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.
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.
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.
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.
Veteran jockey Richard Migliore has won the 2008 George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in a vote of his peers nationwide, it was announced Feb. 23 at Santa Anita.
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.
One under tack show is enough for Fasig-Tipton Florida select juvenile auction.
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.
The 24-year-old jockey was thrown from his mount in the seventh race Feb. 23.
Consignors say new rubber mat helps keep Fasig-Tipton Calder sale horses sounder.
Trainers David LaCroix and Melody Conlon were each fined $3,000 by Santa Anita stewards for violating limits on the use of the bronchodilator clenbuterol last year.
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.
The Louisiana-based stallion Easyfromthegitgo will be added to Millennium Farms' fledgling Millennium Rewards Program, it was announced Feb. 22.
Last year's champion 2-year-old filly will make a return trip to Louisiana March 8.
Gov. Steve Beshear named Rick Hiles as a replacement on the drug research council.
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.
The 3-year-old Dixie Union colt will either run in the WinStar Derby or Lane's End Stakes.
Richter Scale is moving from Richland Hills Farm in Kentucky to Chad White Farm in Louisiana.
Reigning Horse of the Year Curlin worked out Saturday morning in preparation for a race in Dubai Feb. 28. He is being pointed to the March 29 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).
Thoroughbred racehorses with obstructed respiratory tracts due to inflammation of the arytenoid cartilage or failed tiebacks treated via unilateral partial arytenoidectomy--a surgical technique that resolves the obstruction--are likely to return to racing within six months of the operation with few postoperative complications.
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