Headlines for Sunday, January 2, 2011

  • Turfway Park

    Mixed Results at Shorter Turfway Park Meet

    Turfway Park, which raced four days a week instead of five during its holiday meet, reported an increase in average daily ontrack wagering but as expected a decrease in average daily all-sources pari-mutuel handle.

  • Aqueduct Race Track

    Double Gives Englehart Seven Straight Wins

    Trainer Chris J. Englehart won with both of his starters at Aqueduct Racetrack Jan. 2, extending his winning streak to seven straight races. He is one win shy of matching the modern-day record by a trainer in New York.

  • Roxy Gap

    Roxy Gap Favored for Gulfstream Park Opener

    Roxy Gap won all three of her starts at Woodbine last summer by big margins for trainer Mark Casse and is the morning-line pick for the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes Jan. 5, opening day feature of the 2011 Gulfstream Park meet.

  • Temple City to Stand for $5,000

    Temple City, who recently retired as the only track record-setting son of Dynaformer at stud, will stand the 2011 breeding season at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington for $5,000 stands and nurses.

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    Unzip Me Buttons Up Monrovia Hillside Rivals

    When it comes to Santa Anita's hillside turf course, it seems there is no getting by Unzip Me, who turned back a couple of challengers in the lane to win the $100,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIIT) under threatening skies Jan. 2.

  • Changing Skies in the La Prevoyante H.

    Changing Skies Opens Up in La Prevoyante

    Favored Changing Skies pounced on Casablanca Smile in the stretch and proved a handy 3 3/4-length winner of the $100,000 La Prevoyante Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Calder Casino and Race Course Jan. 2.

  • Fescue: A Danger to Pregnant Mares

    In many parts of the world horse pastures contain a fair percentage of fescue, a hardy perennial grass that thrives despite heavy hoof traffic, intense grazing, and adverse growing conditions. Unfortunately, there's a drawback: 75% of all fescue is infected with the endophyte Acremonium coenophialum.