Headlines for Sunday, February 21, 2010

  • Bourbon Bay romped home in the San Luis Obispo 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%3D8804006%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bourbon Bay Barrels Home in San Luis Obispo

    Bourbon Bay, who had won the only prior 1 1/2-mile turf race during the Santa Anita meet, made it two-for-two when he romped home in the $150,000 San Luis Obispo Handicap (gr. IIT) for his first stakes triumph Feb. 21.

  • Hal Wiggins

    Trainer Wiggins Joins Legacy Bloodstock

    Retired trainer Hal Wiggins, who developed Rachel Alexandra and trained her early in her Horse of the Year campaign, has joined Legacy Bloodstock to assist in client relations and owner recruiting.

  • Buddy's Saint<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%3D8776709%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Buddy's Saint OK After Fountain of Youth

    The morning after the race, trainer Bruce Levine said Buddy's Saint, who had a rough trip as the 9-5 favorite in the $250,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) Feb. 20, was not injured in the race.

  • Espoir City, Japan's champion dirt horse last year, got his 2010 campaign off to a great start by easily winning the February Stakes at Tokyo.

    Dubai-Bound Espoir City Captures February S.

    Heavy favorite Espoir City, Japan's champion dirt horse last year, got his 2010 campaign off to a great start by easily winning the US$2.2 million February Stakes, the first grade I race of the season Feb. 21 at Tokyo.

  • Elusive Bluff

    Graded Winner Elusive Bluff to Red River

    Unbeaten Elusive Bluff, a New York graded stakes winner at 2, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Jay Adcock's Red River Farms near Coushatta, La.

  • Eskendereya dominates in the Fountain of Youth.<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%3D8802748%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Eskendereya Spurts Away in Fountain of Youth

    Eskendereya shook off Jackson Bend rounding the final turn of the $250,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) at Gulfstream Park and romped home by 8 1/2 lengths under John Velazquez Feb.20.

  • Calvin Borel

    Calvin Borel Wins Woolf Award

    Two-time Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winning jockey Calvin Borel has been named the 2010 winner of Santa Anita's George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award in a vote of his peers.

  • Valdale Firsts for Filly, Owner, Trainer

    Helen Belen, owned by Mike Schnell's Desk Farms, won her first stakes in the Feb. 20 Valdale Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Turfway Park, and in the process gave her owner and trainer their first stakes victories.

  • Equine Parasites: 6 Tips on Learning to Live With Worms

    If you read the title of this article and said, "WHAT?!?" don't worry--you're not alone! No horse owner wants to think of even a single worm burrowing in their horse's innards. But a goal of zero tolerance for worms is no longer a realistic one; increasing resistance of worms (particularly small strongyles) to common deworming drugs ...