Headlines for Friday, February 7, 2014

  • Emerald Downs Announces Stakes Schedule

    A 29-race stakes schedule featuring the 79th renewal of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (gr. III), three stakes double-headers, and Washington Cup XII highlights the 2014 season at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash.

  • Even Echo Added to Triple Crown Early Noms

    The nomination of a 3-year-old Thoroughbred to the 2014 Triple Crown races received via "late mail" has lifted the overall total for early nominations to the coveted three-race series of American classics to 414.

  • Jockey Patrick Valenzuela

    Pat Valenzuela Suspended for Latest No-Show

    The California Horse Racing Board suspended jockey Patrick Valenzuela indefinitely Feb. 7 for failing to appear before stewards at Santa Anita Park over charges that he failed to fulfill his riding agreement.

  • Court Says Barrel Racing License in Violation

    A Florida appeals court upheld an earlier ruling that the Florida Division of Pari-Mutuel Wagering violated a state rule-making process when it granted Gretna Racing LLC a license to hold pari-mutuel barrel racing.

  • Couple Banned for Eight Years Have Hearing

    A husband and wife that have been banned from Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races for more than eight years in connection with a horseman's group civil lawsuit finally had their appeal heard Jan. 29.

  • Chriselliam<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2013-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile-Fillies-Turf/33149817_jvHmZP#!i=2876862080&k=nCXNMgc">Order This Photo</a>

    Breeders' Cup Winner Chriselliam Euthanized

    Chriselliam, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) and a finalist for an Eclipse Award, was euthanized Feb. 7 in Newmarket, England, as a result of a foot infection, according to Racing Post.

  • Cairo Prince<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/35724761_2vdnSX#!i=3041742429&k=JkPDNnj">Order This Photo</a>

    Prince of South Florida

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER<br />Cairo Prince could have just the right balance of stamina and speed to be a successful contender in the Kentucky Derby.

  • On February 5, 1949, Huaso nee Faithful, ridden by Chilean cavalry Captain Alberto Larraguibel Morales, jumped a wall 8 feet and 1 inch (2.47 meters) high and set a world record.

    OTTB Spotlight: Faithful

    Guest blogger Paula Carleton Evans shares the story of Faithful, an ex-racer who jumped a wall higher than eight feet in 1949. Wednesday marked the 65th anniversary of Faithful's legendary jump.