Articles posted September 6, 2001

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Virginia Horseman Mark Hardin Dead

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Mark Hardin, a native Virginian whose father was the force behind historic Newstead Farm near Upperville, Va., died Sept. 4 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

Fleet Renee Heads Gazelle Field

The grade I $250,000 Gazelle to be contested Saturday at 1 1/8 miles over the main track at Belmont Park marks the return of multiple grade I winner Fleet Renee. The daughter of Seattle Slew has not raced since winning Belmont's grade I Mother Goose on June 30 by 5 1/2 lengths.

Heywood Hale "Woody" Broun Dead

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Heywood Hale "Woody" Broun, who for years covered the Kentucky Derby on television for CBS and ABC, died Wednesday at Kingston Hospital in Kingston, N.Y. Broun, best known for his multi-colored sports jackets and his observations on horse racing, was 83.

Live Foal Report Released; Tale of the Cat Covers Most Mares

Tale of the Cat, who covered the second most mares in North America during the 1999 breeding season, moved up to the top spot during the 2000 breeding season. The Ashford Stud stallion covered 176 mares during the 2000 breeding season after covering 147 mares in 1999.

Woodward Brings Stars To Belmont

Five runners will take the post in Saturday's $500,000 Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park. The field might seem small, but the qualifications the five runners bring into the 1 1/8 mile event have championship status written all over them.

Theresa Richardson Dead

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Theresa Richardson, wife of Donald R. Richardson, Churchill Downs Incorporated's senior vice president of racing, died Sept. 3 at University of Louisville Hospital after a long battle with cancer

Grade II Winner Flame Thrower Retired

Gary Garber's grade II winner Flame Thrower has been retired from racing because of an injury suffered during a runner-up effort in the June 9 Riva Ridge Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park.

Belmont Ready To Begin

A lot will be on the line when Belmont Park opens its fall season this weekend. The meet offically opens Friday, but things get rolling Saturday when three grade I events will be contested, and all figure to have implications on Belmont's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 27.

Ikari to Millennium in Texas

Leland and Sue Cook's Ikari, whose 2-year-old daughter Victory Road won the Sept. 1 La Senorita Stakes for Leland Cook, will stand the 2002 breeding season at Drs. Ken and Linda Quirk and Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Belton, Texas.

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