Headlines for Thursday, December 21, 2006

  • Santa Anita Derby winner Brother Derek may have leading rider Garrett Gomez aboard in Tuesday's Malibu Stakes.

    Gomez Likely to Ride Brother Derek in Malibu

    Garrett Gomez is likely to be aboard Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Brother Derek in the $250,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita on opening day Tuesday.

  • Smalltown Slew Lukewarm Choice in Bonapaw

    Steve Mongerson's Smalltown Slew, a close second in the opening day Thanksgiving Handicap, is the tepid 7-2 morning line choice over a full field for the inaugural running of the $75,000 Bonapaw Stakes Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Yolanda B. Too Towers Over Squan Song Cast

    Yolanda B. Too, who has nothing to prove, faces eleven registered Maryland-bred runners who have much to prove in the $50,000 Squan Song Stakes on Saturday at Laurel Park.

  • Collins Named to Board of Three Chimneys

    Three Chimneys owner Robert N. Clay announced Dec. 21 that International bloodstock adviser Lincoln Collins has been named to the board of Three Chimneys, effective Jan. 1.

  • Dodwell, Hayes to be Honored by Texas Thoroughbred Association

    Ed Dodwell, owner of the Texas-based Diamond D Ranch training centers, and Dr. Katie Hayes, an equine veterinarian from Denison, Texas, will be honored by the Texas Thoroughbred Association at its annual conference and awards banquet Jan. 19-20 at the Doubletree Hotel in Austin.

  • Runway Rosie Hopes to Soar in Starlet

    Runway Rosie goes for her third successive victory with the services of the country's leading money-winning jockey in Garrett Gomez when she faces her toughest career test in Sunday's $459,250 Hollywood Starlet (gr. I) at Hollywood Park.

  • Central Kentucky Horseman West Dead

    Dr. R. Smiser West, owner of Waterford Farm near Midway, Ky., with his wife, Kathryn, died the afternoon of Dec. 20 at Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. West, who was in his mid-90s, had spent the last week at the hospital.

  • Barbaro, with Dr. Dean Richardson, at the New Bolton Center on Dec. 20.

    Barbaro Update: Derby Winner's New Home Undecided

    Co-owner Roy Jackson said it still has not been determined where Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Barbaro will go once he leaves the New Bolton Center, but that the colt's ability to get regular exercise will be a priority.

  • Keeneland Seeks to Protect Sale Horses from EHV-1

    Because of the recent equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) outbreak in Florida, Keeneland officials have issued additional requirements that must be met before horses enter the sale grounds for the January horses of all ages auction.

  • Record Crowd Attends BGFC Party

    A record crowd attended the third annual Blue Grass Farms Chaplaincy Christmas Party hosted by the BGFC Ladies Guild Dec. 19.