Headlines for Thursday, February 5, 2009

  • Storm Cat

    First From Storm Cat's Final Crop Foaled

    The first of only three possible foals from legendary sire Storm Cat's last crop was foaled Feb. 3. The bay filly out of Earle I. Mack's mare Western Princess was foaled at Denali Stud near Lexington.

  • Tiago takes on 10 rivals in the San Antonio Handicap.<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%3D1729429%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tiago, Well Armed Clash in San Antonio

    Tiago makes his first start since he rallied from far back for a third-place finish in the Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) when he takes on 10 rivals in the $200,000 San Antonio Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 8.

  • That Handicapping Show: Risen Star

    This week, Jason and Tom analyze the Risen Star (gr. III) at Fair Grounds on Saturday, February 7. Also Brisnet's handicapping expert The Wizard's Spotlight Play is Race 3 at Fair Grounds on Saturday.

  • Arch Colt Leads Way at Tattersalls

    Sky Gate, a 3-year-old son of Arch, brought 47,000 guineas to top the Tattersalls February mixed sale in England. Bloodstock agent Hugo Merry, acting on behalf of American trainer Marty Wolfson, purchased the bay colt.

  • Pimlico to Host Preakness Infieldfest

    The Maryland Jockey Club announced Feb. 5 it is redefining the infield experience on Preakness Day, May 16 with three rock performances.

  • PNGI 'Not Enthused' About Maryland Slots

    After absorbing a $378.6-million loss in 2008's fourth quarter alone, Penn National Gaming Inc. posted an annual loss of $153.3 million for the year, and said while it isn't "enthused" about developing a potential new slots facility in Maryland, it will pursue those plans.

  • Field Now 12 For Rescheduled WEBN

    The field for the rescheduled $50,000 WEBN Stakes Feb. 7 grew to 12 when entries were retaken, and additional early speed adds new possibilities to the mile contest for 3-year-olds.

  • That Handicapping Show: Risen Star

    Jason and Tom analyze the Risen Star (gr. III) at Fair Grounds on February 7. The Wizard's Spotlight Play is Race 3 at Fair Grounds.Download a PDF of the "The Wizard's Spotlight Play." as well as free Brisnet Past Performances of the Risen Star.

  • Hawthorne Race Course

    HANA's Top-10 Tracks - #8 Hawthorne

    The Horseplayers Association of North America regularly rates the 65 Thoroughbred racetracks in North America. Featured exclusively on BloodHorse.com is a countdown of the top 10 tracks. Hawthorne Race Course is #8.

  • Square Eddie, shown winning the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity <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%3D6182741%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Square Eddie Sidelined With Sore Shin

    Paul Reddam's Square Eddie, winner of the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) and runner-up in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), will be sidelined for about 30 days with a sore left shin, Reddam said Thursday.

  • Vineyard Haven, winner of the 2008 Hopeful Stakes, is training in Dubai. <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%3D5750072%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Dubai Doings: 3-Year-Olds All On Target

    Midshipman and Vineyard Haven, the two leading juveniles of 2008, are both making excellent progress in Dubai and are nearing their 3-year-old debuts, said Godolphin racing manager Simon Crisford, who added that it's possible one of them will return to the U.S. to prep for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Patena is being pointed to the Louisiana Derby.

    Patena to La. Derby; Old Fashioned Works

    LeComte Stakes (gr. III) runner-up Patena, will make his first start for new majority owner IEAH Stables in the March 14 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), IEAH co-president Mike Iavarone said.

  • Haynesfield will try to extend his winning streak in the Whirlaway.<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%3D7300630%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Whirlaway: Haynesfield Goes For Another

    A winner of three consecutive races, Haynesfield looks to further establish himself as one of the top New York-based 3-year-olds when he takes on a short field in the $100,000 Whirlaway Stakes Feb. 7 at Aqueduct.

  • Dogwood Stable Changes Marketing Policy

    Because of the current economic climate, Dogwood Stable has announced a 2009 marketing policy that will offer smaller ownership units, less markup, insistence on lower maintenance charges, and anticipated purchase prices of 60 to 70 cents on the dollar from previous years.

  • Jockey Angle in Risen Star

    Shaun Bridgmohan, who's been riding all three of the Steve Asmussen entries in the Risen Star--Dumar (Worth Watching), Soul Warrior (Worth Watching) and Uno Mas (Worth Watching)--has chosen to get on board Dumar, who's a 20-1 morning line.