Articles posted February 27, 2008

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Fasig-Tipton Calder Data Digest

Fasig-Tipton Calder Data Digest

The Fasig-Tipton Calder Selected Sale of 2-Year-Olds Results Edition Data Digest is a FREE download for all subscribers, presented by Kirkwood Stables! An in-depth look at all the results from the auction.

Ky. Gaming Bill Passes to House

Ky. Gaming Bill Passes to House

After extensive debate among Kentucky Democratic House leaders over whether or not a number of licenses should be set aside for racetracks in a proposed expanded gaming bill, the legislation finally passed out of committee Feb. 27.

Sham Entrant Coast Guard to Scratch

Sham Entrant Coast Guard to Scratch

West Point Thoroughbreds' El Gato Malo puts his unbeaten record on the line against Colonel John and five others in the $200,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita March 1. Another entrant, Coast Guard, will be scratched due to a minor ankle injury.

Breeders' Cup to Card Filly Friday

Breeders' Cup to Card Filly Friday

Oct. 24 will be for the ladies at the 2008 Breeders' Cup when all five of the World Championships events at Santa Anita will be carded for female horses. The two-day event will conclude with nine Breeders' Cup races on Oct. 25, seven of which will be open to males and females.

Congressman Criticizes Drug Policy

Congressman Criticizes Drug Policy

U.S. Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky opened a Feb. 27 congressional hearing on the use of steroids in sports by claiming leaders of horse racing have repeatedly failed on promises to self-regulate medication issues.

Japanese Colt Pointing For Belmont

Japanese Colt Pointing For Belmont

A monster from Japan is heading to America. Casino Drive, a half-brother to Rags to Riches and Jazil, is targeting the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) after destroying his opposition in a 1 1/8-mile maiden race at Kyoto Feb. 23. The son of Mineshaft will attempt to become the third straight Belmont winner produced by his dam, Better Than Honour.

Aspen Ridge's First Foal

The first foal sired by Aspen Ridge is a filly born Feb. 22 at the University of Florida Animal Science Department near Gainesville.

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