Articles posted April 26, 2003

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Churchill, MidAtlantic Tracks Reach Simulcast Agreement

Churchill Downs Simulcast Network and the MidAtlantic Cooperative LLC have reached an agreement that authorizes MidAtlantic member tracks to accept simulcast and pari-mutuel wagering on CDSN products. The joint announcement was made by today by CDSN President Karl F. Schmitt Jr. and Martin Lieberman, executive director of the MidAtlantic Cooperative.

Domestic Dispute Sold, Joins Kentucky Derby Fray

Domestic Dispute Sold, Joins Kentucky Derby Fray

Domestic Dispute, third in the Coolmore Lexington Stakes, has been purchased by David Bienstock and Chuck Winner and will be entered in next Saturday's $1-million Kentucky Derby under new trainer Patrick Gallagher. The price received by previous owner and breeder Gary Garber was not disclosed.

Brancusi Breezes on Grass at Keeneland

Brancusi Breezes on Grass at Keeneland

With no workouts scheduled at a rainy Churchill Downs Saturday morning, Brancusi underwent his preparations for the May 3 race over the yielding grass course at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

General Challenge Returns After 2 1/2-Year Hiatus

Excessivepleasure, a 3-year-old bordering on stardom after capturing last month's $500,000 WinStar Derby, and comebacking General Challenge, unraced in over 2 1/2 years following triumphs in such classic events as the Santa Anita Handicap, will be the focus of Saturday's fourth annual Citibank California Gold Rush at Hollywood Park.

Hawthorne Surprise Fits Keys to the Heart

Keys to the Heart, sent off at 17-1 in a four-horse field with Jose Valdivia Jr. in the saddle, kicked loose in the stretch and held off Rhiana near the wire to tally a half-length upset in Friday night's $103,292 Hawthorne Handicap (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

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