Articles posted December 19, 2002

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No Vindication, but Toccet Duels With Kafwain

A pair of highly promising 2-year-olds, multiple stakes winner Toccet from the East and locally-based Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) runner-up Kafwain, are set to clash in Saturday's Hollywood Futurity (gr. I) at Hollywood Park. A field of 11 fillies and mares also entered Saturday's Dahlia Handicap (gr. IIT).

Bacola Bids Farewell as Michigan Commissioner

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Annette Bacola, whose recent resignation as Michigan's racing commissioner will take effect Dec. 20, said in a statement she plans to expand her personal involvement with racing after serving the state government for the past 3 1/2 years.

Churchill Downs to Offer Record Stakes Schedule

Churchill Downs has unveiled a stakes schedule for 2003 that includes a record $8.5 million in total purses, five grade I stakes races and three days of multiple stakes competition headed by the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) and Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I).

Kettle Won to Anstu in New York

Graded stakes-placed Kettle Won, whose dam is a half-sister to champion sprinter Safely Kept, will enter stud at Stuart and Anita Subotnick's Anstu Farm near Millbrook, N.Y.

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