Articles posted August 14, 2003

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Arlington Million Favorite Sulamani Suffering From Bruise

Arlington Million Favorite Sulamani Suffering From Bruise

Godolphin Racing's Sulamani, morning line favorite for Saturday's 21st running of the grade I Arlington Million on turf and head standard bearer of eight European invaders for the race, suffered a slight stone bruise that kept him from going to the track Thursday morning at Arlington Park. However, his connections hope to resume his training Friday.

Vernon Downs Plans to be First With Video Gaming

Ground was broken Aug. 13 on the "Miracle Isle" gaming facility at Vernon Downs, which intends to become the first New York racetrack to have video lottery terminals in operation.

Huffman Named Fair Grounds Racing Secretary

Ben Huffman has been named new racing secretary at Fair Grounds. Huffman will replace director of racing Mervin Muniz Jr., who relinquished the position as he battles cancer.

Tates Creek Scratched From Beverly D.

Tates Creek Scratched From Beverly D.

Arlington Park racing officials confirmed Thursday morning Tates Creek, the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday's $700,000 Grade I Beverly D. Stakes, and stablemate Bis Repetitas, a candidate for Saturday's $400,000 grade I Secretariat Stakes, have been scratched from their respective engagements.

NYRA Reviewing Management Practices

After meeting with its newly hired security consultant, the New York Racing Association on Wednesday said it has begun a review of its practices already under investigation by state and federal authorities.

Breeders' Cup Elects Board of Directors

Breeders' Cup Ltd. elected 13 members to its board of directors through the proportional shareholder voting system by Breeders' Cup foal and stallion nominators.

Cuvee Cruises in Saratoga Special

Cuvee Cruises in Saratoga Special

Cuvee cruised to an easy 7 1/2-length win over a sloppy going in Wednesday's $150,000 Saratoga Special Stakes (gr. III) at Saratoga. The Steve Asmussen trainee covered the 6 1/2-furlong distance in 1:15.4. Pomeroy was second, followed by Limehouse 2 3/4 lengths back in third.

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