Headlines for Sunday, December 23, 2007

  • Santa Anita Park opens Dec. 26.

    Santa Anita Begins With Malibu

    James Barry's Divine Park looks to make it a perfect 4-for-4 in his young career, but will have overcome post 14 and defeat a full field of challengers in the $250,000 Malibu Stakes (gr. I) Dec. 26 on opening day at Santa Anita Park.

  • Eclipse Award Winner Queena Dead

    Eclipse Award winner Queena, the dam of grade 1 winner and sire Brahms, was euthanized due to complications from colic at Helen Alexander's Middlebrook Farm near Lexington. She was 21.

  • Faster than sound

    Ted Cleveland Dead

    E.K. "Ted" Cleveland, a longtime owner, breeder, and trainer, died at age 76.

  • Brahms

    Champion Queena Euthanized

    Queena, who won three straight grade I races in 1991 to earn champion older mare honors, is euthanized because of colic complications.