Articles posted October 10, 2001

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Maryland Million Boasts 98 Entries

Ninety-eight horses are entered for the 16th running of the Maryland Million on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The 11-race card with purses of $1.05 million showcases the best products of Maryland breeding farms and horses sired by Maryland stallions.

Nasty Storm Takes Raven Run

Showing good speed and maintaining it over seven furlongs, Nasty Storm made it two wins in a row with a powerful performance in Keeneland's $100,000-added Raven Run Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Wednesday afternoon.

Danehill Colts Dominate Goffs Orby Sale

Demi O'Byrne outbid Sheikh Hamdan Al Maktoum and Dick Mulhall of Thoroughbred Corporation to acquire a Danehill colt for IREĀ£2,100,000 (about $2,437,402) to top the Goffs Orby yearling sale that concluded in Ireland on Wednesday.

Cobra King to DunHill

Graded stakes winner Cobra King has arrived at DunHill Stud near Reddick, Fla., where he will stand for $4,000.

Study Shows Impact of Slots at Pa. Tracks

A Pennsylvania State University study says that slot machines at the state's four racetracks would trigger a $2.5 billion increase in gross state product and hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for state and local governments.

Silvano Arrives in Australia for Cox Plate

Silvano, the impressive winner of this summer's Arlington Million (gr. IT), arrived in Australia on Oct. 9 for the eighth leg of the World Series Racing Championship -- -the Carlton Draught Cox Plate (Aust-I).

Deputy Warlock to Tee-N-Jay

Four-year-old Deputy Warlock, a two-time stakes winner as a juvenile and twice graded stakes-placed, has been purchased by members of the Swales family for stallion duty at their Tee-N-Jay Farm near Jamesburg, N.J.

Classic Cat to Stoneriggs

Millionaire and classic-placed Classic Cat will stand the 2002 season at Robert Slack's Stoneriggs Farm near Morriston, Fla.

Fusaichi Pegasus' Stud Fee Decreased

Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who began his stallion career this year for $150,000 at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky., had his fee dropped to $135,000 for the 2002 breeding season.

NTRA Focus: Finances, Economic Stimulation

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and resulting war on terrorism have led the National Thoroughbred Racing Association to revamp its 2002 budget. It will trim spending in some areas, and funnel the money to an economic stimulus package designed to drive handle and attendance at racetracks.

Derby Decisions

Every competitive horse has normal wear and tear, just like human athletes. Horses on the road to the Kentucky Derby in Thoroughbred racing receive more media attention than probably any other equine athletes. So, when a spring season arrives, and when there is attrition in the upper ranks of 3-year-olds, it is seen and commented on by millions of peop...

Venereal Disease in Horses

Venereal diseases are those that can be sexually transmitted. "Vener" is the Latin term for sexual intercourse and, hence, the origin of the term "venereal." The outcome of sexually transmitted diseases in horses can vary depending on the gender of the animal exposed to infection and the causal agent. Infections can give rise to infert...

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