Headlines for Wednesday, December 15, 2004

  • Santa Anita Replay Show Has New Home

    "Racing From Santa Anita", the track's popular nightly replay show, will have a new home during the 85-day winter/spring Meeting that begins Dec. 26.

  • Calhoun Ships Janeian West for Closing Day Dahlia

    Janeian, a New Zealand-bred mare who was shipped to Hollywood Park in July to capture the Royal Heroine Stakes (gr. IIIT), returns for a shot at the $150,000 Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares on Monday.

  • Baffert Has Two Babies On His Mind

    Trainer Bob Baffert is putting the finishing touches on No Bull Baby for the Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) on Sunday but has another baby on his mind.

  • Wilko Set for Futurity, Impressed Dollase Says

    After six weeks with Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Wilko in his Hollywood Park stable, trainer Craig Dollase says he understands why the chestnut colt is a grade I stakes winner.

  • Northeast Trainers Fill Maryland Horse Void

    A dozen out-of-town trainers from New England and Delaware have relocated to Maryland for the winter bringing 120 more horses to Pimlico, Laurel Park and the Bowie Training Center.

  • Jockey Santana Recovers From Spiders Bite

    What started out as simple spiders bite on the inside of his lower left leg turned into a life-threatening situation for Jozbin Santana. But after nearly a month of battling, the 25-year old rider has returned to race at Pimlico.

  • Wild Zone to Millennium in Kentucky

    Wild Zone, one of the nation's leading sires of 2-year-olds, has been relocated to Ro Parra's Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington.

  • Glens Falls Handicap winner Humaita featured in Saturday's La Prevoyante.

    Humaita the One to Beat in La Prevoyante

    Andreas Jacobs' Humaita, a three-time stakes winner this year, looks to cap off 2004 as the 119-pound highweight in the La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIT) at Calder Saturday. The La Prevoyante, which goes at approximately 3:58 p.m., is the first of four stakes on the "Grand Slam II" card at the south Florida track.

  • Sellers Makes Retirement Official

    Standing in the lobby of his lawyer's downtown Louisville, Ky., office building, jockey Shane Sellers announced Dec. 15 he has officially retired from racing.

  • A Full Dozen Vie in Fred W. Hooper

    A field of 12 has been drawn to face the starter Saturday in the 1 1/8-mile Fred W. Hooper Handicap (gr. III) at Calder Race Course. Headed by co-highweights A Huevo and Super Frolic, the race is the 12th on the "Grand Slam II" card featuring four stakes and $600,000 in purses.

  • Canadian Champion Inish Glora Retired

    Inish Glora, last year's Canadian champion grass mare and a finalist for this year's running, has been retired from racing and is booked to major sire Gone West.

  • Woodbine Wagering Declines Slightly

    Woodbine Entertainment Group announced Wednesday that total wagering on Woodbine's 167-day live Thoroughbred meet that concluded Sunday showed a slight decrease when compared with 2003.

  • Silent Witness Dam In Foal To Lonhro

    The mother of the world's best sprinter Silent Witness (El Moxie--Jade Tiara, by Bureaucracy) is in foal to one of the greatest racehorses Australia has ever produced in Lonhro.

  • Laurel Park reconstruction nears completion.

    Horsemen's Group Critical of Delays With Laurel Project

    As tensions escalated between leaders of the Maryland Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association and the chairman of the Maryland Racing Commission, executives of the Maryland Jockey Club said Tuesday that the rebuilding of the Laurel Park dirt track was nearly complete.