Articles posted August 20, 2001

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Valid Expectations Colt Tops OBS Select Session

A colt by North America's leading first crop sire, Valid Expectations, brought the top price of $305,000 Monday during the select session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale. Consigned by Kelli Mitchell for his breeders, Leland and Robert Ackerley, the colt was purchased by Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables. The Sanans' daughter, Nadia, signed the ticket.

Vets Following Progress of Pregnant Mares in Kentucky

Several reproductive specialists at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary firm in Lexington, Ky., are following about 100 pregnant mares. These are mares from farms which were either affected or unaffected by Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome this spring; are 15 years old or younger; were bred March 15 or earlier; and are not going through the sales and will remain in Kentucky to foal next spring.

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Scorpion, Dollar Bill Work Toward Travers

Risen Star Stakes winner Dollar Bill worked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 over the main track at Saratoga on Sunday, completing his preparations for next Saturday's $1-million Travers Stakes (gr. I).

Arlington Sets Betting Record on Million Day Card

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Arlington Park reported the $14,519,027 wagered on the track's 12-race Arlington Million card Saturday is the highest in ttrack history and for any track in the state of Illinois on Illinois races.

Tobacco Money to Help Offset Foal Loss Syndrome Study Cost

The board dispensing Kentucky's portion of tobacco settlement money has approved a $56,400 grant to cover half of the cost of the investigation into the Mare Reproductive Foal Loss Syndrome that negatively impacted the horse breeding industry last spring.

Sunline Loses Six-Year-Old Debut

In contrast to the recent seasonal awards, Sunline couldn't maintain her unbeaten record at Melbourne's Moonee Valley when the champion distaffer was beaten in her first run as a 6-year-old.

Bobby Frankel: Take Two

The trainer had a good Saturday; his favorite horse Flute won the Alabama. Sunday made Saturday look like a trip to the dentist. Frankel won the Saratoga Breeders' Cup with Aptitude right here at Saratoga. Frankel stood in the winner's circle, smiled, shook a few hands, had his picture taken.

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