Articles posted March 13, 2003

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Ron Warren Rides 3,000th Winner

Jockey Ron Warren, Jr. reached a career milestone Thursday at Golden Gate Fields when he scored his 3,000th career victory aboard Tin And Tonic in the seventh race.

Adminniestrator Will Go Long in San Luis Rey

Adminniestrator, who has won his last two races, including the inaugural $500,000 Barretts/CTBA Turf at 1 1/8 miles in the Sunshine Millions on Jan. 25, will stretch out to 12 furlongs in Saturday's $250,000 San Luis Rey Handicap (gr. IIT) at Santa Anita.

Major Idea Rallies in Some Sensation

The Thoroughbred Corp.'s Major Idea rallied from fifth place to post a half-length victory over Star Vega in the $83,800 Some Sensation Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Thursday at Santa Anita Park.

Bien Nicole Battles Mandy's Gold at Oaklawn

Kris & John Richter's Bien Nicole, who won five races in a row at five different racetracks last year before finishing third in the Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT), will carry high weight of 123 pounds in Saturday's $200,000 Oaklawn Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III).

Mezzo Soprano Sings in UAE One Thousand Guineas

The decision of Australian jockey Kerrin McEvoy to prolong his first trip to Dubai and resist the lure of the rich Autumn Carnival in Sydney paid immediate dividends when the former French-trained filly Mezzo Soprano won the US$250,000 UAE One Thousand Guineas at Nad Al Sheba Thursday night.

Wayne D. Wright, Rode Shut Out to Derby Win, Dead

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Retired jockey Wayne D. Wright, who rode Greentree Stable's Shut Out to victory in the 1942 Kentucky Derby and also won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes other years with other mounts, died March 11

2003 World Cup Attracts Fewer Journalists

The threats of terrorism and a possible war between the U.S. and Iraq have resulted in fewer journalists planning to attend the Dubai World Cup on March 29 at Nad al Sheba Racecourse in the United Arab Emirates.

Cox Cable to Carry TVG

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The Television Games Network (TVG) announced today it has reached a multi-year agreement with Atlanta-based Cox Communications, Inc. to carry the 24-hour horseracing and interactive waging network.

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