Headlines for Friday, January 14, 2005

  • Cee's Irish, Miss Loren Capture 'Anita Stakes

    Outsider Cee's Irish and odds-on favorite Miss Loren captured Santa Anita's twin $75,000 feature races Friday, the Blue Norther Stakes and the Paseana Handicap, respectively.

  • Monmouth Boosts Stakes Purses for 2005

    The 2005 Monmouth Park stakes schedule features $4.45 million in purses, highlighted by the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 7.

  • Reigning Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies champion Sweet Catomine returns to the track in Sunday's Santa Ysabel.

    Sweet Catomine Back for Santa Ysabel

    Sweet Catomine, whose 3-year-old debut was delayed Jan. 9 when racing at Santa Anita Park was postponed due to heavy rains and slick track conditions, returns Sunday in the rescheduled $100,000 Santa Ysabel (gr. III).

  • More Questions Raised in Kentucky Drug Debate

    The debate over equine medication and drug testing in Kentucky may be colored by very important questions: Is the medication policy currently in place in the Bluegrass state legitimate, and are all racing jurisdictions on the same page when it comes to national uniformity?

  • Rain limited Friday action at Gulfstream to simulcasting after live racing was cancelled midway through the day's card.

    Rain Cancels Gulfstream Card

    Racing was cancelled midway through Friday's 10-race program at Gulfstream Park when heavy rains and an impending severe lightning storm just to the North of the Hallandale Beach oval threatened the safety of horses, jockeys and patrons.

  • CTBA, Barretts to Conduct Yearling Sale Together

    The California Thoroughbred Breeders Association and Barretts Equine will combine their respective annual yearling sales in a one-day event to be held Oct. 4 at Barretts' Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Southern California.

  • Smith Elected Race Track Chaplaincy President

    Edward Smith was elected president of the Race Track Chaplaincy of America at the organization's five-day Annual Convention and Chaplains' School, which ended Jan. 10 in Anaheim, Calif.