Headlines for Wednesday, October 24, 2001

  • Breeders' Cup Here and There ...

    A day after the World Thoroughbred Championship races are run, Belmont Park will give away a free photo of the Breeders' Cup Classic winner to fans attending the races. ... Also, Breeders' Cup simulcasting and advance wagering information as well as other track promotions.

  • Rizzi to Sez Who in New York

    Prominent Florida stallion Rizzi is being transferred from Richard Simon's Sez Who Thoroughbreds near Ocala, Fla., to Sez Who North near Stillwater, N.Y.

  • Juvenile Filllies: Bella Bellucci Liable to Improve

    There is no question that You has proven the most so far among the nine entries in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). But the beauty of handicapping 2-year-old races is that some young horses improve by leaps and bounds in a matter of a few weeks, while others who matured may already have reached their best form.

  • Fantastic Light, surprise entry in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

    Steve Haskin's Classic Report: Godolphin Throws a Curve

    On Tuesday night, most people were convinced Godolphin would run Fantastic Light in the Breeders' Cup Classic and Sakhee in the Turf. On Wednesday morning, those people were proven wrong when the Godolphin braintrust pulled a switcheroo that sent a shockwave of disbelief rippling through the backstretch.

  • Anson Gambles on Japanese Invitation for Sign of Fire

    The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships aren't the only races being run this Saturday. Just ask Ron Anson, who with wife Susie owns a 4-year-old colt named Sign of Fire, scheduled to run at Tokyo Racecourse on Saturday in the $750,000 Musashino Stakes (Jpn-III).

  • New York Adopts VLT, Casino Legislation

    Officials in New York gave final approval early this morning to a historic gambling package giving most racetracks video lottery terminals, allowing up to six Indian-owned casinos in Western New York and the Catskills and expanding the state's lottery offerings.

  • Aptitude runs away with the Jockey Club Gold Cup.

    Aptitude Favored in Classic; Tiznow at 5-1

    Juddmonte Farms' Aptitude, 10-length winner of the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, has been installed the 2-1 morning- line favorite for Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Endoscopic Exams Indicate Racing Potential

    Recent research indicates that endoscopic examination of yearlings can help determine their eventual racing success. However, research also showed certain abnormalities that in the past were considered indicators of poor performance were not predictive of actual athletic performance in the adult horse.

  • Breeders' Cup Contenders Take to Grass

    The work tab for Saturday's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships was still busy Wednesday, with more of the contenders working on grass than on the main track.

  • Darley Stud Fees

    Sheikh Mohammed's Darley Stud Management announced 2002 fees for 25 of its 26 stallions, and not unexpectedly some will be going down and some up.

  • Breeders' Cup Mile Report--10/24/2001

    Nineteen horses were pre-entered for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), Oct 17, headed by Europe's probable champion miler, Godolphin's Noverre, and two California runners, Sheikh Maktoum's Irish Prize and David Milch's Val Royal.