Miss Nicolie, a maiden making her fourth career start, picked a good time to find the winner's circle Wednesday at Del Mar, winning the $100,000 Generous Portion Stakes for California-bred 2-year-old fillies going six furlongs.
James B. Tafel LLC's Lakenheath, winner by a head in Monday's Arlington Matron (gr. III), came out of her victory in good order and may try Kentucky for her next trip to the post, according to trainer Gene Cilio.
Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) champion Sky Jack, who was one of the pacesetters in the $1-million Pacific Classic, is heading for surgery to remove a chip from his right knee.
Albarado honored...Upcoming race meets at Turfway, Hollywood, and Suffolk...Goldthorpe on his own.
Voodoo Dancer was scheduled to arrive Wednesday afternoon for her date Sunday in the $150,000 Palomar Handicap (gr. IIT) for fillies and mares 3 years old and up going 1 1/16 mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.
Keeneland's experiment into selling horse on the Internet is over, for now. The Lexington sales company said it will not conduct an online sale for horses that fail to meet their reserves in the upcoming September yearling sale.
Mr. Mellon, winner of the Arlington Park Handicap (gr. II) and trained by W. Elliott Walden, was scheduled to arrive Wednesday for Saturday's $300,000 Del Mar Derby (gr. IIT) at 1 1/8 mile on the Jimmy Durante Turf Course.
Street Cry, winner this year of the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I), has been retired and will stand at stud in 2003 at Sheikh Mohammed's Jonabell Farm near Lexington. No stud fee was announced.
- By Ray Paulick
By Ray Paulick -- A number of the policies for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships are beginning to resemble those at other major sporting events. That's a good thing, even if it means some people will be unhappy. The Breeders' Cup should be a tough ticket.
By Barbara Bayer -- For Japanese racing fans, the death of Sunday Silence has left a huge hole.
Ten-year-old Bet On Sunshine has been retired after reaggravating a chronic injury in his left front suspensory ligament.
Ishiguru, who trainer Aidan O'Brien regarded as one of his brightest sprinting hopes for this season, has been retired and sold to take up stallion duties at Tweenhills Farm & Stud in
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