Articles posted June 1, 2004

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Redattore to Return to Brazil for Stud Duty

Millionaire Redattore, winner of last year's Shoemaker Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes (gr. IT) at Hollywood Park, will begin stallion duties in his native Brazil at Silvio Crespi's Haras Calunga Agropecuaria near Sao Paulo.

Gaines Announces New Venture

Lexington Thoroughbred owner and breeder John Gaines has announced the formation of a new company, Early Season Income. According to a release, the company's main focus is to offer early cash flow for stallion shareholders and season owners.

Illinois Deadlock a Problem for Racetrack Gaming

The Illinois Legislature missed its midnight May 31 adjournment deadline in a stalemate over the state's budget. The deadlock likely dooms efforts to expand gaming in the state, including slot machines or other revenue-producing plans for Illinois racetracks.

Smarty At Stud: Decision in the Next Month

The decision on where Smarty Jones will stand at stud should be made within the month, according to George Isaacs, who is acting as the liaison between Roy and Patricia Chapman and stud farm operators in Kentucky bidding for Smarty Jones' services.

Japan's King Still Rules

The Nippon Derby (Jpn-I) was, as it is many years, a heady mix of emotional extremes. It was a day of records, dashed dreams, and tragic contradictions; a day, bright and hot, on which favorite King Kamehameha once again ruled supreme, rewriting the books with a record time of 2:23.3.

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