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  • 'Ship and Win' Program Expands in SoCal

    An incentive program to attract out-of-state horses to race in California that has had success over the past four seasons at Del Mar will expand to the entire Southern California racing circuit April 2.

  • Buddha to Stand in Argentina

    Grade I winner Buddha has been sold to a syndicate to stand at Nestor Otero's Haras Dilu in Argentina.

  • Fitz Just Right Tops Bourbonette Field

    West Point Thoroughbreds' Fitz Just Right tops a field of 10 3-year-old fillies hoping to grab their first graded earnings and make a late splash on the Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) trail in the $150,000 Bourbonette Stakes (gr. III) March 21 at Turfway Park.

  • First Foal by Successful Ways

    The first foal by Florida stallion Successful Ways is a colt out of the Straight Man mare Straightforthewire born Feb. 13.

  • Printing Press, Dam of Lite Light, Dead

    Printing Press, dam of multiple grade I winner Lite Light, was euthanized earlier in the month because of complications from the infirmities of old age.

  • Van Nistelrooy

    Van Nistelrooy's First Winner

    Irish group II winner Van Nistelrooy was represented by his first North American 2-year-old winner when his daughter Maileys Cat won the June 9 TTA Sales Futurity.

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    Ashley's Kitty Wins Railbird

    Ashley's Kitty, a 17-1 outsider, gained the lead from Sindy With An S nearing the sixteenth pole and held on to beat hard-charging favorite Silver Swallow by a nose as apprentice jockey Joe Talamo completed a hat trick in Sunday's $111,000 Railbird (gr. III) for 3-year-old fillies at Hollywood Park.

  • Proposed Texas Racetracks Win Licenses

    Despite competition for wagering dollars and horses, the Texas Racing Commission granted three Class II racetrack licenses--one of them conditionally--at its March 20 meeting.

  • High Limit Back to Racing

    Grade II winner High Limit, who was scheduled to enter stud in 2007, has taken up training again with Bobby Frankel in Southern California.

  • Central Kentucky Horseman West Dead

    Dr. R. Smiser West, owner of Waterford Farm near Midway, Ky., with his wife, Kathryn, died the afternoon of Dec. 20 at Samaritan Hospital in Lexington. West, who was in his mid-90s, had spent the last week at the hospital.

  • Mass Media, Gibson County to Cloverleaf

    Grade I winner Mass Media and promising first-crop sire Gibson County will stand in 2007 at John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla.

  • Keith's Harriett Lane Taking Honeymoon Stroll

    Harriett Lane, a game second behind the red-hot Foxysox two months ago, carries country western singing star Toby Keith's hopes in Sunday's $175,000-added Honeymoon Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IIT) for 3-year-old fillies on the Hollywood Park turf Sunday.

  • Harriett Lane wins the La Habra.

    Harriett Lane Takes Stakes Debut in La Habra

    Favored Harriett Lane rallied five wide coming across the dirt and overtook pacesetter Bettarun Fast in mid-stretch to win the $109,450 La Habra for 3-year-old fillies on the Santa Anita hillside turf course Sunday.

  • Mass Media, Value Plus Retired

    Purge, who won the Nov. 26 Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct, isn't the only one from the race headed off to stud. Mass Media, the runner-up, and another contestant, Value Plus, also have been retired.

  • Stars On Horizon in Hollywood Prevue

    Six untried juveniles with designs on next month's Hollywood Futurity (gr. I), will attempt to bolster their reputations on Saturday in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Hollywood Prevue (gr. III) at seven furlongs.

  • Texas Industry Still Hoping for Gaming Vote

    The regular session of the Texas legislature concluded without tossing so much as a crumb toward horse racing, but the state's racing industry remains hopeful lawmakers could soon consider video lottery terminals for racetracks.

  • High Limit Working Toward Blue Grass; Rush Bay Works

    Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel said that Mary and Gary West's High Limit, winner of the Louisiana Derby (grade II), was doing well on the day after his first work at Churchill Downs and would make his next start in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland on April 16.

  • Wrona, Lone Star Can't Agree on Contract

    Michael Wrona, widely considered one of the premier announcers in the country, won't be calling races at Lone Star Park this year. He and Lone Star were unable to agree on a contract.

  • Kirkendahl in 'Rafael Spotlight for Singer Keith

    If Kirkendahl wins Saturday's $150,000 San Rafael Stakes (gr. II) for 3-year-olds at Santa Anita Park, it will be music to the ears of the colt's owner, country singing star Toby Keith.

  • Cuvee, winning the Kentucky Cup Sprint last year.

    Cuvee Added to Sprint Lineup; Lady Tak Possible

    Cuvee, one of the top juveniles of 2003, is on track for a start in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Sprint, trainer Steve Asmussen said Saturday. Asmussen said 4-year-old filly Lady Tak also remains an outside possibility for the Sprint.

  • Blues' Trip to Breeders' Cup at Stake Sunday

    Bluesthestandard could use Sunday's $250,000 Ancient Title Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. I) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita Park as a springboard to his second consecutive appearance in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Lone Star Park in Texas on Oct. 30.

  • 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.

  • Bluesthestandard Draws Rail for Potrero Grande

    Bluesthestandard will have to overcome the inside post position if he is to defend his title in Sunday's $200,000 Potrero Grande Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Monster Work for Potrero Grande-Bound Blues'

    Bluesthestandard, preparing for the $200,000 Potrero Grande Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at 6 1/2 furlongs March 28, turned in a blazing :57 2/5 work Sunday at Santa Anita.

  • Never Better Bluesthestandard Heads San Carlos

    Multiple stakes winner Bluesthestandard comes into Sunday's $150,000 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita Park riding high after a victory in the Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita and a second place finish in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • El Canejo winner Boston Common, among eight entered in Palos Verdes.

    Bluesthestandard Faces Top Palos Verdes Field

    Bluesthestandard makes his first start since finishing second in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Oct. 25 when he faces seven rivals in Sunday's $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) for older horses at six furlongs at Santa Anita Park.

  • Bluesthestandard Drills Sharply for Palos Verdes

    Bluesthestandard had his final major drill before next Sunday's $150,000 Palos Verdes Handicap (gr. II) at six furlongs Sunday, going five furlongs in :59 for trainer Ted H. West.

  • Dollar Bill, will miss 2004 breeding season.

    Dollar Bill to Miss Breeding Season

    Millionaire Dollar Bill, owned by Gary and Mary West Stables, will miss the breeding season at William Schettine's Signature Stallions near Ocala, Fla.

  • Entepreneur to Liberty Stud

    Entepreneur, a 6-year-old son of Cure the Blues who stood his first season at stud last year at The Stallion Park, will relocate to Liberty Stud near Ghent, N.Y. for the 2004 breeding season. His fee will be $1,500 live foal.

  • Dollar Bill to Signature in Florida

    Millionaire Dollar Bill will enter stud at Bill Schettine's Signature Stallions near Reddick, Fla., as the property of Gary and Mary West Stables.

  • Dollar Bill Sharp in Churchill Work

    Mary and Gary West's Dollar Bill breezed six furlongs at Churchill Downs Sunday ahead of Saturday's $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I). The Dallas Stewart trainee completed the work in 1:13 4/5 under exercise rider Joanne McNamara.

  • Buddha Breezes Over Sloppy Track at Belmont

    Gary West's Buddha breezed over a sloppy Belmont Park training track Sunday morning as trainer James Bond prepares the Wood Memorial winner for Saturday's Kentucky Derby.

  • Wood Winner Buddha Breezes at Belmont

    Gary West's Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Buddha breezed six furlongs over Belmont Park's training track Sunday. The son of Unbridled's Song completed the drill in 1:14 2/5.