Headlines for Tuesday, February 10, 2004

  • San Antonio Handicap winner Pleasantly Perfect worked Tuesday at Santa Anita.

    Pleasantly Perfect, Others Breeze at Santa Anita

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Pleasantly Perfect worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Santa Anita Tuesday morning with regular rider Alex Solis in the saddle. Annother notable name on Santa Anita's worktab Tuesday was Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) hero Bluesthestandard, who fired a bullet three furlongs in :35 1/5.

  • Proposed Lease of Monmouth Park Topic of Meeting

    The second of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority's Monmouth Park Stakeholders Committee meetings is scheduled for Feb. 11, and the topic is scheduled to be the lease of the racetrack. The NJSEA has said it's exploring the possibility of leasing Monmouth and Meadowlands.

  • Damascus Is Most Underrated Horse of All-Time

    <i>By Steve Haskin</i> -- In 2000, I wrote a book on Dr. Fager for the Thoroughbred Legends series. My admiration for the good doctor knows no boundaries, as he was the swiftest, most dominating, and in general, most unique Thoroughbred I have ever laid eyes on. But not one second went by while writing the book that I didn't feel like a traitor. It was his archrival Damascus, you see, who got me interested in Thoroughbred racing.

  • Countdown

    <i>By Terese Karmel </i> -- Each winter as I watch the icicles hanging off my roof, my thoughts turn to those summer days I spend in Saratoga. Around the end of January, my partner and I start asking ourselves whether we're more than halfway to opening day.

  • Malabar Gold&#39;s first foal.

    Malabar Gold's First Foal

    The first foal for Malabar Gold arrived Jan. 27 at Phil T. Owens' Houstondale Farm near Lexington. The chestnut colt, bred by Owens, is out of Time to Renew, a 14-year-old daughter of Time for a Change.

  • Thoroughbred Interests Asks For Name Change

    <br>Bloodstock-company Thoroughbred Interests has changed its name to Phoenix Interests, Inc., subject to shareholder approval. In a press release, the company said the name change reflects its intent to broaden its focus beyond the Thoroughbred industry and into gaming, entertainment, and other sectors.

  • Donn Handicap winner Medaglia d&#39;Oro, began his journey to stardom in an Arizona desert.

    Medaglia d'Oro's Desert Journey

    With Medaglia d'Oro's brilliant victory in the Donn Handicap (gr. I), it looks as if the next stop is Nad al Sheba Race Course and the juicy $6 million pot that awaits him in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I). But this won't be the colt's first trip to the desert.

  • Inglis Premier Sale Posts Strong Numbers

    The second and final day of the select part of Melbourne's Inglis Premier yearling sale told us all one thing: Encosta de Lago is something very rare and special.