Headlines for Thursday, January 26, 2006

  • Ticker Tape Edges Movie Star to Snap Slump

    Multiple grade I winner Ticker Tape ended a nine-race losing streak Thursday as the 5-year-old mare edged slightly favored Movie Star in a tense stretch duel in Santa Anita's $81,350 Tuzla Handicap for fillies and mares at one mile on turf.

  • G'Day for Trainer Wilkes; Wins 3 at Gulfstream

    Australian-born conditioner Ian Wilkes, who began his own training career New Year's Day after serving as an assistant to Carl Nafzger for 13 years, saddled the winners of three straight races at Gulfstream Park Thursday, the last one establishing a track record.

  • C.C. Lopez Sidelined With Broken Wrist

    Jockey C.C. Lopez, injured in racing accident at Aqueduct on Wednesday, sustained a fractured right wrist and will be off his mounts for at least a month, said his agent, James Ricco Jr.

  • EHV-1 claims another horse as precautions continue to be taken at Pimlico.

    Another Horse Euthanized at Pimlico; Laurel Park Cancels Two Racing Cards

    Another horse has been euthanized at Laurel Park after testing positive for equine herpesvirus (EHV-1). A private veterinarian of trainer Joe Delozier euthanized General Strike Jan. 25. The 3-year-old showed no signs of improvement after testing positive for the virus Jan. 19.

  • Bill backed by owner Jess Jackson may move forward early next week.

    Jackson Meets With Senate Republicans on Legislation

    California vintner and Thoroughbred owner Jess Jackson met with Kentucky Senate Republicans Jan. 26 to discuss legislation that would make it unlawful for anyone to represent both buyer and seller in a transaction involving horses without written permission of both parties.

  • Kentucky Derby Trail: 10 to Watch

    It's hard to believe that betting in the first Kentucky Derby (gr. I) Future Wager pool is here already. We all are aware this is pretty much a riskier bet in January, considering most of the horses in the starting field will be grossly under-priced and many will not even make it to the race. With that said, here are 10 new faces to the Derby trail that bear watching.

  • Suspected Equine Herpesvirus Causes

    Suspected cases of equine herpesvirus (EHV-1) have caused the Maryland State Veterinarian to place an "Investigational Animal Hold Order" on a private farm in Kent County, Md., located near the state's Eastern Shore.

  • Kentucky Derby Future Wager Off to a Strong Start

    The first of three pools in Churchill Downs' 2006 Kentucky Derby Future Wager got off to a rousing start Jan. 26 as a $10,000 bet was placed on "all others" during its first hour.

  • Glitter Woman

    Millionaire Glitter Woman Dead

    Glitter Woman, a grade I winner and millionaire for Joseph Allen, was euthanized Jan. 12 because of colic after delivering a Fusaichi Pegasus filly.

  • Look for Value and Bragging Rights in Kentucky Derby Future Wager

    Kentucky Derby Future Wager 1, open Thursday through Sunday, is a tough bet. One thing to consider in this wager is, as with any bet, value. To that end, the morning lines of Future Wager 1 individual entries were compared with betting lines offered on two internet betting outlets prior to the opening of the pool.

  • Stevie Wonderboy Tops Experimental

    Eclipse Award winner Stevie Wonderboy, winner of the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), received the high weight assignment of 126 pounds on the 2005 Experimental Free Handicap.

  • K.O. Punch to McKenna in New Mexico

    Graded stakes winner K. O. Punch will stand at Tom and Sandy McKenna's McKenna Thoroughbreds near Taiban, N.M., for a fee of $4,000.

  • Roaring Fever's First Foal

    Stakes winner Roaring Fever's first foal is a filly out of the grade II stakes-placed Fappiano mare Fappies Cosy Miss.

  • In Summation Faces Cal Breds in Millions Dash

    In Summation, Calder Race Course's 2005 juvenile champion, and a couple of California breds with considerable promise, Da Stoops and Plagiarist, head a field of eight in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Dash at Santa Anita Saturday.