Headlines for Thursday, February 27, 2003

  • Snow Dance Favored in Bayou Handicap

    The $150,000 Bayou Breeders' Cup Handicap at Fair Grounds, which drew multiple graded stakes winner Snow Dance, could use a break from Mother Nature. The last two years, the richest turf race for older fillies and mares at the meet has been transferred to the main track due to wet weather.

  • Alyzig Facing Tough Customers in Kilroe

    Alyzig and Night Life, who ran first and second for trainer Kristin Mulhall in the Exceller Handicap on Jan. 25, are among the dozen turf runners entered in the $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Peace Rules, winner of the Generous Stakes, makes his 2003 debut in the San Rafael.

    Frankel Hopes Peace Rules in San Rafael

    The Bobby Frankel-trained Peace Rules, twice a stakes winner on turf, and stakes winners Spensive and Sum Trick head a field of nine entered in Saturday's $200,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita.

  • Champion Vindication continues recovery from suspensory injury.

    Vindication 'Doing Pretty Good' Since Injury

    Bob Baffert reports that his undefeated 2-year-old champion, Vindication, is doing well at Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center in Los Olivos, where the $2.15 million son of Seattle Slew is recovering from a suspensory injury.

  • Jockey Joe Steiner Hospitalized After Spill

    Jockey Joe Steiner was in stable condition at Arcadia Methodist Hospital Thursday after suffering multiple injuries in a spill in Wednesday's sixth race at Santa Anita.

  • Retired Jockey Jimmy Nichols Dead

    Retired jockey Jimmy Nichols, who had a special knack with 2-year-olds, died the morning of Feb. 27 at a Fort Worth, Texas, hospital

  • Allamerican Bertie tops short field for Rampart

    Allamerican Bertie, a galloping winner of the Grade 3 Sabin Handicap her last start, heads a field of six fillies and mares set to go 1 1/8 miles in the $200,000 Rampart Handicap (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • HRTV Televising Barretts Sale Workouts

    HorseRacing TV (HRTV), a 24-hour cable television network providing live Thoroughbred racing from the United States and Canada, is televising training previews for the Barretts March sale of select 2-year-olds in training, which will be held on Tuesday, March 4.

  • Congaree, 4-5 morning-line favorite in the Santa Anita Handicap.

    Congaree Faces Defending Champ in Big 'Cap

    Though it won't feature the marquee matchup most race fans had hoped for, Stonerside Stable's homebred Congaree still needs to get past a formidable foe from Bobby Frankel's barn to win Saturday's Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I): defending champion Milwaukee Brew.

  • Grayson-Jockey Club OKs $748,000 for Research

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation board of directors has approved $748,116 in funding for 19 research projects for 2003. It increases the organization's total for equine research since 1983 to more than $10 million.

  • Grayson-Jockey Club Awarded $750,000 in Grants

    Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation's board of directors has approved funding of $748,116 for a slate of 19 research projects in 2003,increasing the organization's total for equine research since 1983 to more than $10 million.

  • Toccet, withdrawn from Derby consideration.

    Toccet Officially Off Kentucky Derby Trail

    Dan Borislow, owner of Toccet, has given up his quest to make the Kentucky Derby with the son of Awesome Again, who has had his problems this year. Borislow has decided not to push the colt and will point for the Preakness and Belmont Stakes instead.

  • HBO Plans Movie On B.C. Pick 6 Scandal

    HBO and actor Robert Wuhl have agreed to do a movie about last year's attempted Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 betting coup that rocked the Thoroughbred industry.

  • Multiple Stakes Winners Meet in Battalgia Memorial

    Three-time stakes winners Champali and Grey Comet are scheduled to meet for the first time in the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial Stakes for 3-year-olds March 1 at Turfway Park. The Battaglia is the final local prep for the $500,000 Lane's End Stakes March 22 at the Kentucky track.

  • New Jersey Dates Deal: 120 Programs in 2003

    The New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority and horsemen will ask the state racing commission for 120 live Thoroughbred dates for 2003 instead of 146, officials said Feb. 27. Monmouth Park would kick off calendar Memorial Day, May 24, if the schedule is approved.

  • Domestic Dispute gets the services of jockey Jerry Bailey.

    Bailey To Ride Domestic Dispute in San Felipe

    Jerry Bailey has been named by trainer Bob Baffert to ride Santa Catalina winner Domestic Dispute in the March 16 San Felipe Stakes. Baffert made the move after the colt's regular rider, David Flores, opted to ride Atswhatimtalknbout in the 1 1/16-mile event.

  • Midway Cat Works; Seven Likely for Fla. Derby

    Midway Cat, the third-place finisher in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I), worked four furlongs in :49.20 over the Gulfstream park main track in preparation for the 1 1/8 miles Florida Derby (gr. I) March 15.

  • Bone and Fracture Treatment

    Following his in-depth presentation on bone remodeling and bucked shins (see article #4066 at www.TheHorse.com), David M. Nunamaker, VMD, Dipl. ACVS, Jacques Jenny Orthopedic Surgery Chair at the University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center, continued the Milne State of the Art Lecture at the 2002 American Association of Equine Practitioners Co...

  • AAEP Convention: Milne Lecture--Bucked Shins

    The Milne Lecture at the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP) Convention is also known as the State of the Art Lecture because each Milne Lecture, regardless of topic, is selected for its groundbreaking qualities and potential to change the paradigms by which veterinarians and researchers understand that topic in the horse. This year’s Miln...