Headlines for Friday, October 18, 2002

  • Wake at Noon to Answer Sprint Question

    With six victories this year, including four stakes tallies, Bruno Schickedanz's Wake At Noon appears ready to take on the world's best at Arlington Park in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Krone ends retirement.

    Julie Krone to Attempt Comeback

    Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone has announced that she will resume her riding career sometime next month. The 39-year-old Krone, who captured the 1993 Belmont Stakes on Colonial Affair, will be based in southern California and agent Brian Beach will handle her book.

  • Headley Remains Confident in Kona Gold

    Preparing Kona Gold for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) is old hat for Bruce Headley, who is preparing the 8-year-old for his fifth run at the Sprint.

  • Phipps' Cat Cay Back for Keeneland's TCA Stakes

    Sunday's $125,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. III) over six furlongs at Keeneland has attracted a talented field of 11 distaffers, including defending champion Cat Cay.

  • Air Travel Plans Firmed Up For Cup Horses

    Although this year's Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships officially launched Thursday with announcement of the pre-entries, interest in the Oct. 26 races at Arlington Park will be heightened once more of the horses are on the grounds at the Chicago oval.

  • Churchill Downs Breeders' Cup Moved to 2006

    A conflict with a four-day Future Farmers of America convention has moved the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships' return to Churchill Downs from 2005 to 2006. Belmont Park is expected to hold the event in 2005.

  • VLT Suppliers Picked, But New York Tracks Wary

    New York lottery officials have selected four firms to supply video lottery terminals at racetracks for a new gambling program, but so far, track officials aren't leaping at it because they insist it will lose money.

  • BC Jockey Assignments All But Firmed Up

    Although there are a few mounts still open, the jockey assignments for the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships are pretty much confirmed. Of the leading riders, Mike Smith, Jerry Bailey, Pat Day, and Edgar Prado are particularly deep in talent.

  • Gygistar Withdrawn from Sprint; Forbidden Apple Among Workers

    Gygistar, who has missed training time after injuring a hoof in a stall accident Oct. 11, was officially declared out of the Breeders' Cup Sprint on Friday. Trained by Mark Hennig, Gygistar had been questionable since he sustained a cut on his left front hoof in the stall accident.

  • Centaur Beats Out Greenwood, Magna For Rosecroft

    In a compromise decision at the end of a long and difficult meeting, the owners of Rosecroft Raceway in Maryland voted to sell the Standardbred track to Centaur Inc., part owner of the Hoosier Park in Indiana and casinos in California and Colorado.

  • Azeff's Long Journey Brings Her Back to Racetrack

    After spending 27 days in coma and undergoing 19 weeks of outpatient physical, occupational, and speech therapies, Yvonne Azeff was finally ready to announce that she is ready to resume her duties as assistant trainer to John Ward Jr..

  • O'Brien Seeks Dewhurst-Cup Double With Tomahawk

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien is considering an astonishing attempt at running Tomahawk not just in Saturday's group 1 Darley Dewhurst Stakes but also in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile a week later.

  • Millennium Allstar to Road's End in British Columbia

    Canadian stakes winner Millennium Allstar, a half-brother to Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner Red Bullet, has been retired and will enter stud at Road's End Farm near Abottsford, British Columbia, Canada.