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Countdown to the Cup: Refueled 'Missile' Takes Aim at Classic

Countdown to the Cup: Refueled 'Missile' Takes Aim at Classic

By Steve Haskin -- It was once a vintage crop, but the pick of the older horses have either fallen from the vine or shriveled under the heat of battle. Golden Missile, however, has been kept in the shade the past few months, and unlike his withered opponents, he should be a relatively fresh horse and ready to take on whatever 3-year-old phenoms show up on Nov. 4.

West Coast Breeders' Cup Horses Work

Flame Thrower, who remained unbeaten in four starts with a victory in the Norfolk Stakes Oct. 7, worked a half mile in :46 1/5 breezing Wednesday morning at Santa Anita for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Also working were Arabian Light, Notable Career, Point Given, and Street Cry. Caffe Latte worked Tuesday.

Tabasco Cat Headed to Japan

Tabasco Cat Headed to Japan

Japanese newspaper Sankei Sports reported that the Japan Bloodstock Breeders' Association has purchased dual classic winner Tabasco Cat for stallion duty for $7 million and will stand the 9-year-old son of Storm Cat at the organization's Shizunai Stallion Station.

Still Just Farmers?

By Dr. Curtis L. Barrett -- The NTRA and AQHA have endorsed an Employee and Patron Responsible Wagering Initiative and will urge their member and supporting organizations which conduct wagering to adopt and implement this initiative in their facilities.

Classic Option

Classic Option

By Ray Paulick -- Not every decision in this game of horse racing has to make economic sense when sporting men and women are involved.

Weekend Racing Mars Win Streaks

A weekend full of top quality Breeders' Cup-prep racing left blemishes on several records. Gold Mover and Perfect Sting, both undefeated in 2000 prior to Oct. 14, each recorded a loss on the unofficial Breeders' Cup preview weekend. However, Raging Fever remained undefeated after Saturday's Frizette (gr. I) victory over Out of Sync. Raging Fever could take her five wins into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

Two Mares Found Shot on Kentucky Farm

Two mares were shot at Cabin Ridge Farm near Bowling Green, Ky., early Thursday morning. One mare died and the other is in critical condition after they were shot with a .22 caliber rifle.

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