Articles posted September 15, 2003

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Silver Wagon Turns in Fast Calder Drill

Plans for Buckram Oak Farm's 2-year-old Silver Wagon remain unclear but the roan/gray son of freshman sire Wagon Limit showed he is plenty fit for any assignment, working a half-mile in 48 2/5 at Calder Monday morning.

Crossing Point Sets Pimlico Mark for 5 Panels

In his final tune-up before next month's Maryland Million Sprint, Crossing Point established a five-furlong track record with a front-running victory at Pimlico Sunday in a $50,000 optional allowance/claimer which featured four stakes winners.

Morning Lines Set for Final B.C. Future Wager

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has set the fields for this weekend's third and final wagering period of the Breeders' Cup Future Bet. By far, the most prohibitive morning line favorite in Period 3 is Halfbridled, a 2-1 choice in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

Plans Finalized to Rebuild Illinois Slaughterhouse

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Plans for rebuilding Cavel International, the horse-slaughtering plant in DeKalb, Ill., that burned down in 2002, have been finalized, according to the Northern Star of Northern Illinois University.

Former Governor Supports Casino Gaming at Tracks

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With a push for a constitutional amendment on expanded gambling looming in 2004, former Kentucky governor Brereton Jones said he would help fashion legislation to authorize full-scale casino gambling at racetracks.

Horses Displaced as Fires Rage in British Columbia

Rain, cooler temperatures, and tenacious firefighters are finally extinguishing many of the fires that have burned in British Columbia for the last six weeks. Owners of one Thoroughbred farm are rebuilding after flames took two barns, while two others are rejoicing after a close call.

Sekiguchi Issues Call For Trainer to Condition Colt

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Owner Fusao Sekiguchi will provide trainers from around the world an opportunity to train his $2.79-million Sunday Silence colt from the last crop of the reigning champion sire in Japan. All they have to do is show their eagerness.

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