Headlines for Sunday, February 1, 2004

  • Bluesthestandard, en route to victory in the Palos Verdes.

    Blues' Hits Right Notes in Palos Verdes

    Bluesthestandard made a noteworthy return to action Sunday with a one-length victory over Marino Marini in the $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) for older sprinters at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mandella Back-Up Olmodavor Wins Whirlaway

    Red-hot trainer Richard Mandella sent his second-stringer to Fair Grounds for Sunday's $100,000 Whirlaway Handicap (gr. III) and favored Olmodavor responded with a well-timed victory for jockey Corey Lanerie.

  • Hennig Hopeful as Gygistar Faces Cajun Beat

    Trainer Mark Hennig thinks there are two factors in favor of his sprint star Gygistar as he heads into a rematch with Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Cajun Beat in Saturday's $100,000 Deputy Minister Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hines Can't Help Being Fond of Eric Da Bomb

    Despite once being hospitalized by the antics of Eric Da Bomb, trainer Nick (Sarge) Hines has a fondness for the California-bred gelding by Flying Victor.

  • Action This Day Gearing Up for 2004 Debut

    Trainer Richard Mandella says Action This Day is progressing nicely toward the juvenile champion's 2004 debut in the $75,000 Sham Stakes Feb. 8 at Santa Anita.

  • Albarado to Ride Toccet in Strub Stakes

    Robby Albarado will be aboard Toccet when the 4-year-old son of Awesome Again goes postward in the $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Transporting Mares and Foals

    <P>Transporting a horse is always fraught with potential problems. The potential for trouble increases when a foal, only weeks (or days) of age, is added into the mix, such as at breeding time when a mare must travel away from her home farm. In some cases, the transportation is only down the road a short distance to the breeding barn. In other instances, ...