Headlines for Saturday, January 6, 2007

  • Frankel's Night Chapter Annexes Fitzsimmons Mile

    Even-money selection Night Chapter, ridden by Brice Blanc for trainer Bobby Frankel, took command mid-stretch and drew away to a 2 1/4-length win in the $75,000 Cotton Fitzsimmons Mile Handicap on the Turf Paradise grass course Saturday.

  • Sandburr Shakes Off Louisiana Handicap Rivals

    Fell The Thunder Stable's Sandburr took command in upper stretch and outran Jonesboro the rest of the way to capture the $75,000 Louisiana Breeders' Cup Handicap by three-quarters of a length Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course.

  • Laila's Punch KO's Rivals in Marshua

    Morris Bailey's favored Laila's Punch stamped herself as a filly to watch with an impressive six-length victory in the $74,600 Marshua Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Laurel Park.

  • Baroness Thatcher, right, outruns Runway Rosie to win the Santa Ysabel Stakes.

    Baroness Thatcher Sweeps to Santa Ysabel Win

    Zayat Stables' Baroness Thatcher, running Saturday for the first time for trainer Patrick Biancone, took advantage of a stalking trip under Garrett Gomez to win the $108,200 Santa Ysabel (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Park.

  • Chatain (5) wins the Hal's Hope in Gulfstream Park record time.

    Chatain Charges to Gulfstream Track Mark

    Lazy F Ranch's lightly raced Chatain surged past heavily favored Sweetnorthernsaint in deep stretch to grab the lead and hold off an extremely game Sir Greeley to win the $100,000 Hal's Hope Handicap (gr. III) by a nose in track record time at Gulfstream Park Saturday.

  • Pink Viper captures the Count Fleet Stakes, Saturday at Aqueduct.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D733091%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Pink Viper Strikes in Count Fleet Upset

    Paraneck Stable's Pink Viper held off 6-5 favorite Johannesburg Star to win the 32nd running of the $70,865 Count Fleet for 3-year-olds at a mile and 70 yards on the Aqueduct inner dirt track on a record 70-degree day Saturday.

  • 5 of 6 EHV-1 Cases at Golden Gate Test Negative

    Five of the six horses previously identified with equine herpesvirus type 1 at Golden Gate Fields tested negative in samples taken Jan. 5, the director of the large animal clinic at the University of California-Davis reported.

  • Philadelphia Inquirer's Jensen Wins Second Eclipse

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Jan. 5 that Mike Jensen of the Philadelphia <i>Inquirer</i> has won the 2006 Media Eclipse Award for writing in the features/enterprise category for "The Man Whose Job is Saving Barbaro," a profile of Dr. Dean Richardson, which was published May 28, 2006. Honorable mention in the feature/enterprise category went to Josh Pons for "Merryland, a Diary" which appeared in <i>The Blood-Horse</i> Dec. 3, 2005.

  • Standardbred Owners' Group Sues NJSEA, TVG

    The Standardbred Breeders and Owners Association of New Jersey has started legal action in connection with the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority's contract awarding TVG exclusive rights to the harness signal from Meadowlands.