Articles posted September 28, 2006

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Kentucky Cup Card Promises Many Surprises

The 7-year-old gelding Perfect Drift, a winner of nearly $4.6 million, takes on Woodward (gr. I) winner Premium Tap and five others Saturday in the $350,000 Kentucky Cup Classic (gr. II) at Turfway Park. The race headlines a five-race stakes card worth $825,000 that's loaded with full fields.

Magna, Caruso Announce Santa Anita Pacts

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Magna Entertainment Corp. and Caruso Affiliated announced Sept. 28 they have completed operating agreements for the proposed development of approximately 51 acres of undeveloped lands surrounding Santa Anita Park.

Jara Off Mounts Thursday After Belmont Spill

Fernando Jara took off the remainder of his mounts Sept. 28 after he was thrown at the start of the fourth race at Belmont Park. The 18-year-old jockey was aboard 2-year-old Kulia, a first time starter for trainer John Terranova, when the filly ducked out slightly and unseated her rider after a slow start.

Top 3-Year-Olds Nominated to Hoosier Park Stakes

The $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II), Hoosier Park's signature event, has attracted 34 nominations, including West Virginia Derby (gr. III) winner Bright One, millionaire and multiple graded-stakes winner Brother Derek, and Kent Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Brilliant.

Bejarano's Wild Ride Ends With Comeback Victory

Jockey Rafael Bejarano won his comeback race Wednesday at Turfway Park after more than four weeks on the sidelines, but only after he was involved in an incident on a Lima, Peru-to-Miami flight that sparked an FBI investigation.

Ten Kentucky Lottery Players to Attend Breeders' Cup

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The Kentucky Lottery and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association have teamed up to send 10 lottery players to the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. The players are winners of the second-chance drawing held as a promotion for the Kentucky Lottery $2 Breeders' Cup scratch-off ticket.

Trainer Martin Sentenced

Trainer Gregory Martin, who in March pleaded guilty to charges for his role in an alleged multi-million dollar illegal gambling ring, was sentenced to two years probation with six months home confinement on Tuesday during an appearance in a New York federal court.

Martin Sentenced in Illegal Gambling Case

Trainer Gregory Martin, who in March pleaded guilty to charges for his role in an alleged multimillion-dollar illegal gambling ring, was sentenced to two years probation with six months home confinement Sept. 28 during an appearance in a New York federal court.

Argentina Purchased by Stonerside Stable; Will Remain with Frankel

Janice and Robert McNair's Stonerside Stable has purchased the 4-year-old filly Argentina from the Wildenstein family's Dayton Investments. The daughter of Sadler's Wells will stay with current trainer Bobby Frankel, who is pointing her for the Flower Bowl Invitational Handicap (gr. IT) Oct. 7.

Eligibility Rules Revised for Pennsylvania-Breds

The Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association has announced that effective with foals born in 2007 and thereafter, eligibility criteria for Pennsylvania-bred registration with the Pennsylvania Breeding Fund program have been revised.

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