Headlines for Wednesday, October 23, 2002

  • The Mile Draw: Inside Out

    Perhaps the most important of the post position draws for the World Thoroughbred Championships is the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT). Taking into consideration the tight track configuration and a full field of 14 top-quality horses, horsemen like to draw inside to help save ground or gain a forward position

  • It's Our Time Wins Impressively in Keeneland Debut

    It's Our Time, a $735,000 Keeneland September 2001 yearling purchase, won her debut Wednesday at the track, circling the field from deep in the pack to tally a 1 1/2-length win over Romantic Comedy.

  • Saint Marden Takes Discovery

    Saint Marden went from allowance winner to stakes winner after notching a 1 1/2-length win in Wednesday's Discovery Handicap (gr. III) on opening day at Aqueduct. Regency Park was second, with No Parole another 1 3/4 lengths back in third. Under jockey Jerry Bailey, the winner completed the 1 1/8-mile distance in 1:49.13 over a fast track.

  • Saint Marden, with Jerry Bailey up, takes the Discovery Wednesday at Aqueduct.

    Saint Marden Leads Discovery Parade

    Saint Marden picked up some new believers Wednesday in Aqueduct's fall opening day $114,000 Discovery Handicap (gr. III) for 3-year-olds.

  • Miswaki to Stand for Private Fee in 2003

    Major sire Miswaki, whose son Black Tie Affair won the 1991 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and was Horse of the Year, will stand for a private fee in 2003

  • John Ward pleased with post position draw for Sky Mesa.

    Sky Mesa's Connections Happy With Juvenile Post Position Draw

    When post positions were drawn Wednesday at Arlington Park for the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), the connections of Sky Mesa didn't want to be too far outside or too far inside. After the son of Pulpit was awarded the No. 9 spot, everyone breathed a sigh of relief, according to Donna Ward, who assists her husband, trainer John Ward.

  • Head2Head Is Nose-To-Nose in a Few Races

    The battle lines have been drawn. Now, Breeders' Cup and National Thoroughbred Racing Association officials are hoping the "race within a race" proves popular at the betting windows.

  • Sellers Finishes Fourth in Return

    After a two-year absence, jockey Shane Sellers returned to racing Wednesday when he piloted Marylou Whitney's Global Attraction to a fourth-place finish in the second race, a $50,000 maiden special weight contest, at Keeneland.

  • Stahl to Retire; Marzelli Named Successor at The Jockey Club

    After almost 20 years of service with The Jockey Club, Hans J. Stahl is retiring as president and chief operating officer at the end of the year. Alan G. Marzelli, who currently serves as the chief financial officer at The Jockey Club, has been named his successor. Marzelli will assume his new duties on Jan. 1, 2003.

  • Here and There

    Bits and pieces from around the industry...

  • de Seroux a hit with BC media.

    De Seroux A Popular Figure on Backside

    Laura de Seroux barely had time Wedneday morning to train her horses. She was busy doing interviews. De Seroux has three horses running Saturday at Arlington in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • Slots Give Delta Purses $12.8M in Less Than a Year

    Slot machines at Delta Downs in Vinton, La., have generated almost $13 million in purse money in less than eight months this year, according to financial records released by the Louisiana State Gaming Control Board.

  • War Emblem, still has a fan in his former trainer, Bobby Springer.

    Springer and War Emblem Together Again...Sort Of

    For Bobby Springer, Tuesday was just another cold, windy fall morning at Arlington Park, as he returned from the track on his pony, bundled up in his heavy down jacket. But that will soon change. On Wednesday, his old friend, War Emblem, is expected take up residence two barns away from his home of a year ago.