Headlines for Thursday, August 23, 2001

  • Calder Boosts Purses to All-Time High

    Calder Race Course announced Thursday that all overnight purses are being hiked 10 percent to an all-time high for the Miami-area track.

  • Canterbury Reports Quarterly Profit

    Canterbury Park Holding Corporation announced results for the second quarter and six months ending June 30, 2001. For the quarter, the company reported revenues of $10,694,550 and operating expenses of $10,469,156, resulting in income from operations of $225,394.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry

  • Bet On Sunshine Seeks Sprint Hat Trick

    David P. Holloway Racing Stable Inc's Bet On Sunshine returns to Arlington Park Saturday in search of his third consecutive victory in the $100,000 Arlington Sprint.

  • City Zip, winning the Amsterdam.

    City Zip's Saratoga Legend Could Grow In King's Bishop

    City Zip is already a legend in his own time at Saratoga. He earned that status last year by becoming the fourth horse in history to win all three of Saratoga's top juvenile races -- the Saratoga Special, the Sanford (gr. II), and the Hopeful (gr. I).

  • Bonapartiste Looks For Change of Luck in Fourstardave

    Ecurie Fabian Ouaki's Bonapartiste hopes that a change of scenery will do him some good. The 7-year-old Kendor horse breezed five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 on the fast main track in preparation for Saturday's $200,000 Fourstardave Handicap (gr. IIT) at Saratoga.

  • Songandaprayer, with part owner Bobby Hurley.

    Songandaprayer to Stand at Marablue in Florida

    Songandaprayer, whose big win came in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park, will enter stud next year at A. Douglas Henderson's Marablue Farm near Reddick, Fla.

  • Mozart Scores in Nunthorpe

    Michael Tabor and Mrs. Susan Magnier's Mozart came from just off the pace to score a two-length victory in the five-furlong Victor Chandler Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) on Thursday at the York meeting in Britain.

  • Grayson-Jockey Club Partners With State in Research Effort

    The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation will partner with the state of Kentucky in funding a research project on Mare Reproductive Loss Syndrome (MRLS). The Foundation committed $56,400 as an equal partner with the state.

  • Maryland Industry Told to Get Act Together

    Horse racing in Maryland is in dire straits and desperate need of help in the form of slot machines, a new racetrack, or millions of dollars in state assistance, industry leaders said Aug. 21 during a Senate Special Committee on Gaming hearing in Annapolis, Md. In turn, legislators told them the ball is in the industry's court.

  • Paulson Trust Removes Horses From Bray's Barn

    The Allen E. Paulson Living Trust said Wednesday all horses trained by Simon Bray have been moved to the barn of Laura de Seroux and other trainers. Just four days before, Bray saddled Startac to an upset victory in the grade I Secretariat Stakes on the turf at Arlington Park.

  • Beautiful Pleasure Looking for Third Personal Ensign

    Beautiful Pleasure will go to the lead in Friday's grade I $400,000 Personal Ensign Handicap at Saratoga and a field of six young guns will be on her heels looking to stop her chance for a three-peat in the 1 1/4-mile event.