With odds-on favorite Value Plus eliminated at the start, Klaravich Stables' front-running Read the Footnotes, ridden by Jerry Bailey, pulled away from Paddington in the stretch to win Sunday's $113,100 Nashua Stakes (gr. III) for 2-year-olds at Aqueduct.
Cajun Beat was supposed to get a little vacation following his Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) victory, but the 3-year-old gelding has other ideas.
Baba Gonzo, a filly with a wacky name, is one of several leading candidates for Tuesday's election day $100,000 Tempted Stakes for 2-year-old fillies going a mile at Aqueduct.
Perfect Drift, the winner of Churchill Downs' $750,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) will not race again in 2003 following last week's disappointing sixth-place finish behind Pleasantly Perfect in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita.
Favored The Cliff's Edge took the lead at the top of the stretch under jockey Shane Sellers and steadily drew away for an easy victory in Sunday's $113,700 Iroquios (gr. III) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.
Robby Albarado sustained a wrist injury that will keep him out of action for several weeks and Corey Lanerie suffered a badly bruised thigh that will keep him out of the saddle for at least Sunday's mounts on a tough day for jockeys at Churchill Downs Saturday.
Jockey Olivier Peslier guided Japan's reigning Horse of the Year Symboli Kris S to a decisive victory in Sunday's Tenno Sho (Jpn-I) at Tokyo's Fuchu racecourse.
Three-time Australian group I winner Mummify and Godolphin Racing's star Mamool head a field of 24 entered in Tuesday's $2.83 million Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) over two miles at Flemington racecourse.
Bit O'Gold received a perfectly rated ride from Jono Jones in Saturday's $250,000 Coronation Futurity Stakes at Woodbine, a key event on the road to the 2004 Queen's Plate.
Daily average attendance and handle were off across the board at the recently concluded 38-day Belmont fall meet.
French group I winner Hold That Tiger and Van Nistelrooy, an Irish group II winner, will stand the 2004 season at Ashford Stud near Versailles, Ky.
Silver Hawk, a prominent turf stallion who sired 66 stakes winners, has been pensioned at Brereton and Libby Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky.
Broad Brush, the leading sire in 1994 when his son Concern won the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), underwent arthrodesis surgery to his left fore fetlock Oct. 1 due to degenerative arthritis.
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