Headlines for Wednesday, January 30, 2013

  • Silentio won the Sir Beaufort at Santa Anita on Dec. 26.

    Silentio Packs Top Weight in 14-Horse Arcadia

    Lightly raced Silentio, a stylish winner of his stakes debut to begin the Santa Anita season in December, will be part of a packed starting gate for his first start as a 4-year-old in the $150,000 Arcadia Stakes (gr. IIT).

  • Merit Man won the Spectacular Bid Stakes on New Year's Day.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2299502493&k=MVZN6Nh">Order This Photo</a>

    Merit Man Stretches Out in Hutcheson

    Merit Man is just a nose short of perfection in four starts for trainer Bob Hess Jr., but the 3-year-old son of With Distinction will have to travel a furlong farther than he has before in the $150,000 Hutcheson Stakes.

  • He's Had Enough faces three in the Robert B. Lewis Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2012-Breeders-Cup/Works/26130247_gxH6nS#!i=2183298163&k=VNCVmDG">Order This Photo</a>

    He's Had Enough Meets Baffert Duo in Lewis

    Trainer Doug O'Neill will seek a repeat win Feb. 2 in the $200,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes (gr. II) with Reddam Racing's He's Had Enough, who has just three opponents in the early-season Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) prep.

  • Tapicat High Steps into Florida Oaks

    After leading at every call in winning her first two career turf starts, Tapicat will try to earn her first black-type Feb. 2 in the Florida Oaks (gr. IIIT) at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Isn't He Perfect
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    Older Horses Seek Graded Win in Toboggan

    Six older horses seek their first graded stakes score in the $150,000 Toboggan Stakes (gr. III) at Aqueduct Racetrack Feb. 2, led by 120-pound highweight Mine Over Matter and the recently claimed Johannesburg Smile.

  • 137 Cataloged to Barretts March Sale

    Barretts has cataloged 137 juveniles for its March sale of selected 2-year-olds in training that will be held March 4 in the Hinds Pavilion located on the grounds of Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif.

  • Trevor Denman

    California HOF to Induct Denman, Windy Sands

    Legendary race caller Trevor Denman and champion stallion Windy Sands will be inducted in the California Hall of Fame at the California Thoroughbred Breeders Association Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner, to be held Feb. 11.

  • Pat Cumming's Dubai Picks: Jan. 31

    Pat Cummings presents an analysis of racing Jan. 31 at the Dubai World Cup Carnival at Meydan Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.

  • UAE Derby Draws 27 U. S. Nominations

    The grade II UAE Derby has drawn 27 nominations from the United States, comprising about a quarter of the 105 names submitted for the race. Bob Baffert and Ken McPeek lead the trainer list.