Headlines for Wednesday, March 1, 2006

  • Senor Swinger could become millionaire in Kilroe.

    Cacique Gets First U.S. Test in Kilroe Mile

    French import Cacique, an Irish-bred full brother to 2005 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Intercontinental trained by Bobby Frankel, is the probable favorite among 14 entered for the Frank E. Kilroe Mile (gr. IT) Saturday at Santa Anita Park.

  • Sunshine Millions Dash winner Da Stoops heads strong Baldwin field.

    Da Stoops Expected to Lead Baldwin Charge

    Trainer Bob Baffert's Da Stoops, winner of his last two stakes races by a combined 16 ¼ lengths, is expected to be a prohibitive favorite in the Baldwin Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds Saturday on the Santa Anita Park turf.

  • Brother Derek (right) seeks Catalina win.

    Brother Derek 6-5 Choice in Santa Catalina

    With convincing victories in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) and San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) to remain unbeaten around two turns, Brother Derek is expected to take another long stride on the Triple Crown trail as the 6-5 favorite in the $200,000 Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

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    Twelve Finalists Named for Hall of Fame

    Six horses, three jockeys, and three trainers have been selected as the 2006 finalists for nomination to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame. The 12 finalists were announced Wednesday by Stella F. Thayer, president of the Hall.

  • Bill Would Reorganize West Virginia Racing Commission

    Legislation that would expand the West Virginia Racing Commission from three to five members and create the oversight position of a director of racing appointed by the governor has been introduced in the House of Delegates and sent to the House Committee on Government Organization.

  • Jockey Club's 2006 Online Fact Book Available

    Declines in national purses and handle coupled with continued strength in the auction sales markets and in regional breeding markets highlight statistics contained in the Jockey Club's 2006 Online Fact Book, which was released today on the organization's website.

  • Using GPS to Train Racehorses

    An Australian researcher says he's found a reliable way for trainers to monitor Thoroughbred racehorse fitness using global positioning system (GPS) technology measurements of velocity and heart rate during fast gallop training routines. He presented the study at the 2005 American Association of Equine Practitioners Convention, held Dec. 3-7, 2005, in Sea...

  • Three Years of Racing Deaths in Australia

    An Australian survey found that euthanasia for catastrophic forelimb injury was the most common Thoroughbred racehorse fatality. Also, sudden death (not as the result of euthanasia) contributed more to racing fatalities than previously thought. Analyzing point-of-death blood samples could help scientists better pinpoint the triggers of sudden deaths.