Articles posted September 28, 2005

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Hillside Specialist Elusive Diva Wins Maddy

Favored Elusive Diva came off the hillside in a perfect position and drew away in the stretch for a three-length win in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Handicap (gr. IIIT) on the turf Wednesday, opening day of the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita.

Roman Ruler Staying Home for Goodwood

Fog City Stables' grade I winner Roman Ruler will not make the trip to New York for Saturday's Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), trainer Bob Baffert said, and will instead run in the $500,000 Goodwood Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. II) at Oak Tree at Santa Anita on the same day.

Goffs Orby Sale Closes Out Successful Run

The Maktoum brothers may not currently be purchasing the progeny of Coolmore stallions, but an eclectic group of buyers helped that Irish stud supply all the top lots during Wednesday's final session of a highly-successful revamped Goffs Orby Million yearling sale in Ireland.

English Champion Attraction Retired

English champion Attraction, who was unbeaten when winning both the group I English and Irish One Thousand Guineas, has been retired from racing to become a broodmare at the Duke of Roxburghe's Floors Farm near Kelso, Scotland.

Grade I Winner Shadow Cast Injured and Retired

Shadow Cast, a homebred grade I winner for Bill Farish, has been retired from racing after suffering a tendon tear in her right front leg following a workout Sept. 27 at Belmont Park in preparation for Saturday's Beldame Stakes (gr. I).

Solid Group for Indiana Oaks Friday

The public may have a hard time determining who the favorite should be in the grade III Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks for 3-year-old fillies Friday night at Hoosier Park.

Pensioned New York Stallion Triocala Dead

Triocala, a popular New York runner from the early 1980s, was euthanized Aug. 5 at Joe Bartone and Carl Lizza Jr.'s Highcliff Farm near Delanson, N.Y., because of congestive heart failure.

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