Headlines for Friday, February 13, 2004

  • Lion Heart, Master David Attract Derby Future Play

    Caifornia-based colts Lion Heart and Master David emerged from the second day of wagering in pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager as the most fancied of 23 individual horses listed for the May 1 Derby.

  • Smok'n Frolic Slight Pick in Sabin Puzzler

    For a pure handicapping puzzle, it would be hard to beat Sunday's $100,000 Sabin Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park, which drew a field of 10 extremely well-matched fillies and mares.

  • Johar Returns to Work Tab for Mandella

    Turf star Johar, unraced since finishing 16th in the Nov. 30 Japan Cup (gr. IT), had his first workout of the new year on Friday, logging three furlongs handily in :36 2/5 over Santa Anita's fast main track.

  • Burning Roma Looks For Repeat at Tampa

    Harold L. Queens' multiple stakes-winning millionaire Burning Roma will seek to defend his title in the $100,000 Tampa Bay Breeders' Cup on Saturday.

  • Badge of Silver 4-5 Choice in General George

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Badge of Silver, who arrived at Laurel Park Friday afternoon, has been installed the 4-5 choice in Monday's General George Handicap (gr. II) at seven furlongs.

  • Summer Mis Named Illinois Horse of the Year

    Richard Otto Stables' homebred Summer Mis was voted the 2003 Illinois champion older filly/mare and Illinois Horse of the Year, it was announced Thursday by John Bauman, president of the Illinois Thoroughbred Breeders and Owners Foundation.

  • Stewards Clear, But Warn, Dutrow Over Scratches

    Aqueduct's leading trainer Richard Dutrow, Jr. was warned and cleared during a Friday meeting with stewards to discuss the circumstances that caused him to scratch all four of his runners off last Sunday's program.

  • Former Kentucky Gov. Brereton C. Jones.

    Jones Firm on Racetracks' Role for Ky. Gaming

    Former Kentucky Governor and Airdrie Stud owner Brereton Jones called for an amendment to the state's constitution allowing for full-scale casino gambling only at the state's eight racetracks Thursday evening while addressing the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers Club. The plan differs from one discussed earlier in the week by state legislators that would allow for casinos at racetrack and non-racetrack locations.

  • Race for Education's Auction: Let the Bidding Begin

    Pre-auction online bidding for bachelors and bachelorettes participating in The Race For Education's Horsemen of All Ages Sale begins Saturday, Valentines Day, in conjunction with the <i>Daily Racing Form</i>.

  • Lodge Hill to Norse Ridge Farm

    Lodge Hill, winner of the 2000 Breeders' Stakes for Eugene and Laura Melnyk and Bristow Farms, has been retired and will stand at Norse Ridge Farm near King Township, Ontario, Canada.

  • Valentine Dancer will attempt to win the La Canada on Valentine&#39;s Day.

    Can Valentine Dancer Win on Valentine's Day?

    Valentine Dancer, winner of the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Jan. 24, and Victory Encounter, who captured the El Encino (gr. II) a week earlier, head the field for Saturday's $200,000 La Canada Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Excellent Meeting, during the 1999 campaign.

    On This Date....

    Feb. 13, 1999<br><b>Excellent Meeting at Santa Anita</b>