Headlines for Saturday, January 16, 2010

  • Ranger Heartley Shows His Grit in Cal Derby

    Though somewhat erratic through the homestretch, Ranger Heartley held off odds-on choice Connemara to win the $100,000 California Derby by three-quarters of a length at Golden Gate Fields Jan. 16.

  • Papa Clem fights off Smart Bid to take the San Fernando.<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%3D8746875%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Papa Clem Proves Class in San Fernando

    Favored Papa Clem seized the lead from pacesetter Smart Bid in the stretch and held off his rival through the lane to score a hard-fought half-length win in the $150,000 San Fernando Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita Jan. 16.

  • Amen Hallelujah pulls away to win the Santa Ynez under Chantal Sutherland. <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%3D8746846%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Amen Hallelujah Answers Santa Ynez Call

    In a battle of Eastern invaders down the Santa Anita stretch, Amen Hallelujah overpowered Franny Freud in the final strides to win the $150,000 Santa Ynez Stakes (gr. II) by three-quarters of a length Jan. 16.

  • Zenyatta will run in 2010.<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%3D8148338%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Zenyatta to Run in 2010

    After conferring with owners Jerry and Ann Moss, a decision to run the champion mare Zenyatta will run in 2010, trainer John Shirreffs confirmed Jan. 16.

  • Jackson Bend is scheduled to run next in the Holy Bull.

    Bullet Move For Jackson Bend at Palm Meadows

    Robert LaPenta's Jackson Bend worked a bullet five furlongs in :59.30 on Jan. 16 at Palm Meadows for trainer Nick Zito. He is preparing for his highly-anticipated 3-year-old debut in the $150,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III).

  • Gary Stevens

    Stevens Steps Away From Training Duties

    Gary Stevens will disband his 14-horse stable in California to concentrate on increased work in television leading up to this year's Triple Crown, the retired Hall of Fame jockey announced Jan. 16.

  • Breeding: Best Mare Management Practices

    Breeding season for horses usually occurs in the spring. This makes winter a good time for breeders to plan for the upcoming season. Although people have many reasons for breeding a horse, there are some important factors that all breeders should consider before getting started.