Headlines for Monday, January 14, 2008

  • Wait a While starts new year with a San Gorgonio win.

    Wait a While Waits, Wins 'Gorgonio'

    Arindel Farm's Wait a While didn't get the easiest of trips despite a five-horse field, but she found room when it counted and spurted away to a relatively easy victory in the $150,000 San Gorgonio Handicap (gr. IIT) Jan. 14 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Giacomo

    Giacomo Sires First Foal

    The first reported foal sired by 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Giacomo is a colt born Jan. 13.

  • OBS Winter Sale Starts Wednesday

    The 2008 edition of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s winter mixed sale will look to rebound from the across-the-board declines it suffered last year when the three-day auction kicks off Jan. 16. Sessions begin daily at 11 a.m.

  • Southern Image is one of two Taylor Made stallions that are part of the farm's new breeders' incentive program.

    Taylor Made Offers Incentives

    Taylor Made Stallions released the details of a incentive program for both Northern Afleet and Southern Image. Breeders who pay $10,000 to breed to these stallions will have more options regarding their payment due dates.

  • 2007 Breeders' Cup Sprint champ Midnight Lute worked in preparation for the Jan. 21 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

    'Lute Drills for Palos Verdes

    Midnight Lute worked six furlongs in a bullet 1:10.60 on Santa Anita's Cushion Track Jan. 14 in preparation for the Jan. 21 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II).

  • Borrego's First Foal Is a Colt

    The first reported foal sired by grade I winner Borrego is a colt born Jan. 12 at Marion Montanari's Marion Hills Farm near Ocala, Fla.

  • Todd Pletcher

    Pletcher Captures Win No. 2,000

    Todd Pletcher reached a career milestone at Santa Anita Park Jan. 13 when On the Virg won the eighth race to give the 41-year-old Texas native his 2,000th career victory.

  • Keeneland concluded its January Horses of All Ages sale Jan. 13 with double-digit increases in median and average prices.

    Jan. Sale: Strength in Right Places

    As Keeneland Association concluded its January Horses of All Ages sale Jan. 13 with double-digit increases in median (12.7%) and average (20.6%) prices, sales company officials continued to sound warning signals about the overall health of the breeding industry.

  • One Steroids Test Requested at Sale

    Though Keeneland's January horses of all ages sale was the first to be conducted under new policies allowing buyers the right to request testing for exogenous anabolic steroids in weanling and yearling purchases, there was only one such request made during the seven-day auction at which almost 1,500 horses were sold.

  • Kitalpha to War Horse Place

    Kitalpha, a full brother to major sire Kingmambo, will stand at War Horse Place near Lexington.

  • Moe Williams

    Running Back to the Track

    At 6-foot-1, 220 pounds, Maurece "Moe" Williams is not your typical Thoroughbred trainer. Of course, not too many trainers are former college football stars or retired NFL running backs either. But as unique as it may sound to the general public, Williams' new career is not at all surprising to him. Not when you consider where he was raised.