Headlines for Tuesday, November 26, 2002

  • Take Charge Lady, winning the Ashland Stakes.

    Take Charge Lady Falls City Choice

    Select Stable's Take Charge Lady, one of the brightest stars in an outstanding crop of 3-year-old fillies, looms as a solid favorite as she faces older rivals in the grade II, $250,000 Falls City Handicap on Thanksgiving Day.

  • Judge TC to McMahon's Farm in New York

    Grade II winner Judge TC, sixth on the third-crop sire list by lifetime progeny earnings, will stand at Joe and Anne McMahon's McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds near Saratoga Springs, N.Y.

  • Pletcher Considering Both Clark and Cigar for Harlan's Holiday

    Trainer Todd Pletcher is considering both the $400,000 Clark Handicap (gr. II) at Churchill Downs and the $350,000 Cigar Mile Handicap (gr. I)at Aqueduct for Harlan's Holiday. The Clark will be contested on Friday and the Cigar on Saturday.

  • Koichiro and Yuki Hayata, breeding group in bankruptcy.

    Japan's Hayata Group Bankrupt

    Yuki and Koichiro Hayata's Hayata Group has petitioned for bankruptcy in Japan. The Hayatas operate Hayata Farm and CB Farm, where they stand Brian's Time, one of the top sires in Japan since 1996.

  • Holiday Feast of Racing Scheduled on TVG

    Viewers of the Television Games Network (TVG) can expect a real horseracing feast this Thanksgiving Holiday weekend as the network will present nine graded stakes races from the West to East Coast. Included are three grade I races, three grade II events and three grade III features, with live racing action from Hollywood Park, Churchill Downs, and Aqueduct.

  • Ray Paulick<br>Editor-in-Chief

    Quarantine Quandry

    <i>By Ray Paulick</i> -- Japanese officials are perplexed why owners of the best American horses are showing such little interest in the Japan Cup and Japan Cup Dirt.

  • Bye Buddy

    <i>By Dan Kenny</i> -- The track will never be the same without Buddy Abadie, who died recently.