Headlines for Friday, January 10, 2014

  • Tyler Baze Gets Initial Victory Since Return

    Jockey Tyler Baze earned his first win since returning from an alcohol-related suspension when he guided Changethechannel to a front-running tally in the featured $58,000 Venus Purse allowance Jan. 10 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Street Story and Ricardo Santana Jr. take the Dixie Belle Stakes on opening day at Oaklawn.

    Street Story Best in Sloppy Oaklawn Opener

    Street Story got the Oaklawn Park meet off to a fast start for 2013 leading jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. and trainer Steve Asmussen by winning the $100,000 Dixie Belle Stakes before a rain-drenched crowd of 15,031 Jan. 10.

  • First Foal by Jersey Town Reported Jan. 10

    Jersey Town, a grade I-winning miler by leading sire Speightstown, sired his first reported foal when a filly was born Jan. 10 at Pennland Farm in Paris, Ky.

  • Mucho Macho Man won the 2012 Sunshine Millions Classic.

    Mucho Macho Man Headed to Sunshine Millions

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner and Horse of the Year finalist Mucho Macho Man will make his 2014 debut in the same race he has used for the past two years, the Sunshine Millions Classic Jan. 18.

  • Iowa Breeders Seek Stallion Rule Change

    Iowa breeders are seeking legislation to end a requirement that a registered stallion in the state must be owned by an Iowa resident. Currently, at least 51% of an Iowa-registered sire must be owned by an Iowa resident.

  • Guild Assembly to Focus on Health, Safety

    Thoroughbred and Quarter Horse jockeys will be learning the latest information about health and safety issues, especially related to concussions, during the 2014 Jockeys' Guild Assembly Jan. 26-28 in Hollywood, Fla.

  • Fair Grounds Generic

    Wagering Declines Lead to Fair Grounds Cuts

    Citing an overall decline in wagering, Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots has canceled four stakes and cut purses for a dozen others, including the Fair Grounds Oaks (gr. II), which went from $500,000 to $400,000.

  • Kellys Buy 7-Figure Colt at Magic Millions

    Prominent United States-based owners Jon and Sarah Kelly secured a Redoute's Choice colt in the first seven-figure transaction of this year's Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale Jan. 10 in Queensland.

  • Senate Okays Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act

    Veterinarians who make farm calls to treat equids are one step closer to better protection from federal drug prosecution after the U.S. Senate passed a bill to amend the federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA).