Headlines for Thursday, March 9, 2017

  • Battle of Midway (inside) and Reach the World duel to the wire in  Santa Anita's seventh race March 9

    Battle of Midway Gets Redemption at Santa Anita

    Fox Hill Farms' Battle of Midway, third place in the San Vicente Stakes (G2), was able to get the best of a deep field of 3-year-olds in Santa Anita Park's seventh race March 9, a two-turn allowance optional/claiming event.

  • Guest Blog: Mandy Haskin in Dubai

    With the Dubai World Cup preps concluded and the big night only a few weeks away, I thought I would get everyone in the mood by reprinting a feature my daughter Mandy wrote for Dubairacenight.com in 2010 about her experiences.

  • Prospect Park

    Prospect Park Back to Winning Ways

    Pam and Martin Wygod's Prospect Park struggled to put it together in six starts following his last victory in the La Jolla Handicap (G3T) in August of 2015, but found his way to the winner's circle again March 9 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Too Many Holes in Racing's Rule Net

    If you think there should be a rule against a suspended trainer moving his horses to his wife, not only are you correct but there is such a rule; in fact, it's the industry standard.

  • Southwest Regional 2-18-17

    Southwest Regional: Valiant Survivor

    With the significant challenges experienced recently by the Texas breeding and racing industries, it was a huge lift for Texas when Douglas Scharbauer stepped in and purchased Valor Farm near Pilot Point.

  • TVG Plans Increased Coverage of Australian Racing

    TVG is expanding its agreement with Sky Racing World to offer increased television coverage of Australian horse racing on TVG and TVG2 as well as launch additional wagering promotions for TVG account holders on Australian racing. 

  • Chanel's Legacy before her Martha Washington Stakes victory

    Honeybee an Add-On for Legacy?

    Allen Poindexter's homebred Chanel's Legacy has dominated in Oaklawn's Dixie Belle and Martha Washington stakes. The 3-year-old filly takes the next logical step March 11 in the $200,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) in Hot Springs, Ark.

  • Southeast Regional 2-18-17

    Southeast Regional: Major Makeover in Ocala

    Michael O'Farrell's Professional Life has been inextricably tied to the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co., the Central Florida sales entity he chairs and which his late father Joe co-founded in the mid-1970s.

  • Ghostzapper also won the 2004 Woodward Stakes, earning affection from jockey Javier Castellano.

    Look Back: Ghostzapper Turned Heads in 2004 Debut

    This week is a recap of the 2004 Tom Fool Handicap (G2), run that year on July 4 at Belmont Park and won by Ghostzapper. Following is a short recap written by Steve Haskin followed by the stakes shell filed by Dan Liebman.