Headlines for Thursday, February 1, 2007

  • Florida Derby Suite to be Auctioned for TRF Feb. 2

    The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation will be taking phone bids Feb. 2 for a day at the races in a third floor suite donated by Gulfstream Park for the 56th running of the $1,000,000 Florida Derby (gr. I) on March 31.

  • Brother Derek hopes to get back on winning track in Saturday's Strub.

    Prayer Time for Brother Derek in Strub

    Brother Derek, his career on a downturn since a fourth straight graded stakes victory in last April's Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), needs a return to his best form in Saturday's 60th running of the $300,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) at his favorite track.

  • Potential Key for Several in Sham Stakes

    Paul Reddam's Liquidity, who nearly pulled off a 15-1 upset in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 16, takes on a strong group of up-and-coming 3-year-olds in Saturday's $100,000 Sham (gr. III) at Santa Anita.

  • Nobiz Like Showbiz faces old foe in Saturday's Holy Bull.

    Nobiz, Scat Daddy Clash in Holy Bull

    Elizabeth Valando's homebred 3-year-old Nobiz Like Shobiz, high among early favorites for the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. 1), makes his season debut as the 8-to-5 morning line favorite in the $150,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park.

  • NYRA Signal Cut to Account Wagering Outlets

    The New York State Racing and Wagering Board has turned off the New York Racing Association's simulcast signal to an estimated two dozen account wagering outlets. Regulators criticized NYRA for delays in submitting contracts to the agency for review, a delay that cost the racing entity about $25,000 in Aqueduct betting revenues Feb. 1, the first day of the signals being cut.

  • Saylor, RFE Establish Fleet Indian Scholarship

    Paul Saylor is funding a new scholarship in the name of his recent Eclipse award winner, Fleet Indian. The Fleet Indian Scholarship, in the amount of $24,000, is for New York students hoping to pursue a career in the racing industry and will be administered by the Race for Education. Fasig-Tipton has also made a contribution to this scholarship.

  • Blacksmith Elmer Campbell dead

    Charles E. "Elmer" Campbell, a member of a respected family of blacksmiths that worked for generations at East Coast racetracks, died Jan. 31 at his Miami home. He was 83.

  • Trainer Michael Matz and Barbaro pose for photographer Anne Eberhardt during a photo shoot at Keeneland in the spring of 2006.

    Derby Fever: 2006 Was All About Barbaro

    The chief photographer for <i>The Blood-Horse</i> magazine reflects on the spring of 2006 and the impact Barbaro had on racing and those involved in the sport.

  • Barbaro Memorial Fund Created by NTRA

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has created the Barbaro Memorial Fund to raise awareness and money for equine health and safety research.

  • Weekend Racing Cancelled at Oaklawn Park

    Wintry conditions which have made the racing surface at Oaklawn Park unsuitable for racing have forced the cancellation of this week's live racing. Racing has been cancelled through Feb.4, and will resume Feb. 8.