Articles posted October 30, 2003

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Ethan Man Sidelined With Leg Injury

West Point Thoroughbred's Ethan Man has some farm rest on his schedule after the Patrick Byrne-trained gelding suffered a leg injury in his 10th place finish in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) last week at Santa Anita.

Secretariat Blanket Auctioned in Fundraiser

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Penny Chenery, owner of the legendary Secretariat, has released for auction a horse blanket worn by the champion at his resounding 1973 victory in the Canadian International Championship at Woodbine. The Canadian International was the final race of Secretariat's career.

Valenzuela Draws Five-Day Suspension

Stewards at Santa Anita Park have suspended Patrick Valenzuela for five days from Nov. 5-9 for causing interference in the stretch aboard Hagerstown in the ninth race on Oct. 24.

Sky Jack On Cal Cup Classic Trail Again

Sky Jack is ready for his Cal Cup close-up again. The California-bred gelding is being prepared for another go-round in the $250,000 California Cup Classic on Nov. 8, his first start since winning the Longacres Mile (gr. III) at Emerald Downs on Aug. 25.

She's Got the Beat May Benefit from Speed Duel

With speedy Miss Linda breaking from the rail and need-the-lead Pocus Hocus to her outside, the $100,000 Turnback the Alarm at 1 1/8-miles on Saturday at Belmont Park, should set up nicely for She's Got the Beat, who will attempt to win her first graded stakes.

Michigan Sets Racing Schedule for 2004

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Great Lakes Downs, Michigan's only all-Thoroughbred racetrack, was awarded 118 days of racing in 2004 under an order signed by Michigan racing commissioner Robert Geake.

Unbeaten Cactus Ridge Retired

Country singer Toby Keith's unbeaten Cactus Ridge has been retired from racing because of an injury to his right front knee that was discovered following a workout in preparation for the Oct. 25 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

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