Articles posted February 26, 2009

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THS: Fountain of Youth (Video)

THS: Fountain of Youth (Video)

Tom and Evan analyze the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (gr. II) at Gulfstream on February 28. The Wizard's Spotlight Play is Race 8 at Fair Grounds on Saturday.

Fairmount to Host RACE Fundraiser

Fairmount to Host RACE Fundraiser

Fairmount Park, which recently put in place a zero tolerance policy on slaughter, will host an April 23 fundraiser to benefit its newly established Thoroughbred adoption program, Racehorse Alternative Choice Environment.

Gulfstream Retail Development Progresses

Magna Entertainment Corp. and partner Forest City Enterprises announced Feb. 26 the first 32 tenants for the retail portion of their The Village at Gulfstream Park development. Plans for the $1.2-billion complex, adjacent to Gulfstream's clubhouse/casino building, include a hotel and condominiums on the property in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Meanwhile, officials are reluctant to speculate on a possible bankruptcy filing by MEC.

THS: Fountain of Youth Stakes

THS: Fountain of Youth Stakes

Tom and Evan analyze the Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park February 28. The Wizard's Spotlight Play is Race 8 at Fair Grounds on Saturday.Download a PDF of the "The Wizard's Spotlight Play."

And They're Off: Mardi Gras

And They're Off: Mardi Gras

Lenny and Steve discuss Derby horses, including Dunkirk, Old Fashioned and Friesan Fire and older horses, including undefeated Rail Trip.Plus, the "And They're Off" Trivia contest announcement.The complete first season of "And They're Off" is now available on DVD! Order your copy today.

Take the Points Already a Big Winner

Take the Points Already a Big Winner

Take the Points, who shipped to California Thursday for Saturday's $200,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III), is a gamble that has already paid off big-time for the colt's breeders Ramiro Salazar and his wife Denise Belcher of Phoenix Farm.

Charles Town Increases Losing Mount Fees

Charles Town jockeys will receive an increase in their losing mount fees beginning March 1 as a result of a new agreement between the Jockeys' Guild and the Charles Town Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association.

Kruytbosch to be Honored at AHA Gala

Kruytbosch to be Honored at AHA Gala

The late Luke Kruytbosch, who served for a decade as the track announcer at Churchill Downs, will be honored Feb. 28 at 6 p.m. (EST) as the American Heart Association holds its 17th annual Crystal Heart Gala at the Louisville Marriott Downtown.

Fountain of Youth: Pace Makes the Race

Our core premise in the one-mile, grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes is that if Notonthesamepage breaks well, he's going to shoot for the lead, and almost all the others will struggle to, well, stay on the same page with him. The question thus becomes whether there's anything in the race that will overtake him.

Magnum

Magnum

The Herricks love for black horses led them to purchase the Argentine bred Magnum.

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