Headlines for Friday, January 30, 2004

  • Albarado to Receive Woolf Award Feb. 7

    Robby Albarado will be honored as the winner of the George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in a winner's circle ceremony at Santa Anita Park on Feb. 7.

  • El Canejo winner Boston Common, among eight entered in Palos Verdes.

    Bluesthestandard Faces Top Palos Verdes Field

    Bluesthestandard makes his first start since finishing second in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Oct. 25 when he faces seven rivals in Sunday's $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) for older horses at six furlongs at Santa Anita Park.

  • Jenda Hopes Mare Uses Noodle in Brown Bess

    Veteran trainer Chuck Jenda attempts to win the stakes named in honor of his former champion when he sends out A B Noodle in the $100,000 Brown Bess Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Golden Gate Fields turf course Saturday.

  • Olmodavor Totes Highweight in Whirlaway

    Wertheimer and Frere's Olmodavor, third last time out against Star Cross and Nose the Trade in the San Pasqual Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita, ships to Fair Grounds and will be the 121-pound highweight in Sunday's Whirlaway Handicap (gr. III).

  • Wando Works at Palm Meadows

    Wando, who became the seventh horse to win Canada's Triple Crown, took to the training track on Friday morning at Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, and worked three furlongs in :39.60 that definitely pleased trainer Mike Keogh

  • Tout Charmant Delivers First Foal

    Grade 1 millionaire Tout Charmant delivered her first foal, a Storm Cat filly, Thursday evening at Stonerside Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Mystery 3-Year-Old Capac Shows Up in Laurel Allowance Race

    Just who is Capac? Why was Bob Baffert so determined to buy the son of Deputy Minister off one maiden victory in the slop? Why was Bobby Frankel also interested? Why did Richard Santulli finally buy quarter-interest for a mid-six-figure price? Perhaps we'll find out on Wednesday.

  • Sunshine Millions: Higher Ratings, Attendance, Handle

    There is plenty of sunshine in the final tally from last weekend's Sunshine Millions according to a press release issued by Magna Entertainment Corp. MEC reports the second running of the Sunshine Millions eclipsed last year's successes, both on track and in the home.

  • Turfway Cancels Friday's Card

    Turfway Park has called off its Thoroughbred racing program for Friday night because of the cold weather. Temperatures at the Northern Kentucky track are expected to fall to the single digits this evening.

  • Magna 5 Kicks Off Saturday

    The Magna 5, a five-race wagering series with a guaranteed $500,000 minimum pool, begins Saturday at approximately 4:25 p.m. (EST). In the span of a little more than an hour, five races, tied together with one bet, will be presented at Magna Entertainment Corp. tracks.

  • Barretts March Catalogue Includes 53 Thoroughbred Corp. Horses

    Barretts has catalogued 175 horses for the regular portion of its March sale of 2-year-olds in training in Southern California. In addition, the auction will offer 53 head (including five juveniles) in a dispersal of horses of racing age by The Thoroughbred Corp.

  • OBS Files Lawsuit Saying Tax Assessment Too High

    The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company has filed a lawsuit complaining that a 2003 tax assessment of its facilities and property by officials in Florida's Marion County was too high.