Articles posted October 16, 2002

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Ramsammy Guides Mulligan to Deputy Minister Win

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.

For Two Item Limit, it's Classical Sounds

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.

O'Brien Enters Big Three, Seven Others

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 Breezes at Santa Anita

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.

Desormeaux Takes Off Mounts for Son's Surgery

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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.

Charismatic to Japan

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

E. P. Taylor Winner Fraulein Retired; Mating Plans Unknown

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 to be Buried at Saratoga

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.

Here and There

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.

Best of The Bests to Stand at Dalham Hall

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.

Tejabo to Park Stud in Ontario, Canada

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

Juvenile Jinx

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?

I Want My BCTV

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.

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