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  • Cheiron Tops Barretts Mixed Sale

    The Barretts mixed sale held Oct. 25-26 at the Hinds Pavilion at Fairplex Park in Pomona, Calif., showed sharp declines over the same sale a year ago despite the dispersal of seven horses of racing age from the partnership of Noctis Stable, Neil Papiano and Steve Taub. Only one horse, stakes-winner Cheiron, sold for more than $100,000 when the hammer fell at $165,000 for the 3-year-old.

  • Jockey Kerwin John rode Island Fashion to victory in the Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap.

    John Retains Mount on Island Fashion

    Jockey Kerwin John, who earned his first career graded stakes victory when he guided Everest Stables' Island Fashion to victory in the Oct. 3 Lady's Secret Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita, will retain the mount in the Breeders' Cup Distaff – Presented by Nextel (gr. I).

  • Blackdoun Supplemented to Mile After 'Super' Work

    Del Mar Derby (gr. IT) winner Blackdoun worked seven furlongs in 1:28 1/5 around the dogs over a Santa Anita turf course labeled "good" Monday morning under regular exercise rider Jose Dominguez after which time Canani gave owners Marsha Naify and Christina and Laurent Zilber the OK to supplement the gray 3-year-old to the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) and pre-enter.

  • Imperialism to Make Turf Debut Sunday

    Steve Taub's multiple grade II winner Imperialism will make his Southern California turf debut in Sunday's $150,000 Oak Tree Derby (gr. IIT) where he will be reunited with Victor Espinoza.

  • Santa Anita-placed winner Katdogawn (pink) eyeing start in FM Turf.

    Katdogawn Could be Breeders' Cup Bound

    Multiple grade II winner Katdogawn, getting ready for a possible start in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT), worked five furlongs in :59 3/5 under jockey Kent Desormeaux at Santa Anita Wednesday morning.

  • Roman Ruler Works Toward Juvenile; No Breeders' Cup for Senor Swinger

    Multiple grade II winner Roman Ruler, getting ready to make his next start in the Oct. 30 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), worked :35 2/5, breezing, at Santa Anita on Sunday under Dana Barnes. But according to trainer Bob Baffert the bay son of <a href="http://www.stallionregister.com/sr_sire_page.asp?refno=4338487&origin=BHonline&result=1" target="_blank">Fusaichi Pegasus</a> went much slower and easier in his first published move since winning the Oct. 3 Norfolk Stakes (gr. II).

  • Boston Glory Probable for Breeders' Cup Juvenile

    Eagle Oak Ranch's Boston Glory, second to division leader Roman Ruler in the Oct. 3 Norfolk Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita in his last start, will most likely make his next start in the Oct. 30 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), trainer Eoin Harty said.

  • Domestic Dispute, winning the Strub.

    Domestic Dispute Preps for Gold Cup

    Strub Stakes (gr. II) winner Domestic Dispute, getting ready to start next in Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park, worked six furlongs in 1:13 over Santa Anita's main track Monday in a move that pleased trainer Paddy Gallagher.

  • Breeders' Cup Hopes Head 'Anita Work Tab

    Diamond A. Racing Corp.'s Pleasantly Perfect, getting ready to defend his title in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) – Powered by Dodge at Lone Star Park on Oct. 30, worked seven furlongs in 1:26 4/5 on Sunday morning at Santa Anita.

  • Natalma Winner Fearless Flyer Moves to Cecil

    J. Paul Reddam's Natalma Stakes (Can-III) winner Fearless Flyer has been transferred to trainer Ben Cecil in California where she will be prepared for a start in the Oct. 2 Oak Leaf Stakes (gr. II) at Santa Anita.

  • Santa Anita general manager Chris McCarron

    McCarron Supports Race-Day Detention Plan

    Two race-day detention barns could be in place in time for the opening of Santa Anita's winter/spring meeting Dec. 26, track general manager Chris McCarron told an ad hoc security meeting of racing officials Sept. 2 at Del Mar.

  • CHRB Holds Off on Decision Over Jockeys' Weight

    The decision on whether to raise the scale of weights in California to a minimum of 118 pounds, not including equipment, remained on hold after more than two hours of discussion during the California Horse Racing Board's monthly meeting held Thursday at Del Mar.

  • CHRB: Jockey Pat Valenzuela to serve out suspension.

    Valenzuela's Suspension Upheld by Stewards

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela's suspension for the remainder of 2004 was upheld Friday by the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Board of Stewards, which recommended that the California Horse Racing Board deny any future license applications from the rider.

  • Buddy Gil Headed for Wickerr Handicap

    Grade I winner Buddy Gil will return to the grass for the first time since winning last year's Baldwin Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita in the $75,000 Wickerr Handicap at Del Mar, trainer Jeff Mullins said.

  • Pat Valenzuela denied.

    Stay Denied, Valenzuela Awaits Stewards

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela was denied a stay of his suspension by California Superior Court judge David Yaffe on July 16 and will not be permitted to ride until he appears at a hearing before Del Mar stewards.

  • Valenzuela Weighs Appeal to Ride in Belmont

    Jockey Patrick Valenzuela, who was set to serve out the remaining 30 days for a recent suspension handed to him by the Calng Board during the month of June, is considering filing an appeal that will allow him to ride Mercedes Stables' and Madeleine Paulson's Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Rock Hard Ten in the June 5 Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park. <br> 

  • Santa Anita Oaks winner Silent Sighs sidelined for four months.

    Silent Sighs Sidelined Due to Bone Chips

    Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod's grade I winner Silent Sighs will be sidelined for at least the next four months after being diagnosed with bone chips in both front ankles, trainer Julio Canani said. The California-bred filly most recently finished 10th of 11 in the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) at Churchill Downs.

  • Frank Lyons, TVG analyst and co-owner of Castledale.

    An Unlikely Life with Horses for Frank Lyons

    For as far back as he can remember, Frank Lyons wanted to spend his life with horses. The 40-year-old native of Ireland used his entire youth to prepare for a career as a horse trainer. He's now putting that preparation to use as a TVG analyst and as a co-owner of Castledale.

  • Living the Dream with Lion Heart

    Three generations of Tom Nachel's family have been in the Thoroughbred business. He'll be thinking of them this Saturday as he readies Lion Heart for his start in the Derby.

  • Trainer Krisin Mulhall, with Imperialism.

    Kristin Mulhall, Racing's Newest Media Darling

    She's been profiled on NBC's national "Nightly News" program, appeared on the front page of several major metropolitan newspapers, and is even getting recognized by complete strangers at the mall. Kristin Mulhall, the 21-year-old trainer of Imperialism, seems to be everywhere.

  • Trainer Rafael Becerra (left) with St Averil and his son Rafael Becerra Jr.

    Two Becerras Side-by-Side with St Averil

    Rafael Becerra Jr. never wanted to be a horse trainer. Despite spending much of his youth going to the races and visiting the backside often with his trainer father, the 22-year-old was more interested in a career in finance, not furlongs. Until, that is, a horse named St Averil came along.

  • New Arrivals Castledale, St Averil Go to Track

    Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) winner Castledale and Santa Catalina Stakes (gr. II) hero St Averil both arrived safely at Churchill Downs Monday afternoon from their home bases of Santa Anita and visited the Louisville oval's main track for the first time Tuesday.

  • Borrego among Derby hopefuls getting in a rain-soaked work on Sunday morning.

    Wimbledon, Borrego Log Works After the Break

    Sunday morning's heavy downpour subsided just in time for James McIngvale's <b>Wimbledon</b> to work shortly after the renovation break with regular exercise rider Dana Barnes aboard. The big gray son of Wild Rush posted a bullet five furlongs in :59 2/5 over a sloppy main track at Churchill Downs.

  • Jockey Pat Valenzuela.

    California Jockeys Protest Valenzuela Ruling

    The Southern California jockey colony April 22 expressed its displeasure with the April 16 decision by California Horse Racing Board chairman John Harris to grant jockey Patrick Valenzuela a stay of his recent suspension that allows him to ride while he appeals the termination of his conditional license.

  • TVG Unveils New Graphics, Says Audience Up

    TV Games Network rolled out new graphics and features, which began appearing in conjunction with the opening of Hollywood Park's spring/summer season, at the April 22 California Horse Racing Board meeting. It also announced an increase in the number of viewers and a slight shift toward experienced racing fans.