Headlines for Sunday, January 10, 2010

  • Jockey Apologizes for Philly Incident

    Jockey Eriluis Vaz, one of two riders involved in a mounted fight during the fifth race at Philadelphia Park Casino & Racetrack Jan. 8, has issued a public apology for what he terms "bad judgment."

  • Connemara, Macias Expected for Cal Derby

    Connemara, an undefeated colt trained by Todd Pletcher, and Macias, a two-time stakes-winner from the Bob Baffert barn, are among the 16 runners nominated to the California Derby Jan. 16 at Golden Gate Fields.

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    Crisp Toasts Rivals in Santa Ysabel

    Crisp, who blew the turn in her prior start yet still managed to break her maiden, proved to be an impressive winner of the Santa Ysabel Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Jan. 10.

  • Trainer O'Connell Wins Four at Tampa Bay

    Kathleen O'Connell, the leading trainer at Tampa Bay Downs, won four races at the track Jan. 10, tying the record for most wins in a day there by a trainer set by O'Connell and Jamie Ness.

  • Tom Thornbury, Keeneland's associate director of sales.

    Keeneland Jan. Sale Could Be 'Pretty Decent'

    Breeders and consignors saw a little light at the end of a long, dark financial tunnel during last November's Keeneland sale, and they're hoping the glimmer will get a little brighter during Keeneland's January auction.

  • Candy Ride stands at Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky.

    Strong Candy Ride Connection at Barretts

    The Barretts January mixed sale will include 44 horses as part of the reduction of the Craig Family Trust, many of which are by or in foal to Candy Ride, a leading young sire who raced for Jenny and the late Sid Craig.

  • MM Sale's 5th Day Posts Increase in Average

    A Break the Vault filly topped the fifth session of the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale with her Aust$200,000 price ($184,840 in U.S. funds) Jan. 10 in Australia.