Articles posted November 3, 2004

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Falls City Handicap May be Next for Azeri

Azeri is doing so well after her fifth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Lone Star Park she may come back for the $300,000 Falls City Handicap (gr. II) on Thanksgiving Day Nov. 25, trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Wednesday.

Wilko, Declan's Moon Aimed for Futurity Clash

Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Wilko could meet unbeaten Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) victor Declan's Moon in the $250,000 Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) Dec. 18, a race that would have major ramifications in determining the 2-year-old colt and gelding champion for 2004.

Birdstone Retired; No Stud Plans Yet

Marylou Whitney's Birdstone, winner of the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Travers Stakes (gr. I) this year, has been retired after a routine radiograph taken Nov. 2 revealed a P-1 medial chip in the colt's left front ankle.

American Chance Dead In Argentina

American Chance, second on New York's leading sire list by 2004 progeny earnings, died Oct. 18 of colitis-X while standing at Haras La Providencia in Argentina.

Passage of Michigan Proposal Hinders Racing

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Michigan voters effectively sounded the death knell for racinos in the state when they passed the anti-gambling Proposal 1 by a 58%-42% margin with 98% of precincts reporting.

Pleasantly Perfect Injured and Retired

Pleasantly Perfect, who finished third in defense of his title in the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), has been retired from racing after suffering an injury to the left hind ankle.

Pleasantly Perfect Injured and Retired

Pleasantly Perfect, who finished third in defense of his title in the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), has been retired from racing after suffering an injury to the left hind ankle.

Romans, Ramseys Considering Clark Bid For Roses In May

A stellar 2004 racing season for Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (grade I) runner-up Roses in May might continue as trainer Dale Romans said Tuesday that the colt could run in the $500,000 Clark Handicap (grade II) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 26.

Plan to Boost Ohio Racing Appears Doomed

Final approval of a live racing schedule for 2005 in Ohio stalled again Nov. 2 and put in jeopardy an Ohio State Racing Commission-led effort to reduce dates in an attempt to improve economic conditions for the horse racing industry.

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