Articles posted September 11, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Fourth Day of Keeneland Keeps Rolling at Full Steam

The fourth day of the 12-day Keeneland September yearling sale kept rolling along at full steam, again posting across the board increases in every category and drawing favorable comments from both sales officials and buyers.

Sue's Good News Tries Turf in Pucker Up

CresRan LLC's Sue's Good News tries the turf course for the first time in her brief career and will face 11 rivals, including two European invaders, in Saturday's $175,000 Pucker Up Stakes (gr. IIIT) for 3-year-old fillies at Arlington Park.

Humor, Frolic Liven Up Turfway Breeders' Cup

Awesome Humor, the Alabama Stakes (gr. I) runner-up, and millionaire Smok'n Frolic share top billing for Saturday's Turfway Breeders' Cup (gr. III) on the Kentucky Cup card at Turfway Park. The 1 1/16-miles race for fillies and mares 3-year-olds and up as a $175,000 purse and will go off at 6:05 p.m. EST.

Local Favorite Champali Headlines Ky. Cup Sprint

Lloyd Madison Farm's Champali, winner of three straight stakes at Turfway Park earlier this year, returns as the morning-line favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III). He'll face 11 rivals in the six-furlong race for 3-year-olds. The last of five stakes on the card, the Sprint has a post time of 6:33 p.m. EST.

Plan for Kentucky Quarter Horse Racing Moving Forward

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Negotiations between the Kentucky Quarter Horse Racing Association and a Lexington Standardbred racetrack are continuing to move forward and could soon result in the return of live Quarter Horse racing to the Bluegrass.

Pomeroy, Class Above Choices in Ky. Cup Juvenile Races

Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith's Pomeroy was made the 9-5 morning line choice for the Kentucky Cup Juvenile (gr. III) and Padua Stable's Class Above was given the same listing for the Kentucky Juvenile Fillies by Turfway Park oddsmaker Mike Battaglia for Saturday's 10th running of the Kentucky Cup at the northern Kentucky track.

United Tote Bought Out by Investment Group

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An investor group that includes senior management of United Tote and New York-based Kinderhook Industries, completed a management-led buyout of the totalizator company from International Games Technology.

Del Mar's Handle, On-Track Attendance Climb

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Del Mar Thoroughbred Club completed 2003 with an all-time record for pari-mutuel handle and the highest on-track attendance since the addition of inter-track wagering in 1988.

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