Articles posted September 17, 2007

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Coolmore Sires Return to U.S.

Coolmore Sires Return to U.S.

Reeling already from having eight of their best stallions stranded in quarantine at New South Wales' government controlled Eastern Creek facility, Coolmore Australia has decided to send three of its star stallions home to Ashford Stud.

Millionaire Super Frolic Dead

Millionaire Super Frolic Dead

Millionaire Super Frolic was euthanized after suffering an injury in the Sept. 15 Presque Isle Mile Stakes. The 7-year-old horse was pulled up during the race.

Construction to Begin on Dubai Mega Track

The awarding of two building contracts Sept. 17 will allow construction to begin immediately on Meydan Racecourse, a new world-class track being built in Dubai. The racetrack, featuring a grandstand that will span one kilometer, is expected to be completed in two years and open in 2010 for the 15th renewal of the Dubai World Cup meeting.

French Champion Manduro Injured; Retired

Baron Georg von Ullmann's French champion Manduro was retired from racing after showing signs of lameness shortly after winning the Sept. 16 Prix Foy Gray d'Albion Barriere (Fr-II).

Sclafani and Baeza Relieved At Full Acquittal

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Sclafani and Baeza Relieved At Full Acquittal

A full acquittal on conspiracy, fraud, and larceny charges brought relief Sept. 17 to Mario Sclafani and Braulio Baeza, who were fired in 2005 as clerks of scales for the New York Racing Association. "It is a happy ending, but the damage is already done," said Baeza, a Hall of Fame rider. Judge dismisses the charges because of faulty evidence.

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