Headlines for Sunday, January 3, 2010

  • Tuscan Evening got her new year off to a great start when she captured the Monrovia Handicap at Santa Anita.<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%3D8726957%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Tuscan Evening Starts Year Right in Monrovia

    A winner of six of 10 starts in 2009, Tuscan Evening got her new year off to a great start when she captured the $100,000 Monrovia Handicap (gr. IIIT) as the favorite on the turf Jan. 3 at Santa Anita.

  • In his first race since his famous starting gate tantrum prior to the Breeders' Cup Classic, Quality Road bounced back to win the Hal's Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park.

    Fresh Start for Quality Road in Hal's Hope

    In his first race since his famous starting gate tantrum prior to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), Quality Road was much the best in the $100,000 Hal's Hope Stakes (gr. III), winning by 2 3/4 lengths at Gulfstream Park.

  • Garcia Making Most of Baffert Opportunity

    Jockey Martin Garcia has won with five of 29 mounts in the first day of the Santa Anita meet, all of the victories coming on horses trained by Bob Baffert.

  • Buddy's Saint cruised to an impressive victory in the Remsen.<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%3D8659018%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Buddy's Saint Targets Fountain of Youth

    Buddy's Saint, open-length winner of the Nashua Stakes (gr. II) and Remsen Stakes (gr. II) at Aqueduct in November, is being pointed toward the $250,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Aqueduct Racetrack

    Aqueduct Cancels Sunday Live Racing

    Citing frigid temperatures and high winds, the New York Racing Association cancelled live racing at Aqueduct for Sunday, Jan. 3.

  • Equine Rescue Places 123 Thoroughbreds in 2009

    Thoroughbred Placement and Rescue (TPR), a 501(c)(3) located in Upper Marlboro, Md., specializes in retraining and placing horses directly off of the racetrack to pleasure and show homes. In the past year, even with the downturn in the economy, TPR (as their fans fondly call them) still found homes for 123 horses. While this does not quite match their hig...

  • 'Roaring' Surgery Results Examined in New Studies

    Surgery to correct "roaring" in National Hunt Thoroughbred racehorses can restore racing performance to levels similar to a matched group of peers in the short term, but career longevity appears to be negatively impacted following these procedures, report a team of UK researchers led by Safia Barakzai, BVSc, MSc, DESTS, Dipl ECVS, from the Royal...