Headlines for Thursday, March 22, 2007

  • One Off, winning the San Marcos, could be favored in the San Luis Rey.

    One Off Part of Drysdale Duo in San Luis Rey

    Journeyman Brice Blanc, building a reputation as a premier turf rider in Southern California, could find himself on the favorite, One Off, for trainer Neil Drysdale Saturday in the $200,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT).

  • 10 Sophs Part of Wide Open Private Terms

    With a case to be made for most of the 10 colts or geldings entered in Saturday's $100,000 Private Terms Stakes for 3-year-olds at Laurel Park, it won't be easy for fans to separate the field for the one-mile test.

  • Distaff Breeders' Cup Has California Flavor

    California shipper Victorina appears to head the field of seven fillies and mares entered in the 53rd running of the March 24 Distaff Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at six furlongs at Aqueduct.

  • CTHS Announces Improvement Program

    The Ontario division of the Canadian Thoroughbred Horse Society has announced the release of the 2007 Thoroughbred Improvement Program. The program comes after negotiations with Woodbine Entertainment Group, Fort Erie Racetrack, the Horsemen's Benevolent Protective Association, and the approval of the Ontario Racing Commission.

  • Bailey, NBC Receive Sports Emmy Nominations

    ESPN horse racing analyst Jerry Bailey and NBC each received nominations for the 28th annual Sports Emmy Awards. Bailey was nominated as an outstanding sports personality while NBC was nominated for its coverage of the 2006 Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Winners will be announced April 30.

  • Leparoux, Romans, Ramseys to be Honored by KTM

    Jockey Julien Leparoux, trainer Dale Romans, and owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey will be honored by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Media at Turfway Park March 24 for their accomplishments in Kentucky last year.

  • Kentucky Stallion Sahm Dead

    Sahm, the sole male offspring from the great European mare Salsabil, was euthanized March 20 because of an ongoing intestinal disease.

  • Full Field to Compete in Bourbonette

    A full field of 12 fillies is slated to compete in the Bourbonette Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Turfway Park March 24. Led by the stakes-winning trio of Sealy Hill, Our Dancing Babe, and Olivine, each filly is seeking her first graded stakes victory.

  • Hard Spun, winning the Lecomte, among those facing For You Reppo in the Lane's End.

    Helen and 'Troy' Invade Lane's End

    Helen Pitts and For You Reppo, who is known around the barn as Troy, are a deadly duo that are out to conquer 11 foes in Saturday's $500,000 Lane's End Stakes (gr. II).