Articles posted June 20, 2002

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Shaws Creek Lukewarm Queen's Plate Favorite

Jam Jar Racing Stable's Shaws Creek, winner of the Queenston and Plate Trial Stakes in his last two starts, has been installed the 3-1 favorite for Sunday's Queen's Plate at Woodbine, despite drawing the outside post in the 14-horse field.

Megan's Bluff Heads Locust Grove Field

James Routsong's Megan's Bluff, a 5-year-old mare who has won stakes races at Churchill Downs in each of the past three years, faces eight rivals in Saturday's $150,000-added Locust Grove Handicap (gr. III) for older fillies and mares on the turf.

California Owners Group Gives $169,500 to Charities

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At its June meeting, the board of the Thoroughbred Owners of California (TOC) voted to donate $169,500 to racing charities for the fiscal year 2001-02. Included is $80,000 to organizations that care for retired Thoroughbreds and over $50,000 to groups that help people who work in the industry.

Black-Type Minimum Rising to $35,000

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At a meeting earlier this week in London, members of the Society of International Thoroughbred Auctioneers ratified a recommendation to raise the minimum purse necessary for a race to receive black type.

Night Shift Sires 70th Stakes Winner

While the racing world is awaiting Sadler's Well's landmark 200th stakes winner, another Coolmore stallion, Northern Dancer's son Night Shift, reached a milestone of his own.

Stolen Seabiscuit Trophy Goes to Hall of Fame

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The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will announce June 27 the details of how a Seabiscuit trophy stolen in the 1950s was recovered. The trophy was stolen from the Howard family, which owned the famed Thoroughbred.

Seabiscuit Trophy Recovered; Headed to Museum

Officials at the National Musuem of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., have called a press conference for next week to discuss the dramatic return of a Seabiscuit trophy stolen 50 years ago.

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