Headlines for Sunday, January 6, 2013

  • Santa Anita Park

    Pick 6 On-Track Bonus Pays Off at Santa Anita

    The new 20% on-track Pick Six bonus at Santa Anita Park rewarded three bettors Jan. 6. They will each bag $8,776.20 thanks to the track bonus rather than $7,313.20, which is what nine other winning tickets paid.

  • Mizdirection wins the Monrovia Stakes.

    Hillside Ace Mizdirection Wins Monrovia Again

    Mizdirection, making her first start since defeating males in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), ran down speedy Kindle in the shadow of the wire to register a repeat victory in the $150,000 Monrovia Stakes.

  • Gary Stevens on Jebrica in his return race.

    Stevens Third on Jebrica in Comeback Race

    In his first race in more than seven years, Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens felt the thrill of being in front heading for the wire. But the exhilaration was short-lived as his mount Jebrica was passed in deep stretch.

  • After the Wire - 1/6/2013

    Evan Hammonds recaps a few 3-year-old races, including the Sham Stakes and Jerome Stakes.

  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile champion Shanghai Bobby is a finalist for the 2-year-old male category.

    Eclipse Award Sweepstakes Announced

    Starlight Racing and Coolmore's Tabor, Magnier, and Smith are offering two tickets to the 2012 Eclipse Awards in a drawing to be held Jan. 13.

  • Ice Box's First Foal Arrives in Florida

    Ice Box, 2010 Florida Derby (gr. I) winner and Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) runner-up, was represented by his first foal on Jan. 5.

  • The connections of King Henny accepting the winning trophy.

    King Henny Wins Inaugural Big Drama Via DQ

    Favored King Henny won the inaugural running of the $100,000 Big Drama Stakes for 3-year-olds at rainy Delta Downs when Mr. Bandini's Band was disqualified from first for interference in the stretch on the night of Jan. 5.

  • Racetrack Surface and Hind Limb Fetlock, Hoof Kinematics (AAEP 2012)

    Exactly how different racing surfaces affect horses--specifically the lower portions of the legs--remains unlcear. Anecdotal evidence suggests that synthetic track surfaces could be more assciated with some musculoskeletal injuries than dirt or turf surfaces. In order to understand the interaction between surface and horse health better, a research team r...