Articles posted January 15, 2004

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Sotheby's to Auction Whitney-Owned Paintings

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Sotheby's will auction 44 paintings from the Greentree Foundation, which was created in 1982 by the late Mrs. John Hay Whitney following the death of her husband John Hay Whitney. The sale will include major works by Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Claude Monet, Sir Alfred J. Munnings and John Singer Sargent.

Gill Gets Quick Start at Laurel, Wins 4 Thursday

The familiar blue colors of owner Michael Gill visited the winners' circle four times Thursday at Laurel Park, bringing his total victories for the current Maryland winter meeting to 14 through the first 10 days.

Baze Wins 2003 Isaac Murphy Award

Jockey Russell Baze has won the Isaac Murphy Award presented by the National Turf Writers Association for the ninth consecutive year. The award, given to the jockey with the highest winning percentage (with a minimum of 500 mounts) during the year, was inaugurated in 1995 and has been presented to Baze each year since its inception.

Lane's End Stakes to Air Live on ESPN2

The Lane's End Stakes (gr. II), Turfway Park's premier event for 3-year-olds, will air live on ESPN2 on March 20. The Lane's End Stakes, a $500,000, will be part of "Citgo Racing to the Kentucky Derby", a nine-show series on the ESPN networks that provides comprehensive coverage of the key Visa Triple Crown prep races.

Evening Attire Looking to Dress Things Up in 2004 Aqueduct Handicap

Evening Attire, who had a rocky end to 2003, by coming up a length short in the Queen County Handicap (gr. III) after a controversial disqualification in the Clark Handicap (gr. II), is ready to get 2004 off to a big start when he takes the gate against a field of nine runners in Saturday's $100,000 Aqueduct Handicap (gr. III).

Evening Attire Looking to Dress Things Up in 2004 Aqueduct Handicap

Evening Attire, who had a rocky end to 2003, by coming up a length short in the Queen County Handicap (gr. III) after a controversial disqualification in the Clark Handicap (gr. II), is ready to get 2004 off to a big start when he takes the gate against a field of nine runners in Saturday's $100,000 Aqueduct Handicap (gr. III).

Silver Wagon Hits Derby Trail in Holy Bull

Silver Wagon will hit the trail toward Churchill Downs when he takes the gate against at field of 10 runners in Saturday's $100,000 Holy Bull Stakes (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park. The 15th running of the Holy Bull goes as the 10th event on an 11-race card with a first post time of 1 p.m.

Owner Says 'Everything Looks Super' With Azeri

Azeri, the 2002 Horse of the Year, is progressing under new trainer D. Wayne Lukas and could defend her title in the Apple Blossom Handicap (gr. I) at Oaklawn Park on April 3, according to owner Michael Paulson, who was at Santa Anita Thursday morning.

OBS Mixed Sale Begins Monday

The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's 2004 Winter Mixed Sale begins a four-day run on Jan. 19th. A total of 1090 lots are cataloged for the sale, which begins with 240 horses in a Consignor Preferred Session. Sessions begin daily at 11 a.m.

Cruise Along Traveling at Warp Speed Toward Affectionately

Until recently, Cruise Along had done most of her running and all of her winning on the turf. But a huge recent effort has earned her trip a to New York to try for a graded stakes win in Saturday's $100,000 Affectionately Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct where she will be tested by a tough group of fillies and mares.

Hillenbrand Receives JRA Award

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The Japan Racing Association will honor Laura Hillendbrand with the JRA Equine Cultural Award for her book-turned-major motion picture "Seabiscuit." The JRA will hold an awards ceremony on Jan. 26.

The Blood-Horse Launches StallionRegister.Com

Blood-Horse Publications has launched a new tool designed to aid users in making breeding, auction, and other important purchasing decisions. The new StallionRegister.com provides 24-hour online comprehensive statistical information on over 450 leading stallions and on 2,500 stallions actively standing around the world.

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