Headlines for Friday, January 13, 2006

  • Folklore Towers Over Short Santa Ynez Field

    Folklore, likely to be named last year's champion 2-year-old filly later this month, enjoys a huge class edge over five rivals in her 2006 debut on Monday in Santa Anita's $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) at seven furlongs.

  • Del Mar Execs Take Polytrack Plan to Agricultural Board

    Executives with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club have taken a first step toward installing Polytrack at the popular seaside racetrack when they made a presentation to the 22nd District Agricultural Association during its board meeting Jan. 10.

  • Del Mar Execs Take Polytrack Plan to Agricultural Board

    Executives with the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club have taken a first step toward installing Polytrack at the popular seaside racetrack when they made a presentation to the 22nd District Agricultural Association during its board meeting Jan. 10.

  • Momentum's First Foal Born at Vessels

    Graded stakes winner Momentum's first foal, a chestnut filly, was born Jan. 3 at Vessels Stallion Farm in Bonsall, Calif., to Donan's Magic.

  • Outlook Good for Cancer-Stricken Dennis O'Neill

    The outlook is good for Dennis O'Neill, the 42-year-old brother of trainer Doug O'Neill who has non-Hodgkins lymphoma, but the experience has put life in perspective for him.

  • Racing Museum Gets Solomon Grant for New Exhibit

    A $94,300 grant from the Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust will enable the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame to begin operation of its race horse simulator exhibit this year.

  • Keeneland Breaks January Gross Sales Record

    History was made Friday when Grand Score went through the ring at the Keeneland January Horses of All Ages sale as the 5-year-old horse's purchase price of $25,000 pushed the sale to a new record gross.

  • Three Degrees Takes Dirt Stab in El Encino

    Irish-bred Three Degrees, one of the West Coast's leading 3-year-old fillies on turf last year, is set to make her main track debut on Sunday in Santa Anita's $150,000 El Encino Stakes (gr. II) at 1 1/16 miles.

  • Pies Prospect Breaks Tampa Bay Track Mark

    Pies Prospect shattered the 1 1/16-mile track record at Tampa Bay Downs in Friday's featured ninth race with a clocking of 1:43.27. The old mark set on March 29, 1989 was held by Sunny Prospector of 1:43.40.

  • TCA to Benefit from New 'Chicken Soup' Edition

    Thoroughbred Charities of America has been named as the non-profit associated with the new book, "Chicken Soup for the Horse Lover's Soul II", due out in March 2006.

  • Texcess, winner of the Boyd Gaming Delta Jackpot Stakes, has been added to the Barretts winter mixed sale.

    Texcess, Storm Wolf Among Supplements to Barretts Sale

    Grade II winner Storm Wolf, 2004 California-bred champion 2-year-old Texcess, and grade II-placed Papa to Kinzie are among 35 horses, including 19 horses of racing age, supplemented to the Barrett Equine 2006 January Winter Mixed Sale.

  • Brother Derek, winning the Hollywood Futurity, seeks San Rafael.

    Steve Haskin's Derby Trail Stakes Preview: Winter Wonder

    It's not often we get to see the probable 2-year-old champ and early favorite for the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) running in January. But not only is Stevie Wonderboy making his 3-year-old debut in Saturday's San Rafael Stakes (gr. II), he'll be facing another leading juvenile and major Derby contender in Brother Derek.

  • First Birdstone Foal Born at Overbrook

    The first foal sired by 2004 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Birdstone was born Jan. 11 at the Young family's Overbrook Farm near Lexington.