Saturday at Hollywood Park
Michael Tabor's Yonaguska will start from post position seven under highweight of 122 pounds in the $100,000 Hollywood Prevue Stakes (gr. III) Sunday at Hollywood Park.
Michael Dickinson-trained Cetewayo returns to the races Saturday in the $150,000 Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT), the last graded stakes this year on turf in New York.
Brief items on racing and breeding.
Equine Spectrum plans to conduct a "mock auction" on Dec. 1 to give buyers, sellers, and agents an opportunity to test the online system in a simulated environment, according to Tom Biederman, Equine Spectrum executive director.
Irving and Marjorie Cowan announced Friday that Breeders' Cup Mile winner War Chant will be retired to enter stud at Robert N. Clay's Three Chimneys Farm for the 2001 breeding season. He will stand for a live foal fee of $75,000. Cowan said it has not been decided whether War Chant will run in the Hollywood Derby (gr. I) on Nov. 26 or if he has made his last start.
The Santa Anita Derby, the richest Kentucky Derby prep race this year when it was worth $1-million, will revert to its former purse level of $750,000 when it is renewed April7, 2001. The 25% purse cut for the 1 1/8-mile race for 3-year-olds was among the changes in the Santa Anita stakes schedule released Friday.
The National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association expects to move its office from south Florida to Kentucky and have a full-time executive director on board within the next year. Scott Savin, recently named general manager at Gulfstream Park, will remain part-time executive director of the organization through the end of this year.
Beulah Park and Scioto Downs, both located in the Columbus market, will be open year-round for simulcasting, though Ohio law will limit the schedule on certain days.
One horse sold through Keeneland's second online auction associated with the ongoing November breeding stock sale.
The breeding shed and barns at what was Ben P. Walden's Jr.'s Vinery might look awfully familiar to 11-year-old stallions Shuailaan and Furiously.
The board of directors for Churchill Downs Inc. Thursday declared an annual dividend of 50 cents per share on the Company's common stock, payable Jan. 19, 2001, to stockholders of record on Dec. 31, 2000. Also during the quarterly meeting, the board approved the establishment of a non-profit private charitable foundation to provide contributions to qualifying charitable, civic and community causes in locations where CDI and its subsidiaries do business.
The great Citation began his 1948 Horse of the Year campaign with a victory in allowance company at Hialeah.
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