Articles posted March 11, 2004

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Skipaslew Takes on Nine in El Camino Real

Merv Griffin's improving 3-year-old colt Skipaslew can gain legitimacy as a Kentucky Derby candidate Saturday when he faces nine rivals in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.

Skipaslew Takes on Nine in El Camino Real

Merv Griffin's improving 3-year-old colt Skipaslew can gain legitimacy as a Kentucky Derby candidate Saturday when he faces nine rivals in the $200,000 El Camino Real Derby (gr. III) at Golden Gate Fields.

Well Fancied Leads Veteran Cast in Toboggan

Six-year-old Well Fancied, who is coming off the biggest win of his career in the General George Handicap (gr. II) at Laurel Park Feb. 16, will tote highweight of 118 pounds in a field of 10 set for Saturday's $100,000 Toboggan Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

'Cat' Hopes to Pounce Again in Oaklawn BC Stakes

My Trusty Cat, impressive winner of a local allowance test in her first start of 2004, hopes to continue the momentum in the $200,000 Oaklawn Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) for fillies and mares at Oaklawn Park. Among the challengers in the March 13 event is Spectacular Lisa, two-for-two in stakes this year.

Oxley Foundation Issues Challenge to Assist Horse Research

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The Oxley Foundation has issued a challenge grant of up to $1-million to the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to raise funds dedicated to the safety and health of horses. The challenge allows the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation to qualify for matching funds of $1-million over the next four years by successfully raising $250,000 annually in new contributions.

Shotiche to Boehlke in Minnesota

Shotiche, one of some two dozen sons of the great Northern Dancer remaining at stud, has been purchased by Eugene and Rita Boehlke for stallion duty at their Boehlke Farm near Waverly, Minn.

Eye Dazzler Injured, out of Oaks Contention and Future Wager

A leg injury has taken Lee Lewis' Eye Dazzler out of consideration for the 130th Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) on April 30. Churchill Downs officials have suspended wagering on the 3-year-old filly prior to today's start of betting in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Oaks Future Wager ("KOFW").

Mass Cap Moved to June 19

Suffolk Downs has moved the running of the $500,000 Massachusetts Handicap (gr. II) to June 19. The Mass Cap, which is returning from a one-year hiatus, was originally scheduled to be run on May 29.

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