The final three races of Santa Anita's Sunday card had to be delayed after Sweet N Salty collapsed of exhaustion past the finish line of the sixth race.
All eyes were on trainer Bobby Frankel's British import Cantabria in the $150,000 El Encino (gr. II), but it was the Hall of Fame conditioner's other entrant - the Frank Stronach-owned filly Sugar Shake - that got the job done at Santa Anita Park Sunday.
Racing at Portland Meadows was canceled Sunday and Monday after riders declared the track unsafe following a string of days in which the Oregon track has endured freezing temperatures.
Hector Rosario Jr. put career win number 1,000 in the books at Turfway Park Sunday, closing with Crimson Dancer to take the fourth race by one length.
With considerable participation Sunday from such regional markets as Texas, Florida, and Illinois, gross sales topped the $70 million mark with one day remaining in Keeneland's January Horses of All Ages Sale.
Medallist's first foal, a bay colt, was born at Keeneland Sales Barn 32 at about 1 a.m. on Jan. 14, Three Chimneys Farm announced.
The excitement of seeing two magnificent racing fillies win the two $1 million races at the Magic Millions race day on the Gold Coast Jan. 13 stole much of the excitement out of the crowd. As day three of the sale wound down, the best was bought for $625,000 by Katsumi Yoshida.
Angara, a millionaire and two-time grade I turf winner, has been retired from racing and booked to leading Irish stallion Montjeu.
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