Headlines for Saturday, February 23, 2008

  • Spring House and Garrett Gomez pull away in the San Luis Obispo.<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%3D3656111%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Spring House Sets Table for Dubai

    Spring House could be headed for Dubai next month after his handy 2 1/4-length victory in the $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) on a slightly soft Santa Anita turf course Feb. 23.

  • Einstein holds off Dancing Forever to take the Gulfstream Park Turf.<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%3D3655479%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    GP Turf Relative Romp for Einstein

    Compared to the troubled trip he got in last year's edition of the $350,000 Gulfstream Park Turf (gr. IT), Einstein's victory in the Feb. 23 event was a relative romp.

  • Reaan emerges from the pack to take the Blue Diamond Stakes.

    Reaan Overpowers Aussie Juveniles

    The AUS$1 million Arrowfield Blue Diamond Stakes (Aus-I) at Caulfield on Feb. 23, the first of three mega juvenile races in Australia over the next four weeks, was taken out by a familar combination in jockey Dwayne Dunn along with trainer David Hayes.

  • Weekend Hussler triumphs in the Oakleigh Plate.

    Superb Triumph for Weekend Hussler

    Despite being the baby of the field and having not raced for four months, Weekend Hussler easily won the Oakleigh Plate (Aus-I) over 5 1/2 furlongs at Caulfield in Australia on Feb. 23.

  • Candy Ball and Miguel Mena cruise to victory in the Bayou Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    Candy Ball Wires Bayou BC Handicap

    Candy Ball broke sharply and led every step of the way in the $150,000 Bayou Breeders' Cup Handicap Feb. 23 at Fair Grounds, soundly defeating five rivals in the 1 1/8-mile test that was moved to the dirt.

  • Cosmonaut flies to victory in the Tampa Bay Breeders' Cup.

    Cosmonaut Launches Season With Win

    Millionaire turf competitor Cosmonaut returned from a freshening to win the $148,500 Tampa Bay Breeders' Cup on soft going at odds of 4-5 in his first start for trainer Philip Serpe Feb. 23 in Oldsmar, Fla.

  • It's No Joke

    It's No Joke Sires First Foal

    Stonewall Farm Stallions' It's No Joke sired his first foal Jan. 28 when a dark bay or brown colt out of the stakes-winning Wolf Power mare Nithi was born at James and Janeane Everett's Shannondoe Farm in Ontario, Canada.

  • KEEP Plans Rally for Casino Bill

    In an attempt to recruit people to support the proposed constitutional amendment for expanded gaming, the Kentucky Equine Education Project urged its members to attend a Feb. 26 committee meeting hearing for the bill, as well as a horse trailer caravan "rally" the same day in Frankfort.

  • Richter Scale

    Richter Scale to Louisiana

    Richter Scale is moving from Richland Hills Farm in Kentucky to Chad White Farm in Louisiana.