Headlines for Friday, December 14, 2007

  • Darley's Admire Moon won the now unlicensed stable's first prestigious JRA race when capturing the Nov. 25 Japan Cup (Jpn-I).

    Darley Japan Loses JRA License

    Nearly four months to the day after Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum's Darley Japan operation earned a rare license to compete on the exclusive Japan Racing Association circuit, the privilege was lost at the end of November.

  • HK Sale Electric; Flying Spur Tops

    With a small catalog and eager buyers, the Hong Kong International Sale saw a healthy gross and average Saturday, the day before the Cathay Pacific International Races. Both events are at Sha Tin Racecourse.

  • By the Light

    The Stuff of Dreams

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <P>An undefeated 2-year-old is the stuff of dreams, and at this time of year the dreams inspired often feature roses or lilies. By the Light, though not really tested, is from a family that has shown moments of brillance and so is one undefeated filly worth watching.

  • Todd Pletcher

    Pletcher Looks For More Records

    Todd Pletcher has two opportunities to tie the North American single-season record for graded stakes wins by a trainer this weekend, a record that he set one year ago.

  • Roy and Gretchen Jackson, owners of Lael Stable

    Jacksons Aid Belmont Child Care

    The Belmont Child Care Association has received a donation of $300,000 from Roy and Gretchen Jackson, owners of the late 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro.

  • The Delaware Park paddock

    Delaware Panel Issues Steroids Ban

    Efforts by regulators in the Mid-Atlantic region to ban the use of steroids in racehorses continued Dec. 14 with an announcement by the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission that the substances would be outlawed when Delaware Park opens for live racing in 2008.

  • Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas

    TOC, Arkansas HBPA Join Coalition

    The Thoroughbred Owners of California and Arkansas Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association have joined the new Thoroughbred Horsemen's Group, launched Dec. 5 to facilitate simulcast activities and improve the economics of the pari-mutuel model.

  • Gold and Roses faces just four foes in Sunday&#39;s Gravesend Handicap (gr. III).

    Gold and Roses Likes Inner Track

    Veteran Gold and Roses has a good chance of extinguishing younger rival Ferocious Fires' quest to remain undefeated in the $100,000 Gravesend Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Dec. 16.

  • Gov. Eliot Spitzer

    New York Negotiations Continue

    Negotiations for a new Thoroughbred franchise in New York have progressed in the past several days, but the Republican-led Senate has refused to budge so far on several key points that could risk a shut-down of racing in less than three weeks, according to a top adviser to New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.

  • Jeff Bonde

    Vet Suspended for Lidocaine Offense

    Trainer Jeff Bonde was fined $1,000 for possession of contraband and his private veterinarian suspended for 30 days by stewards at Golden Gate Fields Dec. 13 after lidocaine was found in a post-race urine sample of a horse under their care.