Articles posted September 3, 2002

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Littleexpectations to Millennium in Kentucky

Stakes winner Littleexpectations, whose full brother Valid Expectations was the leading freshman sire by 2001 progeny earnings, will begin his stud career in 2003 at Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington.

Macho Uno Heading to Arlington

Macho Uno, who has not run, nor worked, since his fourth-place finish in the Whitney Handicap, is currently at owner Frank Stronach's farm in Canada, where he will begin preparing for the Sept. 29 Washington Park Handicap at Arlington.

Ellis Meet Mixed, With Attendance Up and Wagering Down

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Ellis Park concluded its 41-day race meet with increased attendance and slightly lower total wagering. The totals for the meet, which ended with a Labor Day program on Sept. 2, shohwed a 3.1% increase in on-track attendance and a 2.1% decline in on-track betting. Overall wagering declined 3.6%, when compared to the 2001 meet.

Cummings Has Decision After Magical Miss Wins

Magical Miss left trainer Bart Cummings with a dilemma after her wonderful weight-for-age debut success at Caulfield on Aug. 31. Ridden by Steven Arnold, last season's 1,000 Guineas and Victoria Oaks (both  (Aust-I) heroine swamped a slick Memsie field in the stretch to win the $177,000 (Australian funds) and 1,410 meters event by almost a length.

Supremo Colt Wins in Australia

Supremo, the Gone West son now at Blue Ridge Farm gained his biggest [southern] success on Aug. 31 when his second crop son, Sportsman, landed the Peter Pan Stakes (Aust-II) at Sydney's Rosehill oval. Australia's Peter Pan, contested over 1,500 meters by spring 3-year-olds is named for the Australian champion who won two Melbourne Cups.

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