Headlines for Tuesday, January 6, 2004

  • Pleasantly Perfect, winning the Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Pleasantly Perfect, Action This Day Work Toward 2004 Debuts

    Diamond A Racing Corporation's Pleasantly Perfect, last seen winning the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), continues down the road to his first start since winning on the World Thoroughbred Championship card by working six furlongs in 1:12 1/5 with jockey Alex Solis aboard at Santa Anita Tuesday morning.

  • CTBA's Yearling Sale to Return to Del Mar Racetrack

    The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association's Del Mar yearling sale will return to the Del Mar racetrack this year for the first time since 1995. The one-night auction is scheduled for Monday, August 16, when it will kick off Pacific Classic Week.

  • Congaree, winning the Cigar Mile.

    Congaree Likely for Donn Handicap

    Stonerside Stables' millionaire Congaree, an Eclipse Award finalist for 2003‚s older male, will most likely make his 6-year-old debut in the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) on Feb. 7 at Gulfstream Park, trainer Bob Baffert said.

  • HRTV to Show Santa Anita, Gulfstream Replays

    Horse Racing TV will air full replays of the previous day's racing action from Gulfstream Park and Santa Anita throughout the current race meetings at both tracks.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Sire Power

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Ashford Stud, the Kentucky division of Coolmore, the massive worldwide bloodstock operation that has a dominating presence in Australia and its home base of Ireland, has transformed the stallion business, here and throughout the world, in a major way.

  • Dream On

    <i>By John DeSantis</i> -- Aspiring jockey Ashton Fitzpatrick is living a dream every day of her life. Don't we all wish we were, too?

  • Kentucky Legislative Leaders Cool on Racetrack Gaming

    With the 2004 Kentucky General Assembly session set to get under way Jan. 6, the state's racing and breeding industry, which has devised legislation to authorize a constitutional amendment on racetrack casinos, is working to line up sponsors. Legislative leaders, however, continue to downplay the chances of passage of any bill to expand gambling.