Articles posted September 11, 2005

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Sweet Stream Gets Rider for Melbourne Cup

Sweet Stream, the French-based mare who booked passage to the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) with a convincing victory last week in the Park Hill Stakes (Eng-II) in England, will be ridden Nov. 1 at Flemington by veteran jockey Greg Childs.

'Alex' Auction Items to Benefit Katrina Victims

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Along with the connections of 3-year-old champion Afleet Alex, the Delaware Thoroughbred Horsemen's Association has announced a fundraising plan to benefit hurricane relief efforts.

Keeneland's Hot Horses: Monday's Select Session

The select sessions of the Keeneland September yearling sale are a lot like the Keeneland July auction used to be, featuring many of the very best yearlings that consignors have to offer. Following are some of the horses in Monday's select session that are attracting the attention of consignors and buyers.

Saint Liam Will Train Up To BC Classic

Saint Liam, the authoritative winner of the Sept. 10 Woodward (gr. I) at Belmont Park, will make his next start in the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic, Powered by Dodge (gr. I) on Oct. 29, according to trainer Richard Dutrow Jr.

River's Prayer Breezes Fast for Belmont Matron

California invader River's Prayer, a newcomer to Belmont Park, breezed a fast four furlongs in :46 4/5 Saturday morning in preparation for Saturday's $300,000 Matron (gr. I) for 2-year-old fillies at seven furlongs.

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