Articles posted October 24, 2005

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In the Sprint, the Lucky Number is Five

While we'll have to wait until Wednesday morning for the post position draw for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, the connections of the runners in the TVG Sprint (gr. I) may be thrilled if their horse pulls the number five post.

Fair Grounds to Open Five OTB Locations

Fair Grounds Race Course will open five of its Finish Line off-track betting locations Oct. 26, Fair Grounds President and General Manager Randall Soth announced Monday. Four of the OTBs reopening also offer video poker.

Shermeen Leads Way at Tattersalls

British-born Jamie Lloyd, currently assistant to Patrick Gallagher in California, is set to train the top lot at yesterday's Tattersalls autumn horses in training sale , the 160,000-guinea 2-year-old Shermeen (by Desert Style).

Countdown to the Cup: Cavalcade of Stars

Countdown to the Cup: Cavalcade of Stars

It was a chaotic Monday morning on the Belmont work tab, with 21 Breeders' Cup horses having their final tune-ups for the World Thoroughbred Championships. And over at Aqueduct, Rick Dutrow worked his two Breeders' Cup horses, Saint Liam and Silver Train.

Is Politics a Factor in Breed Incentive Debate?

As the deadline to establish regulations for a $12-million Thoroughbred breed incentive program in Kentucky fast approaches, a debate over the scope of the fund--and whether there could be political fallout--continues.

First Hirsch Scholarship Recipient Named

The University of Kentucky School of Journalism and Telecommunications has announced Amanda Duckworth, a senior journalism major, as the first recipient of the Joe Hirsch Scholarship.

Seven BC Pre-Entries Scratched So Far

Since the pre-entries were announced Oct. 19 for the eight races on the Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships program, there have been seven that have officially been declared scratched.

Tattersalls December Sale to Offer Nearly 3,000 Horses

The group I-winning duo of Maids Causeway and Donna Blini are among the top horses scheduled to be offered during the Tattersalls December mixed sale Nov. 21- Dec. 1 in England. The catalogue is the auction's largest ever with 2,944 lots, including 1,281 weanlings and 1,383 broodmares and fillies in training.

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