Articles posted March 21, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Hess Catching Up With Ocean Terrace

Knowing that the last horse to win the Kentucky Derby who did not race at 2 was Apollo in 1882, trainer Bob Hess Jr. admits he might have rushed Ocean Terrace before the $700,000 son of Saint Ballado made his debut on Dec. 26.

Trainers Cleared in Pennsylvania Oxycodone Cases

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Four of five Standardbred trainers under investigation for illegally administering oxycodone to racehorses were exonerated when split samples showed no traces of the painkiller in urine taken from original samples that tested positive.

Retired Racehorses Focus of Cable Movie

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Big Spender, an original movie based on the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and its influence on prison inmates, will debut March 25 at 8 p.m. on Animal Planet.

Smok'n Frolic Tries for Millionaire's Club in Next Move

Dogwood Stable's multiple Grade 2 winner Smok'n Frolic will look to gain millionaire status when she takes on six rivals as the 120-pound highweight in the $100,000 Next Move Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct Sunday.

Offlee Wild Works Towards Blue Grass

Classic hopeful Offlee Wild breezed five furlongs in 1:01 over a fast main track at Gulfstream Park Friday in preparation for the April 12 Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland. The move was the fifth fastest of 15 at the distance.

TVG to Air Dubai World Cup

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Television Games Network will present live coverage of the Dubai World Cup program March 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST.

Florida VLT Legislation Could Resurface

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Though a Florida House committee shot down a bill to allow electronic gaming Wednesday, Senate president Jim King said he remains optimistic legislation could still be passed by the end of the session.

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