Headlines for Wednesday, October 2, 2002

  • Stakes Winner Aldebaran to Stand at Darby Dan

    Aldebaran, who has won or placed in all 15 starts and is being pointed for the Oct. 26 NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will stand at Darby Dan Farm near Lexington upon his retirement from racing.

  • Belmont Barn Notes

    Medaglia d'Oro breezes...No BC for Funny Cide...Balto Star slated to start at Keeneland.

  • Lexington attorney Don Sturgill, dead at 74.

    Equine Attorney Don Sturgill Dies at 74

    Don Sturgill, prominent Lexington equine attorney who served as general counsel for both the national and Kentucky chapters of the Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association, died Wednesday morning, Oct. 2, of a heart attack at his Lexington home.

  • Group I Winner Tobougg Retired to Dalham Hall

    Godolphin millionaire Tobougg, a dual group I winner as a 2-year-old in Europe, has been retired from racing and will enter stud at Darley Stud Management's Dalham Hall Stud near Newmarket

  • Turf Update (10/1): Preps Here and Abroad

    Horses headed for the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf at Arlington Park, Oct 26, will have their final major tuneups on both sides of the Atlantic this weekend as Longchamp, in Paris, presents Europe's most important 12-furlong race, the $1.5 million (est) Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), and Santa Anita offers the $300,000 Clement L. Hirsch Memorial at 10 furlongs (gr-IT). Both races are for 3-year-olds and up.

  • Churchill Unveils Logo, Contest for 2003 Derby

    Churchill Downs on Wednesday introduced its official logo for the 2003 Kentucky Derby and announced a contest for an all expenses paid trip for four to the 2003 "Run for the Roses."

  • Caller I. D. to Reigle Heir in Pennsylvania

    Grade II winner Caller I. D., who is represrented by five stakes winners this year, arrived the past weekend at Thomas Reigle's Reigle Heir Farms near Grantville, Pa.

  • Juvenile Update (10/1): Sky Mesa Heads Action This Weekend

    The sky will not be the limit should the 'Sky' exacta hit Saturday at Keeneland in the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. II). The heavy favorite in the race will be Sky Mesa and the second choice will probably be Lone Star Sky.

  • Silver Charm filly, sold for $150,000 at Midlantic sale.

    Midlantic Sale Posts Solid Numbers

    The Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Eastern Fall Yearling sale has shown strong numbers through the first two days of the three-day auction. On Monday and Tuesday, gross and average are up slightly, while the median is up significantly and the number of horses bought back is down. The sale ends today.