Headlines for Thursday, October 5, 2000

  • Vision and Verse Favored in Contentious Meadowlands Cup

    Vision and Verse was installed Thursday as the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday night's $400,000 Meadowlands Cup Handicap (gr. II). 10 horses are entered for the 1 1/8-mile Meadowlands feature, including Leave It to Beezer, the starting highweight at 117 pounds.

  • Pat Day rides Surfside following an easy victory in the Grade I Hollywood Starlet Stakes on Dec. 19, 1999, at Hollywood Park.

    Surfside Likely for Wednesday's Raven Run

    Overbrook Farm's Surfside is likely to return to the races in the $70,000-added Raven Run Stakes Wednesday at Keeneland, according to assistant trainer Mike Maker. The 3-year-old filly has been on the sidelines since a fifth-place finish against males in the Santa Anita Derby (gr. I) in April.

  • Jostle Highlights Cotillion Handicap

    Jostle heads the $200,000 Cotillion Handicap (gr. II) at Philadelphia Park Saturday. The 3-year-old daughter of Brocco will face seven other sophomore fillies as the 124 pound highweight, conceding from eight to 13 pounds to her rivals in the 1 1/16-mile race.

  • Cat Thief and Pat Day cross the finish line first in the 1999 Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Cat Thief To Overbrook in 2001

    William T. Young's homebred Cat Thief, who is being aimed for a repeat win in the $4-million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 4, will enter stud in 2001 at his owner's Overbrook Farm near Lexington.

  • Funds to be Diverted to Texas Breed Associations

    Stakes purses for Texas-breds should increase measurably beginning in 2001 given the Texas Racing Commission's approval of a rule that diverts a portion of racetracks' export simulcasting fees back to the state breed associations.