Articles posted March 15, 2007

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Fairplex Names New Racing Manager

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.

Mitchell, Aguirre Fined for TCO2 Violations

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'

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

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.

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.

Bloodstock Agent Tic Tic Trinidad Dead

Tic Tic Trinidad, a longtime bloodstock manager for Australian farm owner Eduardo Cojuangco, died in early February in the Philippines

Thirteen Finalists Named for Hall of Fame

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

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.

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