Articles posted October 6, 2004

Headlines and features from the Thoroughbred industry

Secretariat Tribute to Air in October

"Woodie's World," the retrospective sports magazine show featuring archival reports from the CBS team of Heywood Hale Broun and producer Bud Lamoreaux, will celebrate the Breeders' Cup season with a 30-minute tribute to 1973 Triple Crown winner Secretariat.

New Bermuda Grass Installed on Del Mar's Turf Course

Del Mar has installed just under six acres of new Bermuda grass on its Jimmy Durante Turf Course, allowing for nearly a year of growth before the Southern California racetrack returns to action next July.

Jockeys' Guild Continues Push on Scale of Weights

A controversial plan to increase the scale of weights for Thoroughbreds racing in California has been delayed until at least Dec. 2. But an attorney for the Jockeys' Guild, which is pushing the proposal, said riders remain determined to see it adopted.

Keeneland Scholarship Day Oct. 15

The annual Kentucky Thoroughbred Association/Keeneland Association Scholarship day is set for Oct. 15. College students can register to win one-of- 10-$1,000 scholarships to be used toward their education.

Belmont Notebook: A Look Ahead

Belmont Notebook: A Look Ahead

by John Mucciolo - A quartet of Grade 1 races were contested on Saturday at Belmont Park, and we will go in the order of what we think were the most impressive performances of the weekend's riches.

Meadowlands Notebook: Zito's Graded Prospects Improve

Meadowlands Notebook: Zito's Graded Prospects Improve

by Gary Granade - Pies Prospect was never far off the pace in the 1 1/8-mile race. Eddington, the even-money favorite who has contested most of the major three-year-old stakes this year, surged into contention with a dramatic four-wide move on the final turn and looked poised to score his first win since February.

Countdown to the Cup: No Joy For Euros This Year?

Countdown to the Cup: No Joy For Euros This Year?

Following this past weekend's stakes extravaganza, the field for the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I) is pretty much firmed up...America has a budding superstar who can finally end the Europeans' five-year reign in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT)...and the Nextel Distaff (gr. I) has found another gem.

Maryland Oh Maryland

Maryland Oh Maryland

by Dan Liebman -- In a feature story in last week's issue of The Blood-Horse, Airdrie Stud owner and former Kentucky governor Brereton C. Jones said he is personally against slot machines. If truth be told, there probably isn't a single horse breeder who actually hoped the day would come when slots would be necessary for the survival of racing.

A True Equine Hero

By Jay Stephens -- This year's opening day of the Keeneland fall meeting--Oct. 8--features a long overdue salute to Whirlaway. The "Calumet Comet" was the first Triple Crown winner to prep at Keeneland, and the opening day festivities will celebrate that fact. But there is much more to celebrate with regards to Whirlaway than simply his preparation at Keeneland or his victorious run at the Triple Crown in 1941. Whirlaway was a true equine hero.

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