Articles posted October 31, 2000

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Hubbard to Receive NTRA Commissioner's Cup

Thoroughbred owner/breeder and racetrack executive R.D. Hubbard will receive the Commissioner's Cup, annually given by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association to honor an individual or organization for extraordinary contributions to the NTRA and the Thoroughbred industry.

Santa Anita Recap: Pincay Sets New Threshold For Jockeys

California Cup, now an annual rite of autumn on the Southern California racing calendar, paraded forth for the 11th time on Oct. 28, as a jubilant Oak Tree crowd of 24,526 came out to catch the usual plateful of bright colors, beaming faces, and big races. What they walked away with was racing history.

Steeplechase Recap: Millers Show Prowess

The Miller family's steeplechase prowess has long been a given, but the juggernaut blew to a new level on a windy fall day in New Jersey. All Gong, trained by Bruce and ridden by his daughter Blythe, won the $250,000 Breeders' Cup Steeplechase (NSA-I) at the Far Hills Races Oct. 28 in a 3 1/4-length romp over eight opponents.

Australian Recap: Sunline Leaves Them Speechless

You had to see it to believe it, the way Sunline left nine other group I winners standing in the W.S. Cox Plate (Aust-I). Australia's weight-for-age championship is a race that often leads observers to gush, but this virtuoso performance at first left them speechless.

Meeting Set Between Meeker, NTRA Defectors

A meeting has been scheduled for Nov. 9 between Churchill Downs president Tom Meeker and representatives of 22 racetracks that have or will defect from the National Thoroughbred Racing Association as of Dec. 31. The 22 member tracks account for almost $2.5 million in annual NTRA dues.

Agol Lack Out, Top of the League Injured

Agol Lack, the son of Gulch who is first on the preference list for the oversubscribed $4-million Breeders' Cup Classic, will not make the race after having a spiked temperature. Also Tuesday, Top of the League, on the preference list for the Juvenile Fillies, cracked a cannon bone during a workout and was declared out.

Agol Lack Out, Top of the League Injured

Agol Lack, the son of Gulch who is first on the preference list for the oversubscribed $4-million Breeders' Cup Classic, will not make the race after having a spiked temperature. Also Tuesday, Top of the League, on the preference list for the Juvenile Fillies, cracked a cannon bone during a workout and was declared out.

Classic Notes For Monday

LOUISVILLE, KY - Following is the daily report on the horses running in the Breeders' Cup Classic, the eighth race of the Breeders' Cup Championship to be run Saturday, Nov. 4, at Churchill Downs.

Turf notes for Monday, Oct. 30

LOUISVILLE, KY - Following is the daily report on the horses running in the Breeders' Cup Turf, the seventh race of the Breeders' Cup Championship to be run Saturday, Nov. 4, at Churchill Downs. Note: The Breeders' Cup Turf and the Breeders' Cup Classic are legs eight and nine, respectively, of the Emirates World Series Racing Championship.

Top of the League Out of JF

Stronach Stables' Juvenile Fillies hopeful Top of the League reportedly cracked a cannon bone while galloping Tuesday morning. According to TVG, the Joe Orseno trainee is already en route from Churchill Downs to Rood and Riddle Equine Clinic near Lexington for treatment.

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