Headlines for Thursday, January 2, 2014

  • Princess of Sylmar

    Haskin: Stanco Won More Than He Lost

    Ed Stanco will not have an Eclipse statue on his mantle, or wherever he is displaying his collection of Princess of Sylmar trophies. But that is the only thing he won't have.

  • Kindle

    Kindle One to Catch in Deep Monrovia Field

    Idle for more than 11 months, Kindle will put her blazing speed to the test as part of a deep field in the $200,000 Monrovia Stakes (gr. IIT) on the Santa Anita Park hillside turf course Jan. 5.

  • Madeline Auerbach

    Auerbach Named to CHRB; Derek Reappointed

    Madeline Auerbach, a director of the Thoroughbred Owners of California and the co-founder and chair of the California Retirement Management Account, has been appointed to the California Horse Racing Board by Gov. Jerry Brown.

  • Viva Rafaela won an allowance/optional claiming race at Gulfstream Park on November 11.

    Viva Rafaela Makes U.S. Stakes Debut

    Viva Rafaela, a group I winner in her native Brazil, will try stakes company for the first time on United States soil while facing a full field in the Jan. 4 Marshua's River Stakes (gr. IIIT).

  • Candy Kitty won the 2013 Wait a While Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2954149905&k=kFnGBct">Order This Photo</a>

    Candy Kitty Returns to Turf for Ginger Brew

    Just more than five weeks after securing the first stakes win of her career in an off-the-turf edition of the Wait a While Stakes, Candy Kitty will return to grass racing Jan. 5 at Gulfstream Park in the Ginger Brew Stakes.

  • Jeranimo won the San Gabriel Stakes in 2010 and 2013 (shown).

    Jeranimo Defends San Gabriel Title Against 10

    Multiple grade I winner Jeranimo is back to defend his title in the $200,000 San Gabriel Stakes (gr. IIT) Jan. 4 on the Santa Anita turf, one of two victories the gallant 8-year-old warrior earned last year.

  • Corfu makes his 3-year-old debut in the Spectacular Bid Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2657031645&k=pgPnPhS">Order This Photo</a>

    Corfu Opens 2014 Season in Spectacular Bid

    Last year's Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. II) winner Corfu will try to end a three-race skid when he faces an expected field of seven other 3-year-olds in the $100,000 Spectacular Bid Stakes Jan. 4 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Santa Anita Guarantees Saturday Pick 6 Pools

    Santa Anita Park has announced that it will guarantee a $150,000 Pick Six pool each Saturday, beginning Jan. 4, throughout the current winter/spring meet that ends April 20.

  • Sweet Whiskey tries for her first graded stakes in the Old Hat Stakes.

    Sweet Whiskey to Take Old Hat Shot From Rail

    After closing 2013 with a runner-up finish in the Matron Stakes (gr. II), Sweet Whiskey will try to secure her first graded stakes win Jan. 4 at Gulfstream Park in the $100,000 Old Hat Stakes (gr. III).