Articles posted November 16, 2006

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All Eyes on Belgravia in Hollywood Prevue

Belgravia, a $2 million juvenile purchase earlier this year by Michael Tabor, John Magnier and Zayat Stables, tries graded stakes company in just his second start, Saturday's $100,000 Hollywood Prevue (gr. III) at Hollywood Park.

True Metropolitan Rolls Dice in Woodbine Slots Cup

British Columbia invader True Metropolitan will need to be at his best when he faces a quality field of seven rivals with a possible divisional championship at stake in Saturday's $150,000 Woodbine Slots Cup (Can-III) on the Toronto track's all-weather surface.

Reverberate After First Stakes Win in Stuyvesant

Centennial Farms' Reverberate, a colt expected to have a big future after his runner-up finishes in the Peter Pan and Jim Dandy (both gr. II) as a 3-year-old last year, tries once more to lock up his elusive first stakes victory in Saturday's $100,000 Stuyvesant Handicap (gr. III) at Aqueduct.

European Duo, Showing Up Due for Hollywood Derby

Ivan Denisovich, stabled with Aidan O'Brien in Ireland, and Vega's Lord, conditioned by Peter Rau in Germany, are scheduled to arrive in Southern California Monday for the $500,000 Hollywood Derby (gr. IT) after a flight from Europe, racing secretary Martin Panza confirmed Thursday.

Back at Laurel, Motion Joins 1,000-Win Club

Trainer Graham Motion, who collected his first victory at Laurel Park in 1993, earned win number 1,000 Thursday at the Maryland track as well when Lucky Bachelor ($3.80) captured the eighth race.

Thor's Echo Leads De Francis Dash Nominees

Three of the top five finishers from the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) are among the 21 pre-entries for the $300,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (gr. I) at Laurel Park Nov. 25.

2006 Sovereign Award Media Finalists Announced

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The Jockey Club of Canada announced finalists in the 2006 Sovereign Award Media categories. Winners will be announced at the 32nd annual Sovereign Awards ceremonies at the InterContinental Toronto Centre Dec. 16.

King Rejects Jockeys' Guild Overture

Eddie King, ousted as treasurer of the Jockeys' Guild in 2004 and later stripped of his membership for challenging the previous administration's financial dealings, said he has rejected the new leadership's attempt to bring him back into the fold.

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