Articles posted September 17, 2004

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Roar of the Tiger to Stand in Florida

Roar of the Tiger, a full brother to Giant's Causeway, has been retired and will stand in 2005 at Hartley/De Renzo Walmac South near Ocala, Fla. His fee will be $6,000.

Apprentice Betancourt Rides First Winner

Seventeen-year-old apprentice jockey Jose Betancourt Jr. won the first race of his career on Friday when he guided Wayne Bessler and Plaine Enterprises Inc.'s Forty Ensueno to a three-quarters of a length victory in the fourth race at Arlington Park.

Speightstown to Stand at WinStar

Speightstown, winner of the recent Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. II), will stand next year at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.

Roar of the Tiger to Hartley/De Renzo in Florida

Stakes-placed Roar of the Tiger, a full brother to champion and prominent freshman sire Giant's Causeway, has been retired from racing and will enter stud as a joint effort between John Jones III and Robert Trussell's Walmac International and Randy Hartley and Dean De Renzo's Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds.

Report: Atlanta Horse-Shipping Facility to Close

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The American Horse Council has been informed that effective Nov. 5, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport will close the Atlanta Equine Complex, which has served as an export-import facility for horses.

Technology Lag Targeted by Wagering Task Force

The task force formed to look at why handle is up but purses are down ended up producing a report that tackles other issues such as disclosure of information from wagering outlets, technological limitations in tote systems, and the need for a secure database of wagering information.

Perfect Drift, Take Charge Lady Tops in Kentucky

Stonecrest Farm's Perfect Drift and Select Stable's Take Charge Lady have been chosen as the Kentucky-based "Horses of the Year" by members of Kentucky Thoroughbred Media, with the latter selected for her honor for an unprecedented third consecutive year.

Roses in May 1-2 Choice vs. Five in Ky. Cup Classic

Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Roses in May, winner of last month's Whitney Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga, was installed the 1-2 favorite for Saturday's Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park. The 118-pound starting highweight will break from post five and face just five rivals in the 1 1/8-mile race that carries a purse of $350,000.

Steady 'Jersey Joe' Keeps Reaching Higher

"Jersey Joe" Bravo is quite at home at Monmouth Park, but he's always looking to land top mounts like Lion Heart, who he rode to two victories, including a grade I stakes, before the colt was retired due to injury.

Steady 'Jersey Joe' Keeps Reaching Higher

"Jersey Joe" Bravo is quite at home at Monmouth Park, but he's always looking to land top mounts like Lion Heart, who he rode to two victories, including a grade I stakes, before the colt was retired due to injury.

Live Foal Report: 36,274 Foals of '04

The Jockey Club released its Live Foal Report Thursday afternoon, and reports that 4,203 stallions covered 63,154 mares in North America during 2003, according to statistics compiled through Sept. 9. These coverings have resulted in 36,274 foals of 2004 being reported to The Jockey Club.

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