Articles posted January 13, 2005

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Online Poll Seeks Santa Anita's Top Moment

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XpressBet and HorseRacing TV are offering fans an opportunity to select the most memorable moment in Santa Anita Park history in an online poll celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Arcadia, California track.

Former NTRA Exec Joe Bailey Joins Dolphins

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Joe Bailey, former deputy commissioner and chief operating officer of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, has joined Dolphins Enterprises, a sports and entertainment company formed by Miami Dolphins owner Wayne Huizenga.

Castledale Returns in San Fernando

Last year's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Castledale makes his first start since finishing 14th in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) in the $200,000 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

Kentucky Owner Under Investigation

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The Kentucky Racing Authority is investigating a prominent owner for allegedly attempting to persuade another owner to scratch a horse from a race.

New Mexico-breds Tangle in $125,000 Pepsi Cola

A dozen 3-year-olds have passed the entry box for Sunland Park's $125,000 Pepsi Cola Handicap Saturday. Restricted to sophomores bred in the state of New Mexico, the field is co-highweighted by restricted stakes winners Sandias Peppermint and Leon's Bull, a winner in six of his even trips postward.

Dyna Da Wyna Tops Leggio Field

Team Block's Dyna Da Wyna headlines a solid field of 13, including five stakes/group winners, in Saturday's $100,000 Dr. A. B. Leggio Memorial Handicap at Fair Grounds. The turf dash for older fillies and mares will be run as the first of four $100,000 stakes on the day's card.

Keeneland Sale Continues to Roll

Selling as a broodmare prospect, Misty Sixes brought a final price of $500,000 to top the third session of the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington, Ky. Wednesday. Lance Robinson's Gulf Coast Farm purchased the 7-year-old mare from the consignment of Taylor Made Sales Agency.

Valenzuela Licensed to Resume Riding

Embattled jockey Patrick Valenzuela received his California riding license and is expected to be back in the saddle for the first time since last July on Jan. 15. Valenzuela, 42, received a conditional license (Jan. 13-Dec. 31) after he and his attorney, Neil Papiano, met Jan. 12 with Santa Anita Park stewards.

Soggy Santa Anita Finally Dries Out

This may not be Santa Anita's soggiest start to a race meet, but you'd have a hard time convincing the track's management that it could get any wetter after 11 consecutive days of off-tracks.

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