Headlines for Thursday, January 12, 2006

  • Bay Meadows Stewards Bench Garcia Twice

    Apprentice Martin Garcia, who trails perennial champion Russell Baze by one win (23-22) at the current Bay Meadows meeting, has been given a pair of riding suspensions that will cause him to miss eight days of action.

  • Stevens to Make TVG Debut With Risen Star

    Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will make his debut as a TVG racing analyst on Saturday on the network's live coverage of the Fair Grounds' Risen Star Stakes (gr. III), an early season Derby prep race.

  • Greeley's Galaxy Can Atone in San Fernando

    Greeley's Galaxy, who split the field in the Malibu Stakes (gr. I) in his first start in 19 months Dec. 26, is the 120-pound high weight among nine entered for Saturday's $200,000 San Fernando Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Keeneland's Russell: "...a continuation of the November and September sales."

    Record Pace Continues at Keeneland

    Expect An Angel topped the Thursday session of the 2006 Keeneland January horses of all ages sale when Stonewall Farm/Atoka went to $440,000 to secure the broodmare prospect. The sale, which surpassed last year's gross on day three this year, is on pace to break the all-time January record gross.

  • Derby Campaign Begins for Stevie Wonderboy

    Merv Griffin's Stevie Wonderboy, this year's early Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite, begins the Triple Crown trail Saturday when meeting Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) champion Brother Derek and four other 3-year-olds in Santa Anita's $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II).

  • CBA Elects Board of Directors

    The Consignors and Commercial Breeders Association (CBA) has elected its first Board of Directors.

  • Grade II-Winning Filly She Says It Best Retired

    She Says It Best, who won last year's Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-old fillies at Keeneland, has been retired from racing after suffering a slab fracture of her left knee.

  • Ruffian Film Slated for ABC/ESPN

    ESPN Original Entertainment (EOE) announced it will produce an original film, "Ruffian," based on the story of the great filly who was undefeated until suffering a fatal breakdown in a match race against Foolish Pleasure at Belmont Park in 1975.

  • HRTV to Broadcast San Rafael From Santa Anita

    HorseRacing TV will broadcast the $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) from at Santa Anita Park during a half-hour show, presented by Gainesway, beginning at 6 p.m. EST Jan. 14.

  • NYRA Hopes to Receive Additional $20 Million Soon

    With construction set to start on a video lottery terminal casino at Aqueduct in late January, racetrack, the New York Racing Association is pushing the state of New York to provide an additional $20-million bailout before spring.

  • HRTV to Broadcast Horse Player World Series

    HorseRacing TV has entered into a comprehensive agreement with Coast Hotels and Casinos for exclusive broadcast coverage and promotion of the Horse Player World Series from the Orleans Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Jan. 19-21.

  • OBS, Jai Alai Group Have Out-of-Court Settlement

    The principals on both sides of a civil lawsuit involving Ocala Breeders' Sale Co. have agreed to settle the dispute out of court, just days before the four-year-old case was set to go to trial.

  • Report: De Francis Takes on More Duties for MEC

    Maryland Jockey Club president Joe De Francis will now oversee customer relations and HorseRacing TV for Magna Entertainment Corp., parent company of Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course.