Headlines for Thursday, October 24, 2002

  • Man Among Men Grinds Out Oak Tree Win

    Man Among Men wore down Peace Rules in the final stride for a head victory Wednesday in the $52,300 Pinjara Stakes for 2-year-olds at Oak Tree.

  • Arlington Park's Richard Duchossois calls for change.

    Duchossois: 'We Have to Change Some of Our Ways'

    Arlington Park chairman Richard Duchossois says the horse racing industry can attract new patrons, but that it needs to change some of the ways it does business in order to remain competitive.

  • Breeders' Cup Undercard Features 3 Stakes

    In addition to its eight-race Breeders' Cup Day card Saturday, Arlington Park will run three additional $100,000 handicaps – an early stakes double before the headline races and a turf course nightcap afterward.

  • Aqueduct Offers Tasty Breeders' Cup Appetizers

    Fans can build a bankroll in two Aqueduct stakes races Saturday, the $150,000 First Flight (gr. II) and the $100,000 Sport Page (gr. III), before turning their attention to the Breeders' Cup simulcasts from Arlington Park.

  • Three Stakes on Tap Friday at Arlington

    Arlington Park offers an entertaining preamble Friday to its Breeders' Cup program that includes two turf handicaps and a main track allowance stake worth $100,000 apiece.

  • Three Stakes on Tap Friday at Arlington

    Arlington Park offers an entertaining preamble Friday to its Breeders' Cup program that includes two turf handicaps and a main track allowance stake worth $100,000 apiece.

  • War Emblem works on Thursday at Arlington Park.

    War Emblem Schools at the Gate; Came Home Jogs

    It was a study in contrast Thursday morning, as the top California invaders War Emblem and Came Home went to the track for the first time. Both arrived at Arlington in good order Wednesday morning for their showdown in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Two Item Limit Back On Track at Arlington

    Two Item Limit, who finished third in last year's Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) is on track to take on a very deep field of eight. She's come a long way since the beginning of the year when a return to the Distaff was a distant hope.

  • Perfect Drift: The Forgotten Derby Horse

    There are five horses from this year's Kentucky Derby (gr. I) set to run Saturday in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). That is the most ever, the previous high being three, most recently in 1999.

  • Aidan O'Brien cold have big day Saturday.

    O'Brien to Saddle Seven

    Top Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien gave the media more time than usual Thursday morning at Arlington, talking for nearly 20 minutes outside the quarantine barn. O'Brien will saddle seven horses Saturday in the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships.

  • European Punters Rooting for Rock of Gibraltar

    The fans and punters in England are all rooting for Rock of Gibralter in the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), but the betting shops sure aren't. Their biggest extension, by far, is on "the Rock."

  • John Ferrara Jr. Back At Oaklawn

    Veteran racing official John Ferrara Jr. will assume a position as association steward at the 2003 Oaklawn Park meeting.

  • Storm Boot to Stay at $15,000

    Storm Boot, who is represented by 10 added-money winners this year, will stand next year for $15,000

  • Bob Costas anchors NBC-TV coverage of Breeders' Cup.

    Ivanavinalot Out of Juvenile Fillies; Other Developments

    Ivanavinalot, morning-line third choice for Saturday's Long John Silver's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), was scratched Thursday morning. Breeders' Cup officials said the daughter of West Acre, trained by Kathleen O'Connell, had developed a fever and been treated with medication.

  • Officials gather for the post position draw.

    Post Positions for All Breeders' Cup Races

    Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia said he believes any one of three or four different horses could be favored for the $4 million Breeders' Cup Classic Oct. 26 at Arlington Park. Battaglia made War Emblem the 3-1 favorite in the 12-horse field.

  • Scanlan Trying To Look On Bright Side Of Toccet's 14 Post In Juvenile

    By his own admission, trainer John Scanlan is a bad loser -- a man who curses and throw things in defeat. So when he heard Wednesday that Toccet had drawn the far outside post the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), Scanlan's first reaction was to leave the post position draw breakfast at Arlington Park.

  • USA Today Deal Provides Lots of Ink for Cup

    The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is well-represented in the Oct. 24 edition of USA Today with a four-page preview insert in the sports section that includes five stories, fields for the eight races, and selections by Turf writers and handicappers.

  • Fee remains same for Tiznow.

    Tiznow Remains at $30,000

    Five-year-old Tiznow, the only two-time Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner, will stand once again for $30,000 live foal