Articles posted October 8, 2002

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Strength Continues on Second Day of OBSC Sale

The second day of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s Fall Mixed sale built on the strength it showed during the opening session on Oct. 8. While the opening session showed depth in the weaning end of the market, Tuesday session's breadth stretched to the mares as well. Tuesday was the second of two consignor-preferred sessions.

Grade I Winner Left Bank Dead

Michael Tabor's Left Bank, who won this year's Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga over a particularly strong field, died Oct. 7 from complications brought on following colic surgery.

This Lady is a Champ

By Ray Paulick -- If she adds the Breeders' Cup Distaff to her list of credentials, Azeri deserves consideration for Horse of the Year honors.

Money Machine

By Steve Haskin -- The late Walter Annenberg, who ran the Daily Racing Form, is remembered as the owner of a "damn good, very profitable newspaper in its time."

Xtra Heat Moves on to Arlington

Xtra Heat, who beat the boys in the Oct. 6 Phoenix Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Keeneland, arrived at Arlington Park, the site of the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, on Sunday and is resting comfortably in her new surroundings.

A Dozen to Contest Raven Run

A dozen 3-year-old fillies are entered for Wednesday's $150,000 Raven Run Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland. Previous graded winners Miss Lodi and Take the Cake look to be the pair to beat in the seven-furlong contest.

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