Headlines for Monday, February 25, 2008

  • PA-Bred Program Sets Sights on KY

    Pennsylvania probably won't become a leader in terms of number of Thoroughbred foals bred each year, but its breeding program figures to give programs in the rest of the United States a serious run for their money.

  • CHRB Names New Executive Director

    Kirk Breed, a horse racing lobbyist in Sacramento for the past 18 years, has been named executive director of the California Horse Racing Board, it was announced Feb. 25.

  • Cooperation Urged on Racing, Gaming

    An executive with experience working at racetrack casinos said Feb. 25 that even though slot machines are the revenue driver, horse racing has value and can have even more if gaming and racing factions work together.

  • Jackie Davis aboard the Equicizer at Gulfstream Park

    All in the Family

    Since Jackie Davis rode her first pony at three years old, her life has revolved around riding. She continually had a pony by her side growing up, and spent the rest of her time at the racetrack, shadowing her father, Robbie, as he made a career as a jockey. There was never any doubt in her mind about what career path she would choose.

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    Fountain of Youth Timing Adjusted

    The fractions and final time for the Feb. 24 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) have been adjusted, with Gulfstream Park's official final time for the 1 1/8-mile race now to be listed as 1:50.07.

  • BHA Considers World Racing Event

    The Breeders' Cup World Championships should be run in Britain, British Horseracing Authority chairman Paul Roy reiterated Feb. 25 and, if that is not possible, then the country should stage its own world championship event.

  • Van Nistelrooy stands for $25,000 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.

    Van Nistelrooy Not Shuttling

    Van Nistelrooy, a young promising son of Storm Cat, will not be returning to Trelawney Stud in New Zealand for the 2008 Southern Hemisphere breeding season.

  • The first reported foal by grade II winner A. P. Warrior is a filly born Jan. 27.

    A. P. Warrior Sires First Offspring

    The first reported foal by grade II winner A. P. Warrior is a filly born Jan. 27 at Audrey Haisfield's Stonewall Farm near Versailles, Ky.

  • War Pass cruised to an easy victory in his first start of 2008, an allowance race Feb. 24 at Gulfstream Park.
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    Ky. Derby Trail: Breakheart Pass

    There's just no escaping it. You can question his pedigree and his running style all you want, but War Pass is simply in a class by himself right now, and until someone figures out how to beat him or his pedigree catches up to him, he has to be the top dog.

  • Hollywood Story, seen training for the 2006 Breeders' Cup, has delivered her first foal.

    Hollywood Story's First Foal

    The first foal for two-time grade I winner Hollywood Story is a colt born Feb. 13 at John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington.

  • PURIM

    A profile on 2008 Stallion prospect, Purim. Stud Fee: $10,000 Sire: Dynaformer Dam: Kirsteena