Headlines for Thursday, January 24, 2008

  • Champs Elysees could become the fifth grade I winner for his dam, Hasili (IRE).

    Champs Elysees Could Make It Five

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <p>Already a graded stakes winner and grade I-placed, Champs Elysees could become the fifth grade I winner for his dam Hasili (IRE). The star of the Juddmonte Farms broodmare band would then become the first Northern Hemisphere mare to accomplish this feat. No worries if Champs Elysees, who has already finished second in the Hollywood Turf Cup (gr. IT), does not earn grade I status. Hasili has a 3-year-old Sadler's Wells colt named Raise the Flag and a yearling Storm Cat filly yet to prove themselves.

  • Hystericalady takes on Pussycat Doll in the Santa Monica.

    Hystericalady Heads Santa Monica H.

    Weather permitting, grade I winners Hystericalady and Pussycat Doll will make their 2008 debuts in the $250,000 Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) on the Santa Anita Cushion Track Jan. 27.

  • Jerry Hollendorfer sends Many Rivers and Moonlit Master in the California Derby.

    Dozen to Try California Derby

    With heavy rain in the forecast this weekend, a dozen 3-year-old prospects were entered for the $150,000 California Derby at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 27.

  • Florida Sets Limit on Auction Rules

    The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services claims it doesn't have the power to regulate certain aspects of horse sales in the state, but is prepared to publish proposed rules it says are intended to prevent unfair or deceptive trade practices.

  • Santa Anita canceled racing Jan. 24 due to adverse weather conditions.

    West Coast Millions Races in Doubt

    The drainage problems of Santa Anita's Cushion Track coupled with two inches of hail that fell at 5 a.m. Jan. 24 has put the West Coast half of Sunshine Millions in serious doubt, according to track president Ron Charles. Santa Anita had to cancel its Jan. 24 card.

  • Mass Media

    Mass Media's First Foal

    The first reported offspring sired by grade I winner Mass Media is a colt foaled Jan. 8 at Tara Stables near Ocala, Fla.

  • Bluegrass Cat

    Bluegrass Cat's First Foal

    The first reported foal by grade I winner Bluegrass Cat is a colt born Jan. 4 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington.

  • The Preakness Trophy

    Jacobs Trophy Sale a Success

    To clear her mind and focus on fond memories, Patrice Wolfson, who bred and raced 1978 Triple Crown winner Affirmed with her recently deceased husband, Louis, attended a Jan. 17 auction at Christie's in New York that sold more than 200 racing trophies won by her late mother and father.

  • Bowie Samples Negative for EHV-1

    Blood samples on the Bowie-based horse that was sent to isolation by the Maryland Department of Agriculture Jan. 22 were negative for equine herpesvirus (EHV-1).

  • Reporting for Duty carries the high weight of 119 lbs. in Saturday&#39;s Maxxam Gold Cup Handicap.

    Old, Young to Run in Gold Cup 'Cap

    Youthful runners and experienced contenders will go head-to-head at Sam Houston Race Park Jan. 26, when 7-year-old horses and 4-year-old colts mix it up in the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup Handicap.

  • Four Lane's End Yearlings Dead

    Four yearlings that escaped from their handlers at William S. Farish's Lane's End/Oak Tree Division near Lexington were killed when they were struck by a car.

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    War Pass Tops Experimental

    War Pass, undefeated winner of the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), received the high weight assignment of 127 pounds on the 2007 Experimental Free Handicap.

  • &quot;The Barbaro Memorial&quot; (work in progress) by artist Daniel Edwards.

    Barbaro Statue to be Unveiled

    Roy and Gretchen Jackson, who campaigned 2006 Kentucky Derby winner Barbaro, say they are not involved with plans to unveil a statue in New York's Central Park that memorializes the late classic winner.

  • Alma Haggin Dead

    Alma Haggin, wife of former Keeneland president Louis Lee Haggin II and the creator of Keeneland's distinctive ambiance, died Jan. 23.

  • Turfway Park canceled racing Thursday, Jan. 24.

    Turfway Cancels Thursday card

    With the high forecast in the teens and wind chill expected to drop to the low single digits, Turfway Park has canceled live racing for Thursday, Jan. 24.