Headlines for Wednesday, January 23, 2008

  • Villa Margurite Tops Barretts

    Villa Margurite, an unraced full sister to multiple stakes winner Hugh Hefner, sold for $120,000, the highest price of the Barretts January mixed sale, held Jan. 22-23 at Fairplex Park in Pomona. Offered third from the end of the second session Jan. 23, the 5-year-old daughter of Bertrando was the only six-figure price over the two days.

  • Del Mar Futurity winner Georgie Boy is the expected favorite in the Sunshine Millions Dash.<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%3D2192290%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Georgie Boy Choice in Millions Dash

    Georgie Boy, last seen winning the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) in September, is the expected favorite in the $250,000 Sunshine Millions Dash for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Jan. 26.

  • Vanderbilt winner Diabolical makes his Godolphin debut in the Al Shindagha Sprint.

    Diabolical to Debut for Godolphin

    Diabolical, winner of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II) at Saratoga in 2007, will make his debut in the Godolphin silks Jan. 24 in the Al Shindagha Sprint (UAE-III).

  • Nashoba's Key will make her 5-year-old debut in the Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf 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%3D3370637%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Nashoba's Key Ready for Millions

    Unraced since her fourth-place finish in the Emirates Airlines Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT), Eclipse Award finalist Nashoba's Key will make her 5-year-old debut in the $500,000 Sunshine Millions Filly and Mare Turf Stakes at Santa Anita Jan. 26.

  • Dearest Trickski concluded her 2007 campaign with four consecutive victories.
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    Sadler's Duo Tops Filly/Mare Sprint

    Trainer John Sadler has a strong one-two punch with recent grade I winner Dearest Trickski and Lady Gamer in the $300,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Sprint set for the Santa Anita Cushion Track Jan. 26.

  • Lake Austin, son of Lakeway, dead at age 10.

    Lake Austin Dead

    Louisiana stallion Lake Austin died in December at age 10 from colic. The son of Storm Cat resided at Don Ackel's Ackel Thoroughbred Farm near Sulphur, La.

  • Earle I. Mack

    Mack Backs TOC Call for Reform

    Earle I. Mack, who led the push for pending auction reform legislation in Florida, has come out in support of a strong policy statement recently released by the Thoroughbred Owners of California regarding horse sales.

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    Blitzing Tops 'Millions' Oaks

    Although the Sunshine Millions races feature horses bred in Florida and California, the likely favorite for the Sunshine Millions Oaks will be shipping in from Louisiana's Fair Grounds with jockey Shaun Bridgmohan along to ride for trainer Steve Asmussen.

  • Bellamy Road

    First Foal by Bellamy Road

    The first reported foal by grade I winner Bellamy Road is a filly born Jan. 11 at Jim and Pam Robinson's Brandywine Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • Cacique(IRE)

    Cacique's First Foal

    The first reported foal sired by grade I winner Cacique is a colt born Jan. 23, four days after the stallion's full brother, Champs Elysess, won the San Marcos Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Touchnow's First Foal

    Canadian stakes winner Touchnow produced her first foal, an El Corredor colt, Jan. 21.

  • KEEP: Gaming Levels Playing Field

    To continue dialogue on why Kentucky needs expanded gaming, and to further educate the General Assembly on the matter, Kentucky Equine Education Project executive director Patrick Neely recently gave a presentation during a special legislative subcommittee meeting in Frankfort, the state capital.

  • Jeremy Rose

    Rose Sues KHRA Over Advertising

    An attorney for jockey Jeremy Rose is petitioning a judge in Kentucky to strike down an amended regulation, enacted prior to the 2005 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), that control whether riders can wear advertising on their pants. Rose and Kent Desormeaux were both penalized by the state's racing authority for wearing advertising during the 2005 Derby.