Headlines for Monday, January 16, 2012

  • Royal Delta in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic.

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    Royal Delta: Winner On and Off the Track

    Royal Delta had a huge year in 2011, both on the racetrack and in the auction ring, and the filly will kick off 2012 with an Eclipse Award as new owner Ben Leon Jr. points her toward greater accomplishments.

  • Havre de Grace in the Woodward Stakes.

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    Older Female: Grace in a Landslide

    There was little drama in the announcement of Fox Hill Farms' Havre de Grace being named top older female. The 4-year-old daughter of 2005 Horse of the Year Saint Liam garnered 245 of the 248 first-place votes cast.

  • Amazombie in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.

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    Amazing Amazombie is Sprint Champ

    Winning the Breeders' Cup Sprint had been the flourishing finish to a splendid nine-race championship season for Amazombie that ran from late January to Nov. 5. Now he has been voted male sprint champion.

  • Black Jack Blues in the Grand National Steeplechase.

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    'Blues' is Named Steeplechase Champion

    When contenders for champion steeplechaser of 2011 were announced, Irvin S. Naylor was assured he would take home the Eclipse Award statuette because he owned all three finalists.

  • Cape Blanco in the Man o' War Stakes.

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    Turf Title Goes to Jetsetter Cape Blanco

    Cape Blanco won the champion male turf title by making three transatlantic trips to America and winning not only three grade I stakes, but three of the most prestigious turf stakes in America.

  • My Miss Aurelia in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.

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    My Miss Aurelia Lives Up to Expectations

    My Miss Aurelia's championship status was affirmed Jan. 16 when it was announced that My Miss Aurelia had been voted champion 2-year-old filly of 2011, garnering 247 of the 248 total first place votes.

  • Hansen in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

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    Another Easy Victory for Hansen

    A gritty win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Churchill Downs put Hansen squarely in the mix for an Eclipse Award and on Jan. 16 he was honored as champion 2-year-old male.

  • Junebugred in the Smarty Jones Stakes.

    Junebugred Ekes Out Smarty Jones Win

    Junebugred made his 2012 debut a winning one, but it was close. The chestnut son of Corinthian defeated 17-1 longshot Reckless Jerry by a neck in the $100,000 Smarty Jones Stakes for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park Jan. 16.

  • Kentucky Stallion Purim Dies

    Grade I winner Purim, a member of the stallion corps at Nathan Fox' Richland Hills near Midway, Ky., was euthanized Jan. 14 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington following colic surgery.

  • Aqueduct Race Course

    Cuomo Defends Convention Center Plan

    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended his plan to have a private company construct the world's largest convention center next to Aqueduct in the face of a new public poll in which most New Yorkers oppose the idea.

  • Red Roy Sizzles in OBS Under Tack Show

    Red Roy, an unraced 3-year-old filly, turned in the fastest three-furlong work of the day Jan. 16 during the under tack show for the new horses of racing age section of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. winter mixed sale.

  • TOBA's 2012 Seminar and Clinic Schedule

    The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association has announced its 2012 seminar and clinic schedule. The schedule includes three ownership seminars, a breeding clinic, and three pedigree and conformation clinics.

  • Jackie Davis

    Still in Pain, Davis Released from Hospital

    Jockey Jackie Davis was released from North Shore University Hospital early Jan. 16 after X-rays and scans came back negative following a spill after the conclusion of the ninth race at Aqueduct the previous day.