Headlines for Monday, February 6, 2006

  • SF Mile Boosted to $400,000 for Golden Gate Meet

    The $400,000 San Francisco Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IIT), the richest race in Northern California, is one of eight six-figure stakes that Golden Gate Fields has scheduled for its 2006 spring meeting. The 65-day season begins Wednesday.

  • Dwayne Yuzik Named Portland Meadows GM

    Dwayne Yuzik has assumed the responsibilities of general manager of Oregon's Portland Meadows Racetrack as of Feb. 1, the Magna Entertainment-owned track announced Monday.

  • World Racing Championships Disbands for '06

    The troubled World Racing Championships announced Feb. 6 that it will pause its operation for 2006 and will study the feasibility of returning next year with a new merit award system that would give worldwide recognition to the best performers around the world.

  • Stevie Wonderboy faces 90-day layoff after Monday morning injury.

    Stevie Wonderboy Suffers Condylar Fracture

    Stevie Wonderboy, champion 2-year-old male and winner of the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), suffered a condylar fracture of the right front leg during a workout Monday morning and has been knocked off the Triple Crown trail, trainer Doug O'Neill said.

  • Moonshell's Dam, Moon Cactus, Dead

    Moon Cactus, whose classic-winning daughter Moonshell died from hemorrhaging in January at Woodpark Stud in Ireland, died a day after foaling a Singspiel colt Feb. 5.

  • Breeders' Cup Unveils 2006 Logo

    The logo for the 2006 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, which incorporates a slight name change, was unveiled Feb. 6 at Churchill Downs, where the event will be held Nov. 4.

  • Six-Time Tampa Champ Suspended for 'Milkshakes'

    Trainer Don Rice, who has topped the Tampa Bay Downs trainer standings six times, has been suspended 30 days and denied access to the grounds of the Florida racetrack for the same period because two of his horses tested positive for "milkshakes" in the past week.

  • Henny Hughes Resumes Training in Dubai

    Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. 1) runner-up Henny Hughes has resumed training in Dubai but has missed so much time following his travel from the United States that it is not clear when he will return to racing.