Toccet's owner Dan Borislow, who sent a letter to the Santa Anita stewards, claiming his colt's weight assignment was incorrect, won his protest when the stewards decided to lower the horse's weight from 123 to 117.
Spritely Walker heads a cast of seven in the $200,000 Louisiana Premier Night Championship, the featured event in a series of 10 races worth $1 million for state breds at Delta Downs Saturday night.
Action This Day, last year's 2-year-old champion, makes his long-awaited return in Sunday's nine-furlong Sham Stakes. Trained by Richard Mandella, Action This Day will face six opponents, including promising Derby hopefuls trained by Bob Baffert and Bobby Frankel.
- By Victor Ryan
California owner-breeder Michael Power pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor theft charge Monday and was sentenced by Superior Court in Auburn, Calif., to 30 days in jail, three years probation, and a $100 fine.
California will announce its 2003 Horse of the Year Monday; the three finalists are Continental Red, Excessivepleasure, and Joey Franco The annual awards dinner will be held at the Sacramento Sheraton Grande Hotel.
Fasig-Tipton Midlantic's July sale of 2-year-olds in training and older horses of racing age will not be held this year.
The Ocala Breeders Sales Co. has catalogued 484 horses for its March select juvenile auction. The Adena Springs sale of 2-year-olds in training will have 76 horses.
The Jockey Club 2004 Fact Book was released today at its Web site: jockeyclub.com.
Bid amounts were announced for a dormant Illinois casino license, with Penn National Gaming submiting the highest offer.
Sackatoga Stable's Funny Cide, who will start in the Donn Handicap (gr. I) Saturday at Gulfstream Park, schooled in the paddock before Friday's first race.
Harmony Lodge goes for her fourth Gulfstream stakes victory -- and her fourth stakes score in a row -- when she tops a field of eight in Sunday's $100,000 Shirley Jones Handicap (gr. III) over seven furlongs at Gulfstream Park.
The attorney representing Racing Services Inc. official Raymundo Diaz was removed from the case by a U.S. District judge Thursday because of a conflict of interest. In other developments, Racing Services founder Susan Bala filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on behalf of the company.
Turfway Park in Northern Kentucky will resume live racing tonight (Feb. 6) after canceling last night out of respect for injured jockey Michael Rowland, who remains in critical condition at University Hospital.
Sunland Park set a single day handle record Feb. 3, when more than $2 million was wagered at the New Mexico racetrack.
Aqueduct in New York and Laurel Park in Maryland have both canceled racing today (Feb. 6) because of ice and heavy rains in the northeast corridor of the United States.
Graded stakes winner and stakes producer Withallprobability and her grade III-winning daughter With Ability died last month. Both were owned by Edward Evans Spring Hill Farm, near Casanova, Va.
Multiple grade I winner Honor Glide's first foal, a colt, arrived at Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla. on Jan. 18.
America's Storm, a stakes-placed son of Storm Cat, will enter stud this year at Joan Rogers' Applebite Farm in French, Camp, Calif. He will stand for $4,000.
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