Headlines for Friday, February 21, 2014

  • CHRB Questions New Santa Anita Stakes Slate

    Santa Anita Park gained approval for its first spring/summer meet from the California Horse Racing Board Feb. 21 and presented a stakes schedule for the nine-week stand that looks quite a bit like Hollywood Park's.

  • Ron Paolucci, foreground, and trainer Jeremiah Englehart at Fair Grounds watching Ria Antonia work and at the barn.

    Ria Antonia's Connections Seek Respect

    What makes a man take a longshot gamble, and how often can he expect to be on the winning end? In a restaurant on Bourbon Street, Ron Paolucci contemplated this question. "That's how you hit the home runs," he said.

  • Katie Davis is "congratulated" after her first win.

    Davis Family Celebrates Another Winner

    Apprentice jockey Katie Davis, a daughter of retired jockey Robbie Davis, scored the first win of her career Feb. 21 by guiding Ivanovna to a one-length triumph in the second race at Aqueduct Racetrack.

  • Mucho Macho Man
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    Adena Buys Interest in Mucho Macho Man

    Frank Stronach's Adena Springs has purchased an interest from Dean and Patti Reeves in multiple grade I winner Mucho Macho Man, who will continue to be trained by Kathy Ritvo.

  • Vicar's In Trouble

    Vicar's in Trouble in Tough for Risen Star

    Vicar's in Trouble, dominant 6 3/4-length hero of the Jan. 18 LeComte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, drew a tough outside post in an overflow field entered for the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 22.

  • Top Billing

    Top Billing Headlines Fountain of Youth

    With Cairo Prince and Honor Code sitting out the next leg of the Florida sophomore series on the road to the Kentucky Derby, the Feb. 22 Fountain of Youth attracted a strong 13-horse field led by Top Billing.