Headlines for Wednesday, January 29, 2003

  • Laffit Pincay Jr. gives a "thumbs-up" sign after getting win number 9,500.

    Pincay Chalks Up 9,500th Win

    Laffit Pincay Jr. reached another milestone in his remarkable riding career Wednesday, guiding Saxony to a one-length victory in the fifth race at Santa Anita – the Hall of Fame rider's 9,500th trip to the winners' circle.

  • Pleasantly Perfect Flexing His Muscles

    The technicality that kept Pleasantly Perfect out of the Breeders' Cup Classic is history, and trainer Richard Mandella believes his lightly raced 5-year-old is ready to deliver a smasher in Sunday's San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Spawr Fined in Albuterol Cases

    Trainer Bill Spawr was fined $8,500 by track stewards for two post-race urine tests that revealed Albuterol in the systems of two horses who won races while in his care last year.

  • Zavata, winning the Saratoga Special.

    No Derby Trail for Recovering Zavata

    Michael Tabor's grade II winner Zavata, last seen being eased in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Arlington Park on Oct. 26, may return to training as soon as mid-February, Patrick Biancone's assistant, Yan Durepaire, said.

  • Southern Image Hopes to be in Derby Picture

    Blahut Stables, LLC's Southern Image, who is to make his stakes debut in Saturday's $150,000 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, worked over Santa Anita's fast main track Wednesday morning. Dense fog that hovered over the track all morning prevented clockers from recording an official time.


    Dark bay/brown colt, foaled March 25, 2000<br>Silver Deputy--Silveroo, by Silver Hawk


    Dark bay/brown colt, foaled March 21, 2000<br>Saint Ballado--Sensational Eyes, by Roman Majesty

  • Stop the Music, alive and well at age 33.

    The Gang's Still Here

    Lyphard, Stop the Music, and Irish River Still Enjoying Life at Gainesway

  • Here and There

    Terry Meyocks honored by New York Press Photographers...Richard Migliore to be recognized by Association for the Help of Retarded Children.

  • National HBPA Takes Stand on Simulcasts, Revenue

    The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, in an attempt to solidify revenue derived from pari-mutuel wagering, will soon release a comprehensive position paper that touches on everything from source-market fees to rebates.

  • NY Wagering Board Approves Rule Change

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board on Tuesday approved a proposal made by the New York Racing Association last August that would allow stewards more flexibility in determining disqualifications of horses that veer in front of a rival during a race.

  • Magna Seeks License for New Pennsylvania Track

    Magna Entertainment Corp. announced late Tuesday that its indirect wholly-owned subsidiary Allegheny Thoroughbred Racing Association, Inc., has filed an application with the Pennsylvania State Horse Racing Commission for a license to conduct Thoroughbred racing at a racetrack to be constructed in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, northwest of Pittsburgh.