The Blood-Horse: 01/12/2008 issue
Curlin topped the List of Eclipse Awards Finalists and was back on track at the Fair Grounds on January 6.
Photo: Alexander Barkoff
2007 North American leading sire Smart Strike is king of all he surveys.
Photo: David Coyle
Leading First Crop Sire Posse shows off his speed in his paddock.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
Louis E. Wolfson, best known as the breeder and owner of Triple Crown Winner Affirmed, also campaigned champions Roman Brother and Raise a Native. He died on December 30.
Photo: Inger Drysdale
Tammy Samuel-Balaz, who managed the Sam-Son Operation, died on January 5.
Photo: Michael Burns
Dearest Trickski was claimed for $32,000 in the summer of 2007 and ended the year as a grade I winner in the La Brea Stakes.
Photo: Benoit Photo
Daytona continued his winning ways with a victory in the San Gabriel Handicap (gr. IIT)
Let the 3-year old season begin. Cowboy Cal takes the Tropical Park Derby at Calder on New Year's Day.
Photo: Jim Lisa Photos
Smooth Air took control the Hutcheson on a sloppy track at Gulfstream.
Photo: Adam Coglianese
And Giant Moon continued to shine brightly in New York with a victory in the Count Fleet.
Photo: Brandon Benson
New Year's Day was a cause for celebration at Santa Anita. In Summation took the El Conejo Handicap.
And Alexandra Rose captured the Monrovia.
The weekend, however, brought the rains to Santa Anita. The Cushion Track didn't drain and racing was canceled Jan 5 - 7.
Trainer Barbara McBride completes her 1000th career win at Tampa Bay Downs. Ashley and I (pictured) was ridden to victory by jockey Joe Rocco, Jr.
Photo: Tom Cooley
Chatain took the Hal's Hope for the 2nd year in a row.
Golden Velvet (outside) and Lady Marlboro couldn't be separated after 8 furlongs in the Sabin Handicap as they finished in a dead heat.
The tractors were the only ones running at Santa Anita the weekend of January 5.
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