Articles posted August 13, 2002

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The Bottom Line: Saratoga Meet on Record Pace

Stretches of hot, humid weather and a cool economy haven't hurt business at Saratoga Race Course. At the middle of the 2002 season, the New York Racing Association is on course to break the Saratoga records set last year.

Report From Japan: On-the-Scene Account of Sunday Silence's Battle

HAYAKITA, HOKKAIDO, JAPAN (August 13) -- It's the ninth anniversary of the death of Zenya Yoshida, the founder of Shadai Farm. Rain has fallen for most of the day, growing stronger toward evening and the mood is grim at Shadai Stallion Station. In a barn set back from the others, a barn that was especially built to accommodate the aging Northern Taste, Sunday Silence battles what appear to be his longest odds yet.

Youbet Moves to New Market

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Youbet.com, an online racing and wagering service, had its stock listing moved to the Nasdaq SmallCap Market Aug. 9.

Sport of Sporstman's

By John McEvoy -- So, it's goodbye to Chicago's "bull ring." After 70 years, Sportsman's Park is finished as a blue-collar, ethnically integrated site of Thoroughbred racing, a track whose configuration changed from a half-miler (1932), to a five-furlong oval (1956), to a seven-furlong strip (1992) with the longest stretch (1,436 feet) in America.

Sport of Sportsman's

By John McEvoy -- So, it's goodbye to Chicago's "bull ring." After 70 years, Sportsman's Park is finished as a blue-collar, ethnically integrated site of Thoroughbred racing, a track whose configuration changed from a half-miler (1932), to a five-furlong oval (1956), to a seven-furlong strip (1992) with the longest stretch (1,436 feet) in America.

Stuck Market

By Ray Paulick -- What has happened to the top of the yearling market, the sector that outpaced all others during the boom years of the late 1990s and into the first year of the new millennium?

Tattersalls to Change Sale Dates

Tattersalls is set to make major changes to its sale dates in 2003, with the flagship Tattersalls Houghton yearling sale set to move up one week, and the Tattersalls October yearling sale moved to the week currently occupied by the Houghton.

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