Articles posted February 11, 2007

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Big Shift in Oaks Future Bet for Rags to Riches

An eventful weekend of potential Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) preps that saw star-making performance by Rags to Riches and a surprise setback for reigning 2-year-old filly champion Dreaming of Anna jumbled the odds in Pool 1 of Churchill Downs' 2007 Kentucky Oaks Future Wager. But the mutuel field, -- the "all others" bet -- closed as the pool's narrow 3-1 favorite.

English Stallion Groom Dancer Dead

Groom Dancer, a Kentucky-bred who developed into a French group I winner and a successful international stallion, died at Cheveley Park Stud near Newmarket, England.

Meditations Faces Surgery for Cannon Bone Fracture

Lucy Bassett's homebred 3-year-old filly Meditations has been shipped by van to Ocala where she will undergo surgery for a fracture in her left front cannon bone suffered Saturday at Gulfstream Park during the running of the $150,000 Davona Dale Stakes (gr. II), trainer Ralph Ziadie reported Sunday morning.

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