Headlines for Friday, January 26, 2007

  • Sherman Fined $3,000 for Clenbuterol Violation

    Stewards at Golden Gate Fields fined trainer Art Sherman $3,000 for a Class III violation of California rules after a horse in his care, Fargoabargain, tested in excess of the permitted level for clenbuterol.

  • Sunday's Santa Monica marks the return of Pussycat Doll for the first time since winning the Humana Distaff last May.

    Pussycat Doll Forges Ahead in Santa Monica Test

    Pussycat Doll, off the racing trail since winning the Humana Distaff Handicap (gr. I) May 6, returns in an ambitious spot -- Sunday's $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) for older fillies and mares at Santa Anita -- where she faces nine tough rivals going seven furlongs.

  • Noble Threewitt walks with his granddaughter-in-law Patricia Chinnici Friday at Santa Anita.

    Threewitt's Final Starter 3rd at Santa Anita

    Noble Threewitt, the oldest Thoroughbred racing trainer in North America at the age of 95, sent out the final runner of a career that has spanned 75 years on Friday when his Threeatonce, a 17-1 shot, finished third among nine starters in the fifth race at Santa Anita.

  • Apprentice Talamo Takes 5 at Fair Grounds

    Apprentice Joe Talamo, dominating the jockey standings at Fair Grounds, became the first rider of the 2007 meet to post five wins on a single card Friday.

  • Invasor, Premium Tap Top Donn Noms

    Shadwell Stable's 2006 Horse of the Year Invasor tops the imposing roster of nominations released for the $500,000 Donn Handicap (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park Feb. 3. The 5-year-old Argentine-bred is expected to be the marquee name on the most highly anticipated card offered in the nation this year.

  • Dreadnaught Returns to Gulfstream for Mac Diarmida

    Trillium Stable's graded stakes winner Dreadnaught ships into South Florida from Maryland for the third time this winter as one of the horses to beat in a full field of 12 older horses entered in Sunday's $150,000 Mac Diarmida Handicap (gr. IIT) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Jockey Rosie Napravnik injured in Friday fall.

    Napravnik Hospitalized After Laurel Mishap

    Jockeys Rosie Napravnik and Ryan Fogelsonger went to the ground Friday when Napravnik's horse fell while galloping out after completing the sixth race at Laurel Park and Fogelsonger's mount tripped over the fallen horse.

  • First Foal for Grade I Winner Forest Danger

    The first offspring of grade I winner and record setter Forest Danger was born Jan. 13 at Needham-Betz Thoroughbreds near Lexington. The bay filly, bred by Needham-Betz Thoroughbreds, Dr. Chuck Kidder, Peter Lamantia, and Brian Graves, is out of the stakes-placed mare Gimme Some Love.

  • National HBPA Sets Agenda for Winter Convention

    Immigration, medication, and simulcast contracts are among the topics on the agenda for the National Horsemen Benevolent and Protective Association's winter convention.

  • Congressional Cavalry Program Launched

    The American Horse Council and some of its member organizations have initiated a new direct grassroots effort called the Congressional Cavalry Program. The purpose of the program is to identify at least one member of the American Horse Council in each Congressional District across the nation who will agree to contact his or her Representative, Senator, or other federal officials when horse industry issues come up.