Articles posted November 20, 2001

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Trio of Breeders' Cup Winners Head Falls City Field

A rare meeting of three Breeders' Cup champions, including a rematch of the last two winners of the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) headlines what promises to be one of the most memorable renewals in the long history of Churchill Downs' $250,000-added Falls City Handicap (gr. III).

Golden Rod Fillies Work at Churchill

The 2-year-old fillies that figure to be the favorites for the Nov. 24 $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs completed their serious training for the 1 1/16-mile race with Tuesday breezes at Churchill.

Champions Shine in Falls City

A field of seven was entered Tuesday for the $250,000-added Falls City (gr. III), which will be run on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs. The field includes six grade I winners and three Breeders' Cup champions in Unbridled Elaine (2001Distaff), Spain (2000 Distaff and 2001 Distaff runner-up) and Caressing (2000 Juvenile Fillies).

Fair Grounds Looks to Continue Momentum

Fair Grounds in New Orleans will kick off its 130th season Thanksgiving Day with daily average purses of more than $270,000 a day. The 89-day meet will run through March 25 and feature 60 stakes headlined by the $750,000 Louisiana Derby, a grade II event set for March 10.

Make Them Talk

By Dan Liebman -- On Oct. 27 at Belmont Park, there was a media press conference following each of the eight Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races. After three of the races, the winning trainer did not show up.

Dollars and Sense

Dollars and Sense

By Ray Paulick -- To avoid any confusion, the easiest way to compile all sire and leaders lists would be to count North American earnings only, though that seems unfair to horses and individuals who take on international challenges. But a North American-only system is flawed, too.

Consignors Group Maps Strategy for 2002

Members of the National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors met Monday night in Ocala, Fla., to discuss 2002 objectives, review the accomplishments made by the organization in 2001, and to elect new board members.

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