Headlines for Friday, March 11, 2005

  • Tyler Baze Hangs Win Number 1,000

    Tyler Baze, a 22-year-old Seattle native, rode the 1,000th winner of his career Friday, guiding Mashiko to a five-length victory in the fifth race at Santa Anita Park.

  • Purge returns to Oaklawn.

    Purge Can End Bad Streak in Razorback

    The Todd Pletcher-trained Purge makes his first start at Oaklawn Park since his fifth-place finish in last spring's Arkansas Derby (gr. II) when he faces nine rivals in the $125,000 Razorback Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) Sunday.

  • TVG to Air Interview With Trainer Jeff Mullins

    TVG will present an interview with Southern California-based trainer Jeff Mullins, who became embroiled in controversy resulting from a column written by T.J. Simers of the Los Angeles <i>Times</i> that appeared March 6.

  • River Belle Looks to Cruise in Honey Fox

    River Belle ended 2004 on a high note by winning the hard fought Ms. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT). Now the 4-year-old filly is looking to start her 2005 campaign with the same winning magic in Sunday's $100,000 Honey Fox Handicap (gr. IIIT), going 1 1/16 miles over the turf course at Gulfstream Park.

  • Changes, New Stakes Day Highlight 2005 Ellis Park Schedule

    A few new changes will highlight the 2005 Ellis Park meeting, which begins July 13 and concludes with a special Labor Day program Sept. 5. The track will feature ten events with $850,000 in total purses and add a special day of racing with four stakes races highlighted by the 24th running of the track's signature event, the $150,000-added Gardenia Handicap (gr. III).

  • Better Catalogue Could Boost Top of Market at Barretts

    With a better catalogue of offerings, there could be fireworks at the top of the market for the Barretts select sale of 2-year-olds in training on Tuesday at Fairplex Park in Southern California. "We have a better catalogue this year in terms of pedigree and physicals," Barretts president Jerry McMahon said.

  • More Than Ready's Dam, Woodman's Girl, Dies

    Woodman's Girl, dam of millionaire and successful young sire More Than Ready, was euthanized Feb. 21 because of colic after giving birth that day by cesarean section to a Mineshaft filly.

  • Declan&#39;s Moon injured his left knee in his Santa Catalina victory.

    Injury Derails Declan's Moon's Derby Quest

    Declan's Moon, champion 2-year-old and early favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), has been taken off the Derby trail after X-rays disclosed a small chip fracture in his left knee, trainer Ron Ellis said Friday morning.