Edmund Gann's Midas Eyes, impressive winner of the Swale Stakes in his 3-year-old debut, will make his next start in the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on April 19, trainer Bobby Frankel said.
- By Jack Shinar
On a small scale, Walter Thomson has been breeding Thoroughbreds for 60 years. Now, he says it's time to do something big for the animals that have given him so much enjoyment.
Man Among Men, in need of more time following his disappointing seventh in the San Felipe, probably will pass the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on april 5 and point to the $500,000 Arkansas Derby (Gr. II) at 1 1/8 miles at Oaklawn Park a week later.
Koji Maeda's Japanese-bred Sunday Break worked a bullet seven furlongs in 1:26 2/5 handily around the dogs over Santa Anita's firm turf course Wednesday morning. Hall of Fame conditioner Neil Drysdale was on hand to supervise the son of Forty Niner, who went fastest of seven on the lawn for the distance on the day with jockey Corey Nakatani in the irons.
Phil and Sheva Chess' Indian Express, a fast-closing fourth in the San Pedro Stakes last time out, will make his next start in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) on April 5, trainer Bob Baffert said.
Michael Tabor's Blue Grass Stakes bound Brancusi, a strong third in the March 16 San Felipe Stakes (gr. II), had his first work since then on Wednesday morning. He went six furlongs in 1:12 3/5 handily over Santa Anita's fast main track.
Grade III winner Mayakovsky had his first official workout of 2003 Wednesday, logging five furlongs in :59 4/5 handily at Santa Anita under Tony Farina.
Shameful swept past the tiring leaders in mid stretch and then held off Wild Tickle to post a one-length victory Wednesday in the $78,650 Pine Tree Lane Stakes for fillies and mares at Santa Anita Park.
Nominations have closed for the four races at Oaklawn Park during its Racing Festival of the South. Medaglia d'Oro and Congaree are nominated to the Oaklawn Handicap.
David and Ginger Mullins have put their 113-acre Doninga Farm near Lexington, Ky. up for sale.
Trainer Bernie Flint and Jockey Jason Lumpkins, who currently win at a 43% rate when teaming together, enter the homestretch of Turfway Park's Winter-Spring meet with single-season records in sight.
Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Billy Ray Smith is calling upon farmers and farm businesses to do their part to secure the nation's food supply.
Secretariat Center for Retired Racehorses to benefit from 2003 Limited Edition Maker's Mark release.
Citibank, which absorbed Cal Fed Bank with its acquisition of Golden State Bancorp last year, will be the new sponsor as Hollywood Park stages Citibank California Gold Rush IV on April 26.
Though a commission was recently formed to study the feasibility of putting video lottery terminals at New Jersey racetracks, Gov. Jim McGreevey apparently has abandoned the idea of including VLT revenue in the state's 2004 budget.
As the United States fights a war in Iraq and a larger war against terrorism, Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner Billy Ray Smith has called upon farmers and farm businesses to do their part to secure the nation's food supply.
Beautiful Pleasure, the champion older mare of 1999, produced her first foal, a colt by Thunder Gulch, March 25 at owner John Oxley's Fawn Leap Farm near Midway, Ky.
Monday's vote is the first time a bill of this kind has passed out of committee in Minnesota.
Oaklawn Park has raised purses $1,000 across the board in all races except stakes events.
The NTRA's 2002 radio spots won the Ad It Up Award in a national competition.
Viewers can see racing live from Keeneland April 4-25 on TVG.
The subdued effect that war with Iraq is having on the $15.2 million Dubai World Cup meeting was evident at the official draw for the big race.
Three months into its four-month meeting, Santa Anita Park will finally have its races shown in Southern California on a nightly replay program.
Among the trainers sending horses to New Mexico this weekend are Steve Asmussen and Ted West.
Godolphin Racing has nominated Tale Of The Cat's son Inamorato as its chief Kentucky Derby prospect ahead of his run in Saturday's $2 million UAE Derby at Nad Al Sheba.
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A trio of Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) hopefuls stretched their legs in morning workouts at Santa Anita Park on Tuesday in preparation for the track's final Kentucky Derby (gr. I) prep event. The 1 1/8-mile stakes, worth $750,000, is set to be contested on Saturday, Apr. 5.
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