Headlines for Thursday, March 1, 2007

  • Special Rate Sires First Foal

    Stakes winner Special Rate was represented by his first foal on Feb. 23. The foal, a colt, was produced from the stakes-winning and stakes-producing mare Noryanny.

  • Pletcher Sends Unbeaten Half Ours in Richter Scale

    Trainer Todd Pletcher sends out 'live' contenders in all four of Saturday's stakes at Gulfstream Park. That includes the $225,000 Richter Scale Breeders' Cup Sprint Championship Handicap (gr. II) when he saddles Marie and Aaron Jones' undefeated 4-year-old Half Ours with John Velazquez aboard.

  • Sweetnorthernsaint Considered for Godolphin Mile

    Sweetnorthernsaint, last year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) favorite and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up, may travel to the Dubai at the end of this month for the $1 million Godolphin Mile (UAE-II) on March 31.

  • Arlington Park Settles Federal Housing Lawsuit

    Arlington Park has agreed to a settlement in a federal lawsuit brought by the United States and HOPE Fair Housing Center regarding backstretch housing, the track announced March 1. The settlement still must be approved by the federal court.

  • Bernardini to Shuttle to Darley Australia

    Eclipse Award winner Bernardini, who has settled into his new role as a stallion at Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington, will shuttle to Darley Australia.

  • New Mexico Champions Honored

    Three-time stakes winner Ky's Quest was named New Mexico-bred champion 2-year-old male at the 2006 New Mexico Horse Breeders Association's annual awards banquet at the Marriott Hotel in Albuquerque, N.M. Jan. 31.

  • Australian Jockey Munce Sentenced to 30 Months in Hong Kong Jail

    According to published reports, Australian jockey Chris Munce was sentenced to 30 months in jail March 1 by a Hong Kong court. Munce, 37, was found guilty of conspiring to trade race tips in return for bets and was taken into custody pending an appeal by his legal team. He is the first jockey to be sentenced for such an offense in Hong Kong.

  • Joe Got Even Heads Battaglia Field at Turfway

    Joe Got Even, local winner of the WEBN Stakes in his last start, could be the favorite again Saturday when a well-matched field of 11 goes to the post in Turfway Park's John Battaglia Memorial Stakes.

  • AAEA Announces 2007 Workshops

    The American Academy of Equine Art, based at the Kentucky Horse Park near Lexington, is offering 13 workshops by full members from June-Oct.