Headlines for Wednesday, September 18, 2002

  • M & M Racing Buys Menifee Colt at Keeneland

    M & M Racing paid a top price of $120,000 for a colt from the first crop of Menifee during Wednesday's session of Keeneland's September Yearling Sale.

  • Macho Uno Vanning to Arlington

    Stronach Stable's Macho Uno, the Eclipse Award-winning juvenile colt in 2000, was due to arrive at Arlington Park Wednesday in anticipation of the Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) Sept. 29.

  • Pillow Talk Part of Wide Open Christiana Stakes

    William Backer's Pillow Talk, who ran seventh in the tough Lake George (gr. III) at Saratoga on July 29, will get another shot at facing stakes company when she meets twelve other 3-year-old fillies in the competitive $100,000 Christiana Stakes at Delaware Park on Saturday.

  • Grammarian Tops Kentucky Cup Turf Nominees

    Grammarian, recent winner of the Sunset Handicap (gr. IIT) at Hollywood Park, is nominated to the $300,000 Kentucky Cup Turf Handicap (gr. IIIT) to be run Saturday at Kentucky Downs in Franklin.

  • Injured Santagata Expects to Return in Month

    Jockey Nick Santagata, injured during the post parade of the first race on Friday night when he fell from his mount Primal Passion, hopes to be back in the saddle and riding again in just one month.

  • Martin Pedroza Still Plugging Away at Fairplex

    Martin Pedroza has accomplished much in his career of more than 20 years, but he has yet to attain the world class recognition of his peers in the Southern California jockey colony.

  • Champion Lit de Justice to Magali in California

    Champion sprinter Lit de Justice, whose big win came in the 1996 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), has been purchased privately and will stand the 2003 season at Rich and Gaby Sulpizio's Magali Farms near Santa Ynez, Calif.

  • Stylish, Babae Favored in Violet at Meadowlands

    The Violet Handicap (gr. IIIT) at the Meadowlands Friday night has drawn an overflow field of 16 to compete in the 1 1/16-mile turf event for fillies and mares, 3-years-old and upward.

  • Millennium Wind (6), winning the Santa Catalina Stakes.

    Millennium Wind to Millennium in Kentucky

    Grade I winner Millennium Wind, a half-brother to Horse of the Year Charismatic, arrived Sept. 18 for stallion duty at Ro Parra and William Hardin's Millennium Farms Kentucky near Lexington.

  • Lone Star Park Lease Agreement Transfer Approved

    An agreement transferring the master lease on Lone Star Park from the city of Grand Prairie, Texas to Magna Entertainment (MEC) was unanimously approved by the Grand Prairie Sports Facilities Development Corporation (GPSFD), the seven-member board appointed by the city of Grand Prairie to serve as landlord of the track. The transfer is pending approval by the Texas Racing Commission.

  • Full Fields Ready for Maryland's Day at the Races

    A total of 124 offspring of Maryland stallions are entered to race Saturday in the 10 races of the Maryland Million at Pimlico Race Course, 26 more than were entered in 2001. Only one race failed to attract double-digit entries.

  • Affirmed Success Gets a Rest

    Affirmed Success, the 8-year-old gelding who has earned more than $2 million, has been turned out to owner Albert Fried Jr.'s 190-acre farm in Rhinebeck, N.Y.

  • Voodoo Tunes Up For Vosburgh

    Susan Moore's Voodoo, nominated to Sept. 21's Vosburgh Handicap (gr. I) at seven furlongs, breezed three furlongs in :37 the morning of Sept. 18 for trainer Jimmy Jerkens on the training track.

  • Lido Palace, Milwaukee Brew on Target for Gold Cup

    Hall of Fame trainer Bobby Frankel has nominated three horses to the $1-million Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) on Sept. 28, but will likely run two--John Amerman's Lido Palace and Stronach Stables' Milwaukee Brew--in the 1 1/4-mile, weight-for-age race.

  • Delta Form in Better Form for Turf Classic

    Gary Barber and Team Valor Stable's Delta Form will arrive at Belmont Park Sept. 22 to run in the Turf Classic Invitational (gr. IT) on Sept. 29. The weight-for-age Turf Classic, at 1 1/2 miles on the turf will be televised live by NBC (4:30 p.m EDT).

  • Xtra Heat and Squirtle Squirt Could Meet at Keeneland

    Trainer John Salzman, Sr., said he is considering the Oct. 5 Phoenix Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. III) at Keeneland as the final prep for the Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Arlington Park for his champion filly Xtra Heat.

  • Sprint Preview (9/18): Lukas Double Tough in Sprint

    Day Trader strengthened the hand of trainer D. Wayne Lukas for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with his impressive victory in the $150,000 Kentucky Cup Sprint (gr. III) at Turfway Park Sept. 14.

  • NTRA Launches $10,000 Breeders' Cup Online Challenge

    The Breeders' Cup Challenge, an Internet- and e-mail-based sweepstakes to promote the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, was launched Sept. 18 at ntra.com. The promotion offers participants the opportunity to win a guaranteed $10,000 grand prize for selecting the most correct winners among the eight Breeders' Cup races at Arlington Park on Oct. 26.

  • Magna's 'Sunshine Millions' Concept Revived

    Magna Entertainment Corp. is expected to announce Wednesday that it has reached an agreement with the Florida Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association and the Florida Thoroughbred Breeders' and Owners' Association to run the inaugural "Sunshine Millions" on Jan. 25, 2003.

  • Super Derby Field Taking Shape

    A potential field of eight is taking shape for Louisiana Downs' Super Derby XXIII (gr. II), to be run Sept. 21. For the first time the race will be run at 1 1/8 miles instead of the traditional classic distance of 1 1/4 miles.