Headlines for Monday, February 16, 2004

  • Master Derby on the gallop.

    On This Day...

    Feb. 17, 1975<br><b>Master Derby at Fair Grounds</b>

  • Read the Footnotes&#39; Fountain of Youth was a tribute to the colt&#39;s tenacity and courage and his trainer&#39;s ability to get him fit off a layoff.

    Kentucky Derby Trail: Big Weekend Helps Clear Picture

    Even with the injury to Second of June, it's refreshing to finally have a weekend that held true to form and helped put several pieces of the puzzle together rather than creating more confusion, as has often been the case in recent years.

  • Espinoza Completes Sweep With Puerto Banus

    Jockey Victor Espinoza completed a sweep of the President's Day stakes doubleheader at Santa Anita when he guided Puerto Banus through heavy traffic in the stretch for a neck victory in the grade II, $200,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap. Less than one length separated the top five finishers in the turf marathon.

  • Star Parade takes Santa Maria.

    Star Parade Shines in Santa Maria

    Star Parade took the early lead and held off Bare Necessities by a head to capture Monday's grade I, $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park.

  • Kentucky Temporarily Changes Helmet Rule

    Members of the Kentucky Horse Racing Authority are still getting an introduction to their new roles, but that didn't stop them from changing a notable racing rule during a Feb. 16 meeting. Eleven of the 12 members present voted to temporarily suspend the rule that mandates what type of helmets jockeys must wear.

  • Arroyo Gets 15 Days From Laurel Park Stewards

    After having reviewed film of the Feb. 12 incident at Laurel Park involving Rogue Agent and Evening Attire in the John B. Campbell Handicap, the Laurel<br>stewards suspended Norberto Arroyo Jr., rider of Rogue Agent, for 15 days.

  • Island Fashion Scratched from Santa Maria

    Everest Stables' homebred Island Fashion, who has two consecutive grade I victories to her credit, was scratched out of Monday's $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita in favor of another grade I with a bigger purse.

  • Araya Gives Up Training; Back to Being Jocks' Agent

    Rene Araya, once among the top claiming trainers in New York, has retired to return to his former career as a jockey agent. Araya's new career begins again Feb. 19 when five-pound apprentice rider Catalino Martinez makes his American debut with two mounts at Aqueduct.

  • Good and Tough filly posted fastest eighth of a mile time during Under Tack show Sunday.

    Good and Tough Filly is Good and Fast

    A chestnut filly sired by grade II winner Good and Tough zipped an eighth of a mile in a quick 9 4/5 seconds as she posted the fastest time at the distance during Sunday's Under Tack show for Fasig-Tipton Florida selected sale of 2-year-olds in training that will be held at Calder Race Course on Feb. 24.

  • Second of June, inside, comes out of Fountain of Youth with Triple Crown campaign-ending injury.

    Second of June Suffers Fractured Cannon Bone; To Undergo Surgery

    Second of June, a game runner-up in Saturday's Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) suffered a condylar fracture of the cannon bone, and was scheduled to undergo Sunday afternoon surgery at Dr. Stephen Selway's clinic near Gulfstream Park.

  • On This Day...

    Feb. 16, 1957<br><b>A Special Day at Hialeah</b>