Articles posted August 1, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Candy Ride Continues to Turn Heads in A.M.

The highly acclaimed Candy Ride, winner of the American Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park July 4, took another step along the road to the $1 million Pacific Classic (gr. I) with a sizzling seven-furlong workout Friday morning.

Right Move for Willa in Honorable Miss

Willa On The Move made her move at the right time under Edgar Prado to pass the field and take the $107,600 Honorable Miss Handicap (gr. III) over a sloppy Saratoga surface Friday.

Kona Gold to be Paraded at Del Mar

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Kona Gold, a popular champion and Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner who was recently retired, will be paraded at Del Mar on Aug. 9.

Vindication's Half-Brother Among Saratoga Offerings

Two years ago, the Seattle Slew colt Vindication brought $2.15 million at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga select yearling sale. He went on to win the 2002 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and earn an Eclipse Award. This year, his half-brother by A.P. Indy is one of 212 horses catalogued for the Saratoga auction, which begins Tuesday night at 8 p.m. (EDT) in New York.

Arlington Seeks Earlier Opening Date For 2004

Arlington Park has asked the Illinois Racing Board for approval to open its 2004 season April 28, two weeks ahead of the track's traditional Mother's Day opener. If granted, the request would take the Kentucky Derby simulcast rights away from National Jockey Club, which hosted Derby Day this year during its spring meet at Hawthorne Race Course.

Magna Moving Closer on Development of Gulfstream

Magna Entertainment Corp. is actively seeking a third-party developer for a retail-entertainment project at Gulfstream Park that would become "the new front door for the track," Magna's departing chief financial officer Graham Orr said on Friday.

Seabiscuit Saddle Donated to Museum

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The saddle jockey George Woolf used on Seabiscuit will be permanently displayed at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

Expansion Pushes Magna Revenues Up 54%

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Magna Entertainment Corp.'s revenues during the second quarter ended June 30 were up 54.2% from a year ago while net income was down slightly, the company reported after the markets closed Thursday night.

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