Friday at Calder Race Course
Jockey Russell Baze earned his 400th win on the year in Thursday's fourth race at Golden Gate Fields. With the win Baze reached the 400-win mark for the eighth time in nine years.
Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. II) winner Kashatreya will seek his second straight graded stakes win when he faces 12 rivals in Saturday's $75,000 Gravesend Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct. Also entered in the six furlong races are 1998 Gravesend winner Say Florida Sandy and Carter Handicap (gr. I) winner Brutally Frank.
The Keeneland Association has filed an "interpleader" with Fayette (Lexington, KY.) Circuit Court, asking the court to decide how to disperse proceeds from last month's dispersal of horses owned by Robert (Country) and Bea Roberts. The Roberts dispersal grossed $1,902,600. After deducting Keeneland's entry fees and other charges totaling $147,250, there was $1,755,350 in net proceeds from the sale. The court filing noted that a number of parties had notified Keeneland, claiming an interest in the portion of the net sale proceeds.
English champion Celtic Swing will be moved from Haras d'Etreham in France to the Irish National Stud for the 2001 breeding season.
The inclement weather that has hit the Midwest and Northeast continues to have a negative impact on live racing. At Turfway Park, which conducted live racing Wednesday night for the first time in more than a week, cancelled the Thursday night card due to "continued snow...temperatures dipping to 30 below zero with the wind chill."
Stakes winner Manlove will be relocated to James and Lorna Mack's Silvernails Farm near Pine Plains, N.Y., from Michael Sherman's Farnsworth Farms near Ocala, Fla.
Jean-Pierre DeRoubaix of the French Bloodstock Agency announced that the Turkish Jockey Club has purchased West by West, Marlin, Fantastic Fellow, Bijou d'Inde, and Bin Ajwaad for stallion duty at the Turkish National Stud near Izmit.
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