Horse Racing News on February 9, 2011
A probe by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission into the circumstances surrounding the poor performance of Life At Ten in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 5 remains ongoing.
Ten Devils faces a potentially career-altering race in Saturday's $250,000 Robert Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita.
Mucho Macho Man, who finished fourth as the favorite in the Grade 3 Holy Bull in his 3-year-old debut, could make his next start in the Feb. 19 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds, trainer Kathy Ritvo said on Wednesday.
A field of eight, led by Hal's Hope winner Soaring Empire and Sunshine Millions Classic winner Tackleberry, was drawn for Saturday's Grade 2, $150,000 Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship.
The Factor, who set a track record for six furlongs of 1:06.98 on Dec. 26, had his first workout since that race at Hollywood Park on Tuesday and is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in the $150,000 San Vicente Stakes over seven furlongs on Feb. 20.
Saturday's Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes for older fillies and mares marks the return of St Trinians, who has not raced since a gallant second-place finish behind Zenyatta in the Vanity Handicap last June at Hollywood Park.
Calvin Borel has been selected to represent the United States in the Meydan Masters jockey competition at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai on Feb. 17-18.
Oaklawn Park has made the decision to cancel live racing for Thursday, Feb. 10 after another snow storm hit Hot Springs, Ark. on Wednesday.
Well Armed, best known for his record-breaking 14-length victory in the 2009 Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline, has been retired from racing.