Headlines for Monday, August 20, 2001

  • Valid Expectations Colt Tops OBS Select Session

    A colt by North America's leading first crop sire, Valid Expectations, brought the top price of $305,000 Monday during the select session of the Ocala Breeders' Sales Company's August yearling sale. Consigned by Kelli Mitchell for his breeders, Leland and Robert Ackerley, the colt was purchased by Satish and Anne Sanan's Padua Stables. The Sanans' daughter, Nadia, signed the ticket.

  • Snow Dance, alone on the lead in the Lake Placid.

    Snow Dance Waltzes to Victory

    A dozen fillies and mares went to the post in the $150,000 Lake Placid Stakes (gr. IIT) at Saratoga and Snow Dance came away the winner in her first start against stakes company.

  • Vets Following Progress of Pregnant Mares in Kentucky

    Several reproductive specialists at Hagyard-Davidson-McGee veterinary firm in Lexington, Ky., are following about 100 pregnant mares. These are mares from farms which were either affected or unaffected by Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome this spring; are 15 years old or younger; were bred March 15 or earlier; and are not going through the sales and will remain in Kentucky to foal next spring.

  • Jockey Club Estimates 20 Percent Pregnancy Loss in Kentucky

    In releasing its projected figures for the 2002 North American registered Thoroughbred foal crop, The Jockey Club estimates that 20 percent of mares in Kentucky lost their pregnancies due to Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome last spring.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry

  • Point Given, shown crossing the finish line first in the Haskell Invitational, has been confirmed for Saturday's Travers.

    It's a Given: After Workout, Travers a 'Go' for Point Given

    Bob Baffert said Monday that all systems are "go" for The Thoroughbred Corp's Point Given to ship to New York for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) on Saturday. The big Thunder Gulch colt worked five furlongs at Del Mar on Monday morning, getting the distance in :59 1/5 under exercise rider Dana Barnes.

  • Scorpion, Dollar Bill Work Toward Travers

    Risen Star Stakes winner Dollar Bill worked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5 over the main track at Saratoga on Sunday, completing his preparations for next Saturday's $1-million Travers Stakes (gr. I).

  • Arlington Sets Betting Record on Million Day Card

    Arlington Park reported the $14,519,027 wagered on the track's 12-race Arlington Million card Saturday is the highest in ttrack history and for any track in the state of Illinois on Illinois races.

  • Tobacco Money to Help Offset Foal Loss Syndrome Study Cost

    The board dispensing Kentucky's portion of tobacco settlement money has approved a $56,400 grant to cover half of the cost of the investigation into the Mare Reproductive Foal Loss Syndrome that negatively impacted the horse breeding industry last spring.

  • Sunline Loses Six-Year-Old Debut

    In contrast to the recent seasonal awards, Sunline couldn't maintain her unbeaten record at Melbourne's Moonee Valley when the champion distaffer was beaten in her first run as a 6-year-old.

  • Bobby Frankel: Take Two

    The trainer had a good Saturday; his favorite horse Flute won the Alabama. Sunday made Saturday look like a trip to the dentist. Frankel won the Saratoga Breeders' Cup with Aptitude right here at Saratoga. Frankel stood in the winner's circle, smiled, shook a few hands, had his picture taken.