Odds-on favorite Jump On In rallied from off the pace to become a dominant 3 3/4-length winner of Monday's 56th running of the grade II, $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita.
Mid-Atlantic invader Bill Place easily won Monday's 23rd running of the $66,062 Jimmy Winkfield – Aqueduct's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day feature for 3-year-olds.
Twenty-five years after legendary John Henry became the first two-time winner of the Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Santa Anita will mark the occasion by honoring the great gelding, along with retired Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay, Jr., who rode John Henry to his first Big 'Cap victory in 1981.
Quendom, dam of Eclipse Award finalist Invasor, is booked to major sire Distorted Humor.
Round Pond, winner of the 2006 Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), could return to competition in March at Gulfstream Park.
As many as 1.5 million undocumented farm workers and their relatives currently living and working in the United States could gain legal status under an ambitious agricultural guest-worker plan introduced Jan. 10 on Capitol Hill.
Keeneland closed out its 2007 January horses of all ages sale by establishing a record gross for the first sale of the year while the average and median both fell from last year's comparable numbers.
Frank Kirby has been elected president of the Illinois Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association.
Jockey Martin Garcia, one of three finalists for outstanding apprentice for 2006, remained hospitalized Monday morning following a spill at Santa Anita.
- By Claire Novak
Jockey Martin Garcia, one of three finalists for outstanding apprentice for 2006, remained hospitalized Monday morning following a spill at Santa Anita on Sunday.
Another bill to authorize slot machines at Maryland racetracks has been introduced in the House of Delegates.
The chief of surgery at University of Pennsylvania's New Bolton Center said Jan. 15 that Barbaro had "improved significantly" after undergoing surgery two days earlier to remove more of the left rear hoof that has been impacted by a bout of laminitis.
Great expectations are hovering over Japanese Triple Crown winner Deep Impact as he prepares for his first season at stud, with Shadai Stallion Station officials hoping he will help ignite global interest in Japanese-bred horses.
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