Headlines for Wednesday, March 24, 2010

  • Unusual Suspect won the Cougar II Handicap at the Tokyo City distance last August.<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%3D8387928%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    San Luis Rey Pair Right Back for Tokyo City

    Unusual Suspect and High Court Drama, both disappointing in the San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita turf March 20, are entered right back in the $100,000 Tokyo City Cup Handicap (gr. III) a week later.

  • Diva Delite's most recent win was in the Florida Oaks on March 13.

    Sykes Buys Diva Delite; Pointing Toward Oaks

    Diva Delite, who was bred by John Sykes in the name of his Clover Leaf Farms II, was bought back by her breeder following her stellar victory in the Florida Oaks (gr. III) at Tampa Bay Downs for an undisclosed sum March 19.

  • Exchange Rate to Shuttle to Argentina

    Exchange Rate, who stands at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky., will shuttle to Argentina to stand the Southern Hemisphere breeding season at Alberto and Renata Stein's Haras La Leyenda.

  • Dustin Hoffman at Santa Anita Park.

    HBO Pilot 'Luck' to be Shot at Santa Anita

    Two-time Academy Award winning actor Dustin Hoffman will be plying his trade at Santa Anita, portraying a paroled ex-con in the leading role of producer David Milch's HBO pilot "Luck."

  • The Week in Photos: March 24, 2010

    Includes photos of Ice Box, Devil May Care, D'Funnybone, Bourbon Bay, Tuscan Evening, Unrivaled Belle, Society's Chairman, and Liam's Dream.

  • Ice Box won the Florida Derby at 20-1 odds.<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%3D8849972%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ice Box Turns Up Heat on Derby Trail

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter <br />By one of the hottest sires in American and out of a stamina-oriented mare, Ice Box has bloodlines that indicate he's a smart pedigree pick for the Triple Crown races.

  • Calder Barn Quarantine Lifted

    The Florida Department of Agriculture on March 23 lifted a quarantine on a Calder Race Course barn that had been the stable for a horse that died March 22.

  • Oaklawn Announces Participation Bonus Program

    In an effort to maximize field size during the final days of its season, Oaklawn will once again offer a unique participation incentive for all overnight races beginning March 26, and lasting through the end of the season.