Man Among Men, winner of the Pinjara Stakes at Santa Anita in his last start, breezed three furlongs in :37.80 on the main track Wednesday for the $200,000 Generous Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 2-year-olds at one mile on turf Saturday.
Union Place, winner of the Calder Derby in his last start Oct. 12, galloped one mile on Hollywood Park's main track Wednesday under exercise rider Juan Aracena for the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) on Sunday.
Continuing her quest for an Eclipse Award, Golden Apples drilled a half mile on the Hollywood Park turf Wednesday in a bullet :46.20 breezing for the $500,000 Matriarch (gr. IT) for fillies and mares on Sunday.
Amerman Racing Stables' Lido Palace, a Chilean import who has ranked among the finest handicap horses in America over the past two seasons, and Joseph Vitello's Tenpins, a rising star bidding to establish a national reputation, head an accomplished field of 12 horses in Friday's 128th running of the $400,000-added Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs.
Former claimer Crossing Point takes a big step up while seeking his fifth strike victory in Thursday's Thanksgiving Day $100,000-added Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. III) at six furlongs.
Turfway Park, which began implementing measures designed to improve wagering security and increase customer confidence in mid-November, will adopt new wagering policies beginning Dec. 1, opening day of its holiday meet.
Grade II winner Prospectors Gamble will stand the 2003 season at Colorado State University near Ft. Collins
Eight-year-old Indy Mood (A.P. Indy -- Super Luna, by In Reality) will stand at Don and Dana Myers' Swifty Farms near Seymour, Ind.
Golden Ransom, a 3-year-old son of Hennessy, will enter stud at Dr. Mary Cap and Greg Creager's Mountain States Equine near Hobbs, N.M.
Late additions to the University of Arizona Symposium on Racing agenda stem from the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 investigation and resulting industry pari-mutuel review.
City Street, a track-record-setter and –equaler in his two starts as a 2-year-old, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Bullard Farms near Weatherford, Texas
- By Tom Precious
In search of every last penny to balance the city's budget, New York City officials are trying to convince state officials to allow New York City Off-Track Betting Corp. to simulcast Thoroughbred racing at night.
Joe Hampshire Jr. will try to keep his 23-day winning streak alive on Saturday.
The first day of the Tattersalls December Foal Sale in Newmarket, England, was topped Wednesday by a colt by locally-based sire Pivotal out of the unraced Persian Bold mare Persian Air returned 60,000 guineas when sold by 93-year-old breeder Evelyn Charlton from Trickledown Stud.
Peter Crane's Hail the Chief, a British import who stamped himself as one of the rising stars in America's handicap division in the spring, will make his anticipated return to racing in Friday's Clark Handicap (gr. II
Mandy's Gold will attempt to rebound off a fifth-place finish in the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) when she starts as the 120-pound highweight in Friday's $150,000 Top Flight Handicap (gr. II) at Aqueduct.
This year Fair Grounds will offer expanded television coverage, a new look for its web site, and eight graded stakes races.
Verne H. Winchell, who founded a successful donut company and campaigned champions Mira Femme and Tight Spot, died Nov. 26 of a heart attack following his daily exercise routine at his Las Vegas home. He had turned 87 in October.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., and Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla., will be rejoining the NTRA effective January 1, 2003. In addition, the NTRA announced that the Oregon HBPA will also join the organization effective January 1, 2003.
Grade II winner Golden Gear and 5-year-old Cloud Hopping will stand the 2003 season at DunHill Stud near Reddick, Fla.
There will be three new grade I stakes, three new grade II events, and 10 new grade III races under a 2003 list released Nov. 27 by the American Graded Stakes Committee of the Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.
A number of racetracks have stakes races or special events on Thanksgiving Day, including Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, Calder, and Thistledown.
Maryland Horsemen announce award winners...Ky. Farm Managers honor Tom Evans...Finger Lakes names Running Tiger horse of the year...LSU holds annual AI workshop...TVG covers Texas Classic Futurity...Arlington Million seats already available.
Suffolk Downs has cancelled Wednesday's live racing card due to snow. The track is scheduled to resume live racing Saturday.
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