Headlines for Thursday, September 19, 2002

  • Cetewayo Top Weighted in Kentucky Cup Turf

    Veteran grass star Cetewayo is the 118-pound high weight in a tough field of 12 entered for the $300,000 Kentucky Cup Turf Handicap (gr. III) at Kentucky Downs, a 1 1/2-mile test that headlines a series of four turf races at the Franklin track Saturday.

  • Broken Collarbone Sidelines Apprentice Marcial

    Apprentice jockey Alejandro Marcial suffered a broken collarbone during a spill in Sunday's first race at Arlington Park and will be out of action for several weeks.

  • Final Breeders Cup Future Pool Starts Friday

    The final parimutuel future betting opportunity before the Breeders' Cup Thoroughbred Championships at Arlington Park on Oct. 26 runs from Friday to though Sunday with the Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies pools.

  • Tates Creek Tops 12 Entered for Noble Damsel

    Twelve horses have been entered for Saturday's $100,000<br>Noble Damsel (gr. III) for fillies and mares at one mile on the turf at Belmont Park, but that many are not likely to run.

  • It Could Be Miller's Time in Vosburgh

    Norman Miller may not be a household name when it comes to horse trainers. But the 47-year-old New Orleans native will have one of his most important opportunities Saturday when he saddles Jimmy and Dennis Richard's Bonapaw in the $300,000 Vosburgh (gr. I) at seven furlongs at Belmont Park.

  • Hollendorfer Halves His Arlington String

    Jerry Hollendorfer, the defending champion trainer at Arlington Park, has apparently conceded any chance to repeat after shipping 22 horses from his Arlington string back to his Northern California base of operations.

  • Competitive Brave Raj, Foolish Pleasure Stakes on Tap at Calder

    The $100,000 Brave Raj Stakes and $100,000 Foolish Pleasure Stakes at a mile and 70 yards each will give Calder's top 2-year-old prospects their first opportunity to be tested over a distance of ground in a stakes race on Sept. 21.

  • Canadians Awaiting European Invasion

    The European invasion of the 2002 Canadian International (gr. IT) is almost underway as Zindabad, who finished third, but was disqualified for interference and placed sixth in the 2001 International, arrives at Woodbine from England on the evening of Sept. 20.

  • Deputy Minister's Fee Reduced

    Deputy Minister, who rang up $10-million in progeny earnings in both 1997-98, will have a reduction in his 2003 fee

  • E Dubai May Miss Jockey Club Gold Cup

    According to Gololphin assistant trainer Tom Albertaini, E Dubai, the Suburban Handicap (gr. II) winner will likely miss the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I).

  • Purse Record Set at Saratoga

    In a press release dated Sept. 19, the New York Racing Association declares that Saratoga Race Course paid out its highest daily average purses and average overnight purses during the 2002 meeting that ran 36 days, from July 24th-Sept. 2.

  • Rosecroft Hears Offers; Magna is Highest Bidder

    Rosecroft Raceway, a harness track in Maryland, will be sold, possibly to Frank Stronach's Magna Entertainment. Magna has recently purchased a majority interest in the Maryland Jockey Club, which operates Pimlico and Laurel Thoroughbred tracks.