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Injury Knocks Honor in War Out of Mile

A sprained ankle has knocked 3rd Turn Racing Stable's Honor In War, winner of the Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (gr. IT) at Churchill Downs and runner-up in the recent Shadwell Keeneland Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland, out of consideration for the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I).

Sword Dance Mare Tops OBSC First Session

Sword Dance Mare Tops OBSC First Session

Topped by the $105,000 paid by Gainesway Farm for Sabre Dance, a 6-year-old Sword Dance mare who is in foal to Ocala Stud stallion Montbrook, Monday's opening preferred consignor session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Fall Mixed Sale realized increases in gross, median and average for the second straight year.

Wish Granted in Pebbles Handicap

Wish Granted in Pebbles Handicap

Favored Betty's Wish, kept wide and out of trouble, gave jockey John Velazquez and most of the fans in the Columbus Day crowd of 7,186 the response they wanted Monday afternoon and drew off to win the $110,300 Pebbles Handicap (gr. IIIT) for 3-year fillies at nine furlongs on the "good" inner turf course.

Breeders' Cup Receives Favorable Ruling Against JMG

Breeders' Cup Receives Favorable Ruling Against JMG

A California judge has issued a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction precluding Jockeys International Management Group from continuing with plans to allow jockeys it represents wear advertising at this year's the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship races on Oct. 25 at Santa Anita.

Frankel, Bailey Set Records, On Track for Other Marks

Frankel, Bailey Set Records, On Track for Other Marks

Bobby Frankel and Jerry Bailey each established new North American single season records over the weekend and are on track to set other marks before the racing year is over, according to Equibase Company, the Thoroughbred industry's official database for racing information.

All-Source Handle, Attendance Improve at Turfway Park

Officials at Turfway Park are attributing an increase in attendance and overall all-source handle to a combination of factors, including favorable weather, larger race fields, success of the Kentucky Cup day program, and special marketing and events for Friday night cards.

Awesome Humor Ends String of Seconds

Winstar Farm's favored Awesome Humor, seeking to regain her tremendous 2-year-old form, registered her first stakes win of 2003, holding off Cloakof Vagueness by three quarters of a length in Friday night's $300,000 Indiana Breeders' Cup Oaks (gr. III) at muddy Hoosier Park.

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