Articles posted August 23, 2002

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Our Song Defeats Impressive Maiden Field at Saratoga

Favored Our Song took full advantage of a ground-saving trip by jockey Edgar Prado and pulled away for a two-length victory in the final race Friday at Saratoga, a $45,000 maiden affair filled with some potentially top 3-year-olds.

Breeders' Cup Post Times, Wagering Options Announced

The Breeders' Cup Classic will be run at approximately 4:35 p.m. local time in Chicago. The World Thoroughbred Championships will be run for the first time this year at Arlington Park. Chicago is on central time. The post times and wagering menu were released today for the Oct. 26 event.

Zippy Beats Ballplayer in Exhibition

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Zippy Chippy, who holds the modern-day record for futility with an 0-93 record in horse races, has found a winning niche in exhibition races against minor league baseball players.

Slew o' Gold Pensioned

Slew o' Gold, who set the racing and breeding world abuzz with four grade/group I winners from his first crop, has been pensioned after failing to impregnate a single mare this year.

West Nile Virus Cases Down in Ocala Area

Many Marion County, Fla., horse farm owners took the advice of their veterinarians seriously and vaccinated their horses against the vector-borne West Nile virus last autumn. It has resulted in a decrease in the number of cases in 2002.

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