Friday at Calder Race Course
A pair of D. Wayne Lukas-trained fillies topped the Churchill Downs work tab Thursday morning. Surfside went five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 and Cash Deal went the same distance in :59. Also working at Churchill Thursday were three horses trained by Elliott Walden -- Brahms, Meetyouatthebrig, and Golden Temper.
Valley View Stakes (gr. IIIT) winner Good Game heads a 12-horse field entered in the $150,000 Mrs. Revere Stakes (gr. IIT) Saturday at Churchill Downs. Impending Bear, second in the Valley View, also returns in the Mrs. Revere, a 1 1/16-mile turf race for 3-year-old fillies.
Peter Callahan's Bevo worked five furlongs around "dogs" at Belmont Park Thursday morning in 1:00 2/5, the fastest work of the day at the distance. The 3-year-old is entered in both the $100,000 Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. II, Aqueduct, Nov. 23) and the $350,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I, Aqueduct, Nov. 25), but trainer Bill Badgett said the Prospector's Gamble colt is more likely for the Cigar Mile.
The TV Games Network wants to pay $5 million to one lucky winner plus thousands in cash and merchandise to others as part of its inaugural online contest launched Thursday. The racing and wagering network will award the money if an individual selects eight winners on the 2001 Kentucky Derby Day program.
In a major change, Penn National Race Course has decided to racee Thursdays instead of Sundays in 2001.
The University of Arizona Race Track Industry Program is teaming with NaviSite Inc. to deliver live Webcasts of sessions from this year's Symposium on Racing. Racing fans and professionals can watch over 16 hours of live video footage from the Symposium on Racing in real-time via their desktops at www.ag.arizona.edu/rtip.
Millionaire and grade I winner More Than Ready, who is scheduled to enter stud in 2001 at Vinery near Lexington, will close out his career in the Nov. 25 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I) at Aqueduct.
Churchill Downs has announced a pricing schedule for tickets to the 127th renewals of the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks in 2001 that includes an increase in the price of general admission to the two events and an increase in the price of reserved seating for the Kentucky Derby.
Colonial Downs' third quarter results show the Virginia track continues to struggle. Earnings per share dropped 22.2% to a loss of 11 cents per share for the three-month period ending Sept. 30.
Second quarter losses and a failure to fully disclose all financial information at once caused Gemstar-TV Guide stock to tumble. Quarterly results were mixed for the division that operates the TV Games Network.
John T.L. Jones Jr's Walmac International announced that multiple grade II sprint winner Successful Appeal will enter stud at Walmac-South near Ocala, Fla., and stand for $5,000 live foal.
Ed Duffy, chief operating officer for the National Jockey Club, has decided to relinquish the day-to-day control of operations at Sportsman's Park/Chicago Motor Speedway in order to concentrate on and devote more time to other aspects of the multi-purpose sports and entertainment facility.
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