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Wynonna Judd To Perform Derby National Anthem, Martha Stewart To Handle ‘Riders Up’ Duties

Thoroughbred Daily News - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:20

Wynonna Judd will perform the National Anthem at this year's Kentucky Derby, while Martha Stewart will handle the 'Riders Up' announcing duties, Churchill Downs said via a press release early Friday morning.

Judd, a Kentucky native, will take the mic just after 5 p.m. ET and her performance will be broadcast as part of NBC's Derby coverage.

“I am so proud to represent my home state, taking part in one of the most storied and iconic traditions,” Wynonna Judd said. “The Kentucky Derby is something I look forward to every year and being able to perform this year makes the momentous event even more special.”

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The Road: Tarifa Tops in Road to Kentucky Oaks Points

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Presented by Gainesway and Darby Dan Farm.

Zedan Legal Filing: CDI Defense to His Suit 'Perverse'

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Attorneys for Amr Zedan's racing stable filed a scathing response to a request made by Churchill Downs Inc. for expedited relief from Zedan's suit seeking to overturn a ban of Bob Baffert racing at its tracks.

Elm Drive, Roses for Debra to Clash in Giant's Causeway

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Roses for Debra returns April 13 after a ninth-place effort in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) at Santa Anita Park her last time out. Before that, the Liam's Map mare had top-three finishes in all but one of her 10 starts. 

Weaver Runner Tests Positive for Metformin

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Trainer George Weaver was informed by the Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit that his runner Anna's Wish tested positive for metformin following a third-place finish in the March 16 Cicada Stakes at Aqueduct Racetrack.

NY Budget Plan for Equine Screening Program in Question

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
A plan to create a screening and advanced imaging program near Belmont Park in a partnership between the New York Racing Association and Cornell University is facing an uphill climb at the capital in Albany, N.Y.

Perfect Shances Delivers Easy First Win for Shancelot

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Perfect Shances is a homebred for Al and Michelle Crawford, who also campaigned Shancelot with Gelfenstein Farm. Wesley Ward trains the first-time starter who won April 11 gate-to-wire by 4 3/4 lengths at Keeneland.

American Horse Council Releases Congressional Scorecard

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
The American Horse Council announces its bi-annual Congressional Scorecard, covering the second half of 2023.

HIWU Releases 2023 Annual Report

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
The Horseracing Integrity and Welfare Unit announced April 11 the release of its 2023 Annual Report, which is available online.

Grade 1-Winning Trainer Nicks Retires

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Grade 1-winning trainer Ralph Nicks announced that he will call it a career April 14 after saddling a horse for the final time at Gulfstream Park.

Awaiting FTC Action, Adjudication of Meth Cases on Hold

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Adjudication of cases involving trainers whose horses have tested positive for methamphetamine remains on hold by HIWU amid a long-awaited proposed rule change submitted to the Federal Trade Commission addressing common drugs of human abuse.

Newmarket Winner Cylinder to Stand at Darley Northwood

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Newmarket Handicap (G1)-winning sprinter Cylinder, a high-class 2-year-old who won two key Golden Slipper (G1) lead-ups and was runner-up in the feature, will stand at Darley's Victoria operation in 2024.

HISA Partners With SMC for Emergency Action Planning

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
HISA has partnered with Sports Medicine Concepts, a leading provider of elite sports emergency care training and emergency action planning services, to develop emergency action plans across Thoroughbred racetracks operating under HISA's rules.

Imperatriz Retired, Will Be Sold at Auction

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Inglis, Magic Millions, and New Zealand Bloodstock will be asked to pitch for the right to sell 10-time group 1-winning mare Imperatriz, the highest-earning breeding prospect to be ever sold at public auction in Australasia.

Belmont Park Demolition, Reconstruction in Full Swing

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
The future of New York racing has a stark look to it these days. You can say, it's under construction.

American-Breds Dominate Latest Longines World Rankings

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
National Treasure and Senor Buscador share third-place honors with 121 points. The latter finished a distant third in the Dubai World Cup (G1). Meanwhile, National Treasure has not run since fourth in the Saudi Cup (G1) Feb. 24. 

Prado, Teinowitz, Bandoroff Join Jockeys and Jeans

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, Chicago attorney Danny Teinowitz, and Kentucky breeder Craig Bandoroff join the Jockeys and Jeans organization.

Dance Card Honored as 2023 KY Broodmare of the Year

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
Dance Card, the dam of 2023 Horse of the Year Cody's Wish, was named the Kentucky Broodmare of the Year at the Kentucky Thoroughbred Association and Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders awards ceremony April 10 in Lexington.

Trainer Fee When Horse Sold Argued in KY Supreme Court

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
A Kentucky Supreme Court case about a trainer commission puts at stake a long-time tradition of doing business with a handshake in the horse business.

Victoria Racing Club CEO Rosich Resigns

Blood-Horse - Fri, 2024-04-12 10:18
In Australia, the Victoria Racing Club announced April 11 that its CEO, Steve Rosich, has resigned.


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