Articles posted September 23, 2003

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Old Friends Get a Farm

Old Friends, the Kentucky-based operation that aspires to give the public access to retired notable Thoroughbreds, could open its doors at Afton Farm near Midway, Ky., as early as next March.

Turf Writer Bob Adair Dead

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Kentucky Turf writer Bob Adair, who covered racing with uncommon thoroughness, died Sept. 19 at a Louisville hospital. He was 82.

Maryland Million Pre-Entry Date is Oct. 1

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The 18th Maryland Million is set for Oct. 11 at Laurel Park and the pre-entry deadline has been set at Oct. 1. Maryland Million Day will showcase Maryland-sired horses on an 11-race card.

Monmouth Crowns Meet-End Champions

Five days of racing remain on the 2003 Monmouth Park meet calendar, but the races for leading honors have already been decided. The track's top performers will be honored in a Sept. 28 winner's circle ceremony.

Smith Vs. Myth

By Ray Paulick -- The NTRA is not "over the hump" yet and is not able to act as a league office similar to other sports.

In Support Of

By Ben Chandler -- Both Kentucky gubernatorial candidates were posed the following question: "Why should the horse industry in Kentucky support you for governor?" Here is the response by candidate Ben Chandler.

In Support Of

By Ernie Fletcher -- Both Kentucky gubernatorial candidates were posed the following question: "Why should the horse industry in Kentucky support you for governor?" Here is the response by candidate Ernie Fletcher.

Gold Cup Heats Up Hawthorne Fall Meet

The richest dirt race in Illinois, the Hawthorne Gold Cup (gr. II) headlines the fall Thoroughbred season at Hawthorne Race Course. Hawthorne opens its 71-day meeting on Sept. 28.

Gone West's Fee Remains $125,000

Gone West, whose yearling filly out of Touch of Greatness brought the top price of $3.8 million at the Keeneland September sale, will stand once again for $125,000.

Lane's End Sets Mineshaft's Fee at $100,000

Move over Vindication. There's a new leader among the stallions entering stud in 2004. Mineshaft, the leader on the NTRA poll, will begin his stallion career in 2004 for $100,000, twice that of Vindication, last year's champion juvenile male.

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