Headlines for Sunday, January 6, 2008

  • Keeneland Day One TrueNicks

    The Keeneland January sale begins Monday. Alan Porter looks at the best TrueNick ratings for the first session.

  • Don Rice

    Don Rice Dies from Injury

    Trainer Don Rice, who was recently injured at his Central Florida farm, died Jan. 6 at a Gainesville hospital, Tampa Bay Downs has reported. He was 72.

  • Golden Velvet (outside) and Lady Marlboro race to a dead heat in the Sabin 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%3D3223904%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    'Marlboro, 'Velvet in Sabin Heater

    Lady Marlboro fought her way through a narrow opening on the inside to gain a dead heat for victory with Golden Velvet in an exciting edition of the $98,000 Sabin Handicap (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 6.

  • Dill Or No Dill dominates Aqueduct's Ruthless Stakes.

    Dill Or No Dill Dominates Ruthless

    Dill Or No Dill left no doubts as to who was best in the $81,475 Ruthless Stakes by winning the six-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies by 5 1/2 lengths at Aqueduct Jan. 6.

  • Racing was canceled once again at Santa Anita Park Jan. 6.

    Santa Anita Cancels Jan. 6 Program

    For the second straight day, Santa Anita Park officials canceled racing Jan. 6 due to concerns about the condition of the synthetic racing surface after recent heavy rainfall.

  • Hollywood Park

    Hollywood May Sub for Santa Anita

    The California Horse Racing Board will meet in special session by teleconference Jan. 8 to consider allowing the Los Angeles Turf Club to move some or all of its racing dates to Hollywood Park if the drainage problem that forced cancellation of races at Santa Anita Park on Jan. 5 is not quickly resolved.

  • Host (CHI) will have one more start before going to stud in Australia later this year.

    Host to Stand in Australia

    Swettenham Stud has announced that millionaire Host, winner of the Jan. 4 Canadian Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT), will stand the 2008 breeding season at its Nagambie property in Victoria, Australia.