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More Than Ready, Golden Missile To Contest Cigar Mile

The connections of Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) fifth-place finisher More Than Ready and Golden Missile, who finished last in the Classic (gr. I), have indicated their horses will be pointed to the $350,000 Cigar Mile (gr. I) at Aqueduct later this month. Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) fourth-place finisher Affirmed Success, who won the 1999 Cigar Mile after having finished second in the 1998 renewal, will also contest the Nov. 25 race.

Internal Bleeding Claims Life of Spanish Fern

Juddmonte Farms' Spanish Fern died Saturday evening from internal bleeding that resulted from a fractured pelvis, suffered at the start of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs. The 5-year-old daughter of El Gran Senor pulled herself up shortly after the break, noticeably favoring her left hind leg.

Spanish Fern Dies As Result of Internal Bleeding

Juddmonte Farms' Spanish Fern died Saturday evening from internal bleeding that resulted from a fractured pelvis, suffered at the start of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs. The 5-year-old daughter of El Gran Senor pulled herself up shortly after the break, noticeably favoring her left hind leg.

Repriced to Darby Dan

Stakes winner Repriced, who has $1.6 million in 2000 progeny earnings, has been moved to John Phillips' Darby Dan Farm near Lexington, where he will stand for $7,500 live foal.

Perfect Sting Wins Filly & Mare Turf

In the first victory by non-favorite as part of the Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Six, 5-1 Perfect Sting rallied leaving the turn into the stretch and won the Filly & Mare Turf over Tout Charmant. The 4-year-old Red Ransom filly trained by Joseph Orseno for Stronach Stables, ran the 1 3/8 miles in 2:13.07.

Savin Replaces Romanik as Gulfstream President

David Romanik, who was named president of Gulfstream Park in March, has been replaced in that role by Scott Savin. The 40- year-old Savin is currently the executive director of the National Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and has been involved in racing as an owner and horsemen's activist for nearly two decades.

Countdown to the Cup: Looking for Longshots

By Steve Haskin -- You won't find any comments on Fusaichi Pegasus and Riboletta in this space -- we're here to look for value. Like all Breeders' Cups, there should be some live longshots and overlays that slip through the cracks. We'll attempt to ferret out those horses based on what we've seen in the mornings and a few angles in their past performances.

Believe It to Cloverleaf

Veteran stallion Believe It, who finished third to Affirmed and Alydar in the 1978 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), will be relocated to John Sykes' Cloverleaf Farms II near Reddick, Fla., for the 2001 breeding season.

Harold Snowden Dies in Miami

Harold Snowden, who owned The Stallion Station near Lexington with Lou Doherty before buying his partner's interest in the operation, died the night of Nov. 2 at a Miami hospital from complications from bypass heart surgery.

Zamindar to Marablue

French group winner Zamindar, a full brother to European champion Zafonic, will stand the 2001 breeding season at A. Douglas Henderson's Marablue Farm near Reddick, Fla., for a fee of $5,000 live foal.

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