Headlines for Tuesday, November 20, 2001

  • Trio of Breeders' Cup Winners Head Falls City Field

    A rare meeting of three Breeders' Cup champions, including a rematch of the last two winners of the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) headlines what promises to be one of the most memorable renewals in the long history of Churchill Downs' $250,000-added Falls City Handicap (gr. III).

  • Golden Rod Fillies Work at Churchill

    The 2-year-old fillies that figure to be the favorites for the Nov. 24 $200,000 Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill Downs completed their serious training for the 1 1/16-mile race with Tuesday breezes at Churchill.

  • Include, Gander Top Field for Clark Handicap

    If you're looking for major contenders in Friday's 127th renewal of the historic Clark Handicap (grade II), simply follow the money. And when you follow that trail, you don't have to take many steps until you run into Gander.

  • Champions Shine in Falls City

    A field of seven was entered Tuesday for the $250,000-added Falls City (gr. III), which will be run on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs. The field includes six grade I winners and three Breeders' Cup champions in Unbridled Elaine (2001Distaff), Spain (2000 Distaff and 2001 Distaff runner-up) and Caressing (2000 Juvenile Fillies).

  • Yonaguska, winning the Hutcheson earlier this year.

    Yonaguska Draws Rail in Fall Highweight; To Carry 131 Pounds

    Yonaguska, winner of the Hutcheson Stakes and Sport Page Handicap this year, drew the rail as 11 horses were entered for the Fall Highweight Handicap (gr. II) that highlight's Thursday's Thanksgiving Day card at Aqueduct.

  • Dare and Go pulls away from Cigar to win the 1996 Pacific Classic.

    Dare and Go, Cigar's Epic Conqueror, Dead in Australia

    Millionaire Dare and Go, who ended Cigar's 16-race win streak in the 1996 Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I), has died in Australia, according to a representative at Dr. William Solomon's Pin Oak Lane Farm.

  • Dozen Starters Possible For Cigar Mile

    A dozen of the game's top sprinters and middle distance runners have one more dance penciled in on their 2001 calendar - Saturday's $350,000 Cigar Mile, the last grade I race in New York this year.

  • Transworld, Sire of Champion Lonesome Glory, Dead at 27

    Irish classic winner Transworld, whose son Lonesome Glory was a five-time steeplechase champion, died in June from complications from old age at Gary and Maureen Alexander's Alexander Farm near Byers, Colo.

  • Fair Grounds Looks to Continue Momentum

    Fair Grounds in New Orleans will kick off its 130th season Thanksgiving Day with daily average purses of more than $270,000 a day. The 89-day meet will run through March 25 and feature 60 stakes headlined by the $750,000 Louisiana Derby, a grade II event set for March 10.

  • Make Them Talk

    <i>By Dan Liebman</i> -- On Oct. 27 at Belmont Park, there was a media press conference following each of the eight Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races. After three of the races, the winning trainer did not show up.

  • Ray Paulick&lt;br&gt;Editor-in-Chief

    Dollars and Sense

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- To avoid any confusion, the easiest way to compile all sire and leaders lists would be to count North American earnings only, though that seems unfair to horses and individuals who take on international challenges. But a North American-only system is flawed, too.

  • Consignors Group Maps Strategy for 2002

    Members of the National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors met Monday night in Ocala, Fla., to discuss 2002 objectives, review the accomplishments made by the organization in 2001, and to elect new board members.

  • Consignors Group Maps Strategy for 2002

    Members of the National Association of Two-Year-Old Consignors met Monday night in Ocala, Fla., to discuss 2002 objectives, review the accomplishments made by the organization in 2001, and to elect new board members.