Headlines for Thursday, February 21, 2008

  • Mike de Kock's Archipenko scored an impressive two-length victory in the Al Fahidi Fort.

    Archipenko Carves Out Al Fahidi Win

    Archipenko provided yet another stakes win for the powerhouse Mike de Kock racing stable as he rolled to an impressive two-length victory in the Al Fahidi Fort (UAE-II) at Nad al Sheba Feb. 21.

  • Miss Woodford Stakes winner Coco Belle makes her 2008 debut in the $100,000 Honest Lady Stakes.

    Coco Belle Tops Honest Lady Cast

    Coco Belle, a two-length winner of the Miss Woodford Stakes at Monmouth Park on the Breeders' Cup undercard, makes her 2008 debut for trainer John Sadler in the $100,000 Honest Lady Stakes at Santa Anita Feb. 24.

  • The Fountain of Youth features a number of leading Derby contenders, including Remsen winner Court Vision.<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%3D2859610%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Fountain of Youth Full of Stars

    A star-studded field of 12 3-year-olds, highlighted by a pair of starters for trainers Bill Mott and Nick Zito, will contest the $350,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 24 at Gulfstream Park.

  • General George Handicap (gr. II) winner Bustin Stones.

    Regional Sires Bustin' Out

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P> Many top stallions began their stud careers in the regional markets, like City Zip, whose national profile is improving because of runners like General George Handicap (gr. II) winner Bustin Stones. City Zip began at Contemporary Stallions in New York and now stands at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, KY. The son of Carson City has sired nine stakes winners and a total of 21 stakes horses from his first 141 starters.

  • Laurel Park

    Laurel Cancels Feb. 22 Program

    A wintry mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain that is expected to hit the Baltimore-Washington region forced Maryland Jockey Club officials to cancel live racing at Laurel Park Feb. 22.

  • War Pass will make his 3-year debut when he runs in a $60,000 allowance event at Gulfstream Park Feb. 24.

    War Pass Heads Feb. 24 Allowance

    Robert LaPenta's Eclipse Award-winning War Pass, champion 2-year-old in 2007, will make his first start since an emphatic victory in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) when he runs in a $60,000 allowance event at Gulfstream Park Feb. 24.

  • Good Journey

    First Stakes Winner for Magali Sire

    Grade I winner Good Journey was represented by his first stakes winner Feb. 16, when his 3-year-old son Sound Journey won the Top Cut Alister Clark Stakes (Aust-II) at Moonee Valley for trainer Mick Price.

  • HRTV Now Showing NYRA Races

    HorseRacing TV began showing races from Aqueduct Feb. 21 after being granted the non-exclusive rights to provide the New York Racing Association circuit to its viewers as the result of an agreement reached in late December.

  • Monmouth Announces Stakes Schedule

    Headlined by the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 3, Monmouth Park will offer $3.85 million in graded stakes for the 2008 racing season, which runs from May 9 through Sept. 28.

  • Parx Racing.

    Philly Park Offers Record Stakes

    Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack released a 2008 stakes schedule Feb. 21 that calls for 31 stakes to be run over the track's 12-month calendar, with purses totaling a record $5.475 million.

  • Secret Brand to Horse Creek

    Secret Brand, a 6-year-old son of 1993 Ohio Derby (gr. II) victor Forever Whirl has been retired and will stand the 2008 season at Horse Creek Thoroughbreds near Newell, S.D.