Headlines for Thursday, March 3, 2005

  • Defer to be Tested in Fountain of Youth

    Ogden Mills Phipps' Defer will face a two-turn test against a field of 10 other sophomores entered in Saturday's Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park, the final major prep for the $ 1-million Florida Derby (gr. I) April 2.

  • Yard-Arm, Cherry Mix Battle in World Cup Preview

    Yard-Arm and Cherry Mix, two of the leading contenders for this year's $6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) on March 26, go head-to-head during the Dubai International Racing Carnival's meeting on March 5.

  • Solis Found Winning Las Flores Mount at Mall

    During a visit to the Westfield Mall in Arcadia recently, Alex Solis had no intention of shopping for a mount. But that's exactly what the 40-year-old jockey did.

  • Unbeaten Maddalena Lines Up in Forward Gal

    Undefeated Maddalena, a 7 1/4-length winner for trainer Todd Pletcher in her stakes debut a month ago, stands out in a field of seven entered for the Stonerside Forward Gal Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-old fillies at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Gulfstream Park H. Adds Luster to Spectacular Saturday III

    Sullivan Lane Stable and Vincent Scuderi's highweighted Classic Endeavor will carry Eclipse Award-winning rider John Velazquez and an impost of 118 pounds against a well-matched and familiar group of older horses in Saturday's Gulfstream Park Handicap (gr. II). The strong card features the prestigious Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) and Bonnie Miss Stakes (gr. III) for the 3-year-old set.

  • Kentucky Stallion Glitterman Pensioned

    Glitterman, sire of four millionaires, has been pensioned at Nathan Fox and Richard Kaster's Wafare Farm near Midway, Ky., because of fertility problems.

  • TVG and TOC Team up for Short Film Contest

    TVG Network, the interactive horseracing network, and the Thoroughbred Owners of California announced Thursday the two organizations are partnering to offer the first TVG/TOC Short Film Contest, in which amateur filmmakers producing films about Thoroughbred horseracing will compete for $20,000 in cash prizes and an internship at TVG.

  • TRPB, Betfair Sign Information Agreement

    The Thoroughbred Racing Protective Bureau and Betfair, a betting exchange based in Great Britain, have signed a memorandum of understanding that allows the TRPB to obtain information on betting activity.

  • Drug Testing

    <P>Controversy over medication and drug testing has been around since organized equine competitions came into being. There has always been more disagreement than agreement among the various factions involved, and more contention than harmony. Drug testing is a legal part of nearly all breed and discipline competitions these days, and much of what is done ...