Articles posted September 2, 2004

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Elloluv's in Top Form in Del Mar Victory

J. Paul Reddam's Elloluv, a leading 3-year-old filly in 2003 when she won the Ashland Stakes (gr. I), but winless in six subsequent starts in top company, returned to form Thursday with a solid victory in the featured $76,000 Piedra Foundation Handicap.

Former New York Trainer E.I. Kelly Dead at 83

Edward Ignatius "E.I." Kelly, one of the more popular trainers ever on the New York circuit, died Sept. 2 at his home in Brooksville, Fla. Mr. Kelly had turned 83 on July 30.

Big Field Expected for Pennsylvania Derby

The $750,000 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 6 may draw as many as 12 to 13 starters, in what promises to be a competitive race. Although the absence of Smarty Jones will be felt by the large holiday crowd, the 1 1/8-mile race is expected to draw some of the top 3-year-olds in the country.

Hurricane Heading for Florida; Calder Cancels

With Hurricane Frances bearing down on the East Coast of Florida, Calder Race Course announced on Thursday morning that it will be closed for both live racing and simulcasting on Friday and Saturday. The track hopes to re-open on Sunday.

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