Eclipse champion Beautiful Pleasure and Heritage of Gold continued preparing for their expected rematch in the Go for Wand Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga July 30. Beautiful Pleasure worked a mile at Keeneland, breezing the distance in 1:38 1/5 over a fast track. Heritage of Gold was timed in 1:13 4/5, handily, for a six-furlong work over a fast track at Churchill Downs. Also at Churchill, Chilukki breezed four furlongs in :48 4/5, and Unshaded went five furlongs in 1:04 1/5 while breezing...First-crop sire Mighty Magee was represented by his first winner as a sire Thursday when Lady's Hero won Belmont Park's second race, a 5 1/2-furlong maiden special weight event for New York breds. Lady's Hero is out of the Judge Smells mare One Real Lady and was bred by Walter De Forest. He was ridden by Jorge Chavez and is trained by John Candlin for owners Michael Moriarty and De Forest. The 2-year-old colt completed the distance in 1:06.64 and won by three parts of a length. Mighty Magee (Cormorant--Final Vows, by Halo) won five of 21 races and retired as a 4-year-old with career earnings of $269,384. He won the 1996 Aqueduct Handicap (gr. III) and finished second in both the 1994 Nashua Stakes (gr. III) and 1995 Queen's County Handicap (gr. III). He was bred in Kentucky by Dreabon Copeland. Lady's Hero is Mighty Magee's first runner to reach the track. He stands for an advertised fee of $2,000 at Waldorf Farm, near North Chatham, NY...Thomas Chaffee has resigned his post as vice president and director of Ladbroke/USA as of July 15. Chaffee has been with the company for 11 years during which alliances with and the Racing Network were created...Nationalore, the 5-year-old gelding who had earned $318,227 despite not winning a race, was euthanized Wednesday after he fell during the sixth race at Hollywood Park. The gelding owned, bred, and trained by Cho Myung Kwon, was seeking his first win in his 26th career start in maiden special weight company when he clipped heels with Indy Film and fell. Indy Film walked off the track. Despite his inability to win, Nationalore had finished second seven times and third seven times during his career. As a 2-year-old, he was second in two $100,000 stakes restricted to California-breds and finished third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) victory of eventual Horse of the Year Favorite Trick and third to Real Quiet and Artax in the Hollywood Futurity (gr. I). Although still a maiden, Nationalore contested the 1998 Kentucky Derby (gr. I), finishing ninth in the 15-horse field…California Thoroughbred Breeders Sales is offering a live satellite broadcast of this year's Del Mar yearling sale Aug. 14-15. The broadcast will enable buyers to view each yearling and bid on the auction live via satellite. All buyers must register with CTBA Sales prior to the sale, and approved bidders will be given a personal identification number allowing then to bid by telephone. To receive the signal, downlinkers are asked to tune their satellite to Telstar 5 C-band Transponder/Channel 7 on Aug. 14 from 6:30-10 p.m. (PT) and Aug. 15 from 5:00-9:30 p.m. (More, CTBA)…There were 30 winning tickets worth $39,523.20 each on Wednesday's Pick Six at Hollywood Park. With a Pick Six pool of $1,448,882, the consolation payoff for 5-of-6 winners was worth $319.40 for 1,086 winning tickets...The Keeneland July sale can be viewed on the Internet or via satellite. The sale features three sessions. The first session begins at 7:30 p.m. (EST), on Monday, July 17, followed by two sessions beginning at 1:30 p.m. (EST) and 7:30 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, July 18. Two hundred and eight horses are cataloged for the two-day auction. The internet site is In order to see video, you r computer must be equipped with a sound card and speakers. Also, computers must have RealPlayer G2 or Microsoft Media Player. Satellite viewers can watch the sale on GE 2 Transponder 24. In addition, The Blood-Horse will be offering live hip-by-hip results of the auction, with buyer and purchase price, on its Website at Keeneland will demonstrate the on-line entry system for consignors at 3 p.m. Monday in the sales pavilion.

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