Articles posted September 26, 2002

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Macho Uno Gears Ups for Washington Park

Stronach Stables Inc.'s Macho Uno, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) two years ago and a possible starter in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 26 at Arlington Park, galloped twice around the Arlington oval Thursday morning in advance of Sunday's Washington Park Handicap (gr. II).

Macho Uno Gears Ups for Washington Park

Stronach Stables Inc.'s Macho Uno, winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) two years ago and a possible starter in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 26 at Arlington Park, galloped twice around the Arlington oval Thursday morning in advance of Sunday's Washington Park Handicap (gr. II).

Godolphin Pair Head Arlington Futurity

Godolphin Racing's coupling of Sharp Impact and Anasheed headline a field of 10 2-year-olds in Saturday's grade III $150,000 Arlington-Washington Futurity at Arlington Park.

Two-time Turf Champion Flawlessly Dead

Flawlessly, the last runner to win consecutive Eclipse Awards as a turf champion and one of only two mares to have done so, died Sept. 26 of natural causes in her paddock at John Williams' Elmwood near Versailles, Ky.

Field of 13 Set for Arlington-Washington Lassie

Thirteen 2-year-old fillies, many with an eye on a possible start in the grade I Long John Silver's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies next month, were entered for Saturday's grade III $100,000 Arlington-Washington Lassie at Arlington Park.

Banks Hill Heads Flower Bowl Field

Banks Hill, the winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), will prep for this year's running in Saturday's $750,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) at Belmont.

Wet Track Probable for Jockey Club Gold Cup

The biggest question surrounding the weekend's races is the weather. Rain was falling Thursday when entries were taken for Saturday's $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont, and more rain is forecast for Friday.

Three Chimneys Announces Fees

Three Chimneys Farm owner Robert N. Clay, who earlier dropped the fee for Horse of the Year Point Given from $125,000 to $75,000 for 2003, also announced drops for fellow Three Chimney stallions Rahy and War Chant

Came Home Breeders' Cup Plans Set

Came Home, who shares the No. 1 spot on the World Thoroughbred rankings with three other horses, will train up to the Breeders' Cup Classic, and is scheduled to ship to Arlington Park on Wednesday, Oct. 23, three days before the race, co-owner John Toffan said Thursday.

Breeders' Cup To Again Have Ultra Pick 6

For the sixth straight year, the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships will offer Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 wagering. This year's Ultra Pick 6 will have a guaranteed minimum wagering pool of $3 million. All wagers must be in $2 denominations.

NBC To Air Breeders' Cup Preps Sunday

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NBC Sports will air The NTRA Road to the World Thoroughbred Championships live from Arlington Park Sept. 29 from 4:30-6 p.m. (eastern time). Arlington will be the site of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 26.

Harlan's Holiday Heads Pegasus Field

Harlan's Holiday, coming off a win I the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) and heading to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), should be an overwhelming choice Friday night in the Pegasus Handicap (gr. II) at the Meadowlands.

Frankel Keeps an Eye on Isidore

Like many trainers, Bobby Frankel is watching out for Tropical Storm Isidore, which is dumping rain on Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. That system is forecast to bring wet weather into the New York area Thursday through Saturday morning.

McPeek Takes a Peak

Repent, Minister's Baby, Fabulous Brush and Risky Cat are among trainer Ken McPeek's hopefuls to hit the track at Belmont Wednesday to prepare for important fall races.

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