Golden Eagle Farm's Yearly Report, who set a Lone Star Park record for seven furlongs in her most recent start, shoots for her first grade I victory in Monday's $250,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Park.
Action This Day, the Eclipse Award-winning 2-year-old male of 2003, is expected to make his turf debut in an allowance/optional claiming race on Sunday at Santa Anita Park. It would be his first start since finishing sixth in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) May 1.
Second of June, who has not raced since finishing a game second to Read the Footnotes in the Feb. 14 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II), has been entered in a 1 1/16-miles optional claiming event at Calder on Monday.
Grade II winners Rock Hard Ten and Love of Money return from layoffs to head up Sunday's $250,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I), a test for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs that kicks off Santa Anita's 85-day winter meeting.
Superstar filly Sweet Catomine, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and certain to be voted the an Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old filly of 2004, is slated to launch her 2005 campaign at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 9 in the $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III).
After a five-day break for the Christmas holiday, racing at Golden Gate Fields will pick up Sunday with a Pick Six carryover of $233,306 and the $100,000 Work The Crowd Handicap.
Rene Douglas, coming off his first Southern California riding title at Hollywood Park's autumn meeting, can be counted on for more of the same during the 85-day Santa Anita Park season, his agent says.
Grade II winner Middlesex Drive has been relocated to Judith Barrett's Godstone Farm near Pine Grove, Pa.
Azeri, North America's all-time leading money-earning female, has been retired from racing. Michael Paulson, who heads his father's Allen Paulson Living Trust that raced Azeri, made the decision to retire the 6-year-old daughter of Jade Hunter rather than race her a few more times, as was under consideration.
Magna Entertainment Corp. won't renew its lease of Multnomah Greyhound Park in Oregon when it expires Dec. 31, the company said in a Dec. 23 press release.
Grade II winner Hesabull and 3-year-old The Road Boss will stand in 2005 at Diamond Legends Farm near Malvern, Ark.
Wildcat Heir, winner of this year's Frank J. DeFrancis Memorial Dash Stakes (gr. I) at Pimlico, is a registered Florida-bred not a Kentucky-bred as previously reported, according to a statement released Thursday, Dec. 23 by the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association.
The newly formed New York Thoroughbred Breeders' Sales Company elected officers and issued a statement regarding the recently released code of ethics drafted by the Sales Integrity Task Force during a Dec. 13 meeting.
On Dec. 13, the new board of directors of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders Sales Company, Inc. met to elect new officers for 2005.
- By Tom LaMarra
Youbet.com and AmericaTab, two online wagering companies, will again be able to offer races from all Magna Entertainment Corp.-owned racetracks under agreements announced Dec. 23.
European champion Brian Boru has been retired to The Beeches Stud in County Waterford in Ireland to stand under the Coolmore Stud National Hunt banner.
Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse interests in Iowa oppose a plan by the Standardbred industry to shift a larger percentage of purse money at Prairie Meadows to harness racing.
The winter storm that dumped snow and ice on much of the Midwest and restricted travel in northern Kentucky has led ton cancellation of live racing Thursday at Turfway Park.
Black Tie Affair, 1991 Horse of the Year, has been relocated to the Funkhouser family's O'Sullivan Farms near Charles Town, W.Va., where he will stand for $7,500 live foal.
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