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  • Breeders' Cup Releases 2007 Logos

    Breeders' Cup Limited has released logos for the 24th Breeders' Cup World Championships--which will be held Oct. 26-27 at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J.--and for the Breeders' Cup Challenge, which will be used in conjunction with 25 sanctioned major stakes races, whose winners automatically qualify for the Championships.

  • A. P. Magic to South Africa

    A. P. Magic, a 3-year-old son of A.P. Indy who was bought for $2.3 million at the Keeneland September yearling sale, has been purchased by Arrowpoint Stud for stallion duty in South Africa.

  • Tattersalls Sales Funds Three New Sale Races

    Three new Tattersalls-sponsored sales races, restricted to graduates of the 2007 Tattersalls October Yearling Sale (Book One) and carrying a combined minimum total prize fund of £2.2 million, are to be staged at England's Newmarket racecourse starting in 2008/2009.

  • This Menifee filly zipped an eighth in :10 flat at Sunday's second session of the OBS Under Tack Preview.

    Menifee Filly Leads Ocala 2-Year-Old Preview Session

    A filly by Menifee consigned by O & H Bloodstock (Terry Oliver and Bo Hunt) zipped an eighth in :10 flat to post the fastest time at the distance at the second session of the Under Tack Preview Sunday for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.

  • Song of Navarone, with Victor Espinoza aboard, wins the WinStar Derby Sunday at New Mexico's Sunland Park.

    Song of Navarone Whistles Home in WinStar Derby

    A slightly wide trip proved to be no problem for Song of Navarone, who ditched his rivals when urged home by jockey Victor Espinoza and tallied his first stakes win in the rich $600,000 WinStar Derby Sunday at Sunland Park in New Mexico.

  • Tuesday Joy Overcomes Doubts to Win Tad Kennedy

    Trainer Gai Waterhouse had to work overtime to convince owner John Singleton and his racing manager, Duncan Grimley, to even run Tuesday Joy in the Coolmore-sponsored Tad Kennedy Stakes (Aus-I) March 17. She responded with a game win in the mud at Rosehill.

  • Vindication Colt, Forest Camp Filly Top Ocala Preview

    A colt by Vindication and a filly by Forest Camp worked eighths in :10 flat to post the fastest times at the distance Saturday at the first session of the Under Tack Preview for the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2007 March Sale of Selected 2-Year-Olds in Training.

  • Cassydora Gets Grade for Pletcher in Hillsborough

    Jockey John Velazquez and trainer Todd Pletcher teamed for back-to-back stakes victories at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday when Green Hills Farm's favored Cassydora made every pole a winning one in the $150,000 Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) for fillies and mares on the turf.

  • Cobalt Blue gives owner Merv Griffin a legitimate Derby contender with convincing San Felipe win.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Cobalt Blue Gets the Green in San Felipe

    Cobalt Blue could be entertainer Merv Griffin's first Kentucky Derby starter after the inexperienced colt went gate to wire for a sharp two-length win in the $250,000 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Saturday.

  • Curlin enters Derby picture with impressive win in Oaklawn's Rebel Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Curlin Sweeps Into Derby Picture With Rebel Rout

    Curlin, coming off a dazzling maiden debut victory by nearly 13 lengths six weeks ago, was equally impressive Saturday, leaving his field behind while capturing the $300,000 Rebel Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn Park in his first start for trainer Steve Asmussen.

  • Sweet Fervor wins the Shirley Jones, Saturday at Gulfstream.

    Sweet Fervor Nabs 'Limit in Shirley Jones

    Kinsman Stable's 4-year-old homebred filly Sweet Fervor rallied from off a fast early pace in the $200,000 Shirley Jones Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) for fillies and mares at Gulfstream Park to score a one-length victory over 8-5 favorite Any Limit.

  • Street Sense (right) battles Any Given Saturday down the stretch on the way to this Tampa Bay Derby win.

    Street Sense Noses 'Saturday in Tampa Bay Derby

    James B. Tafel's 2006 juvenile champion Street Sense returned to action in gutsy style Saturday when he defeated 7-10 favorite Any Given Saturday by a nose in a tremendous finish to the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III).

  • Tuesday is get-away day for BC Classic winner Invasor, who journeys to Dubai and a possible rematch with Discreet Cat.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Invasor 'Perfect' as World Cup Journey Nears

    "Perfect" was the word trainer Kiaran McLaughlin chose to describe Invasor's workout at Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida -- his last major exercise before he is loaded on a plane on Tuesday for his journey to the US$6 million Dubai World Cup (UAE-I).

  • Nor'easter Wipes Out Aqueduct's Weekend Cards

    Aqueduct's live St. Patrick's Day card Saturday and the live program for Sunday were canceled after a ferocious Nor'easter on Friday left the New York City Metropolitan area covered overnight with a dangerous mixture of snow, ice and rain.

  • Time's Mistress races to a 4 3/4-length victory in the Honeybee Stakes  Friday afternoon at Oaklawn Park.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Time's Mistress Stings Honeybee Foes

    Charles Kidder's Time's Mistress, twice third to Devil House in stakes at the meeting, turned the tables on that rival when she raced to a 4 3/4-length victory in the $100,000 Honeybee Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on Friday afternoon at Oaklawn Park.

  • Back On Turf, Whatsthescript Rolls in Pasadena

    Whatsthescript, an Irish import making his first start for Santa Anita's leading trainer Doug O'Neill, was a dominant winner of Friday's $81,400 Pasadena Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile on turf.

  • CHRB to Webcast March 22 Meeting

    The California Horse Racing Board will webcast its March 22 meeting at Bay Meadows and will consider continuing the experiment at subsequent monthly meetings.

  • Soaring By to Return in Florida Allowance Test

    Dogwood Stable's Soaring By, who broke through the starting gate just prior to the start of the March 10 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), will now be pointed to an allowance race at Gulfstream Park.

  • Champion Street Sense, winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, faces a stiff challenge in the Tampa Bay Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Steve Haskin's Weekend Analysis: Tampa Tussle Highlights Derby Preps

    The Derby trail hits four fronts this weekend, with all eyes on Tampa Bay Downs, Oaklawn Park, Santa Anita, and Sunland Park. Although the races in general are more about potential stars than proven stars, that certainly doesn't apply to the Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III) which features the match-up of the year, so far.

  • Board shows field for the WinStar Derby.

    WinStar Derby: Baffert Back...This Time with Law Breaker

    After running one-two last year, trainer Bob Baffert ships Hal and Patti Earnhardt III's Law Breaker from Santa Anita to the Sunland Park for Sunday's nine-furlong WinStar Derby. With a $600,000 purse, it's worth coming back for more...especially when you'll have the likely favorite.

  • Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, right, and Bill Nader, new executive director of acing.

    Nader Discusses New Position with HKJC

    The Hong Kong Jockey Club named Bill Nader, senior vice president and chief operating officer of the New York Racing Association, as its executive director of racing. The HKJC made the announcement March 15, and Nader is expected to assume his new position April 23. He agreed to serve in his new role for a minimum of three years.

  • Fairplex Names New Racing Manager

    Paul Ryneveld was named equine manager at Fairplex and will oversee the Los Angeles County Fair facility's live race meet, simulcast operation and training program beginning on March 19.

  • My Typhoon Returns in Tampa's Hillsborough

    Live Oak Plantation's My Typhoon, a two-time graded stakes winner last year, makes her first start since her sixth-place finish in the Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) in Saturday's $150,000 Hillsborough Stakes (gr. IIIT) on the Tampa Bay Downs turf.

  • Mitchell, Aguirre Fined for TCO2 Violations

    Trainers Mike Mitchell and Paul Aguirre were fined for Class 3 violations by Santa Anita stewards after horses in their care were found to have exceeded the regulatory limit for total carbon dioxide, the California Horse Racing Board reported March 15.

  • Willman, Abrams Featured On 'Inside Information'

    A pair of emotional stories involving two popular figures in Southern California Thoroughbred racing circles will be the featured segments when HorseRacing TV's new show, "Inside Information," airs this Sunday, March 18 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

  • Baffert Targets Kentucky Stakes with 'Doll, 'Lute

    Trainer Bob Baffert has two offspring of Real Quiet on target for stakes engagements in Kentucky. Santa Monica Handicap (gr. I) winner Pussycat Doll will likely defend her title in the Humana Distaff Handicap (gr. I) at Churchill Downs May 5, while Perryville Stakes (gr. III) winner Midnight Lute is pointing for the Commonwealth Breeders' Cup (gr. II) at Keeneland April 14.