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Forty Niner on the Market; May Return to U.S.

Duncan Taylor of Taylor Made Farm has confirmed that his family's Central Kentucky farm has expressed an interest in purchasing prominent Japanese stallion Forty Niner, but denied a report published in Japan that Taylor Made already has submitted a $10 million offer for the 17-year-old son of Mr. Prospector.

Asmussen to Assist Lone Star Park in Cup Effort

Lone Star Park has enlisted the services of former French riding champion Cash Asmussen to assist the Grand Prairie, Texas, track in its efforts to host the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Asmussen to Assist Lone Star Park in Cup Effort

Lone Star Park has enlisted the services of former French riding champion Cash Asmussen to assist the Grand Prairie, Texas, track in its efforts to host the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Asmussen to Assist Lone Star Park in Cup Effort

Lone Star Park has enlisted the services of former French riding champion Cash Asmussen to assist the Grand Prairie, Texas, track in its efforts to host the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

Del Mar to Name Race in Honor of Mabee

Del Mar Thoroughbred Club will rename the Ramona Handicap in honor of the late John C. Mabee, a founding member, president, and chairman of the organization that operates the seaside racetrack.

Quest Continues For Les Nichols and J.J.'s Cowboy

The applause began in the paddock and continued out on the track, as the majority of the 8,611 in attendance at Belmont Park on July 6 saluted Les Nichols and his 11-year-old Thoroughbred J.J.'s Cowboy, who were concluding their eight-month, 1,850-mile odyssey from San Antonio, Texas to New York City to raise money for the families who lost loved ones in the World Trade Center tragedy on Sept. 11.

Record Derby Boosts Churchill Handle

Boosted by record wagering on the Kentucky Derby, total betting during Churchill Downs' 52-day spring meet surpassed the $500 million mark for the third consecutive year. Meanwhile, declines in on-track attendance and wagering were offset by gains in off-track betting.

Arch Sires First Winner

Grade I winner Arch was represented by his first winner when his son Admiralty Arch won at five furlongs in :57.27 July 7 at Belmont Park.

Court TV Program Looks at Lundy Case

Court TV network is airing a program about J. T. Lundy, his tenure at Calumet Farm, Calumet's bankruptcy, and Lundy's subsequent conviction on various charges.

Awesome Humor Upsets Churchill's Debutante

Tom Durant's Awesome Humor rallied wide at the top of the stretch under jockey Calvin Borel and went on to post a two-length victory over Vibs in Saturday's $109,500, grade III Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs.

Honeymoon in Jersey: War Emblem to Haskell

It looks like trainer Bob Baffert and fiancee Jill Moss will be honeymooning on the Jersey Shore Aug. 4, watching Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner War Emblem run in the $1-million Haskell Handicap (gr. I) at Monmouth Park.

Indy Downs Gets OK for Parlor Near Ellis Park

A revamped Indiana Horse Racing Commission granted approval July 2 for the proposed Indianapolis Downs to build and operate an off-track betting parlor in Evansville, not far from Ellis Park in Kentucky.

Buffythecenterfold Looks Good in Landaluce Stakes

Buffythecenterfold surprised trainer Mel Stute by going to the front under jockey Matt Garcia en route to a one-length victory in the Landaluce Stakes that was the co-feature on the July 4 holiday card at Hollywood Park.

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