Monthly Archives: January 2008

NEGLECT UPDATE

By Jonathan MummoloWashington Post Staff Writer Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Loudoun County judge ruled yesterday that 48 horses seized by county officials last week were “cruelly treated,” and he awarded custody of the thoroughbreds to the county.

General District Court Judge J. Frank Buttery Jr. signed an order giving custody of the horses to Loudoun County Animal Care and Control and ordered their owners to reimburse the county for food and medical costs incurred since the seizure, almost… Continue reading

RACING TO THE SUPER BOWL

Who was that silver-haired quipster doing interviews up and down Radio Row at the Super Bowl in suburban Phoenix yesterday? None other than Bob Baffert who did the series of radio gigs on behalf of the NTRA to promote the upcoming racing season.


Baffert who will saddle Air Commander in Saturday’s Strub Stakes at Santa Anita was asked questions on a number of racing topics. But per Super Bowl tradition, the question he fielded most often surrounded which team he… Continue reading

FINAL RESTING PLACE FOR BARBARO

Roy Jackson, left, and Gretchen Jackson, center, speak with Lynn Ashton, Executive Director of the Kentucky Derby Museum following the announcement that the remains of Barbaro will be interred at Churchill Downs Tuesday Jan. 29, 2008 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky.

The site will also include a bronze statue commissioned by the Jacksons and loaned to the track as part of the official memorial site. The track will install a bronze marker at the site soon. The track plans… Continue reading

HORSE NEGLECT CASE IN LOUDOUN COUNTY

By Jonathan MummoloWashington Post Staff Writer

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

One of three men identified in court records as the owners of 48 horses seized by animal control officials in Loudoun County last week faced animal cruelty charges last year in West Virginia, according to court records and interviews.

Dennis B. Danley, 55, a horse trainer from Charles Town, W.Va., was charged with 10 counts of animal cruelty in Jefferson County, W.Va., after authorities, according to news… Continue reading

TWO VA-BREDS ON EXPERIMENTAL

Down from 2006 when the Commonwealth posted four two-year-olds on the Jockey Club’s Experimental Free Handicap, the 2007 list includes two representatives from the Old Dominion.

Edward P. Evans’ homebred Grand Minstrel, by Grand Slam, out of Colonial Minstrel by Pleasant Colony is rated at 104 lbs.

Grand Minstrel made his debut at Saratoga, finishing second third in a maiden special. He came back two weeks later and improved to second beaten a neck by Mythical Pegasus.

He then broke… Continue reading

English Channel wins Eclipse

English Channel, winner of the Virginia Derby (Grade II) and Colonial Turf Cup (Gr. III) at Colonial Downs in 2005, was named male turf horse of the year for 2007 by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association at the Eclipse Awards last week in Beverly Hills, Calif.


The 6-year-old, which won the Breeders’ Cup Turf (Gr. I) by seven lengths in October at Monmouth Park, will commence his stud career this season at Hurricane Hall near Lexington, Ky.
(Photo by Jeff Coady)

LEADING 2007 VIRGINIA-BRED EARNERS

…of $50,000 or more.

1) Christmas Kid 04 B F, BY Lemon Drop Kid 1996 — Christmas Gift 1992, Evans Edward P., $554,500
2) Mini Sermon 04 GR/RO F, BY Pulpit 1994 — Ministorm 1996 , Evans Edward P. $256,100
3) Pleasant Strike 04 DK B/ C, BY Smart Strike 1992 — Colonella 1999, Evans Edward P. $178,300
4) Eishin Boston 02 CH H, BY Cat Thief 1996 — Mather Miss 1994, Audley Farm $166,565
5) Dorm Fever 04 DK… Continue reading

Christmas Kid 04 B F, BY Lemon Drop Kid 1996 — Christmas Gift 1992, Evans Edward P., $554,500
Mini Sermon 04 GR/RO F, BY Pulpit 1994 — Ministorm 1996 , Evans Edward P. $256,100
Pleasant Strike 04 DK B/ C, BY Smart Strike 1992 — Colonella 1999, Evans Edward P. $178,300
Eishin Boston 02 CH H, BY Cat Thief 1996 — Mather Miss 1994, Audley Farm $166,565
Dorm Fever 04 DK B/ F, BY Stormin Fever 1994 — Dorm 1996… Continue reading

LEES WINS PHOTOGRAPHY ECLIPSE

(from BloodHorse.com)

Photographer Doulgas Lees of Warrenton, Va., has won the 2007 Media Eclipse Award for Photography with his picture “Down to Earth,” the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Dec. 21.

The photo, taken Oct. 20, is of jockey Will Haynes and his mount, Navesink View, tumbling over a fence at the International Gold Cup at Great Meadow Race Course in The Plains, Va. It appeared in the sports section of the Fauquier Times Democrat on Oct. 24.

THE HOLIDAYS…

…they were fun while they lasted.

Happy New Year!