Headlines for Thursday, January 30, 2014

  • Secret Circle won the 2013 Breeders Cup Xpressbet Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Sprint/33149951_TtjBB8#!i=2878473354&k=SLjRDZN">Order This Photo</a>

    Eclipse Finalists Square Off in Palos Verdes

    Racing fans will want to take a short break from pre-Super Bowl hype Feb. 2 to check out the Palos Verdes Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita, where Eclipse Award sprint finalists Secret Circle and Sahara Sky are set for battle.

  • First reported foal by Sangaree.

    Sangaree Represented by First Foal

    Sangaree, a stakes-winning son of Awesome Again, sired his first reported foal Jan. 27 when a chestnut colt was born at Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.

  • Hansen colt out of the Tiznow mare Havelsee

    Juvenile Champ Hansen Sires First Foal

    Hansen, the 2011 champion juvenile male and Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner, was represented by his first reported foal when a colt was born at Jason and Ashley Schappert's Leading Edge Farm near Jan. 28.

  • Corfu<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>

    Saratoga Special Winner Corfu Retired

    Corfu, who set a stakes record in the 2013 Saratoga Special (gr. II), has been retired from racing and will stand the 2014 breeding season at John & Leslie Malone's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla.

  • Certify won the Cape Verdi at Meyden Racecourse on Jan. 30.

    Certify, Mujaarib Win Group Races at Meydan

    Godolphin's unbeaten filly Certify impressively launched her comeback from a lengthy stint on the sidelines Jan. 30, winning the $200,000 Cape Verdi Sponsored by DUBAL (UAE-II) in near record time at Meydan.

  • That Handicapping Show: Withers Stakes

    Claire Novak and Evan Hammonds handicap the Withers Stakes and Sam F. Davis Stakes. Both races are for 3-year-olds who could appear at the Kentucky Derby. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Sam F. Davis Stakes.

  • Cousin Stephen Choice for Redemption in Davis

    Talk about a key race. Cousin Stephen finished behind not only Commissioner but also Top Billing last time out. Now he seeks redemption in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs.

  • Special Events for Gulfstream's Anniversary

    Gulfstream Park has scheduled special events, including mystery voucher giveaways, for Saturday, Feb. 1, to celebrate the Florida track's 75th anniversary.

  • Gains Continue at Karaka Select Sale

    A Savabeel colt sold Jan. 30 at Karaka for $200,000 ($163,407 in United States funds), the highest price through two days at New Zealand Bloodstock's select yearling sale.

  • Equine Metabolic Syndrome: What We Know, Where We're Headed

    Easy keepers—horses that remain rotund despite restricted diets and rigid exercise plans—must be managed carefully to prevent or minimize more serious health issues. Equine metabolic syndrome (EMS), one condition associated with obesity, can have a serious negative impact on horses' health. Fortunately, over the past few years, veterinaria...