Headlines for Sunday, February 25, 2007

  • Obrigado and Garrett Gomez (right) hold off Runaway Dancer and Alex Solis (left) in San Luis Obispo win.

    It's Obrigado's Turn in San Luis Obispo

    Since the retirement of T.H. Approval, the Southern California male turf division has been a knot. In Sunday's $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT), it was the French-bred Obrigado's turn to win.

  • Royal Highness, with Edgar Prado up, wins the Very One Handicap Sunday at Gulfstream Park.

    Royal Highness Flaunts Her Class in 'Very One

    German-bred Royal Highness avenged her loss to Safari Queen in the Long Island Handicap (gr. IIT) with a two-length win over her rival in the $100,000 The Very One Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the Gulfstream Park turf Sunday.

  • Audacious Chloe (left) and John Velazquez move past Dreaming of Anna to win the Gaily Gaily Stakes.

    Audacious Chloe Too Much for 'Anna in Gaily Gaily

    Audacious Chloe handed Dreaming of Anna her first defeat on the turf Sunday in the $76,500 Gaily Gaily Stakes, outfighting the champion 2-year-old filly of 2006 over the final furlong by a half-length at Gulfstream Park.

  • UAE Sprint Star Tropical Star Euthanized

    Tropical Star, a dual group winner at Nad Al Sheba, where the 7-year-old made all 17 of his career starts, was euthanized Feb. 24, one month after winning the Al Shindagha Sprint (UAE-III), the Dubai Racing Club and Emirates Racing Authority announced.

  • EHV-1 Case Leads to Maryland, Virginia Restrictions; NYRA Imposes Ban

    A confirmed case of neurologic equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) at an equine hospital in Leesburg, Va., has resulted in numerous hold orders at farms in Maryland and Virginia as horses released from the hospital after being exposed to the sick horse are tracked back to their home farms.

  • Lone Star Sky and Lunarpal Sire First Foals

    The first reported foals by graded stakes winners Lone Star Sky and Lunarpal arrived in January at Brett A. Brinkman's Le Mesa Stallions near Carencro, La.