Headlines for Wednesday, March 16, 2011

  • Eclair de Lune takes on 7 in the Santa Ana Stakes.

    Santa Ana Distance Should Fit Eclair de Lune

    Eclair de Lune, looking to regain the form that made her a grade I winner last summer, finds a more suitable distance in the $150,000 Santa Ana Stakes (gr. IIT) at nine furlongs on the Santa Anita lawn March 19.

  • The sale topper: Hip #265, colt; Flatter - Silence Please by Quiet American, brought $925,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training.

    OBS March Sale Ends With $925,000 Bang

    Business picked up during the second and final session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training, which concluded with a slight decrease in average and a 24% buy-back rate.

  • Watch Me Go in the Winner's Circle after the Tampa Bay Derby.

    Watch Me Go Enters Derby Watch

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />Gilbert Campbell's homebred Watch Me Go enters Derby fray & focuses spotlight on sire West Acre, from the immediate family of Tale of the Cat and Pulpit and Johannesburg and Minardi.

  • Gulfstream Park winner Teaks North takes on a full field in the Tampa Bay Stakes.
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    Teaks North Faces Full Field at Tampa Bay

    Teaks North, who registered his first graded stakes win in the final jump of last month's Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap (gr. IT) for a 25-1 shocker, is back in action in the $125,000 Tampa Bay Stakes (gr. IIIT) March 19.

  • Cicada Draws Seven 3YO Fillies

    Darley Stable's promising In Step will get a class test when she faces six 3-year-old fillies in the $100,000 Cicada Stakes (gr. III) March 19 at Aqueduct. The Cicada is a six-furlong sprint on the inner track.

  • VLT Licensing Debacle Revisited in Maryland

    The Maryland horse industry continued to make its case for assistance March 16, urging the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee to pass legislation that would shift some revenue from VLTs to support racetrack operations.

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    Hilda's Passion Looks to Stay in Form

    Hilda's Passion, who is a neck away from being unbeaten in her last four stakes tries, looms as the one to beat in the $150,000 Inside Information (gr. II) March 19 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Hip #265, colt; Flatter - Silence Please by Quiet American, brought $925,000 during the second session of the Ocala Breeders&#39; Sales Co. March select sale of 2-year-olds in training in Central Florida.

    Flatter Colt Goes for $925,000 at OBS

    Trainer Bob Baffert said he felt like his son, Bode, in Toys "R" Us when client Kaleem Shah purchased a muscular Flatter colt for $925,000 early during the second session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. March select sale.

  • Barbaro Fund Supports Laminitis Project

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's subsidiary, NTRA Charities, has announced that the Barbaro Fund for Equine Health and Safety Research has disbursed $49,000 to support ta research project on laminitis.

  • Conduit in the 2009 Breeders&#39; Cup Turf.

    Conduit Filly Born at Runnymede

    What is believed to be the only foal outside Japan by two-time Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner Conduit was delivered Feb. 24 at Catesby Clay's Runnymede Farm near Paris, Ky.

  • E Dubai to Shuttle to Argentina

    E Dubai, who was relocated from Sheikh Mohammed's Darley near Lexington to Tarry Bratton's Ghost Ridge Farms near Felton, Pa., for the 2011 breeding season, will shuttle to La Mission in Argentina.

  • New York City OTB

    NY Assembly Approves Lower Purse Surcharge

    The state Senate in New York has approved a measure to pick a new private company to run the closed New York City Off-Track Betting Corp., while the Assembly has backed a bill lowering a surcharge imposed on purses.