Headlines for Monday, October 7, 2002

  • OBS Fall Sale: Comin' On Strong

    Showing continued strength in the middle market seen at Keeneland September and the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic sale, the Ocala Breeders' Sales Co.'s fall mixed sale opened Monday with solid gains in both average and median. Monday's session, the first of two consignor preferred sessions, realized an average of $13,643 -- a 23.8% increase over last year's comparable figure of $11,019. The median, $9,500, posted a healthy 35.7% gain over last year's median of $7,000.

  • Danzig Gelding Takes Grade II Stake in Japan

    Magnaten, a Kentucky-bred son of Danzig, posted a two-length triumph over Eishin Preston (by Green Dancer) and American Boss (Kingmambo) in the grade II Mainichi Okan at Japan's Nakayama Racecourse Sunday.

  • 'Festival of the Sun' Contenders in Action at Calder

    A dozen or more stakes horses with engagements in one of nine stakes worth $1.65 million to be run Saturday on the "Festival of the Sun" program were on the track for final workouts Monday morning.

  • In Pennsylvania, Breeders Say Best Yet to Come

    Pennsylvania breeders celebrated the fruits of their labors at the second "Pennsylvania's Day at the Races" Oct. 5 at Philadelphia Park. Six $50,000 stakes restricted to state-breds made up the bulk of a program highlighted by the by the $250,000 Cotillion Handicap.

  • Indiana Tracks Have Different View of 2003 Schedule

    Hoosier Park and Indianapolis Downs both submitted tentative 2003 racing schedules to the Indiana Horse Racing Commission Oct. 1, with each plan dividing the days in drastically different fashion.

  • Turnbull Leads Three Group Is in Australia Oct. 5

    In the wide brown land of Australia, a northerly wind, seemingly born in the deserts of the dead heart, breaks the hearts of farmers. Its namesake breaks hearts too, the most recent victims in the Turnbull Stakes (Aust-II) over 2,000 meters of Flemington.

  • Jambalaya Jazz' First Winner

    Graded stakes winner Jambalaya Jazz was represented by his first winner when John C. Oxley's homebred colt Flying Jazz won at seven furlongs at Keeneland Oct. 5.