Friday at Keeneland
Heritage of Gold drew the rail and was installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite for the $543,000-added Three Chimneys Spinster Stakes (gr. I) Saturday at Keeneland. The seven-horse field also includes Plenty of Light, Roza Robata, Spain, and Ruby Surprise.
Cat Thief turned in a solid five furlong work Thursday at Churchill Downs that had Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas wondering if his 4-year-old colt is gearing up for another big effort in the 2000 Classic on November 4 at Churchill Downs.
Lemon Drop Kid drew post position four and was installed as the 4-5 favorite for the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) Saturday at Belmont Park. Earlier on the card, Riboletta and Beautiful Pleasure will face off in the $750,000 Beldame.
At its membership meeting in Lexington, Ky., the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) unveiled plans for its 2001 national consumer promotions.
The NTRA on Thursday released results of a new ESPN Sports Poll that shows a growth in interest in horseracing of 8.5% during the first half of 2000.
At its annual membership meeting in Lexington, Ky., the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) and Breeders' Cup Limited unveiled details of the licensing agreement for the operational merger ofthe two organizations.
Millionaire Puerto Madero, whose victory over Behrens and Silver Charm in the 1999 Donn Handicap (gr. I) got the "NTRA Champions on Fox" series off to a rousing start, has been retired from racing and will stand at John T.L. Jones Jr.'s Walmac International near Lexington for $5,000 live foal.
Central Kentucky's Thoroughbred breeders were noticeable by their absence at Keeneland on Thursday morning when the National Thoroughbred Racing Association held the first session of a two-day membership meeting.
Part of a series on handicapping the 2000 Breeders' Cup.
With only a month before 2001 membership commitments are due, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association apparently has made progress in several key areas, and pledged Thursday morning to strive for 100% industry participation.
John Toffan and Trudy McCaffery's homebred grade II winner Kumari Continent has been retired and will be bred to Gone West.
By Steve Haskin -- When the smoke of battle clears on Sunday night, those still standing will pack up and head to Churchill Downs, where riches, glory, and Eclipse Awards await. Of course, we all know by now that the most feared warrior of them all, Fusaichi Pegasus, has put back his sword and armor and will fight his final fight in Kentucky.
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A compilation of news and notes from the racing industry.
Agent John Ferguson, acting on behalf of Sheikh Mohammed's Godolphin Racing, paid the top price of 220,000 guineas for each of three yearlings purchased during the second session of Tattersalls' October yearling sale Wednesday.
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