Headlines for Friday, January 27, 2006

  • Groovy, in a portrait shot in 2000 at WinStar Farm.

    Champion Sprinter Groovy Dead at 23

    Groovy, the 1987 Eclipse Award-winning sprinter who set a six-furlong track record at Belmont Park, was euthanized Jan. 26 at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., due to physical infirmities at the age of 23.

  • Jockey Jauregui Fractures Lower Vertebrae

    Jockey Luis Jauregui remained hospitalized Friday due to injuries incurred in an accident at the start of the eighth race Jan. 26 at Santa Anita.

  • La Brea Stakes winner Alphabet Kisses

    Alphabet Kisses Spells Trouble in Santa Monica

    Grade I winners Alphabet Kisses and Leave Me Alone are the co-high weights at 119 pounds among nine fillies and mares entered in Santa Anita's $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) at seven furlongs on Sunday.

  • Tricky Creek Moved to New Mexico

    Tricky Creek, the sire of 18 stakes winners, has been relocated for the 2006 breeding season to Nancy and Loren Bolinger's Running Horse Farm near Albuquerque, NM.

  • A rope stanchion marks the restricted area at Pimlico.

    Pimlico Considers Lifting Quarantine Feb. 4; Stakes Could Be Rescheduled

    Maryland Jockey Club officials are hopeful they will be able to lift the equine herpesvirus quarantine at Pimlico Race Course Feb. 4, MJC chief operating officer Lou Raffetto said at a news conference at Laurel Park Jan.27. Raffetto placed the quarantine on the track Jan. 21.

  • NTRA to Meet With RCI on Wagering Security Plan

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has formed a subcommittee to meet with representatives of the Association of Racing Commissioners International to examine a joint effort in forming a national Office of Wagering Integrity.

  • Horse PAC Increases Size of Board of Directors

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has more than doubled the size of the board of directors of its political action committee in order to step up fund-raising efforts.

  • Kentucky Stallion Wild Wonder Dead

    Young stallion Wild Wonder, who was gearing up for his first season at Doug Arnold's Buck Pond Farm near Versailles, Ky., died Jan. 25 of an apparent rupture of the aorta at the farm.

  • There's Cause to Believe in the Pick for El Camino Real Derby

    The top headliners in Sunday's Grade III El Camino Real Derby at Bay Meadows are the two Southern California shippers, Eion Harty's A.P. WARRIOR and Bob Baffert's WANNA RUNNER. They're the morning line favorites at 8-5 and 2-1, respectively.