Jockey Emile Ramsammy and Mulligan The Great took control of the early lead in Wednesday's $131,250 Deputy Minister Stakes, and disposed of five rivals to capture the seven furlong event in impressive wire-to-wire fashion.
Joseph Graffeo's Two Item Limit, a candidate for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) Oct. 26 at Arlington Park, listens to a compact disc entitled, "Classical Music to Sleep By," when trying to relax.
Trainer Aidan O'Brien has pre-entered 10 runners, including his Ballydoyle big three of Rock Of Gibraltar, High Chaparral and Hawk Wing, to the Oct. 26 World Thoroughbred Championships, ensuring strong representation for European runners at Arlington Park.
Disturbingthepeace breezed five furlongs on Santa Anita's fast main track Wednesday morning under jockey Victor Espinoza in 1:01 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Arlington Park on Oct. 26.
Reba's Gold, third in the Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap after winning the Ralph M. Hinds Pomona Invitational Handicap just seven days earlier on Sept. 29, worked a half-mile in :49.20 Wednesday morning.
Jockey Kent Desormeaux said Wednesday that he will not ride for the next few days at Santa Anita in order to be with his 3-year-old son, Jacob, who is scheduled to undergo emergency surgery on his right ear Thursday at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles.
Grade II winner Why Change, a 9-year-old son of Time for a Change out of the Fappiano mare Secondfromthetop, will stand at End of the Trail Farm near Fowlerville, Mich.
Demidoff, a full brother to Gone West, will stand next year at Horizon Farms near Barrington Hills. Ill.
Horse of the Year Charismatic, who has stood since his retirement at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky., has been sold to the Japan Racing Association
- By Tim Price
Magna Entertainment Corp.'s $99 million acquisition of Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie was approved Wednesday by the Texas Racing Commission at a meeting in Austin.
Jerry Bailey, who has been suffering from a kidney stone, is feeling much better, according to agent Ron Anderson, and has been named on four mounts for Friday.
Cliveden Stud's Fraulein, who was candidate for the Grade I Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf before being retired earlier this week, left Arlington Park early Wednesday morning for Lexington, Ky., where she will begin preparations for a new career as a broodmare.
Fourstardave, who died of a heart attack at age 17 while jogging at Belmont Park Tuesday morning, will be buried at Clare Court at Saratoga Race Course.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Grant and Thomas J. Kelly's Evening Attire, 2 3/4-length victor of the grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup September 28 at Belmont Park and a contender for the Breeders' Cup Classic, arrived by van at Arlington Park at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday from New York.
California champion Ex Marks the Cop will stand the 2003 season at Beckner Farms near Albany, Ore.
Keeneland had a number of Breeders' Cup contenders on the grounds Monday morning making final preparations for Oct. 26.
Luis Chavez heads to New York... Dan Pride to Darley...Countdown to the Breeders' Cup in Saratoga...National Museum of Racing seeks works by Henry Koehler...Churchill stakes deadline approaches.
The Tattersalls October yearling sale, the largest yearling sale in Europe, started in strong style on Tuesday in England.
Humorous Lady, Boston Bull find the slop to their liking in Astarita, Cowdin.
Godolphin's Best of The Bests, who beat Banks Hill in winning this year's Prix d'Ispahan (Fr-I), will enter stud alongside his sire, Machiavellian, at Sheikh Mohammed's Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket. England.
Kerri Casner, daughter of WinStar co-founder Bill Casner, is among those missing after Saturday's bomb explosion in Bali.
Westerly Breeze works at Churchill...Lukas sprinters to Chicago next Wednesday.
Rain and winds in the Northeast forced Delaware Park and Philadelphia Park to cancel racing today.
John Deere's role in New York Showcase Day this Saturday will include sponsorship of one of the day's richest races, the Mohawk Handicap.
Came Home, one of the leading contenders for the Breeders' Cup Classic, breezed five furlongs in 1:02 at Santa Anita Wednesday morning, galloping out six furlongs in 1:15 1/5.
Canadian stallion Tejabo, who stood the past breeding season at Brian Kozak's Crown West Farm near Chillwack, British Columbia, will stand in 2003 at Michael Byrne's Park Stud near Orangeville, Ontario
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick
Has it really been 18 years since Chief's Crown came storming down the Hollywood Park stretch to defeat Tank's Prospect and Spend a Buck in the first Breeders' Cup race ever run?
Royal Academy achieved a dubious double when his talented daughter La Belle Dame was narrowly beaten in the Vinery-sponsored 1,000 Guineas (Aust-I) for 3-year-old fillies at Caulfield on Oct. 16.
By Evan I. Hammonds
In an effort for more television exposure for the World Thoroughbred Championships, the Breeders' Cup and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association have leased 24 hours of local public access time on Breeders' Cup eve and Breeders' Cup day in the Chicago area.
Stakes winner Entepreneur has been retired and will enter stud at James F. Edwards' The Stallion Park in Millbrook, N.Y.
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