Articles posted January 30, 2003

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Strub Stage Set for Medaglia d'Oro

Strub Stage Set for Medaglia d'Oro

Medaglia d'Oro, away from action since running second in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Arlington Park on Oct. 26, returns to competition Saturday as the favorite among six entrants in the $400,000 Strub Stakes (gr. II) for 4-year-olds at Santa Anita Park.

Calder To Offer Record Stakes Schedule in '03


Calder Race Course will offer record stakes schedules for both the Calder and Tropical meets in 2003. At $5.7 million and $2.8 million, respectively, both meets will offer the highest total stakes purses in the track's 32-year history.

Here and There...

Churchill names VP of guest services and is honored for community contributions; sprinter Slewsbox dies of colic; columnist Fred Russell dies.

Gulfstream Report: Offlee Wild Returns to Work

Offlee Wild, the lightly raced winner of the recent Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III), was out for a five-furlong morning workout Thursday morning. The T. V. Smith-trained 3-year-old was clocked in 1:00 3/5 breezing and Smith said he is on schedule for a start in the $200,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles on Feb. 15.

Tobin to Speak for Irish Trainers in Morphine Case

Dr. Tom Tobin of the University of Kentucky will represent a group of Irish Thoroughbred trainers currently facing morphine positive cases at an upcoming hearing before the Irish Turf Club.

Caterpillar Research Discussion on Friday

A discussion of work being performed to help eradicate Eastern tent caterpillars will be held at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky sales pavillion in Lexington, Ky. at 9 a.m. (ET) on Friday, Jan. 31.

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