herald Tribune and the New York Times.