Articles posted November 17, 2005

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Movie Star Gets Top Bill in Overflow Cardinal

An overflow field of 16 older fillies and mares headed by Brazilian import Movie Star and local star Delta Princess has been entered for Saturday's $150,000-added Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf at Churchill Downs.

Churchill Pick Six Carryover Tops $700,000

Racing fans failed to take down the Pick Six at Churchill Downs for an eighth consecutive day on Thursday and the resulting carryover pool of $701,585 for Friday's racing program is one of the largest in track history.

Stars On Horizon in Hollywood Prevue

Six untried juveniles with designs on next month's Hollywood Futurity (gr. I), will attempt to bolster their reputations on Saturday in Hollywood Park's $100,000 Hollywood Prevue (gr. III) at seven furlongs.

Full Fields Featured in Laurel's Fall Festival

The $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (Grade I) is the headline event of Saturday's "Fall Festival of Racing" at Laurel Park, but the day also features seven additional stakes races. A total of 132 horses are entered in the 10-race card, including 107 in the added money races.

Attila's Storm Makes De Francis Dash Field

Trainer Tim Tullock's decision to run Sensibly Chic in another stakes race at Laurel Park Saturday allows Attila's Storm to draw into the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) the same day.

Evening Attire Should Shake Slump in Stuyvesant

Trainer Pat Kelly would love to get his 7-year-old gelding Evening Attire, with just one win in his last 17 races, back to the winner's circle. With only five opponents to beat in Saturday's $100,000-added Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct, he should have every chance.

Shaconage Retired With Tendon Injury

A leg injury has ended the racing career of multiple graded stakes winner Shaconage only days before her scheduled start in the $150,000-added Cardinal Handicap (gr. IIT) Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Colonial Downs' 2006 Dates Approved

The Virginia Racing Commission approved Colonial Downs' request for 2006 racing dates at the monthly meeting Wednesday at the Meadow Manor House located on the Meadow Farm, birthplace of 1973 Triple Crown winner, Secretariat.

Breeders' Cup Boosts Belmont Meet Numbers

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The fall meet at Belmont Park, highlighted by the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 29, resulted in across-the-board increases in all major business categories. Excluding Breeders' Cup Day, however, average daily attendance and some average daily wagering categories declined from the same meet one year ago,

No Charges Filed After Fracas at Guild Office

Soon after the Jockeys' Guild senate elected a new board that voted to terminate the management contract of Matrix Capital Associations Nov. 15, a few Guild members and employees were involved in an altercation with deposed management representatives at the Guild office in Monrovia, Calif.

<i>DRF</i> Acquires Publishing Assets of Sports Eye

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Daily Racing Form has acquired the publishing assets of Sports Eye Inc., a New York-based company that produces Thoroughbred and Standardbred handicapping publications and other sports-related publications.

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