Articles posted August 18, 2003

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Stevens Sidelined One Month; Clarifies His Condition

Gary Stevens, who miraculously escaped serious injury after being thrown by Storming Home a stride from the wire in the Arlington Million, has asked "Seabiscuit" author, Laura Hillenbrand, to update his condition to clear up some inaccuracies and let everyone know how he's doing.

It's Official: Harlan's Holiday Retired

Multi-millionaire, multiple grade I winner Harlan's Holiday has been retired from racing because of an injury suffered while finishing last in the Aug. 16 Saratoga Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II).

TVG Revenues Soar

TVG Network reported that revenues for the quarter ending June 30 totaled $3.9 million, an increase of 82.7% over the same period one year ago. For the first six months of this year, revenues rose 91.4% from the year-earlier period to total $5.8 million.

Livingston, Campbell to Sign Books

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Eclipse Press authors Barbara Livingston and Cot Campbell will be part of a five-person autographing session at Lyrical Ballad Bookstore in Saratoga Springs, New York, from 7-9 p.m. (EDT) this Friday, Aug. 22.

Funny Cide Unlikely for Travers

Trainer Barclay Tagg acknowledged that Funny Cide is unlikely to make it to Saturday's Travers (gr. I). The Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner spiked a temperature on Aug. 4, the morning after he finished a well-beaten third in the Haskell Invitational (gr. I) and hasn't had a workout. Tagg said this week that he didn't like the results of a blood test and that the horse hasn't been eating all his food.

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