04/30/2009 11:00PM

I Want Revenge's half-brother coming soon

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INGLEWOOD, Calif. - I Want Noise, the 2-year-old half-brother to Kentucky Derby morning-line favorite I Want Revenge, is scheduled to arrive at trainer Jeff Mullins's stable at Hollywood Park next month.

Owner-breeder David Lanzman offered I Want Noise at the Barretts March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training earlier this year, but bought the colt back after bidding stopped at $60,000.

The colt spent the early spring at a farm in Temecula, Calif. There were discussions of bringing I Want Noise to the racetrack this week, but it was decided to give him another month at the farm, Lanzman said.

"We'll give him some more time," Lanzman said. "We'll bring him in around June 1."

Lanzman said one of the reasons for the delay was to give I Want Noise's knees more time to develop. "Hopefully, we can get him to the races at Del Mar," he said.

I Want Noise is by Thunder Gulch out of the Argentine-bred mare Meguial.

Earlier this year, Lanzman sold a portion of I Want Revenge to IEAH Stable.

Four-day week under discussion

Hollywood Park officials and executives with the Thoroughbred Owners of California are expected to meet in coming days to discuss horse population issues at Southern California tracks.

Hollywood Park was unable to fill races for Thursday's program earlier this week and had to cancel the card. The programs for Friday through Sunday were drawn on schedule, with eight races on Friday, 12 on Saturday, and nine on Sunday.

Sunday's program attracted 85 horses. The next major test for entries will occur on Sunday, when entries for Wednesday and Thursday will be drawn.

A variety of solutions are expected to be discussed at the meeting, including the possibility of reducing the racing week from five days a week to four. Track president Jack Liebau said earlier this week that he was reluctant to try such a schedule.

Biancone's daughter now a trainer

Marie Biancone, the 27-year-old daughter of trainer Patrick Biancone, launched her own racing stable at Hollywood Park earlier this week.

Marie Biancone hoped to have her first runner with the second-time starter Grand Symphony at Hollywood Park on Friday, but the filly did not draw in from the also-eligible list. Grand Symphony started once for trainer Jason Orman at Del Mar last summer.

Biancone has five horses, with the hope of expanding the stable. She has horses for Richard Giacopelli and Fab Oak Farm, who she said approached her recently about starting her own stable.

"It came really fast," she said. "Some of my dad's clients offered to send me some horses. It's something you can't say no to."

Marie Biancone moved to the United States from her native France in late 2004 and has since worked as an assistant to her father and in the bloodstock business in Kentucky. In recent months, she worked as an assistant for her father at Santa Anita.

"She knows the business," Patrick Biancone said on Friday. "She was born in the middle of it. She had a couple of people that wanted to give her horses and support her. The best way to go was to go by herself."

Square Eddie will get time off

Square Eddie, who was withdrawn from the Kentucky Derby on Tuesday because of a shin injury, will return to Hollywood Park this Tuesday and will be given a few weeks off, trainer Doug O'Neill said on Friday.

O'Neill said it was unclear how much time Square Eddie would need before he is able to resume training. "It could be a couple of weeks, it could be a month," he said. "He'll have to tell us."

Square Eddie was one of the top 2-year-olds of 2008, winning the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity at Keeneland and finishing second in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita.

Second in the San Rafael Stakes at Santa Anita in January, Square Eddie was taken out of training in February because of a minor cannon bone fracture. During that time, he was treated in a hyperbaric chamber to promote healing, and underwent swimming therapy. Square Eddie returned to racing in April, finishing third in the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland.

O'Neill said that Square Eddie will resume treatment in a hyperbaric chamber and swimming therapy.

Unbeaten pair will clash in Railbird

The unbeaten 3-year-old fillies Carlsbad and Witty are on schedule to start in the $100,000 Railbird Stakes over seven furlongs on May 10.

Carlsbad has won five races, including four stakes, and $154,126. She has won her five starts by a combined 54 lengths, including the Gradeo3 Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita on March 29. She won three stakes at Turf Paradise earlier in her career.

Trained by Jeff Mullins for Dennis Weir, Carlsbad will be favored in the Grade 3 Railbird. Mullins said there was never serious consideration of taking Carlsbad to Churchill Downs for Friday's Kentucky Oaks.

Witty won twice at Santa Anita earlier this year - a maiden race in March and an allowance race in April. A half-sister to Well Armed, the winner of the Dubai World Cup in March, Witty will make her stakes debut in the Railbird.

"She just continues to mature and grow up," trainer Richard Mandella said. "She's looking better all the time."

Hearings on Hollywood's future

Public hearings on the future of Hollywood Park will be held at Inglewood City Hall on Monday and Wednesday. The hearings will address zoning issues for the track property. Hollywood Park's parent company, the Bay Meadows Land Co., has stated it plans to cease racing in the future and use the property for retail and housing developments.

Monday's hearing begins at 6 p.m. Wednesday's hearing starts at 7 p.m.

Hollywood Park officials have guaranteed that racing will be conducted through this year.