Headlines for Thursday, October 11, 2001

  • European Runners Ship To Belmont

    Fantastic Light, Arc d'Triomphe winner Sahkee and Noverre will ship tomorrow from England to Belmont Park, where they will compete in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Oct. 27th, said Adrian Beaumont, director of racecourse services for the International Racing Bureau.

  • Elnadim to Ireland; Bahri's Fee Rises

    English champion Elnadim will be headed to Sheikh Hamdan's Derrinstown Stud in County Kildare in Ireland following current stallion duty at Westbury Stud in New Zealand.

  • A field of 10 Ready for Queen Elizabeth

    Ten of the best three-year-old turf fillies in the world will contest the 18th running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth Challenge Cup (gr. I) to be run Saturday at Keeneland.

  • Jockey Richard Hills raises his arms in celebration after riding Mutamam to win the Canadian International.


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  • Sakhee, as he crosses the finish line in the Arc de Triomphe.

    Arc Winner Sakhee May Run in Classic

    Godolphin announced Thursday that Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Sakhee will be sent to Belmont Friday for the Breeders' Cup and will be pre-entered in both the Breeders' Cup Turf and Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Maryland Million At Pimlico

    For the first time in nine years, the festive Maryland Million celebration will be conducted at historic Pimlico Racecourse.

  • 'Great State Challenge' Generates Interest

    National Thoroughbred Racing Association and Breeders' Cup officials said Thursday the new "Great State Challenge" program has the potential to open up many new sponsorship opportunities for horse racing. The program, which will feature the top state-breds in the country, will be held sometime in the last three months of 2002.

  • George Sloan

    Steeplechase Champion George Sloan Dead at 62

    George Sloan, 62, champion amateur steeplechase jockey and chairman of the International Steeplechase Group (ISG), was found dead at his Franklin, Tennessee, farm Oct. 10. Sloan died when the rifle he was carrying accidentally discharged while Sloan was working on a fence at his Panorama Farm.

  • Secret Status, in her Kentucky Oaks victory.

    Millionaire Secret Status Retired

    Millionaire and multiple grade I winner Secret Status has been retired following an unplaced effort in the Oct. 7 Overbrook Spinster Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.