Articles posted August 21, 2001

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Diligence Filly Tops First Open Session Of OBS Yearling Sale

A Diligence filly sold for $85,000 Tuesday to top the first open session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale. New Jersey bloodstock agent Buzz Chace purchased the Florida-bred filly for William Lickle, a prominent owner of steeplechase horses. Lickle, according to Chace, is becoming increasingly interested in flat racing.

Point Given Arrives at Saratoga for Travers Engagement

Point Given, heavy favorite for Saturday's 132nd Travers Stakes (gr. I), arrived at Saratoga racecourse at 4:20 p.m. (EDT) Tuesday afternoon, nearly 12 hours after leaving trainer Bob Baffert's barn at Del Mar near San Diego, Calif. The Thunder Gulch colt was bedded down in trainer John Terranova's barn after an uneventful trip in which he was accompanied by Baffert assistant Jim Barnes, groom Roberto Luna, exercise rider Pepe Aragon.

Clinton Among Players at Magna Tournament

Former president Bill Clinton and golf pro John Daly were among those invited to a charity golf tournament Monday at Magna Golf, a private course owned by Magna International in Aurora, Ontario, Canada. The Globe and Mail of Toronto reported that money raised during the tournament would go to Toronto's Hospital for Sick Children.

Claiborne Announces 2002 Fees

Claiborne Farm, which announced its 2002 fees for its 16 stallions, once again will stand leading sires Danzig, Seeking the Gold, and Unbridled for private fees.

Western Canadian Stallion Bold Laddie Dead at 28

Bold Laddie, whose runners have earned nearly $10 million, was euthanized Aug. 7 at Salishan Meadows Farm near Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. His death came two days after his son Handy N Bold won the Governor's Handicap at Emerald Downs for the third consecutive year.

Public Perception

By John W. Russell -- There is a new phrase creeping into the lexicon of Thoroughbred racing that is grabbing the attention of the industry--public perception: How the public views our sport.

Peer Pressure

By Ray Paulick -- Kentucky Gov. Paul Patton gave Californians help in educating Gov. Gray Davis on the horse industry.

Family, Friends Mourn Deceased Jockey

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The family of jockey Isiah Sala visited Marquis Downs on Monday, a day after the 23-year-old died from injuries sustained during a racing accident at the track.

Horsemen: New York Has Poor OTB Model

The New York Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association, in a statement released Aug. 19, said it "firmly believes" the owner of New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. should be the operator of New York's Thoroughbred racing franchise, in this case the New York Racing Association.

A.P. Indy at $300,000, Kingmambo at $200,000, for 2002

William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm announced its stallion fees for 2002 and has placed premium fees for the services of A.P. Indy and Kingmambo. A.P. Indy, whose millionaire son Aptitude won the Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) over the weekend, will stand for $300,000, and Kingmambo's fee will be $200,000.

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