Articles posted February 3, 2008

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A. P Jet Pensioned

A. P Jet  Pensioned

A. P Jet, who nearly lost his life after a stallion fight in April 2006 at Howard Kaskel's Sugar Maple Farm near Poughquag, N.Y., has been pensioned from stallion duty.

448 Early Triple Crown Nominations

448 Early Triple Crown Nominations

Headed by Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner and Eclipse Award champion 2-year-old War Pass, 448 horses were nominated to the 2008 Triple Crown during the early nomination period for the three classics. That figure ranks second behind 2007's record 450 early nominations.

Green Girl Goes Out a Winner

Green Girl Goes Out a Winner

Under a patient ride from Rene Douglas, Green Girl won Gulfstream Park's Suwanee River Handicap (gr. IIIT) for her first win since July 9, 2006, when the French-bred mare won at Chantilly.

Teuflesberg to Hurricane Hall

Teuflesberg to Hurricane Hall

Ben Walden Jr., president of Hurricane Hall, announced that New York grade II winner Teuflesberg (Johannesburg -- St. Michele, by Devil's Bag) arrived Feb. 1 at the Lexington farm for the 2008 breeding season.

Miswaki Sires 100th Stakes Winner

Deceased stallion Miswaki reached the 100 mark in number of stakes winners when his 5-year-old gelded son Simma Down dead-heated for first in the Feb. 2 Premier Night Gentleman Starter Stakes at Delta Downs.

Millennium Wind Added to Program

Ro Parra, owner of Millennium Farms, announced that New York-based stallion Millennium Wind will be added to the innovative Millennium Rewards program that was launched on January 1. Millennium Wind is owned by Millennium Stallions and stands at Suzie and Dr. Linwood O'Cain's Highcliff Farms in Delanson, New York for a stud fee of $5,000.

Magic Sunset Scores Premier Feature

Magic Sunset Scores Premier Feature

Heiligbrodt Racing Stable's Magic Sunset pressed the pace, stuck a head in front at the top of the stretch, and went on to win by 1 ¾ lengths in the $200,000 Premier Night Championship Stakes, the featured event of an all Louisiana-bred stakes program at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel Feb. 2.

Santa Anita Cancels Sunday Card

Santa Anita Cancels Sunday Card

The Feb. 3 card included the San Antonio Handicap (gr. II), featuring the likes of Student Council, Awesome Gem, and Zappa. Racing secretary Rick Hammerle said that the San Antonio has been rescheduled for Feb. 9.

Regulator: Stop Steroid Use Now

Regulator: Stop Steroid Use Now

A national regulator said uniform implementation of regulations for anabolic steroids in racehorses isn't practical and suggested horsemen "come clean to the races" voluntarily beginning April 1.

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