Headlines for Saturday, December 29, 2007

  • Dearest Trickski runs away with the La Brea.<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%3D3158162%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dearest Trickski Bags La Brea

    A $32,000 claim at Del Mar this summer, Dearest Trickski became a grade I winner when she ran away from the field in the $250,000 La Brea Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Santa Anita Park Dec. 29.

  • Society Hostess seeks a repeat victory in the Monrovia Handicap (gr. IIIT) Jan. 1.<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%3D3158209%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Society Hostess May Dish Up Repeat

    With only one race on her resume since she won the 2006 Monrovia Handicap (gr. III), Society Hostess figures have a tougher time of it when she seeks a repeat victory in the $100,000 hillside turf course event at Santa Anita Park Jan. 1.

  • Apple Special pulls away in the Maryland Juvenile Championship.

    Apple Special Ripe in 'Juvenile'

    Morgan Wayson Jr.'s Apple Special turned in the most sparkling race of his career as he zipped past seven other two-year-olds in the year-end feature at Laurel Park, the $50,000 Maryland Juvenile Championship, to score his first stakes victory.

  • Luis Garcia had 140 victories at Laurel Park and Pimlico in 2007.

    Garcia, Lake, Win Maryland Titles

    Luis Garcia, Scott Lake, and Robert Cole have wrapped up year-end titles at the major Maryland tracks for the calendar year in the jockey, trainer and owner divisions, respectively.

  • Idiot Proof, runner-up in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, faces fellow grade I winner In Summation in the El Conejo Handicap.<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%3D3158279%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Idiot Proof Big Threat in El Conejo

    Idiot Proof, runner-up in the 2007 TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), faces fellow grade I winner In Summation in the $100,000 El Conejo Handicap (gr. III) at Santa Anita Jan. 1.

  • City Attraction wins the Gravesend Handicap (gr. III) at muddy Aqueduct Dec. 29.<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%3D3156575%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    City Attraction Grinds to Gravesend

    City Attraction ground past pacesetter Debussy mid-stretch and proved best in the final strides to win the $105,100 Gravesend Handicap (gr. III) for sprinters on a muddy and sealed Aqueduct inner racing strip Dec. 29.

  • NYRA to Continue Operating Aqueduct

    Though state racing regulators failed to approve a temporary license for the New York Racing Association to continue racing in January while talks about a permanent franchise deal continue, NYRA struck a deal with the state to continue operating Aqueduct through Jan. 23.

  • Into Mischief, one of nine stakes performers for Harlan's Holiday.<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%3D3157957%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Harlan's Holiday's Next Generation

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Harlan's Holiday, who currently ranks second on the leading freshman sires list, is one of several grandsons of Storm Cat who are proving themselves as sires. His top runner to date is Into Mischief, winner of the CashCall Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park on Dec. 22. Harlan's Holiday has also been represented by stakes winners Tasha's Miracle, Bear Holiday, P.S.U. Grad, and Harlan's Song.

  • State Fails to Approve NYRA Deal

    State racing regulators failed to approve a temporary license for the New York Racing Association to continue racing in January while talks about a permanent franchise deal continue.