Articles posted April 24, 2003

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Rain Clouds Fort Marcy Picture

Saturday's $100,000 Fort Marcy Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-olds and up at 1 1/16 mile at Aqueduct is supposed to be the first stakes race run on grass in New York this year. With forecasts calling for more than an inch of rain from Friday night into Saturday, horses entered for the main track only may be in luck.

Selection of Kentucky Derby Post Positions Altered

Selection of Kentucky Derby Post Positions Altered

In a switch to the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) post position selection process, the "blind" draw used to establish the order of selection for post positions will now be conducted upon the close of entries in the Churchill Downs racing office.

NBC President to Speak at Derby Journalism Seminar

NBC Sports president Ken Schanzer will deliver the keynote address during the 12th annual Collegiate Sports Journalism Seminar at Churchill Downs, which is scheduled for April 24-27.

Report: EPO Antibodies Found in Texas Horses

Two horses that raced at Lone Star Park April 13 tested positive for erythropoietin (EPO) antibodies, which brings the total number of horses to test positive in Texas this year to eight.

Kim Loves Bucky and Keeneland Turf

Kim Loves Bucky and Keeneland Turf

For the second consecutive year, Kim Loves Bucky has won the Elkhorn Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland. The 6-year-old gelding completed the 1 1/2-mile turf distance in 2:29.39, with Man From Wicklow a half-length back in second, and Williams News a nose behind for third.

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