Articles posted April 6, 2004

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Class Above Preps for Kentucky Oaks

Padua Stables' multiple stakes winner Class Above will make her next start in the April 30 Kentucky Oaks (gr. I), trainer Bob Baffert said, after the bay daughter of Quiet American worked seven furlongs in 1:23 2/5 under regular exercise rider Dana Barnes at Santa Anita Tuesday morning.

Pomeroy Works Toward Lexington

Gotham Stakes (gr. II) runner-up Pomeroy, gearing up for his next start in the April 17 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland, worked six furlongs in 1:14 3/5, breezing, in company with stablemate Tarkovsky, who was clocked in 1:14 2/5, over Santa Anita's fast main track Tuesday morning.

Legacies of the Turf Finalist for Book of Year Award

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Edward L. Bowen's latest book, "Legacies of the Turf: A Century of Great Thoroughbred Breeders (Vol. 1)", has been selected as a finalist for ForeWord Magazine's Book of the Year Award in the sports category. "Legacies of the Turf", which tells the stories of the powerhouse dynasties that dominated horse racing in the early to mid-twentieth century, is published by Eclipse Press, a division of Blood-Horse Publications, a multimedia publishing company that traces its roots to 1916.

Hennig Looking For Big Effort From Eddington in Wood

Mark Henning knows he has a talented horse in Eddington for Saturday's $750,000 Wood Memorial (gr. I), and after the colt's learning experience in the Gotham (gr. III), he's confident he will put it all together in the Wood and accumulate enough earnings to get in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) field.

Day Aboard as Fire Slam Breezes

Stan Fulton's Fire Slam, winner of the Lecomte (gr. III) at the Fair Grounds, breezed five furlongs under new rider Pat Day on Tuesday at Churchill Downs in preparation for a run in the $325,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. II) on April 17 at Keeneland.

Day Aboard as Fire Slam Breezes

Stan Fulton's Fire Slam, winner of the Lecomte (gr. III) at the Fair Grounds, breezed five furlongs under new rider Pat Day on Tuesday at Churchill Downs in preparation for a run in the $325,000 Coolmore Lexington (gr. II) on April 17 at Keeneland.

Magna Racino Opens in Austria

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Magna Racino, a $91-million racetrack and entertainment facility in Ebreichsdorp, Austria, opened for business Sunday with a live harness racing program.

Maryland Racing Faces Uncertain Future

As the Maryland General Assembly lurched into the final week of its 2004 law-making session, the future of slot machines in the state remained in the unpredictable grip of politics and, seemingly, outside the control of anyone in the horse industry.

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By Ray Paulick -- In racing's ongoing drug war, the fiercest battles are being fought on the backstretch.

Public Perception

By Bob Summers -- The racing industry might learn something from what I overheard recently at an off-track betting parlor in Niagara Falls, N.Y.

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