Headlines for Friday, March 28, 2003

  • Garrett Gomez Resurfaces at Santa Anita

    Jockey Garrett Gomez, a Santa Anita visitor Thursday who hasn't ridden since late last year, said he plans to take care of some personal matters and lose some weight before resuming his riding career before the current meet ends on April 20.

  • Jockey Sorenson Injures Neck in Fall

    Veteran jockey Danny Sorenson, 45, suffered a fracture at the base of his neck when his mount, Kifissos, broke down and fell past midstretch in Thursday's seventh race at Santa Anita.

  • Godolphin Has World Cup Bases Covered

    Godolphin and trainer Saeed bin Suroor appears to have all options covered for the way Saturday's Group I Dubai World Cup will be run. Now it is a question of whether Moon Ballad and Grandera have what it takes to secure the stable their fourth win in the race.

  • Ipi Tombe Owns Big Edge in Dubai Duty Free

    Drawn perfectly in post 3 and gaining the weight advantage while taking on males, the outstanding mare Ipi Tombe should be the strongest favorite in the history of the $2 million Group I Dubai Duty Free, over 1,777 meters, at Nad Al Sheba on Saturday night.

  • Inamorato Strongly Favored in UAE Derby

    Inamorato will be strongly favored to win the fourth Group II UAE Derby for Godolphin in as many years. The 3-year-old's performance will be measured with his potential for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I).

  • Wando's Queen Plate Quest Begins in Achievement

    Queen's Plate winterbook favorite Wando, makes his 2003 debut in Sunday's $161,100 Achievement Stakes at Woodbine, the first major race on the road to the Canada's premier race.

  • Aqueduct Bans Smoking on Sunday

    Aqueduct Park will not allow smoking anywhere within its building beginning Sunday in order to comply with the New York City "Smoke-Free Air Act."

  • Kafwain, winning the San Vicente earlier this year.

    Kafwain DQ'd from Louisiana Derby; Baffert Wants Uniformity

    The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Kafwain was disqualified from his second-place finish in the March 9 Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds because he raced with an excessive amount of the bronchodilator clenbuterol. Trainer Bob Baffert did not appeal so Kafwain could make his next racing engagement, but he has called for uniformity in medication rules.

  • Churchill Downs Announces Security Policies for Derby

    Churchill Downs has announced that it will continue the enhanced hospitality and security procedures adopted for the 2002 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks for this year's running of the "Run for the Roses" and its sister race.

  • Central Kentucky Weather Alert

    An e-mail circulated to farm managers in the Central Kentucky area warns of shifting weather patterns for the coming weekend.

  • Happyanunoit Produces First Foal

    Happyanunoit, purchased by Newsells Park Stud for $1.4 million at last year's Keeneland November sale, produced her first foal, a Giant's Causeway filly, at Coolmore Stud in Ireland. She will be bred back to Danehill.

  • NTRA Announces PAC Board Members

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association NTRA announced March 29 the board members for the NTRA Political Action Committee (PAC).

  • Dubai World Cup Odds

    Below are Dubai World Cup prices according to William Hill in Britain as of the morning of March 28:

  • Call Me Lefty Named Sam Houston Horse of the Meet

    Call Me Lefty, winner of two Texas Stallion stakes, was voted horse of the meet for the 2002/03 Sam Houston Race Park meeting. The 3-year-old Texas-bred is owned and bred by the Christine S. Moore Family Limited Partnership and is trained by Tommie Morgan. He was also named top 3-year-old of the meet.

  • Del Mar Announces '03 Stakes Schedule

    Del Mar Thoroughbred Club released its 2003 stakes schedule, and for the third year in a row, will offer 27 added-money events. The 43-day stand -- opening July 23 and running through Sept. 10 -- will be the track's 64th season of Thoroughbred racing. All told, the 27 stakes will be worth $6,125,000.