Headlines for Monday, March 17, 2008

  • The Adena Springs Sale topper was bought by a partnership that includes University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino.

    A.P. Indy Colt Tops Adena Springs Sale

    A strapping A.P. Indy colt topped the seventh annual Adena Springs sale of 2-year-olds in training Monday, bringing $380,000 during the Central Florida auction that was conducted by the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. (OBS) for the multiple Eclipse Award-winning operation headed by Frank Stronach.

  • Stronach Stables' homebred Spring Waltz scored a 3 1/4 length victory in the Rampart Handicap (gr. II) March 9 at Gulfstream Park.

    Inbreeding Propels Spring Waltz

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter <P>Silver Charm has not been as dazzling a sire as he was a racehorse. Still, the son of Silver Buck is proving he can produce top-notch runners, such as Rampart Handicap (gr. II) winner Spring Waltz. The 4-year-old filly is apparently drawing her racing prowess from the same genetic well as her sire -- inbreeding to the great mare La Troienne.

  • Caution Urged on Steroid Regulation

    An authority on drug testing who has worked with the United States Olympic Committee and is now advising the horse racing industry has urged caution on efforts to regulate anabolic steroids.

  • ThistleDown Racino

    Thistledown, Horsemen Have Dates Deal

    The Ohio Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and Thistledown have an agreement in principle for 122 days of live racing at the Cleveland-area track this year.

  • New: TOBA Member of the Month

    John "Jack" Carey of California is the first Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association member to be recognized through a new program called the "TOBA Member of the Month."

  • Owner Bob LaPenta is still high on War Pass, despite a poor run in the Tampa Bay Derby. Big Truck (left) won the race March 15.

    Ky. Derby Trail: Cut Off at the Pass

    So, the undefeated 2-year-old champion, sent off at 1-20 in the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III), had a fever the week before the race and the public was unaware of it. There is nothing that can be said here that won't be said in the weeks to come by those who bet War Pass, including the bridge jumpers, and those who had invested in him emotionally.

  • Kingmambo

    Kingmambo Back in Action

    Lane's End stallion Kingmambo, who missed several days of breeding because of a neurological problem, returned to action March 15 at the Versailles, Ky., farm.

  • Curlin continues to train very well for his next start, in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) March 29.

    Curlin in Sharp Workout for World Cup

    Horse of the Year Curlin traveled six furlongs in 1:13.54 at Nad Al Sheba racecourse the morning of March 17 in a key workout before the March 29 Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).

  • Curlin leads what is expected to be a large field for the 2008 Dubai World Cup  (UAE-I) March 29 at Nad al Sheba.

    Large Field Expected for Dubai World Cup

    A record-equaling field of 13, led by 2007 Horse of the Year, Curlin, could go to post for the $6-million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) sponsored by Emirates Airline March 29.