Headlines for Thursday, September 6, 2001

  • Virginia Horseman Mark Hardin Dead

    Mark Hardin, a native Virginian whose father was the force behind historic Newstead Farm near Upperville, Va., died Sept. 4 following a lengthy battle with cancer.

  • Foreign Runners Hold Strong Hand in Man o' War

    Foreign invaders have won two of the last three runnings of the $500,000 Man o' War (gr. IT) and seem to hold a strong hand in the 2001 edition to be contested Saturday at Belmont Park.

  • Fleet Renee Heads Gazelle Field

    The grade I $250,000 Gazelle to be contested Saturday at 1 1/8 miles over the main track at Belmont Park marks the return of multiple grade I winner Fleet Renee. The daughter of Seattle Slew has not raced since winning Belmont's grade I Mother Goose on June 30 by 5 1/2 lengths.

  • Heywood Hale "Woody" Broun Dead

    Heywood Hale "Woody" Broun, who for years covered the Kentucky Derby on television for CBS and ABC, died Wednesday at Kingston Hospital in Kingston, N.Y. Broun, best known for his multi-colored sports jackets and his observations on horse racing, was 83.

  • Ashford Stud stallion Tale of the Cat, led all North American sires by servicing 176 mares in 2000.

    Live Foal Report Released; Tale of the Cat Covers Most Mares

    Tale of the Cat, who covered the second most mares in North America during the 1999 breeding season, moved up to the top spot during the 2000 breeding season. The Ashford Stud stallion covered 176 mares during the 2000 breeding season after covering 147 mares in 1999.

  • Steeplechase Races at Arlington Cancelled

    The two Steeplechase races, including the St. James Cup scheduled to be run at Arlington Park on Sunday, Sept. 9 have been cancelled due to a lack of entries.

  • Horse of the Year Tiznow contests Saturday's Woodward Stakes.

    Woodward Brings Stars To Belmont

    Five runners will take the post in Saturday's $500,000 Woodward Stakes at Belmont Park. The field might seem small, but the qualifications the five runners bring into the 1 1/8 mile event have championship status written all over them.

  • Turfway Program Takes Flight -- to Nevada

    In a strong promotion that links horse racing and gaming, Turfway Park will put its top 100 FasTrack Rewards program members on a private plane to Laughlin, Nev., for an all-expenses-paid junket in late November.

  • New Zealand Farm Purchases Generous

    New Zealand stud Glenmorgan Farm, which has shuttled Generous from Japan the past two years, has purchased the stallion from the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders' Association (JBBA).

  • Theresa Richardson Dead

    Theresa Richardson, wife of Donald R. Richardson, Churchill Downs Incorporated's senior vice president of racing, died Sept. 3 at University of Louisville Hospital after a long battle with cancer

  • Grade II Winner Flame Thrower Retired

    Gary Garber's grade II winner Flame Thrower has been retired from racing because of an injury suffered during a runner-up effort in the June 9 Riva Ridge Stakes (gr. II) at Belmont Park.

  • Belmont Ready To Begin

    A lot will be on the line when Belmont Park opens its fall season this weekend. The meet offically opens Friday, but things get rolling Saturday when three grade I events will be contested, and all figure to have implications on Belmont's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships on Oct. 27.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from across the industry...

  • Ikari to Millennium in Texas

    Leland and Sue Cook's Ikari, whose 2-year-old daughter Victory Road won the Sept. 1 La Senorita Stakes for Leland Cook, will stand the 2002 breeding season at Drs. Ken and Linda Quirk and Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Belton, Texas.