Headlines for Sunday, December 14, 2008

  • Peppers Pride wins her 19th consecutive race.

    Peppers Pride Perfect Streak Peaks at 19

    Undefeated record-holder Peppers Pride saved her most dazzling effort of the year for her 19th and probably last race, surging past the leaders in the stretch run to win the $125,000 New Mexico State Racing Commission Handicap at Sunland Park Dec. 14.

  • Rafael Bejarano

    Bejarano Closes in on Southern Cal Sweep

    With one week left until the end of Hollywood Park's 2008 fall racing season, jockey Rafael Bejarano is poised to complete a rare riding feat: a sweep of each victory title at every major meet in Southern California in 2008.

  • Fasig-Tipton Texas Gross Drops 46.7%

    The Fasig-Tipton Texas December mixed sale, which was the last major Thoroughbred auction of the year in this country, followed the downward trend that has plagued the equine marketplace in recent months. The gross revenue plummeted 46.7% Dec. 14 compared to a year ago, while the average price dropped 36%. The median declined 14.3%.

  • Jerry Hollendorfer

    Hollendorfer Fined in Scopolamine Case

    Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has been fined $1,000 in an agreement with the California Horse Racing Board following a finding of scopolamine in a post-race urine sample taken from one of his horses last year.

  • St. George to Become Partner in Eaton

    Effective Jan. 1, Arthur "Archie" St. George will become a partner in Eaton Sales, one of the world's leading Thoroughbred auction consignors.

  • Eagle Mountain, at left, wins Hong Kong's richest race, the HK $20M Hong Kong Cup.

    Eagle Mountain Soars in Hong Kong Cup

    Eagle Mountain emerged a comfortable winner of the Dec. 14 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Cup (HK-I) at Sha Tin, a race that will also be remembered for tales of what might have been.

  • Good Ba Ba sets a track record while winning the Hong Kong Mile Dec. 14.

    Good Ba Ba Breaks Mark in Hong Kong Mile

    Good Ba Ba produced a devastating surge to win the Dec. 14 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) at Sha Tin for the second straight year, leaving his jockey Christophe Soumillon to declare that he was the best miler in the world. That's even harder to dispute when it was confirmed the phenomenal winning time of 1:32.71 was a track record.

  • Doctor Dino (center, shadow roll) gets up in a thrilling finish of the Dec. 14 Hong Kong Vase.

    Doctor Dino Doubles Up in HK Vase

    Doctor Dino returned to Sha Tin to land back-to-back victories in the Dec. 14 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Vase (HK-I). In a thrilling finish, he topped the luckless Purple Moon by a head in the HK$14 million (US$1.82 million) race.

  • Inspriration Hong Kong Cup Sprint win at 67-1 was the biggest surprise of the day at Sha Tin Racecourse.

    Inspiration a 67-1 Shocker in HK Sprint

    Inspiration led home a shocking Hong Kong-based exacta in the Dec. 14 Cathay Pacific Hong Kong Sprint (HK-I) at Sha Tin under a brilliant ride from Darren Beadman.