Headlines for Thursday, February 8, 2007

  • Impressive 3-Year-Old Winner Curlin Sold

    The impressive 3-year-old maiden winner Curlin left trainer Helen Pitts' Gulfstream Park barn Thursday for trainer Steve Asmussen's at Fair Grounds in New Orleans following the completion of a private sale by Midnight Cry Stable to Satish Sanan, Jess Jackson and George Bolton.

  • Cash Included hits the head of the stretch on the way to winning in the Oak Leaf at Santa Anita last fall.

    Open Las Virgenes Features Cash, Romance

    Cash Included and Romance Is Diane, both grade I winners as 2-year-olds, are among the leading contenders in the $250,000 Las Virgenes (gr. I) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Corinthian, with Javier Castellano aboard, wins Thursday feature at Gulfstream over a field that included Belmont winner Jazil.

    Corinthian Leaves Jazil Behind at Gulfstream

    Centennial Farm's 4-year-old Corinthian signaled he's back on the beam with an impressive 9 1/2-length win over Shadwell Stable's Jazil, winner of the 2006 Belmont Stakes (gr. I), in a Gulfstream Park allowance race Thursday.

  • English Stallion Mark of Esteem Withheld from Stud Duty

    Darley stallion Mark of Esteem, who is coming off a fifth-place ranking on the 2006 English/Irish sires list, has been indefinitely suspended from stud duties following recent tests that have indicated a decrease in his fertility level.

  • Haskell Highlights Monmouth Park Stakes Schedule

    Headed by the $1-million Haskell Invitational presented by Vonage (gr. I) Aug. 5, Monmouth Park will offer $4.4 million in stakes for the 2007 meet that includes the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Coin Silver to Windmill in Ireland

    Coin Silver, a grade II winner who was retired in November of 2006, will enter stud at John Lynch's Windmill View Stud in County Galway, Ireland.