Headlines for Friday, February 11, 2005

  • Star Parade goes for repeat in Sunday's Santa Maria.

    Vienna Hopes There's No Rain on His Parade

    Multiple grade I winner Star Parade will attempt to repeat last year's victory in the $250,000 Santa Maria Handicap (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Sunday, but she figures to be severely tested in her first start since August.

  • Farish Returns to Lead 'Horse PAC' Board

    William S. Farish Jr. will return as the chairman of the board of directors of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Political Action Committee, the NTRA announced Feb. 11.

  • Frank Monteleone

    Trainer Frank Monteleone Settles Fraud Case

    California trainer Frank Monteleone has reached settlement with two clients that a district judge in Nevada found Monteleone had defrauded in the purchase and training of two European horses. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

  • Quarter crack, weather may keep Roman Ruler out of San Vicente.

    Roman Ruler Unlikely For San Vicente

    Fog City Stable's Roman Ruler, who has been entered in the Feb. 13 San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) is unlikely to run due to a month old quarter crack, combined with bad weather, trainer Bob Baffert said Friday.

  • Primordial to Hickman in Indiana

    Primordial, a 19-time winner who earned $163,660, has been moved to Tom Hickman's Hickman Stables near Boonville, Ind.

  • Top Sprinter State City To Stand In Australia

    Darley isn't the only one bringing Sheikh-owned stars into Australia to stand at stud. State City, one of the best sprinters of his era, has been bought by West Australian Turf Club chairman Ted van Heemst to stand at stud in West Australia.

  • New York Breeders Slots Yearling Sale for August

    The New York Breeders' Sales Co. is planning two sales in Saratoga Springs for 2005. A yearling sale will be held Aug. 11-12, with a mixed sale to follow Oct. 17-18. The sales will be conducted at the show grounds on Union Avenue adjacent to Saratoga racetrack.

  • Betty Moran Appointed to TCA Board

    Thoroughbred Charities of America announced the appointment of Betty Moran to its board of directors. The TCA is a fund raising organization that distributes grants to Thoroughbred rescue, retirement, research, education, backstretch, and handicap riding programs.