Headlines for Friday, January 20, 2006

  • Bob and John Gets Back On Track for Baffert

    Bob and John, trainer Bob Baffert's most accomplished Triple Crown prospect, returned to the winner's circle Friday with a three-length victory in a $52,800 allowance event at Santa Anita while traveling 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.81.

  • Whilly Seeks San Marcos Repeat; 14 Entered

    Irish-bred Whilly, who provided 40-year-old journeyman jockey Felipe Martinez with his first graded stakes victory in last year's San Marcos (gr. IIT), will attempt to become the first repeat winner of the 1 1/4-mile event over Santa Anita's turf course on Sunday.

  • Likely Last Start for Venerable Mare Lilah

    Barry Ostrager and Roddy Valente's venerable 9-year-old mare Lilah makes what will most likely be her final start Saturday in the $100,000 First Lady Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Colita Seeks First Stakes Win in Aqueduct 'Cap

    Colita looked like a potential star when Team Valor Stables bought into him in 2003, but the son of Grindstone heads into Saturday's $100,000 Aqueduct Handicap (gr. III) still looking for his first stakes victory.

  • New York Enacts Pre-Race 'Milkshaking' Tests

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board voted Jan. 19 to adopt an emergency rule allowing for the collection of pre-race blood samples from horses entered into races at the state's Thoroughbred and harness tracks to test for excess alkalizing agents (milkshaking).

  • Spanish Steps' First Foal Arrives

    Spanish Steps, a full brother to Unbridled's Song (Unbridled--Trolley Song, by Caro) was represented by his first foal Jan. 2 when Ribot's Flair delivered a bay colt in Florida.

  • Horse Power Names Advisors

    Horse Power, the newly formed private Thoroughbred management group, has announced its advisors in the financial, legal, management, breeding and racing fields, who will guide participants through the entire process of owning a Thoroughbred racing franchise.

  • Stakes Winner Outta Here Retired

    Outta Here, who won the $500,000 Delta Jackpot Stakes as a 2-year-old, has been retired from racing because of a sesamoid injury.

  • Graded Winner Snowdrops Retired

    Snowdrops, an English-bred mare who raced exclusively in North America, has been retired from racing and will be returned to England to be bred.