Headlines for Wednesday, December 22, 2004

  • Mark Guidry to Ride Regularly at Santa Anita

    Mark Guidry, a successful rider on the Chicago, Kentucky, New York and Florida circuits since he began his career in 1973, will compete at Santa Anita beginning on opening day Sunday.

  • Minister Eric, will wear blinkers in Malibu.

    Minister Eric Adding Blinkers for Malibu Return

    Minister Eric, who ran third in his only race since an eventful 16th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) May 1, will wear blinkers when he tackles a competitive field in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) Sunday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Fallon Says He'll Return for European Season

    America-bound jockey Kieren Fallon, who reached the 200-victory mark for the fifth time in eight years this week, insisted that he would not extend his stay in the states into the spring European flat racing season.

  • Dixon Downs On Track, Official Tells Planners

    Four years after it was first proposed, Magna Entertainment's $250 million dream track for Northern California is finally nearing the public hearing stage. A series of meetings on various aspects of the development will be held in 2005, Dixon city officials said at a planning commission meeting Dec. 21.

  • Graded-placed Stanislavsky to Highcliff in New York

    Stanislavsky, who was twice graded stakes-placed in New York, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Carl Lizza Jr.'s and Joseph Bartone's Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y.

  • Ruhlmann Arrives at Old Friends

    Ruhlmann, an eight-time stakes winner who earned better than $1.8 million, has arrived at Alfred Nuckols Jr.'s Hurstland Farm near Midway, Ky., as part of the Old Friends retirement program.

  • Mutamam to Stand in Germany

    Mutamam, who won the 2001 Canadian International Stakes (Can-IT), will stand at Gestut Rietberg in Germany next year.