Articles posted March 15, 2007

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Fairplex Names New Racing Manager

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Paul Ryneveld was named equine manager at Fairplex and will oversee the Los Angeles County Fair facility's live race meet, simulcast operation and training program beginning on March 19.

My Typhoon Returns in Tampa's Hillsborough

Live Oak Plantation's My Typhoon, a two-time graded stakes winner last year, makes her first start since her sixth-place finish in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) in Saturday's $150,000 Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Tampa Bay Downs turf.

Mitchell, Aguirre Fined for TCO2 Violations

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Trainers Mike Mitchell and Paul Aguirre were fined for Class 3 violations by Santa Anita stewards after horses in their care were found to have exceeded the regulatory limit for total carbon dioxide, the California Horse Racing Board reported March 15.

Willman, Abrams Featured On 'Inside Information'

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A pair of emotional stories involving two popular figures in Southern California Thoroughbred racing circles will be the featured segments when HorseRacing TV's new show, "Inside Information," airs this Sunday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

Baffert Targets Kentucky Stakes with 'Doll, 'Lute

Trainer Bob Baffert has two offspring of Real Quiet on target for stakes engagements in Kentucky. Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) winner Pussycat Doll will likely defend her title in the Humana Distaff Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs May 5, while Perryville Stakes (gr. III) winner Midnight Lute is pointing for the Commonwealth Breeders' Cup (gr. II) at Keeneland April 14.

Judgment Time in San Felipe for Griffin, Baffert

Show business entrepreneur Merv Griffin, whose Derby hopes were dashed last year, and trainer Bob Baffert, a fixture on the Triple Crown trail since 1996, each reach the crossroads of their aspirations this year in Saturday's $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

Any Limit Figures Again in Shirley Jones

Joseph V. Shields, Jr.'s homebred 4-year-old filly Any Limit, dominant this season at Gulfstream Park, will bid for a sweep of the three major stakes races for her division as the favorite in Saturday's $200,000 Shirley Jones Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II).

Five Star Daydream Ready for Cicada

Stewart Armstrong's Five Star Daydream is at the front of the line of horses trickling up from Florida to return to their New York base for the rest of the year. In Saturday's 15th running of the $100,000 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at six furlongs at Aqueduct, the Five Star Day filly will try for her fourth career victory against a quick group of contenders.

Thirteen Finalists Named for Hall of Fame

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Seven horses, three jockeys, and three trainers have been selected as the 2007 finalists for nomination to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. The inductees will be announced May 29, with the ceremony slated for Aug. 6.

KFLC Offers Training and Racing Course

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The Klein Family Learning Center and the Groom Elite Program will offer a three-day course in "Elite Grooming for Racehorse Owners" at sites in Louisville and Lexington March 23-25.

Grade I Winner Chelsey Flower Dead

Chelsey Flower, a grade I winner and a stakes producer, was euthanized March 14 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington after complications from foaling a Dixie Union colt.

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