Headlines for Saturday, January 7, 2012

  • Out of Bounds pulls away late in the Sham at Santa Anita.

    Out of Bounds Reaches Late for Sham Upset

    Out of Bounds, a big colt with a big future, swept past odds-on favorite Secret Circle in the final couple of strides to capture the $100,000 Sham Stakes (gr. III) for 3-year-olds by a half-length at Santa Anita Jan. 7.

  • Uh Oh Bango finishes best to win the San Pasqual at Santa Anita.

    Uh Oh Bango Shoots to San Pasqual Victory

    Uh Oh Bango disposed of pacesetter Skipshot in upper stretch and held favored Tres Borrachos safe through the lane to win the $150,000 San Pasqual Stakes (gr. II) Jan. 7 at Santa Anita.

  • Alpha powers home to victory in the Count Fleet.<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%3D9796120%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Alpha an Easy Count Fleet Winner

    Godolphin Racing's highly-regarded Alpha rebounded from a disappointing effort in the Breeders' Cup by comfortably winning the $150,000 Count Fleet Stakes Jan. 7 at Aqueduct in his 3-year-old debut.

  • 2011 Preakness winner Shackleford is preparing for his 2012 campaign.<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%3D9533971%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Shackleford Breezes For First Time

    Trainer Dale Romans had Michael Lauffer and Bill Cubbedge's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Shackleford on the track at Gulfstream Park for his first breeze of the season Jan. 7.

  • Apprentice Jockey Eclipse Voting Reopened

    Because some data presented to voters in the apprentice jockey competition for an Eclipse Award included wins and earnings for one rider after he had lost his apprenticeship, voting in that category will be re-conducted.

  • Preparing Horse Farms for Winter Weather Disasters

    In 2010, more than half of the United States, from Texas to Maine, was engulfed in a major winter storm. Millions of people were without power, road or highway access, or viable communications. Loss of electricity, impassable roads, and breaks in communications can, however, happen in any climate, at any time, due to floods, straightline winds, tornadoes,...