Sam-Son Farms' Only to You shipped south from Canada for a narrow victory in Sunday's $100,000 Dowager Stakes at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.
Confucius Say beat Coolmars by 4 1/2 lengths in Saturday's $250,000 West Virginia Breeders Classic at Charles Town Races. Confucius Say, a 3-year-old gelding by Eastover Court, covered 1 1/8 miles in 1:51 3/5, barely missing the race record of 1:50 set by A Huevo in 1999.
Seattle Slew, the 27-year-old stallion who stands at Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm, was represented by his 100th stakes winner when Slow Down won the Hillsborough Handicap at Bay Meadows on Saturday
No Slip posted a nose victory over Sligo Bay in the $150,000 Oak Tree Derby for 3-year-olds Saturday at Santa Anita Park. A lightly raced French-bred, No Slip ran 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:46.56 and paid $13.20, $7.80 and $4.20. Kent Desormeaux rode the winner at 118 pounds for Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel and owners John and Jerome Amerman.
Longshot Blissful Kiss beat Ms Brookski by three lengths in Saturday's $400,000 My Dear Girl division of the Florida Stallion Stakes for 2-year-olds fillies at Calder Race Course. In the $400,000 In Reality division, favored Booklet won by 4 1/2 lengths.
Theodore W. Hoover's Sumerset, a 30-to-1 longshot, overtook Lightning Paces down the stretch to win by a neck in the $200,000 Maryland Million Classic, the feature race in the 16th running of the Maryland Million at Pimlico.
Sharp Performance took the lead with a mile to go in Belmont's 1 1/2 -mile Lawrence Realization Saturday and held it the rest of the way to win by 4 1/4 lengths.
Janis R. Whitham's homebred Affluent rallied on the outside and overtook Golden Apples to post a neck victory in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. IT) at Keeneland Racecourse.
H. Graham Motion, one of the most respected trainers in Maryland, has denounced the manner in which the Maryland Jockey Club has reassigned stalls and said that he will remove his horses from Laurel Park.
Millionaire Lazy Slusan, who is consigned by Three Chimneys Farm to the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, will likely not race again.
The timing couldn't be better. But it's pure coincidence the International Simulcast Conference, which begins Monday in Louisville, Ky., includes a panel discussion titled "The Cost of a Bet."
Sam Huff is better known for his career as a pro football player, but he's also a Thoroughbred owner with a real passion for the game. This year, he realized a dream when total purses for the West Virginia Breeders Classics series hit $1 million.
The National Thoroughbred Racing Association's Racing Integrity and Drug Testing Task Force will attempt to break down barriers that separate breeds in an attempt to shore up drug-testing procedures in horse racing.
Recent Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) winner Aptitude will join fellow grade/group I winners Distant View and Chester House at the Juddmonte Farms of his breeder and owner, Khalid Abdullah, when he is retired from racing.
Jockey Rick Wilson remained hospitalized in serious but stable condition Saturday, one day after breaking his right leg and three ribs in a spill at Pimlico Race Course.
Hobeau Farm's grade II winner Put It Back, undefeated in five starts at 3 this year, has been retired due to an injury and will enter stud at Arthur I. Appleton's Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Fla.
Graded stakes winner Intidab will stand the 2002 season at Wycombe House Stud near Redding, Fla.
D. Wayne Lukas is heading to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with longshot Orientate, winner of the Indiana Derby.
Albert the Great, a grade I winner of over $2.5 million, will make his final start in the Oct. 27 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), then retire to stud at Robert Clay's Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. Owner Tracy Farmer will retain 100% interest in the 4-year-old Go For Gin colt. No stud fee was announced.
The main body of the Godolphin forces arrived at Belmont Park at 1:30 Friday afternoon following a flight from Stansted Airport in England. Fantastic Light, Sakhee, and Noverre will be in quarantine for 36 to 48 hours, and are expected to test the Belmont track for the first time either Sunday or Monday. Assistant trainer Tom Albertrani is expected to arrive on Saturday.
British contractor Robert Killoran has defaulted on 10 summer yearlings purchases worth more than $3.3 million. The Keeneland Association filed a lawsuit against Killoran Tuesday, and the Fasig-Tipton sales company intends to sue.
- By Steve Haskin
The main body of the Godolphin forces departed Stansted Airport in England Friday morning for their journey to New York. After arriving at Belmont Park later in the afternoon, Fantastic Light, Sakhee, and Noverre will begin their 24-hour quarantine. They are expected to test the Belmont surface for the first time on Sunday.
James Vena's Badge, who ran third in the 1999 Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will be relocated for the 2002 season to Jim and Michaelyn Scott's Liberty Stud in Ghent, N.Y.
The Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's fall mixed sale ended on Thursday with big declines from a year ago. The figures for the auction's four sessions combined were 838 horses sold for a gross of $6,210,700, and an average price of $7,411. The number sold and gross were down by 24.3% and 56.3%, respectively, and the average was down by 42.3%. In 2000, the 1,107 horses sold grossed $14,223,600 and averaged $12,849.
Numerous will stand the 2002 breeding season at Joe and Karen Jennings' Walnford Stud near Allentown, N.J., on behalf of a syndicate managed by the couple.
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Officials of Breeders' Cup Limited and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association announced Thursday that the guaranteed value of the 2001 Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 will be $3 million, a decrease from the previous $5 million level.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile hope Came Home and Juvenile Fillies contender Habibti worked at Santa Anita Thursday.
Affirmed Success, likely for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), worked five furlongs in 1:00 Thursday on the "good" inner turf course at Belmont Park.
Fantastic Light, Arc d'Triomphe winner Sahkee and Noverre will ship tomorrow from England to Belmont Park, where they will compete in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 27th, said Adrian Beaumont, director of racecourse services for the International Racing Bureau.
English champion Elnadim will be headed to Sheikh Hamdan's Derrinstown Stud in County Kildare in Ireland following current stallion duty at Westbury Stud in New Zealand.
Pedigree Analysis for Mutamam
Pedigree Analysis for Mutamam
Ten of the best three-year-old turf fillies in the world will contest the 18th running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup (gr. I) to be run Saturday at Keeneland.
Godolphin announced Thursday that Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Sakhee will be sent to Belmont Friday for the Breeders' Cup and will be pre-entered in both the Breeders' Cup Turf and Breeders' Cup Classic.
Robert and Barbara Walter have relocated the stallions Slewvescent and Robannier to Rick and Kathy Taylor's Special T Thoroughbreds near Temecula, Calif.
For the first time in nine years, the festive Maryland Million celebration will be conducted at historic Pimlico Racecourse.
National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup officials said Thursday the new "Great State Challenge" program has the potential to open up many new sponsorship opportunities for horse racing. The program, which will feature the top state-breds in the country, will be held sometime in the last three months of 2002.
George Sloan, 62, champion amateur steeplechase jockey and chairman of the International Steeplechase Group (ISG), was found dead at his Franklin, Tennessee, farm Oct. 10. Sloan died when the rifle he was carrying accidentally discharged while Sloan was working on a fence at his Panorama Farm.
Pedigree Analysis for Caller One
Millionaire and multiple grade I winner Secret Status has been retired following an unplaced effort in the Oct. 7 Overbrook Spinster Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Two horses were scratched at Santa Anita on Wednesday after it was detected that both had sponges in their nasal passages.
Herbs and Spices, a 19-year-old mare by Relaunch, brought a final bid of $39,000 on Wednesday to top the first of two open sessions during the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's fall mixed sale in Central Florida. Gregerson Enterprises bought the 19-year-old mare, who is in foal to champion and dual classic winner Silver Charm.
Ninety-eight horses are entered for the 16th running of the Maryland Million on Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. The 11-race card with purses of $1.05 million showcases the best products of Maryland breeding farms and horses sired by Maryland stallions.
Three past champions of the West Virginia Breeders Classic are among eight entered in the $250,000 race Saturday night at Charles Town.
Three past winners of the West Virginia Breeders Classic are among eight entered in the $250,000 race Saturday night at Charles Town.
The $400,000 In Reality and $400,000 My Dear Girl finale divisions of the Florida Stallion Stakes series will be among the highlights of an outstanding card at Calder Saturday.
A field of nine, headed by grade I winner Startac, was entered Thursday for Saturday's grade II Oak Tree Derby at Santa Anita.
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