Articles posted November 2, 2003

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Perfect Drift Done for Year, Johnson Says

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.

Albarado Hurts Wrist, Lanerie Out at Churchill

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.

Belmont Fall Meet Numbers Decline

Daily average attendance and handle were off across the board at the recently concluded 38-day Belmont fall meet.

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