Headlines for Wednesday, February 16, 2011

  • Suffolk, Horsemen to Resume Negotiations

    The management of Suffolk Downs and the New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association are headed back to the bargaining table to seek resolution on a new contract for 2011.

  • Smiling Tiger faces 5 in the San Carlos Handicap.<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%3D9226489%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Smiling Tiger, Rosario Paired for San Carlos

    A disappointment in last month's Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II), two-time grade I winner Smiling Tiger will get a new jockey for the $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Feb. 19 when Joel Rosario takes over.

  • Dick's Dubai Picks for Feb. 17

    Dick Powell's picks for the Dubai Carnival Feb. 17, including the Al Fahidi Fort Stakes (UAE-IIT) sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai.

  • Triple Crown Insider - 02/16/2011

    Triple Crown Insider tracks the top 3-year-olds, rating the 20 best contenders in the weeks leading up to Kentucky Derby 137. Presented by Taylor Made Stallions

  • Brethren in the Winner's Circle after the Sam F. Davis.

    Brethren Reaffirming a Powerful Cross

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES. Sam F. Davis Stakes winner Brethren is showing the power of the Distorted Humor/A.P. Indy cross, which has now produced five stakes winners from 27 starters (18.5%).

  • Tampa Bay Downs Announces Purse Increase

    As a result of an overall handle increase of 5%, as well as a successful Festival Preview Day Presented by Lambholm South, Tampa Bay Downs announced there will be a purse increase for the remainder of racing season.

  • Gulfstream Park

    Gulfstream Signs Agreement With FHBPA

    Gulfstream Park Racing & Casino announced Feb. 16 they have signed a contract with the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent & Protective Association that will run from March 1 through December 2012.

  • Triple Crown Insider - 02/16/2011

    Triple Crown Insider tracks the top 3-year-olds, rating the 20 best contenders in the weeks leading up to Kentucky Derby 137.

  • Delaware Reduces Bonuses to Certifiers

    The Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, sponsor of the Delaware Certified Thoroughbred Program, has reduced the program's combined bonus payments to 40% (20% to the certifier and 20% to the owner).

  • FTBOA: Ex-Worker Fired for Embezzlement

    Fred Brei, president of the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association, acknowledged in a posting on the association's website that a former employee was fired for admitting to embezzlement more than a year ago.

  • Aspenglow takes a six-race win streak into the Barbara Fritchie Handicap.

    Aspenglow Brings 6-Race Streak into Fritchie

    A holy terror on the Laurel and Charles Town circuits the past two seasons, West Virginia-bred mare Aspenglow takes a six-race win streak into the $150,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel Park Feb. 19.

  • Gourmet Dinner

    Fountain of Youth Coming Up Strong

    Gourmet Dinner worked a strong half-mile in :47 3/5 Feb. 16 at Gulfstream Park for trainer Steve Standridge in preparation for the $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. II) on Feb. 26.

  • Richard Dutrow

    Dutrow Suspended 90 Days for Two Infractions

    New York stewards have suspended trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. for 90 days for a positive drug sample in a winning horse from a race at Aqueduct last fall and for possession of hypodermic needles in his barn.

  • Anthony's Cross<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%3D9403350%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Ky. Derby Trail: A Tap Top Flop

    It just goes to show you how fragile life is on the Derby trail, metaphorically, of course. One minute you're sitting comfortably near the top of the contenders list and the next you're in a free fall.

  • Raihana Ready to Roll in Al Fahidi Fort

    Tough-as-nails Raihana will be making a quick turnaround when she goes to the post in the eight furlong Al Fahidi Fort Sponsored by Commercial Bank of Dubai (UAE-IIT) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 17.

  • And They're Off: President's Day 2011

    Lenny and Steve discuss Tapizar/Comma to the Top/Brethren, NTRA Safety Alliance, Life At Ten, John Nerud and Honest Ableboy.Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm.

  • Florida Man Charged with Animal Killings

    Florida law enforcement authorities have charged a Walton County man with two felony animal cruelty counts for allegedly killing a Miniature Horse and a dog after a family dispute.