Headlines for Friday, January 16, 2004

  • Bare Necessities has Plenty to Spare in Pasaena

    Bare Necessities, the 3-5 betting favorite, wore down Angel Gift in the stretch and drew clear for a three-length victory in the $76,050 Paseana Handicap for fillies and mares Friday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Island Fashion, here winning the Alabama, hopes to follow-up last month's La Brea win with a victory in Sunday's El Encino Stakes.

    Island Fashion Seeks 2nd La Canada Jewel

    Island Fashion, smashing six-length winner of the La Brea Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park on Dec. 27, will be a heavy favorite in Sunday's $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II), second leg of the La Canada series for 4-year-old fillies.

  • 130 Pre-Entries Named for Sunshine Million

    A total of 130 horses, including several major stakes winners, have been pre-entered for the second running of the $3.6 million Sunshine Million at Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita Park on Jan. 24.

  • Starquine and RaceReadySales Team Up

    Starquine, a horse listing service, and RaceReadySales, which lists juveniles, have formed a partnership to sell and purchase mares, foals, yearlings, juveniles, horses of racing age and stallion seasons online.

  • Keeneland sales director Geoffrey Russell: "There is great exuberance from buyers."

    Bull Market Continues at Keeneland Sale

    The bullish bloodstock auction market continued at the Keeneland January horses of all ages sale in Lexington, Ky. on Thursday as the gross receipts and average and median prices soared over the comparable session one year ago.

  • Sunshine Millions News

    Man From Wicklow, who won last year's Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I), is currently training at Palm Meadows for a scheduled start in the Sunshine Millions Franks Farm Turf on Jan. 24.

  • Breeders' Cup Foal Nominations Up 7.3%

    Breeders' Cup foal nominations rebounded in 2003 after two years of declines. A total of 14,927 foals were nominated to the Breeders' Cup in 2003, which marks a 7.3% increase from the previous year.

  • Weather Forces Aqueduct, Other Tracks to Cancel

    The cold winter temperatures that have hit the Northeast have forced Aqueduct to cancel racing for Friday. The track will be open Saturday with a $761,021 Pick Six carryover.

  • Halfbridled, winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

    Halfbridled to be Nominated to Triple Crown

    Undefeated Hallbridled, who Jan. 26 will most likely be named champion juvenile filly for 2003, will be nominated to the VISA Triple Crown, trainer Richard Mandella told the Louisville <i>Courier-Journal</i>.

  • Legion Field, Half-Brother to Grand Slam, to Rubbertree in New York

    Edward Cohn's Rubbertree Farm announced that Legion Field, a half-brother to prominent young sire Grand Slam and a full brother to stakes winner Leestown, will begin his career as a commercial stallion year for a fee of $1,500 at the Ferndale, N.Y., farm.

  • Three Valleys was disqualified from this victory in the Shadwell Middle Park Stakes.

    Juddmonte Official to Meet With British Jockey Club

    A member of Khalid Abdullah's European racing team is to meet with The Jockey Club to discuss its drug testing procedures after two Juddmonte horses were disqualified from group I races for testing positive for clenbuterol, a treatment for viral respiratory conditions.