Headlines for Sunday, January 13, 2008

  • Zenyatta remains undefeated with an impressive victory in the El Encino.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3286869%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zenyatta Stings El Encino Rivals

    Undefeated Zenyatta unleashed the best effort of her brief career when she blew past grade I winners Tough Tiz's Sis and Romance Is Diane mid-stretch to win the $150,000 El Encino (gr. II) Jan. 13.

  • Sugar Swirl storms to victory in the First Lady Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3285962%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Sugar Swirl Sweeps to First Lady H.

    Favored Sugar Swirl stormed to a 2 1/2-length victory in the $100,000 First Lady Handicap (gr. III) to earn her first graded win for trainer Brian Lynch at sloppy Gulfstream Park Jan. 13.

  • Final Fling sweeps to an upset win in the Santa Ysabel Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3286482%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Final Fling Fires Upset in 'Ysabel

    Final Fling came off the rail in the home stretch to overtake Grace Anatomy en route to an upset win in the $108,900 Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Jan. 13. Odds-on favorite Turn Away was pulled out of the race on the final turn.

  • Paint Me Red comes from off the pace under Ramon Dominguez to win her first stakes race.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3286940%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Paint Me Red Likes Climate Change

    Paint Me Red, who began her career in Florida, took to the cold weather at Aqueduct to win the $80,850 Busanda Stakes Jan. 13.

  • The Keeneland January horses of all ages auction ends with a sale-record median.

    Keeneland Median Sets Record

    The Keeneland January horses of all ages auction generated a sale-record median price during its seven-day run in Lexington, and its average price increased from 2007, while the gross revenue suffered a slight setback even though the number of horse sold plunged.

  • Indian Blessing holds off Golden Doc A in the Santa Ynez to remain undefeated.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D3286436%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Indian Blessing Makes Perfect Gift

    Undefeated Indian Blessing cleared her first hurdle of 2008, but she unexpectedly had to outlast the strongest challenge of her brief career in the $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Jan. 13.

  • Apprentice Colon Breaks Leg

    Apprentice jockey Luis Colon suffered a broken left femur in a spill in the 10th race at Gulfstream Park Jan. 12 and is expected to miss at least four months.

  • Breeders' Cup Sprint Winner Midnight Lute may return a month earlier than expected in the Palos Verdes Handicap.

    'Lute to Return in Palos Verdes

    Midnight Lute, expected to earn an Eclipse Award as the nation's outstanding sprinter in 2007 after his stirring win in the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), is being targeted for the Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) to begin his 2008 campaign.

  • Ruling Says Horse Wasn't Eligible

    Bonus Size, a New York-bred owned by Ernie Paragallo's Paraneck Stable, was found not to be eligible to run in several races in which he earned purse money and was disqualified and unplaced in the order of finish of those races.

  • Park Avenue Ball will enter stud at Sam Fieramosca's Colonial Farm near Colts Neck, N.J.

    Park Avenue Ball to Colonial Farm

    Millionaire and grade II winner Park Avenue Ball will enter stud at Sam Fieramosca's Colonial Farm near Colts Neck, N.J.